Cover NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: CL attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

CL has always been regarded as a 'triple threat,' the artist can sing, rap, and dance without a hitch

Many people know Lee Chae-rin or CL because of her killer looks and jaw-dropping performances on stage. The South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer debuted and rose to fame as a member of the powerhouse girl group 2NE1 in 2009.

When the group disbanded in 2016, CL went on as a solo artist and released her single The Baddest Female and Lifted which led her to become the first female Korean solo artist to place onto the Billboard Hot 100. Because of her passion and dedication to artistry, CL is widely recognised as an influential figure in Korean music and fashion. 

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1. She wore custom Alexander Wang at the 2021 Met Gala

During her Met Gala debut, Cl donned a voluminous denim robe and white Calvin Klein briefs designed by Alexander Wang. She topped the look with sparkly heels, nude nail polish, and sculptured blonde hair. 

The classic American denim gown also paid tribute to CL's South Korean roots; it was tied with a traditional Korean Hanbok knot in front. Her hairstyle, on the other hand, resembles the traditional Korean headpieces worn by the country's queens. 

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2. She has collaborated with the most in-demand producers and DJs

CL has also dominated the Western music scene. So far, the idol has collaborated with in-demand producers and DJs such as Skrillex, and Diplo.

“I didn't even know that it was hard,” CL said when asked about her dreams of being a big-time musician in America. “Since [a K-pop artist crossing over] never happened before, there's no path I can follow. People want to help but they don't know how to help.”

3. She's multilingual

Her versatility in music can be traced to her vast linguistic abilities. The idol can fluently speak English, French, Japanese, and Korean. Watch the video above in case you need proof!

4. Her favourite series are Friends and Modern Family

In an interview, CL admitted that some of her favourite TV series are David Crane and Marta Kauffman's popular American sitcom series Friends and Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan's mockumentary Modern Family.

Friends and Modern Family type of stuff. Because I think my daily life is so dramatic that when I go back home, I like to sit back and watch those stuff I cannot do, you know?” said CL.

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5. Bestfriends with Alexander Wang

If you follow Alexander Wang and CL on Instagram, then it is no secret that the two are always together in private parties, reunions, and simple hangouts. It is still unclear how the two bonded like glue but their awesome friendship is something that many of their fans should not miss.

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