Choi Ji-su, known mononymously as Lia, is a South Korean singer and a member of the South Korean girl group Itzy. Lia’s career in the entertainment industry began with her debut as part of Itzy in 2019, marking the start of a significant journey in K-pop.
Lia’s professional journey took a pivotal turn with the release of Itzy’s digital single album, “It’z Different,” featuring the hit single “Dalla Dalla” in 2019. This debut was a landmark in her career, establishing her as a prominent figure in the K-pop scene. Her contributions to the group’s music have been notable, with Itzy’s songs often charting highly and receiving critical acclaim. Lia also ventured into solo projects, contributing to original soundtracks like “Always Be Your Star” for MBC’s “The Red Sleeve” and “Blue Flower” for tvN’s “Alchemy of Souls 2.”
Lia’s career is marked by significant collaborations with other artists and celebrities. She has worked alongside her Itzy bandmates Yeji, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna, contributing to the group’s dynamic and success.
Lia has been a part of numerous awards and titles earned by Itzy. These include Rookie of the Year at the 34th Golden Disc Awards, New Artist of the Year at the 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards and 2019 Melon Music Awards, Best New Female Artist at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards, and the New Artist Award at the 29th Seoul Music Awards.