CL (씨엘) is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and singer currently under Very Cherry and Schoolboy Records. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she spent much of her early life in Japan and France. CL trained at JYP Entertainment before joining YG Entertainment at the age of fifteen and debuted as a member of the girl group 2NE1 in 2009.
Following her group taking a break, CL embarked her solo career in the United States in 2015.
In 2016, 2NE1 officially disbanded and she remained a solo act under YG until her contract expired in November 2019.