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Lee Sunhee Profile and Facts

Lee Sunhee Profile and Facts

Lee Sunhee (이선희) is a singer and former politician, under Hook Entertainment. She debuted in 1985 with the song “To J“.

Birth Name: Lee Sunhee (이선희)
Birthday: November 11, 1964
Zodiac: Scorpio
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: hooksunhee
Website: leesunhee.com

Lee Sunhee Facts:
– She was born in Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do, S. Korea.
– She was also under Banana Culture (Formerly known as Yedang Entertainment), Kakao M (formerly known as Seoul Records, YBM Seoul Records and Loen Entertainment), and Jigu Record.
– Her father is a Buddhist monk who is under a sect that allowed monks to marry and have children.
– Since her father was a monk, she grew up near a secluded Buddhist temple.
– Education: Sangmyung High School; Incheon City College (degree in Environmental Management)
– While attending Incheon City College in 1984, she participated in the 5th MBC Riverside Song Festival as a member of the singing duo Act 4 Scene 5 (4막 5장) with Im Sungkyun.
– They won the grand prize with the song “To J” which was a hit.
– Lee Sunhee’s signature boyish looks was also a hit and was called “Lee Sunhee syndrome” and female fans imitated her short haircut.
– Her 3 biggest musical influences are Barbra Streisand, Madonna, and Whitney Houston.
– She also said Song Changsik was one of her influences and role models.
– She is often referred to as Korean’s “National Diva” for her immense popularity, commercial success and vocal ability.
– From 1984 to 1990, she won awards every year at KBS Song Festival and MBC Ten Singers Song Festival.
– She also won the main prize at the golden disc awards every year from 1986 till 1990.
– In 2010, the government of South Korea awarded Lee Sunhee with the prestigious Prime Ministers Commendation for her contributions to popular culture.
– In 2011, Lee Sunhee became the fourth South Korean singer to perform at Carnegie Hall.
– In 2018, she performed in Pyongyang as part of Spring is Coming (a concert that happened on April 1 and April 3) and is one of the few South Korean Singers to preform twice in North Korea.
– She has down OST’s for Fireworks (KBS drama in 1984), The Little Princess Sara (MBC animation in 1986), Blue Classroom (MBC drama in 1987), Run Hani (KBS animation in 1988), Reckless Hani (KBS animation in 1989), Fear with No Love (SBS drama in 1992), Gips Family (MBC drama in 2000), The Beauty in Dream (Move in 2002), The King and the Clown (Movie in 2005), The Sword with No Name (Movie in 2009), My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (SBS drama in 2010), Big Thing (SBS Drama in 2010), The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS Drama in 2016), The Red Sleeve (MBC Drama in 2021).
– She was a judge on Sing Again for both seasons and is the host of The Road with Songs with Lee Geumhee.
– As of January 2022, she has won over 24 awards during her career.
– She was married music producer Yoon Heejoong from 1992 till 1998. She remarried a non celebrity in 2006 and divorced him in 2020.
– She has a daughter named Yoon Yangwon who was born in 1993 and graduated from Cornell University.
– In the early 1990’s, she joined the political world and actively participated as a member of Seoul City Council but she returned to music in 1994.
– Lee Sunhee also actively takes part in the entertainment management industry by discovering and sponsoring new talents. Lee Seunggi is one of her most successful actors under her label.

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