Hani Posts a Birthday Message to Solji on Her Instagram
Nicholas Kim, Jan. 11, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
EXID leader Solji’s birthday has already passed in Korea, but it’s still not too late to mention the sweet message Hani has left for her fellow band member on Instagram! Solji’s 27th birthday had Hani writing a long, personal message to her on Instagram, showing the close relationship that the two share as not only bandmates, but friends as well.
The message read, "I relay heartfelt birthday congratulations toward our eldest unnie Solji. Unnie, already another year has passed. When I first met you, you were 24 years old but time flies by so fast that I'm past the age that you were at the time! I feel that you are more amazing with each passing year. The time and the pain that you overcame..you worked so hard and endured through it all. Many things will surely happen from this day onward, right!!!? I will try my best to be a reliable younger sister who can share your burden! I'm always sorry and thankful. Please continue to look out for this flawed dongsaeng :)."
EXID, an acronym for Exceed In Dreaming, is a five-member South Korean girl group, composed of Solji, LE, Hani, Hyerin and Junghwa. They debuted on February 16, 2012 with the release of "Holla". The quintet released their first EP Hippity Hop in August 2012, but it was met with limited success. Their 2014 single "Up & Down", however, reached number one on the Gaon Singles Chart four months after its initial release.
EXID released their next mini-album Ah Yeah on April 13, 2015, with "Ah Yeah" as its lead single. The single also was met with commercial success as it peaked at the runner-up position on the Gaon Singles Chart. Their next single, "Hot Pink", was released in November 2015. It was a commercial success, being able to top musical charts.