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Solji reveals how shockingly little she made as a singer back in the day

By alim17   Thursday, May 12, 2016   27,028   1,648   25
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EXID's Solji showed off her new place on the May 12 installment of JTBC's 'Old House New House'!


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On this day, she reminisced about her earlier days as a singer, when things did not go as well and she was not as successful.  She said, "Before EXID, I first debuted through 2NB. Around when the contract of 2NB expired, I thought that I shouldn't be a singer.  Because I was getting older, but unable to make money.  


"While doing that for five to six years, I had only made 600,000 KRW (~ 511 USD).  I only received about 600,000 KRW, I think.  I felt sorry toward my mother.  I ended up changing to a vocal trainer, and then joined EXID as the member in charge of the high parts."


Yay for things working out!





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Jazzkritt8_4_97 Thursday, May 19, 2016

You can't be serious right. How is that even possible, minimum wage is higher than that

daFoolio Friday, May 13, 2016

see.... idol life is HARD people!!!  its not always glamourous!!

nite0wl (Banned) Friday, May 13, 2016

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hanalala102 (Banned) Friday, May 13, 2016

She really deserves what she got today...even i think she deserves it more consider how talented she is

L_catzzz  hanalala102 (Banned) Saturday, May 14, 2016

:O

hanalala102 (Banned) L_catzzz Saturday, May 14, 2016

What?

L_catzzz  hanalala102 (Banned) Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nothing :) . I didn't expect you to reply. Funny how that one single simple post made u reply tho.

Exo_Leia Thursday, May 12, 2016

Only 500 over 5/6 years? What kind of horrid contract was that?

bollwoodvskpop Thursday, May 12, 2016

This part irritates me ' I thought that I shouldn't be a singer.  Because I was getting older, but unable to make money'You should have the oppurtunty to be a singer at any age and you should do it because its your passion not for money.

phili721 bollwoodvskpop Thursday, May 12, 2016

She was making $511 in 5-6 years. Im all about passion. But in the end a career is mainly done for a living.$511!!! Cant believe you said that <_<

hanalala102 (Banned) bollwoodvskpop Friday, May 13, 2016

People like you are not realistic

lume90 Thursday, May 12, 2016

wow she debuted long ago...her hard work is paying off

itsjason Thursday, May 12, 2016

Glad she is getting recognition now. She's everywhere these days.

zippys420 Thursday, May 12, 2016

Slave contracts ain't no joke.

vaxanne zippys420 Thursday, May 12, 2016

So much exploitation and low human rights for a developed country

zippys420 vaxanne Thursday, May 12, 2016

Agree. It's really no surprise that bullying gets so much press over there. It happens from the very top on down in personal life and in business. With all their economic growth they still have a ways to go when it comes to that mentality.

hiroonakamura zippys420 Friday, May 13, 2016

but in 2nb's case it was prolly due to the fact that they didnt sell anything at all kinda.

KPOPLOVERPT Thursday, May 12, 2016

:(

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