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Lee Seung-hwan (Hangul이승환; born December 13, 1965)[1] is a South Korean singer and record producer known as the country's "King of Live Performances" for his frequent solo concerts. Lee debuted in 1989 as a pop ballad singer and later incorporated rock elements into his music. He has released numerous hit songs and is the president and founder of South Korean entertainment agency Dream Factory.[2][3][4]

Lee Seung-hwan
Lee Seung-Hwan.jpg
Lee in 2014
Background information
Born (1965-12-13) December 13, 1965 (age 52)
OriginBusan, South Korea
GenresPop ballad, rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active1989—present
LabelsDream Factory
WebsiteOfficial Website
Korean name
Hangul이승환
Hanja李承桓
Revised RomanizationI Seung-hwan
McCune–ReischauerYi Sŭng-hwan
Lee Seung-hwan taken on May 12. 2007

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Personal lifeEdit

Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, and attended high school in Seoul.[5]

He was married to actress Chae Rim from 2003 until their divorce in 2006.[6]

CareerEdit

Lee has released more than 10 different singles, albums and EPs that reached number one. This commercial success was repeated in South Korea; his own company, Dream Factory, estimated that he has sold over 10 million records, including singles. Lee is a first musician as a president of his company. His debut album, "...B.C 603" propelled him to stardom on October 15, 1989. He won the New Artist's Gold Disc in 1991. He has held more 1000 solo concerts and those concerts have been contributed to develop Korea pop-culture.

"Chakage Salja (Hangul착하게 살자; lit, Let's Live a Good Life)" is a fund-raising concert which Lee hosts every year. Part of the money raised goes to Korean Childhood Leukemia Foundation.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7][8]
B.C 603
  • Released: October 15, 1989
  • Label: Seorabeol Record Co.
  • Format: CD, cassette
No data No data
Always
  • Released: July 15, 1991
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
My Story
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
Human
  • Released: June 1, 1995
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
Cycle
  • Released: January 1, 1997
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
The War In Life
  • Released: March 2, 1999
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
2
  • KOR: 404,430+[9]
Egg: Sunny Side Up
  • Released: December 14, 2001
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
3
Karma
  • Released: October 8, 2004
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, cassette
4
Hwantastic
  • Released: November 10, 2006
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD
2
Dreamizer
  • Released: May 26, 2010
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 N/A
Fall To Fly
  • Released: March 26, 2014
  • Label: Dream Factory
  • Format: CD, digital download
2

FilmographyEdit

Year Network Title Notes
2015 KBS2 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Ep. 265

AwardsEdit

Mnet Asian Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Work Result
1999 Best Male Artist "A Request"[14][15] Won
Music Video of the Year (daesang) Won
Best Ballad Performance Nominated
Best Music Video Director (for Cha Eun-taek (차은택)) Nominated
2000 Best Male Artist "Live A Long Long Time"[16] Nominated
Best Ballad Performance Nominated
2002 Best Male Artist "Mistake" (잘못)[17][18] Nominated
Special Jury Prize Nominated
Music Video Pioneer Award N/A Won
2003 Best Ballad Performance "Flower"[19] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "이승환 소개" [Lee Seung-hwan Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  2. ^ "Lee Seung-hwan: Serious About Music". The Chosun Ilbo. 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  3. ^ Kim, Herald (2015-09-16). "Lee Seung-hwan to release new album". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  4. ^ Yang, Seung-joon (2017-09-06). "이승환 '정치적 행보에 가수 이미지 잠식'". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  5. ^ Lee, Jin-uk (2017-08-24). "'MB저격송' 공개 앞둔 이승환 "사실 좀 무서워요"". CBS No Cut News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  6. ^ Lee Jaewon (이재원) (2006-03-31). 이승환-채림 커플 3년 만에 '이혼 도장' (in Korean). Sport Hankook. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
  7. ^ "K-Pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  8. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  9. ^ "August 1999 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  10. ^ "March 2002 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  11. ^ "October 2004 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  12. ^ "December 2006 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  13. ^ "2014 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  14. ^ "1999 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-10-09 at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  15. ^ "1999 Video Music Award part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  16. ^ "2000 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2014-08-03 at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  17. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  18. ^ "2002 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2013-10-07 at Archive.is. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  19. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.

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