Happiness~ Hello, I'm Irene! Irene (아이린) is a South Korean singer, rapper, dancer and actress under SM Entertainment. She is the leader of the girl group Red Velvet and a member of its sub-unit Red Velvet - Irene & Seulgi.
On December 9, 2013, Irene was revealed as a trainee under SMROOKIES, alongside Lami and Jaehyun.
On August 1, she debuted as the leader of the girl group Red Velvet with the digital single "Happiness".
On April 21, SM Entertainment confirmed that Irene and fellow member Seulgi would be debuting in the group's first sub-unit. On May 26, the name of the unit and its debut mini album, Monster, as well as their official logo was revealed across Red Velvet's social media accounts.