Lee Hyori (이효리) (born May 10, 1979) is a South Korean R&B & hip-hop singer and actress. She started off as part of the successful K-pop girl group Fin.K.L. Her first solo album was very successful, winning many “Daesangs” (a Korean award equivalent to “Artist of the Year”) for that album. She has since become the highest-paid female singer in South Korea.
She started her career as part of the Korean pop girl group Fin.K.L. As the oldest member, she would become the leader of the group. Lee was discovered while taking sticker pictures with her friends and was actually the last to join Fin.K.L., just before their debut in January 1998. Fin.K.L. debuted officially on May 22, 1998 with their first single “Blue Rain”.
A year after Fin K.L.’s fourth album Forever, her solo album was released at the end of 2003, entitled Stylish…E.
In February 2006, Lee released her follow up album, Dark Angel.
Her third album, It’s Hyorish, was released on July 16, 2008. “U-Go-Girl”, her first single, hit #1 on various online and offline charts, including the various television music shows.
Almost two years after her previous album, Lee returned with H-Logic on April 13, 2010.
Hyori was part of SBS’s “Three Leaf Clover”, Mnet’s “Perhap Love”, “Sang Sang Plus”, SBS’s “On Air”(cameo) and was part of “Family Outing”.