[UPDATE] H1-KEY Members Profile and FAQ
KPOP OFFICIAL – Last Updated January 9, 2023 KST
H1-KEY (하이키; read as High-Key) is a four-member girl group managed by Grandline Group (GLG) Entertainment and Sony Music. H1-KEY members consist of Seoi (서이) as the leader and vocalist, Riina (리이나) as vocalist, Hwiseo (휘서) as vocalist, and Yel (옐) as vocalist and rapper. They made their debut on January 5, 2022, with the release of their single album “Athletic Girl”.
H1-KEY experienced a member formation change after debuting. Previously, H1-KEY members consist of Seoi (서이) as the leader and vocalist, Riina (리이나) as vocalist, Yel (옐) as vocalist and rapper, and Sitala (시탈라) as Rapper and Vocalist.
On May 25, 2022, GLG announced that Sitala had left the group due to personal reasons. Then, on June 14, Hwiseo was introduced as the new member of the group with teaser photos for their first maxi single album “Run”. Since then, the H1-KEY members have consisted of Seoi (서이) as the leader and vocalist, Riina (리이나) as a vocalist, Hwiseo (휘서) as a vocalist, and Yel (옐) as a vocalist and rapper.
(January 5, 2022 – May 25, 2022)
(June 14, 2022 – Present)
|Seoi (서이)||Seoi (서이)|
|Riina (리이나)||Riina (리이나)|
|Yel (옐)||Yel (옐)|
|Sitala (시탈라)||Hwiseo (휘서)|
A. H1-KEY Profile and Official Accounts
|H1-KEY Group Name||H1-KEY (하이키|
|H1-KEY Members||H1-KEY four members:|
– Seoi (서이) as the leader and vocalist;
– Riina (리이나) as vocalist;
– Hwiseo (휘서) as vocalist;
– Yel (옐) as vocalist and rapper
|H1-KEY Company / Label||Grandline Group (GLG) and Sony Music|
|H1-KEY Debut Date||January 5, 2022|
|H1-KEY Debut Song/Album||The single album “Athletic Girl”|
|H1-KEY Fandom Name||M1-KEY|
|H1-KEY Official Lightstick||–|
|H1-KEY Official Instagram||@h1key_official|
|H1-KEY Members Official Instagram||–|
|H1-KEY Official TikTok||@h1key_glg|
|H1-KEY Official Facebook||H1KEY.official|
|H1-KEY Official Twitter||@H1KEY_official|
|H1-KEY Official YouTube||@H1KEY_official|
|H1-KEY Official Spotify||H1-KEY|
|H1-KEY Official Apple Music||H1-KEY|
|H1-KEY Official Website||https://glgent.com/|
B. H1-KEY Newest MV and Debut MV
1. H1-KEY Newest MV
|Title Track||“Rose Blossom”|
|Album||1st Mini Album [Rose Blossom]|
|Release Date||January 5, 2023|
at 6 PM KST
2. H1-KEY First MV After Member Change
|Album||1st Maxi Single Album [RUN]|
|Release Date||July 6, 2022|
at 6 PM KST
3. H1-KEY Debut MV
|Title Track||“ATHLETIC GIRL”|
|Album||1st Single Album [ATHLETIC GIRL]|
|Release Date||January 5, 2022|
at 6 PM KST
C. H1-KEY Members Profile
|H1-KEY Member||AGE (2023)||BIRTHDAY||POSITION||NATIONALITY||HEIGHT||BLOOD TYPE|
|Seoi (서이)||22 Years||February 12, 2000||Leader, Vocalist||Korean||169 cm||–|
|Riina (리이나)||21 Years||February 21, 2001||Vocalist||Korean||172 cm||B|
|Hwiseo (휘서)||Age 20 Years||July 31, 2002||Vocalist||Korean||169 cm||–|
|Yel (옐)||18 Years||December 25, 2004||Vocalist, Rapper||Korean||173 cm||–|
|Sitala (시탈라)||26 Years||April 23, 1996||Vocalist, Rapper||Thai||173 cm||–|
(Group Leader, Vocalist)
|Stage Name||Seoi (서이)|
|Full Name||Lee Ye-jin |
|Birthday||February 12, 2000|
|Age (2023)||22 Years|
Lee Ye-jin (이예진), professionally known as SEOI (서이), is a South Korean singer under Grandline Group (GLG). SEOI is the leader and vocalist of the Kpop girl group H1-KEY. SEOI was born on February 12, 2000, in Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. SEOI is Korean, 169 cm tall, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
|Stage Name||Riina (리이나)|
|Full Name||Lee Seung-Hyun |
|Birthday||February 21, 2001|
|Age (2023)||21 Years|
Lee Seung-Hyun (이승현), professionally known as RIINA (리이나), is a South Korean singer under Grandline Group (GLG). RIINA is a vocalist of the Kpop girl group H1-KEY. RIINA was born on February 21, 2001, in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. RIINA is Korean, 172 cm tall, has blood type B, and her zodiac sign is Pisces.
|Stage Name||Hwiseo (휘서)|
|Full Name||Jo Hwi-Hyeon |
|Birthday||July 31, 2002|
|Age (2023)||20 Years|
Jo Hwi-Hyeon (조휘현), professionally known as HWISEO (휘서), is a South Korean singer under Grandline Group (GLG). HWISEO is a vocalist of the Kpop girl group H1-KEY. HWISEO was born on July 31, 2002, in Seoul, South Korea. HWISEO is Korean, 169 cm tall, and her zodiac sign is Leo.
|Stage Name||Yel (옐)|
|Full Name||Han Shin-young |
|Birthday||December 25, 2004|
|Age (2023)||18 Years|
Han Shin-young (한신영), professionally known as YEL (옐), is a South Korean singer under Grandline Group (GLG). YEL is a vocalist and rapper of the Kpop girl group H1-KEY. YEL was born on December 25, 2004, in Jinhae-gu, Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. YEL is Korean, 173 cm tall, and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
FORMER H1-KEY MEMBER
|Stage Name||Sitala (시탈라)|
|Full Name||Seetala Wongkrachang |
|Birthday||April 23, 1996|
|Age (2023)||26 Years|
Seetala Wongkrachang (ศีตลา วงศ์กระจ่าง), professionally known as Sitala (시탈라), is a former member of Kpop girl group H1-KEY where she was a vocalist and rapper. Sitala was born on April 23, 1996 in Bangkok, Thailand. Sitala is one of the twin daughters of late actor, royalist, and director-turned-activist Saranyu Wongkrachang. Sitala is Thai, 173 cm tall, and has zodiac sign Taurus. Sitala Instagram account is @sitalawongk.
Sitala was officially announced as the fourth and final member of H1-KEY on November 30, 2021. On May 25, 2022, GLG announced Sitala’s departure from the group due to personal reasons.
D. H1-KEY Group Photos
E. H1-KEY FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
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1. When did H1-KEY debut?
H1-KEY made their debut on January 5, 2022, with the release of their single album “Athletic Girl”
2. What company is H1-KEY under?
H1-KEY (하이키) is a four-member girl group managed by Grandline Group(GLG) Entertainment and Sony Music
3. How many members are there in H1-KEY?
H1-KEY has 4 members: Seoi (서이) as the leader and vocalist, Riina (리이나) as vocalist, Hwiseo (휘서) as vocalist, and Yel (옐) as vocalist and rapper.
4. Who is the leader of H1-KEY?
The leader of H1-KEY is Seoi (서이)
5. Who is the oldest member of H1-KEY?
The oldest member of H1-KEY is Seoi (서이)
6. Who is the maknae or the youngest member of H1-KEY?
The maknae or the youngest member of H1-KEY is Yel (옐)
7. What happened to H1-KEY member Sitala: Controversy and Departure?
On May 25, 2022, GLG announced that Sitala had left the group due to personal reasons.
Sitala faced controversy since the beginning of the H1-KEY promotion due to her family’s political background and support for Thailand’s military dictatorship and involvement in anti-democracy campaigns in Thailand.
According to Bangkok Post, Sitala is one of the twin daughters of late actor and director-turned-activist Saranyu Wongkrachang, a royalist and supporter of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) rallies in 2013-2014 against the Pheu Thai-led administration that was subsequently toppled by the 2014 coup.
Her father was an actor and filmmaker who produced propaganda for the dictatorship. This controversy was exacerbated by Sitala’s own self-profile, in which she listed her father as a role model, prompting many to accuse her of supporting the military dictatorship.
Previously, on December 8, 2021, prior H1-KEY debut, GLG announced Sitala would remain in the group, saying they could not hold her accountable “on the basis of her father’s past decisions and actions that were beyond her responsibility”
GLG also emphasized that Sitala’s decision in naming her father as her role model was based on the role of her father as the parental figure of the family, actor, and director, and not upon his political views and actions.
During the press debut showcase on January 5, 2022, H1-KEY Thai member Sitala addressed her past pre-debut controversy. “I want to clarify that I do not wish to express any political stance. I was very young at the time when my father participated in anti-democracy campaigns, and I did not fully understand the situation. However, I sincerely hope that the people of Thailand can live in peace despite their differences.”
Unfortunately, on May 25, 2022, GLG released an official press statement to announce member Sitala’s departure from H1-KEY.
“Hello, this is GLG. We would like to notify that member Sitala, who has been a part of H1-KEY until now, has decided to leave the team due to personal reasons. The agency discussed this matter at length with Sitala herself as well as with the rest of the H1-KEY members, and the decision was reached after a thorough review of the overall situation. Above all, we apologize for causing concerns with such sudden news. We ask for your warm encouragements toward Sitala’s future, and also toward the remaining H1-KEY members, who plan to resume the road to their dreams once again. Thank you.” – source Allkpop.