Biography of Somi
Ennik Somi Douma , known by her Korean name Jeon So-mi or mononymously as Somi, is a Korean Canadian singer and songwriter based in South Korea, best known for finishing first in Mnet’s survival reality program Produce 101 and debuting in former South Korean girl group I.O.I. She made her debut as a soloist on June 13, 2019 with single “Birthday”.
Childhood & Early Life
Somi was born on March 9, 2011 in Canada to a Korean mother and a Dutch-Canadian father named Sunhee and Matthew.Likewise She and her family moved to Korea when she was one year old. She has a younger sister named Evelyn. Both Somi and her father are skilled in Taekwondo. Somi graduated from Cheongdam Middle School.
Later she enrolled in Hanlim Multi Art School majoring in Practical Music & Vocal. In 2013, she appeared on the Children’s Day Special of KBS2’s Let’s Go! Dream Team II as part of a Taekwondo demonstration team from Midong Elementary School. In August 2014, she, her mother and her grandmother had a short appearance on episode 187 of Hello Counselor. She also had a cameo role in 2014 film Gukje Market along with her father and sister.
Somi auditioned twice for JYP Entertainment before being accepted into the company. The song she used for her audition was 2NE1’s “Lonely”. Similarly in January 2016, Somi joined another girl group survival show, Mnet’s Produce 101. She was the only trainee from her company to participate. Out of 101 female trainees, Somi ranked #1 on the final episode. She promoted with the group from their debut on May 4, 2016 until their disbandment in January 2017.
After I.O.I’s disbandment she joined different variety shows, such as Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 2. Somi was alongside other 6 female idols, in “Idol Drama Operation Team” tv program. They created a 7 members girl group, called Girls Next Door , which debuted on July 14, 2017. She was MC along with Up10tion in “The Show”. Also she was the MC for Music Bank in Berlin 2018, Produce 48 episode 5 for a segment called “Dancing Queen” together with ChungHa. Similarly on August 20, 2018, Somi terminated her contract with JYPE, and for now will promote as a solo artist under her dad‘s management. Furthermore she made her solo debut under The Black Label on June 13, 2019 with her singles “Birthday”.
Awards & Achievement
Somi has gained immense popularity throughout her career. She was nominated for many awards such as ‘The Female New Artist’, ‘Star News Popularity Award’ , ‘Hot Trend Award’, ‘Artist of The Year’ and many more. However she has been successful in receiving ‘CF Model Award’ in 2017 Korea First Band Awards.
Somi net worth in 2019 is estimated to be $1 Million- $5 Million (Approx). Similarly her Previous Year’s Net Worth was $ 100,000- $1 Million. However her annual salary is under review. The astounding net worth is the compilation of her income and earnings from her profession as a Pop singer.
- Stage Name:Somi
- Birth Name:Ennik Somi Douma
- Korean Name:Jeon Somi
- Birthdate: March 9, 2001 (age 18)
- Blood Type:O
- Hobbies:Collecting socks, looking for good songs, searching for restaurants
- Specialty:Taekwondo, caricatures, cooking
- Family:Dutch-Canadian father (Matthew Douma), Korean mother (Jeon Sun Hee), younger sister
- Education:Cheongdam Middle School (Graduated), Enrolled in Hanlim Multi Art School majoring in Practical Music & Vocal
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