Ladies’ Code (Korean: ) is a South Korean female group founded by Polaris Entertainment in 2013. Ashley, RiSe, EunB, Sojung, and Zuny were the initial members of the group. With the release of the mini-album Code#01 and the lead single “Bad Girl’, they made their debut on March 7, 2013. Their song debuted successfully on real-time music platforms such as Bugs, Soribada, Mnet, and Daum the day following their debut, finally peaking at number 34 on the Gaon Digital Chart. They performed live for the first time on M! Countdown begins on the very same day as the release, with the group wrapping up promotions on Inkigayo on April 21, 2013.
On August 6, 2013, their first digital single “Hate You” was published as a pre-release for their impending second mini-album. The group’s reunion was initially scheduled for July 25, 2013, however member Zuny suffered an unforeseen leg injury, delaying their return till August. The song debuted high on the real-time charts, resulting in the group’s first number-one hit on Bugs Music and peaking in the top ten on four other music charts. Ladies’ Code announced their return on August 21, 2013, for their second mini-album, Code#02 Pretty Pretty, which was released on September 5, 2013.
Stage Name: Sojung (소정)
Birth Name: Lee Sojung (이소정)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: September 3, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 42 kg (92 lbs)
Lee So-Jung (born September 3, 1993), known professionally as Sojung, is a South Korean singer. She is well known as a member of the Ladies’ Code girl group from South Korea. Sojung made her solo debut in March 2017 with the track “Better Than Me.” Lee was born in Wonju, Gangwon Province, South Korea on September 3, 1993. She did her schooling in Myeongryun Elementary School, and for middle school, she went to Sangji Girls’ Middle School and completed her high school at Bukwon Girls’ High School (graduated) & Dankook University (Music Department)went to Dankook University and majored in current music. In her family, she is the only child.
Lee auditioned for the talent program The Voice of Korea in 2012, and the show’s debut episode aired on February 10 of that year. She released numerous songs for the program, including “2 Different Tears,” a rendition of a Wonder Girls song, “Memory Loss,” and “No More.”Lee was revealed as a member of Polaris Entertainment’s Ladies’ Code in February 2013. On March 7, 2013, the group’s first mini-album Code 01 Bad Girl, as well as the lead song “Bad Girl” and accompanying music video, were released.
On September 3, 2014, it was Sojung’s 21st birthday and she and the members were in a vehicle accident. they were on their way back to Seoul after performing at Open Concert. Lee and another groupmate, Rise, were seriously injured and were transported to Suwon’s Catholic University of Korea St. Vincent’s Hospital. Lee’s condition has been stabilized. Lee was sent to a hospital in her hometown for treatment. On November 12, the remaining three members returned to the group’s hostel, with Lee still getting outpatient therapy. Lee made her formal debut as a soloist in May 2017 with the ballad single “Better Than Me,” following the comeback of Ladies’ Code following the accident. After contract expiry and fruitless renegotiations with Polaris Entertainment, Lee and Ladies’ Code teammates Zuny and Ashley departed the business in February 2020.
Stage Name: Ashley (애슐리)
Birth Name: Choi Bina (최빛나)
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: November 9, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
She was born in Incheon, South Korea, but subsequently moved to New York, United States.
She attended Incheon Seomyeon Elementary School before transferring to P.S. 107 Tomas A. Dooley and graduating there, and for middle school, she attended I.S.25Q. Adrien Block School before graduating from Benjamin N. Cardozo High School. Despite the fact that she did not complete her university education, she attended Hunter University. Her family consists of her parents, herself, and a younger brother. She speaks English, Korean, Spanish, and Japanese and is trilingual. She is fluent in English, Korean, and some Japanese and Spanish. She studied Japanese as a trainee and Spanish for six years in middle and high school.
She used to upload dance versions of K-pop songs on YouTube under the pseudonym ashleych0i before joining Ladies’ Code, and she was also a former Cube Entertainment trainee.Prior to her debut, Ashley used to upload K-pop covers on YouTube under the alias ashleych0i, which she created in 2007. She made previous videos private and relaunched her YouTube channel with vlogs in February 2018, calling it “Ashley B Choi.”She attended ballet school in the United States, where she also learned tap dance and jazz. As she grew older, she began attending k-pop dancing courses in Queens, New York. She was also a Cube Entertainment trainee for a year before leaving to join Polaris Entertainment since they wanted her to make her debut in a girl group fast. Ashley is known to have seven tattoos. Back of her neck, behind her left ear, inner right and left wrist, outer left ankle, inner left elbow, and above her right elbow. Polaris Entertainment’s contract with her expires on February 17th, 2020. Since then, she describes herself as a “former k-pop star” on her YouTube channel, and on July 10th, 2020, she will begin a DIVE STUDIOS podcast called “Get Real” alongside BM from K.A.R.D and Peniel from BTOB.
Stage Name: RiSe (리세)
Birth Name: Kwon Risae (권리세)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
Birthday: August 16, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 49.3 kg (108 lbs)
Kwon was a fourth-generation Korean Japanese born in Japan. She did her schooling at Fukushima Korea Junior High School, Tokyo Korean School, and Seikei University, where she majored in Economics and Business Administration. Kwon was a model before joining Ladies’ Code, and she previously competed in Miss Korea 2009 as the Japan representative. After winning Star Audition The Great Birth in 2011, she signed with KeyEast.
Polaris Entertainment’s official YouTube account published a teaser for Kwon, On February 24, 2013. The music video for Ladies’ Code’s debut was released on March 6, 2013, following a series of video teasers featuring the members of the band. On March 7, 2013, their debut EP, Code#1 Bad Girl, was published through online music shops, and the trio appeared on M Countdown the same day.
After attending the taping of KBS “Open Concert” at DGIST and thus concluding marketing for “Kiss Kiss,” the group was returning to Seoul when Kwon was seriously injured in a vehicle accident at around 1:30 a.m. on September 3, 2014 (KST). Mr. Park, the group’s manager, who was driving the van, had been speeding, doing 137 km/h (85 mph) in a 100 km/h (62 mph) zone for 30 km (19 mi). Rainy weather made the road slick, leading Park to lose control of the vehicle, causing the group’s van to hydroplane and slide multiple times before slamming into a protection wall at the Singal Junction on the Yeongdong Expressway. Kwon’s injuries had become so serious by the time paramedics came that they were unable to recognize her. Kwon was rushed to the Catholic University of Korea St. Vincent’s Hospital, where she received emergency CPR before being put into surgery owing to serious cranial and abdominal injuries. Kwon died on September 7, 2014, at 10:10 a.m. (KST) in Ajou University Hospital, having never awoken from her coma. Her wake was conducted at the funeral home of Korea University Anam Hospital. Kwon was cremated after the funeral, and her ashes were sent to Japan, where another funeral was conducted for her family and close friends.
Stage Name: Zuny (주니)
Birth Name: Kim Joomi (김주미)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: December 8, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Zuny was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and graduated from Songjeong-dong Elementary School, Songjeong Middle School, and Sejong High School. Her siblings include a younger sister and two younger brothers. Zuny is also a former trainee of BigHit Entertainment.
Zuny suffered minor injuries as a result of the vehicle collision. Zuny and Ashley were released from the hospital on October 29, 2014, and spent time healing at their separate homes. She plays the lead in the online drama “4 Kinds of House.” She has two tattoos as well. In terms of her own band’s music, her favorite Ladies Code song is “Chaconne.” “Just Let Me Go” by Yoon Gun and “180 Degrees” by BEN are her favorite songs. Her favorite color is black. She like noodle meals and green tea. Zuny is friends with BTS’s J-Hope because they both attended the same dancing academy when they were kids.
Stage Name: EunB (은비)
Birth Name: Go Eun-bi (고은비)
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Birth–Death: November 23rd, 1992–September 3rd, 2014
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Eun-bi was born in Seoul, South Korea. Nuri Preschool, Gadong Elementary School, Munjeong Middle School, and Hanlim Multi Art School were all places she attended. She had a younger sister, Zuny’s age, as one of her siblings (born 1994).
EunB was an FNC Entertainment trainee who trained with AOA members. She almost made her debut with AOA, but she felt she wasn’t ready and quit FNC. Even when she left FNC, it appeared that they remained linked and maintained their connection. Chanmi and Mina, two AOA members, celebrated EunB’s anniversary in 2015 and stated that she was initially a member of AOA. She then joined Polaris Entertainment and was first presented to the public with the release of the Ladies Code. In 2012, Ladies Code began work on their debut album. The initial lineup of the group included leader Ashley and members RiSe, EunB, and Zuny.
However, on February 20th, 2013, Sojung revealed that she would be joining Polaris Entertainment’s new girl group, which will debut the following month. On September 3, 2014, at around 1:30 a.m. (KST), the group was engaged in a terrible vehicle accident on their way back to Seoul from the taping of KBS “Open Concert” at DGIST. By the time paramedics arrived at Sungbin Medical Center, EunB had been confirmed deceased on arrival.