Red Velvet Member Profile: Irene (아이린)

(Last updated September 2018)


Real Name: Bae Joo-hyun (배주현)
Birthday: March 29, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Aries (Western), Sheep (Eastern)
Blood Type: A
From: Daegu, South Korea

Position(s): Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Color in Red Velvet: Red/Pink

Irene in “Umpah Umpah” (2019)

Other Activities Outside of Red Velvet:


2013: (Pre-debut) Henry Lau featuring f(x)’s Amber, “1-4-3 (I Love You)”

2014: Kyuhyun (Super Junior), “At Gwanghamun”


2015: “One and Half” with Music Bank cohost Park Bo Gum


  • 2015 KBS Festival: “I Don’t Know What Love is Yet” with Seulgi and GFriend’s Yerin and Yuju
  • Music Bank Goodbye Stage: Performed “45.7” with cohost Park Bo Gum when they left their MC positions.


2016: Leading role in web drama Game Development Girls (Naver TV Cast). All episodes are available on ReVelUp Subs and their Dailymotion channel.


May 2015 to June 2016: Hosted KBS Music Bank with actor Park Bo-gum.  They also hosted several of the show’s overseas concerts like Music Bank in Singapore and Music Bank in Jakarta.



  • Knowing Brothers (JTBC), Episode 29 / A variety show with a fixed cast of comedians, known for having a classroom setting.  Guests play games and do missions with the fixed cast. Appeared with SHINee’s Jonghyun.
  • Laundry Day (Onstyle) / A variety show where celebrities discuss certain topics while doing laundry. Was a host for all twelve episodes.  Not many are available in English subs, but there is an episode where Seulgi and Joy appear as guests. (Also done by ReVelUp Subs)

*Trick & True (KBS), Episodes 1-4 / A show with a panel of celebrities.  Guests perform different acts, and the panel must decide if it’s a magic trick or science. Was a panelist with Wendy. (Only episodes 1 and 2 are currently available with English subs on Youtube)


2012:Nike Women
2013: Burberry
2014: Ivy Club
2016: Rosemont Jewelry (with Seulgi and Yeri), Maxwell House
2017: NUOVO, the Hyundai Auto Advantage Program
2018: Hazzy’s Accessories, Cooper Vision (contact lens brand), Lemona Vitamin C

SM Entertainment also released a virtual dating app featuring Irene in May 2018.

SOURCES: Youtube, Dailymotion (user ReVelUp Subs) SM Entertainment, Wikipedia, Soompi, Red Velvet WikiReVelUp Subs, Red Velvet Updates, KBS, Naver TV Cast, Onstyle

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