Kwon Eun Bin is a South Korean singer and dancer, who became known when she participated in the much talked about Mnet survival television series, “Produce 101,” and her inclusion in the K-Pop girl group, “CLC,” which stands for Crystal Clear formed by Cube Entertainment.

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Early life and family

Kwon Eun-bin was born on 6 January 2000, in Seoul, South Korea. Her father, Kwon Han-soo, is a broadcast reporter and her mother is a stay-at-home wife. She grew up in a comfortable lifestyle; her parents are both supportive of her chosen profession.

Education background

She went to Onham Middle School and matriculated from Oryu High School.


First Steps – Produce 101 Participation

Eun-bin underwent training for two years with Cube Entertainment before debuting with the girl group CLC. Prior to the debut, she had been urged by her agency to join Mnet’s reality survival TV show called “Produce 101” in January 2016. It was a huge production with 101 trainees from several talent agencies to compete for a spot in the 11-member girl group. Unfortunately, she ranked at No. 35 position that led to her elimination during the 10th episode – some fans blamed the Cube Entertainment for this outcome. Apparently, her agency made an unnecessary announcement that she would debut soon with CLC. The viewers thought it was unfair that she was given a spot in the reality program, when she was already scheduled to debut that year.

Debut, EP “Refresh” and “Nu Clear” releases

Due to Eun-bin’s participation in “Produce 101,” she was not able to join the other CLC girls in their debut performance in 2015, even though she was included in the original line up. Cube Entertainment planned to immediately include her in the promotions the moment she was eliminated; she’d already filmed the music video and practiced with the group. However, due to the contract stipulations with the reality show, she was not allowed to participate in any other promotional activities until the whole show was aired. To avoid any problem, the agency decided to just wait and include her in the 2016 CLC promotional activities.

As promised by the agency, Eun-bin was added to the group along with another new member, Elkie Chong, when CLC released its third extended play (EP) entitled “Refresh”, with the lead track “High Heels.” The EP was released in February, along with a shorter version of the MV without Eun-bin in it. The full MV of the song “High Heels” with her In it was released to the public only on 21 March 2016.

It was only when they released the fourth EP, “Nu Clear,” that Eun Bin was included in the full promotional activities of the group. She made her first live appearance as a member of CLC on 12 May during the launching of the group’s Naver V App official channel. The group performed the lead single entitled “No Oh Oh” in music shows, including Mnet’s “M Countdown,” KBS’ “Music Bank,” MBC’s “Music Core,” and SBS’ “Inkigayo.”

Group’s Debut in Japan

CLC released its second Japanese EP, “Charisma” as a seven-member group in July. Unlike their first try back in April which wasn’t well received, this EP peaked at No. 9 position on the Japanese Oricon Daily Album Chart, finally a break into the Japanese market.

Further success

2017 Fan Meetings and More EP Releases

Following the successful record sales of their second Japanese EP, there was a demand for a fan meeting, and that happened in the first quarter of the year. They went to Tokyo Tower Records to have an intimate gathering with the Japanese fans.

Back in Seoul, Cube Entertainment decided to rebrand the group from the sweet, bubbly pop image to the hip-hop charismatic concept, which was quite evident when they released their fifth EP entitled “CryStyle.”

Kwon Eun Bin

They performed the lead track, “Hobgoblin,” which was co-written by Hyuna, a popular South Korean singer who was featured in Psy’s Gangnam Style, and it charted well, not only locally but also on the Billboard World Album Chart, debuting at No. 6 position while “Hobgoblin” peaked at No. 4 on the World Digital Song Chart. They promoted the new song in several television music shows in South Korea, gaining more loyal fans. After these positive results, the first local fan meeting was held in the Olympic Hall Muse Live entitled “2017 Cheshire Entrance Ceremony”,  and it was announced that the group had chosen ‘Cheshire’ as the official name of CLC’s fandom. In South Korea, it is a regular practice that K-Pop artists personally name their fandoms, and also provide the official color.

In the third quarter of 2017, CLC released another EP entitled “Free’sm” from the words ‘free’ and ‘prism’ which pertains to the new concept that the girls were going to adapt to their promotional activities; they borrowed the vibe of former successful South Korean girl groups such as Fin.K.L and S.E.S. On August 3, the MV of the title track, “Where Are You” was released and the girls performed it on several TV shows for two weeks. They followed it up with another song, “Summer Kiss,” and promoted it for another couple of weeks – their hard work paid off as the EP entered the Top 10 on the local South Korean Gaon Album Chart.

7th EP, Anniversary Charity Concert, Hong Kong Concert 2018

Eun-bin and the girls were busy in 2018, as they released their seventh EP, “Black Dress” on 22 February, which meant several rounds of promotional activities for a couple of months.

They also held their anniversary charity concert which was free for everyone to enjoy. The attendees were encouraged to donate in support of the Diabetes Association in South Korea, and the funds collected were used to help young individuals with diabetes. It was also the year when they were invited to do a concert in Hong Kong, entitled “CLC Live Show in Hong Kong” held at the Macpherson Stadium in July.

As a result of their philanthropic endeavors to support people with juvenile diabetes, they were appointed as ambassadors for the Korea Insulin Dependent Diabetes Association before the year ended.

2019-2020 Activities

Eun-bin and the girls were given more creative freedom in trying new concepts and participating in songwriting.  It worked as the girls are more comfortable with the style choices that they made during promotions.

First Music Show Top Song of the Week Win, Gaon and Billboard Charts

CLC released its eighth EP, “No.1,” which has five songs that were all co-written by one of the members, Ye-Eun. The lyrics of the lead track, “No,” were co-written by one of their label mates and leader of G-IDLE, Jang So-yeon. The song gave the group their first win for Top Song of the Week in a music show, considered a milestone that every K-Pop artist must achieve in their careers. It also peaked at the No. 4 position on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart, and the EP peaked at No. 4 on the Gaon Album Chart, No. 19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart, and No. 5 on the Billboard World Album Chart.

The group also released two digital songs, “Me” in May, and “Devil” in September, which were both co-written by Ye-eun.

By March of 2020, it charted on Billboard’s Top 10 World Digital Songs Chart, months after it was officially released in South Korea. The single entitled “Me” made it to the Top 5,  while the single, “Devil” peaked at No. 7. It was also announced that “Me” became one of the best-selling singles that week.

Comeback in 2020

The fans are curious to know if the girls are gearing for a comeback, as CLC was found out filming a new music video back in June. The term “comeback” is used in the South Korean entertainment industry whenever an artist is releasing a new song or album.  In July, Cube Entertainment announced that the group is indeed preparing for a comeback in September.

Personal life

There is not much information about Eun-bin’s personal life, as expected from a member of a K-Pop group.

It is taboo to talk about personal relationships, as fans are quite possessive of their favorite artists. To avoid any dating scandal and for new artists to focus on their work, it is normal for talent agencies to include a ‘no dating’ clause in the management contracts. Most K-Pop artists are forbidden to go on dates for the first three to five years after debut.

In 2016, Eun Bin was taken to hospital and ordered by the doctors to halt her promotional activities because of health issues. She was found to be working too hard, and her body was suffering due to lack of rest. Cube Entertainment allowed her to regain her health and strength, and CLC continued to promote without her during that time.

Currently, she still lives in a dormitory located in Seoul provided by the talent agency, sharing a room with Seungyeon.

Kwon Eun Bin

Hobbies, favorites, rumors, and interesting facts

  • Eun-bin can converse in Spanish and English as well as Korean.
  • When growing-up she was taught to play the guitar.
  • The cute eye-patch she wore in one of the performances she made in “Produce 101” was much talked about, as it created a mystery and highlighted her beautiful face, making her stand out among the many trainees vying for the attention of the viewers. She had a puffy right eye the night before the airing due to an allergy, and from crying. The production staff created an eyepatch for her so that she could continue performing.
  • She was professionally trained in Pole Dancing.
  • Her favorite hobbies are shopping, guitar playing, and playing the video game Overwatch.
  • Some of her male friends in the entertainment business are Xiao from Up10tion, Hwiyoung from SF9, and JuHaknyeon from the Boyz.


She is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall and weighs 105lbs (48kgs) with a slim body. She has black hair and black eyes. It‘s a normal occurrence to see her with various hair and eye colors when promoting with her CLC group, but expect her to revert to her natural color after the promotions.

Net worth

Eun-bin has an estimated net worth of over $100,000 as of August 2020, according to sources.

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