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ILLIT is a 5-member K-pop girl group under HYBE’s sub-label Belift Lab. They debuted on March 25, 2024 with their mini album ‘Super Real Me’. The members are:

Details of the Members Of Illit

ILLIT was originally going to debut as a 6-member group, but former member Youngseo left the group in January 2024 before their debut. The group’s name “ILLIT” is a combination of “I’ll” and “it”, representing their ambitious spirit and unique identity

What are the unique talents of each ILLIT member?


  • Birth Name: Noh Yunah (노윤아)
  • Position: N/A
  • Birthday: January 15, 2004 (age 20)
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Birthplace: Chungju, South Korea


  • Birth Name: Park Minju (박민주)
  • Position: N/A
  • Birthday: May 11, 2004 (age 19)
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: Korean


  • Birth Name: Sakai Moka (사카이 모카)
  • Position: N/A
  • Birthday: October 8, 2004 (age 19)
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan


  • Birth Name: Lee Wonhee (이원희)
  • Position: N/A
  • Birthday: June 26, 2007 (age 16)
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Birthplace: Gyeonggi, South Korea


  • Birth Name: Hokazuno Iroha (호카조노 이로하)
  • Position: N/A
  • Birthday: February 4, 2008 (age 16)
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

How did the group’s name ILLIT come about

The group’s name ILLIT comes from the phrase “I’ll Be It”. It expresses the group’s self-determined and ambitious attitude (“I will”) and their unique identity (“Be It”).
Originally, during the survival show R U Next? that formed the group, their initial name was introduced as “I’ll-It”. It was explained that this name “represents choosing your own verb to put between ‘I’ll’ and ‘It'”, conveying the ability of the members to act and make decisions independently.

However, the name was later slightly modified to the stylized all-caps spelling “ILLIT” before their official debut. So while the core meaning remains the same, the name changed from the separated “I’ll-It” to the combined “ILLIT” for their debut as a girl group under HYBE’s Belift Lab label.

“I’ll” conveys the independent and adventurous nature of the group members. It expresses their self-determined attitude. “It” refers to their standout vibe and identity, akin to the phrase “It Girl” energy. Together, the name ILLIT encapsulates their belief in their ability to accomplish anything they set their minds to through their music and performances

How does ILLIT’s multicultural background

ILLIT’s multicultural background, with members from both South Korea and Japan, brings a unique blend of influences to their music. Here are a few ways their diverse backgrounds shape their sound:

Blending Korean and Japanese Musical Elements

With members like Moka and Iroha hailing from Japan, ILLIT incorporates Japanese musical sensibilities alongside the traditional K-pop sound. This fusion allows them to experiment with different melodic and rhythmic elements from both cultures.
For example, their debut single “Magnetic” has a dreamy, atmospheric quality reminiscent of Japanese city pop, while still maintaining the high energy and addictive hooks characteristic of K-pop.

Embracing Whimsical and Fantastical Concepts

ILLIT leans into magical girl and fairy-tale inspired concepts, which resonates with both the Korean and Japanese members’ backgrounds. Their music videos and styling often have a whimsical, ethereal vibe drawing from anime and fantasy influences popular in both countries.

Appealing to a Global Audience

With a multicultural lineup, ILLIT’s music has the potential to appeal to fans across Asia and globally. Their ability to connect with Korean and Japanese audiences gives them an advantage in expanding their reach internationally.

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