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Hyori Lee

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Name: Hyori Lee, Lee HyoRi, Hyo Ri, Hyori ชื่อ ฮโยริ ลี
Position: Leader of FinKL ตำแหน่ง หัวหน้าวง FinKL
Full Name: Lee Hyo Ri ชื่อจริง ลี ฮโยริ
Nickname: Cho Ri ชื่อเล่น โช ริ
Birthday: May 10, 1979 วันเกิด 10 พ.ค. 1979
Birthplace: Choong Book สถานที่เกิด Choong Book
Height: 166 cm. สูง 166 ซม.
Weight: 47 kg. น้ำหนัก 47 กก.
Blood Type: A กรุ๊ปเลือด เอ
Religion: Christian ศาสนา คริสเตียน
Family: Mom, dad, 1 older brother, 1 older sister ครอบครัว พ่อ แม่ พี่ชาย 1 พี่สาว 1
School: Gook Min University, 2nd year การศึกษา Gook Min University 2nd ปี

Lee Hyori is a member of the Korean pop group Fin. K.L. but also went solo in 2003, Fin. K.L. stands for “Fine Killing Liberty”, which loosely translates into the “fin” (i.e the end) of “liberty killing,” which means that the girls will stand up against and put an end to anything that will “kill (our) liberty.” The name was chosen for the band by DSP Entertainment even before the members were chosen. Lee Hyori, who would become the group leader due to Lee Hyori being the oldest, was discovered while taking sticker pictures with her friends and was actually the last to join the group, just before their launch in January 1998. Fin. K.L. debuted officially on May 22, 1998 with their first single “Blue Rain.” It was received quite well, but it was not until their second release from their first album: To My Boyfriend, that Fin. K.L. truly proved their popularity and “To My Boyfriend” became the first of their numerous number 1 hits. Following their fourth album Forever, Hyori launched her solo career: first as an MC, of “Time Machine” and “Happy Together” and then with the release of her first album, Stylish E.

Lee Hyori swept the Daesangs, the most prestigious of Korean music awards, of 2003, winning more than 7 ‘artist of the year’ awards. Her first solo album, Stylish E, sold more than 170,000 copies in Korea alone. She also appeared as the lead female actress in the SBS drama Three Leaf Clover co-starring opposite Ryu Jin, Kim Jung Hwa, Kim Kang Woo & Lee Hoon. Hyori’s popularity, in her various activities, eventually came to be dubbed as “Hyori Syndrome” in South Korea, and the Korean Media nicknamed 2003 “The Year of Hyori” as she was rarely out of the news all year.

While the debut solo album of her teammate Oak Joo-hyun has been so well received, it is high time Lee Hyo-lee, who is the leader of the Korean female quartet Fin.K.L. (Fine Killing Liberty), bombarded the Korean music industry with her premier work “Lee Hyo Lee Vol.1″!

August in 2003 seems to a year full of new surprises for Hyo-lee (a.k.a Chori). It is the month not only for her solo album to be released but also for her debut movie “Sam Soo Sang’s Love Story” to begin shooting in which she plays YooNi, an innocent and beautiful art student. As the first project to be presented between her two debuts, this very first album abounds in musical genres of different sorts including hip-hop, funky, dance, ballad, trendy R & B, trance and many more. Together with her own contribution, Hyo-lee this time is joined by Ahn Jung-hoon, the former Position member, as the producer, Cho Kyu-man, Kim Do-hyun, Yun Il-sang, Lee Hyun-do and a lot more top elite in the local industry.
This lady representing the color of red in Fin.K.L. is not going to spare her red hot heat in the summer of 2003 and all that begins with her title track “10 Minutes”, a mid-tempo hip-hop tune with overwhelming background music and groovy rhythm that keeps your body moving along.

Did you know That Hyolee can drink a lot? She’s friendly and very open. She likes asian-americans and loves to dance!

Biography

Beginning in Fin K.L.

Main article: Fin.K.L

Lee started her career as part of the Korean pop girl group Fin.K.L. Lee Hyori, who would become the group leader as she was the oldest member, was discovered while taking sticker pictures with her friends and was actually the last to join the group, just before their launch in January 1998. Fin. K.L. debuted officially on May 22, 1998 with their first single "Blue Rain." It was received quite well, but it was not until their second release from their first album: To My Boyfriend, that Fin. K.L. truly proved their popularity. "To My Boyfriend" became the first of their numerous number one hits. Fin K.L. became one of the most popular and successful Korean groups of all-time and rivaled with fellow popular girl group S.E.S..

Establishing a solo entertainment career

Fin.K.L; From left to right: Yu Ri, Ju-Hyun, Hyori, and Jin
Fin.K.L; From left to right: Yu Ri, Ju-Hyun, Hyori, and Jin
The cover of Lee Hyori's second album, Dark Angel
The cover of Lee Hyori's second album, Dark Angel

Following Fin K.L.'s fourth album Forever, Lee branched out into television, becoming an MC for Time Machine and Happy Together; she is still a part of Happy Together: Friends to this day. Her solo album was released at the end of 2003, and was titled Stylish. The singer nearly swept the 2003 Daesangs, the most prestigious South Korean music award, winning more than seven of them, including three of the four main ones. Stylish sold over 153,590 copies in South Korea alone, according to the Music Industry Association of Korea.[1] Her popularity in her various activities eventually was dubbed as the "Hyori Syndrome" in South Korea, and the Korean Media nicknamed 2003 "The Year of Hyori" as she was rarely out of the news all year.[2]

Lee Hyori has also appeared as the lead female actress in the SBS drama Three Leaf Clover co-starring opposite Ryu Jin, Kim Jung Hwa, Kim Kang Woo and Lee Hoon. However, the ratings were continually low, and it ended after 16 episodes. On August 8, 2005 she co-hosted the annual Korean Music Festival for the second year running.

In February 2006, Lee released her follow up album, Dark Angel. The first single, "Get Ya", featured heavy choreography and sexually suggestive attire, which has become Lee's trademark. However, there was controversy over the single as the songwriters of Britney Spears' single "Do Somethin'" accused the "Get Ya" songwriters of plagiarism (Lee did not contribute to the song). After media attention increased, Lee and her record company quickly stopped all promotion for the single, taking a short break to prepare for "Shall We Dance", her followup single. Due to the negative attention, both the single and album were not successful, and promotions were stopped. "Straight Up" was released as a final single, but it was not promoted by Lee.

Move to M-Net

Promotional poster for If In Love... Like Them
Promotional poster for If In Love... Like Them

In November 2006, it was revealed that Lee has signed a 3 year contract with M-Net Entertainment for ₩2.2 billion,[3] becoming the highest paid female singer in South Korea.[4]

Early in 2007, Lee Hyori showed up an hour late to a press conference, leading to backlash in the media. The media also criticized her sexual image, stating that she was "facing an image crisis" and urging her to downplay her sexuality.[5] Meanwhile, Lee prepared a new "mini-drama" during February 2007[5], despite her previous drama flopping. She starred alongside Lee Dong Gun in If In Love... Like Them which, although originally announced as being only one episode long, ran for four episodes on MNet. An edited two-episode version of the drama also ran on SBS. During filming for the drama, part of a roof Lee was standing on collapsed. Thankfully, only her foot fell through and she was able to be saved, as it was reported the fall would have been fatal.

That month, Lee announced her new digital single which would essentially be the soundtrack to If In Love... Like Them. She had her comeback on SBS Inkigayo on February 25, 2007, performing all three main tracks from the single. The lead song will be "Tok Tok Tok". Although "Tok Tok Tok" is a sexy R&B number like her previous efforts, the single also gave Lee an opportunity to sing ballads and to slowly move her image away from the "sexy superstar" that she is known to be. The single, although initially given a digital-only release, was given a limited retail release of only 30,000 copies,[6] and was appropriately titled If In Love Like Them. Released on March 6, 2007, it included 3 the tracks found in the digital single, along with a reworked version of "Tok Tok Tok". It was the best-selling album for that month, selling 27,845 copies.[7]

According to The Chosun Ilbo, Although previously unknown in Japan, Lee currently has several Japan-related activities lined up. Japanese network Fuji TV has decided to air If In Love... Like Them and has even invited Hyori to visit Japan to promote the drama, where she will be treated to the same VIP treatment offered to other international stars.[8]However, This drama was broadcast by Satellite television CS Fuji that Fuji TV owned. The Japanese considered the leading part of this drama to be Lee Dong-gun. [9]

Endorsements

Although Lee has done many endorsements for various companies (including Dole), her most prominent commercials were made for Samsung Anycall. In late 2004, Lee signed an advertising contract with Samsung, for which she would make three musical commercials and songs for their Anycall cell phones. The first commercial and song, "Anymotion", were released in early 2005, featuring Eric Mun from K-pop group Shinhwa. In early 2006, the followup commercial "Anyclub" was released in two parts; this also featured Eric Mun in addition to Korean actor Kwon Sang Woo. The songs from the commercials served as singles for Lee in between her albums. The final commercial was released in December 2006, titled "Anystar". The commercial differed from the first two in that it featured mostly dialogue. The commercial starred Korean actor and singer Lee Jun Ki and also YG Family trainee Park Bom.

Lee Hyori finished her contract with Biotherm early February 2007. Lee is no longer a Biotherm representative. She was recently chosen as first ever Asian-wide model for Calvin Klein Jeans, modeling for the "Pure Calvin" Collection.

Discography

Singles

Hyori has released a total of six singles from her debut and second album. These six singles never received a commercial release in Korea, only promotional.

  • 10 Minutes
  • Hey Girl
  • Remember Me
  • Get Ya
  • Shall We Dance
  • Straight Up

Commercial / Digital Singles

Hyori has released a total of four commercial singles (three being digital purchases only). She released her very first commercial CD single in March 2007.

  • Anymotion (featuring Eric & Kwon Sang Woo)
  • Anyclub (featuring Teddy)
  • Anystar (featuring Lee Jun Ki)
  • Toc Toc Toc
  • Scolded
  • Don't Love Her

The chronological order of Hyori's singles go as,
10 Minutes, Hey Girl, Remember Me, Anymotion, Anyclub, Get Ya, Shall We Dance, Straight Up, Anystar, Toc Toc Toc, Scolded, and Don't Love Her

Dramas

  • 2005: SBS Three Leaf Clover
  • 2007: SBS If In Love...Like Them

See also

  • List of Korea-related topics
  • List of Koreans
  • K-pop
  • Contemporary culture of South Korea
  • Korean music

credited by www.wikipedia.org

Maki Goto

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Maki Goto Japanese girl idol


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Name: Maki Goto
Chinese Name: 后藤真希
Nickname(s): Gottchan, Gomaki, Gocchin
Born at: September 23, 1985
Birth Place: Edogawaku, Tokyo prefecture, Japan
Height: 160 cm
Blood Type: O
Genre(s): Jpop
Years active: 1999 - present
Label(s): Zetima, Piccolo Town
Associated acts: Morning Musume, Gomattou, Nochiura Natsumi, DEF.DIVA, Petitmoni, Akagumi 4, 7-nin Matsuri, Sexy 8, H.P. All Stars











Biography

In 1999, Maki Goto was selected as the only member for the 3rd generation of Morning Musume. Their first single after Goto joined, "Love Machine" sold over a million copies, over nine times the amount of copies they had sold for their previous single. During her time in Morning Musume she was one of the founding members of Pucchi Moni and she started a solo

singing career in 2001 with the single "Ai no Bakayarō" (愛のバカやろう). Until her graduation from Morning Musume she was one of the leading vocalists in most of the songs released. Post-graduation she has mostly concentrated on her solo career and occasionally on limited time Hello! Project units such as Gomattou, Nochiura Natsumi and DEF.DIVA. As time has passed, she has increasingly concentrated on acting in addition to singing.

In early 2007, Goto was chosen to be a member of Morning Musume Tanjō 10-nen Kinentai
(モーニング娘。誕生10年記念隊) - a unit created to celebrate Morning Musume's 10th anniversary as a group. Morning Musume Tanjō 10-nen Kinentai also consists of Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Risa Niigaki and Koharu Kusumi. Their single, Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA (僕らが生きるMY ASIA), was released on January 24, 2007.


Her latest single, Secret (シークレット), was released on April 11, 2007.

Trivia

  • Her father died in a climbing accident.
  • Her favorite seasons are summer and autumn. She likes summer for the cute clothes, and autumn because of the seasonal food.
  • She is known to give Hello! Project members nicknames. For example, she is the only one to call Risa Niigaki "Nii Nii" and Sayumi Michishige "Michii"

Albums

# Title Release Date Rank/Sales
1 Makking Gold 1 (マッキングGOLD①) 2003-02-05 #4 / 104,999
2 2 Paint It Gold (②ペイント イット ゴールド) 2004-01-28 #4 / 52,040
3 3rd Station (3rd ステーション) 2005-02-23 #11 / 32,356
4 Goto Maki Premium Best 1 (後藤真希 プレミアムベスト①) 2005-12-14 #9 / 29,626


Singles

# Title Release Date Rank/Sales
1 Ai no Bakayarō (愛のバカやろう Love Fool) 2001-03-28 #1 / 434,790 †
2 Afurechau...BE IN LOVE (溢れちゃう...BE IN LOVE Gonna Overflow...BE IN LOVE) 2001-09-19 #2 / 210,360
3 Te wo Nigitte Arukitai (手を握って歩きたい I Want to Walk Holding Hands) 2002-05-09 #3 / 104,630
4 Yaruki! IT'S EASY (やる気! IT'S EASY Motivation! IT'S EASY) 2002-08-21 #2 / 113,260
5 Sans Toi Ma Mie/Kimi to Itsumademo (サントワマミー/君といつまでも Without You, My Crumb/Always With You) 2002-12-18 #6 / 58,644
6 Uwasa no SEXY GUY (うわさのSEXY GUY Rumoured SEXY GUY) 2003-03-19 #6 / 61,424
7 Scramble (スクランブル sukuranburu) 2003-06-18 #5 / 46,181
8 Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON (抱いてよ! PLEASE GO ON Hold Me! PLEASE GO ON) 2003-08-27 #4 / 58,501
9 Genshoku GAL Hade ni Ikube! (原色GAL派手に行くべ! Primary Color GAL Goes All Out!) 2003-11-27 #3 / 45,494
10 Sayonara no LOVE SONG (サヨナラのLOVE SONG LOVE SONG of Goodbye) 2004-03-17 #5 / 35,126
11 Yokohama Shinkirō (横浜蜃気楼 Yokohama Mirage) 2004-07-07 #8 / 30,984
12 Sayonara "Tomodachi ni wa Naritakunai no" (さよなら「友達にはなりたくないの」 Goodbye "I Don't Want to Be Friends") 2004-11-17 #9 / 29,004
13 Suppin to Namida. (スッピンと涙。 Tears and a Face With No Make-Up) 2005-07-06 #9 / 20,709
14 Ima ni Kitto...In My LIFE (今にきっと…in my LIFE Surely Soon...IN MY LIFE) 2006-01-25 #12 / 21,409
15 Glass no Pumps (ガラスのパンプス Glass Pumps) 2006-06-07 #7 / 27,907
16 SOME BOYS! TOUCH 2006-10-11 #5 / 29,459
17 Secret (シークレット) 2007-04-11 #9 14,861*


Filmography

[edit] Movies

  • [2000] Pinchrunner
  • [2002] Nama Tamago
  • [2003] Seishun Bakachin Ryorijuku
  • [2003] Koinu Dan no Monogatari

TV dramas

  • [2001] Mariya
  • [2002] Yan Papa
  • [2003] R.P.G.
  • [2005] Yoshitsune
  • [2006] Yubi

See also

  • Gomattou
  • Hello! Project
  • Morning Musume
credit by http://en.wikipedia.org/

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