Lee Hi To Hold Showcase On Her Birthday In The Philippines
KPOP CHANTEUSE HITS MANILA FOR THE FIRST TIME!
South Korean singer Lee Hi will make her debut on Philippine shores this September 23, 2016 at Skydome, SM North EDSA, Quezon City, in what promises to be a spectacular show in an intimate setting.
The K-pop sensation, who first made waves as the runner-up to Park Ji-min (of 15+ fame) on the first season of K-pop Star at the tender age of 16, will be touring in support of her sophomore album Seoulite – her first release after a three-year hiatus as a solo artist which also debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard World Album chart.
Lee Ha-yi (original name) will bring her sultry brand of KPOP music heavily flavored with a retro Western pop twist (read: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Meghan Trainor) to her Filipino fans via certified worldwide hits such as “1, 2, 3, 4,” “Rose,” “Hold My Hand,” “My Star” and “Breathe,” among many others.
After her K-pop Star Season One stint, Lee Hi was originally assigned by premiere KPOP management group YG Entertainment to a girl group, but her success as a solo singer prompted them to let her continue as such. Her debut single “1, 2, 3, 4” was released in 2012, and reached No. 1 with first week sales of 667,549 downloads.
The aforementioned song earned ‘World’s Best Song’, and ‘World’s Best Video’ nominations at the 2012 World Music Awards, and ‘Best Rookie’ wins at both the 2013 editions of the Golden Disk and Seoul Music Awards. Her first album First Love was released in 2013, and surprised the K-pop world with her curious take on jazz and R & B influences that’s rarely heard from her contemporaries. The single “Rose” topped both Billboard Korea and Korea’s own Gaon charts.
She decided to go on an unofficial hiatus shortly after that (but not without resurfacing on sub-units such as B&H with 2NE1’s Bom and Hi Suhyun).
Lee Hi made her comeback in 2016, releasing her second album Seoulite with massive success, peaking as high as No. 3 on the Billboard World Chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The debut single off the album “Breathe” ranked first on every major Korean chart. The album was released in two parts marked by two hit singles – “Breathe” (half-album) and “My Star” (full album).
In an interview with Billboard Korea, Lee Hi said:
‘Breathe’ and ‘My Star’ have a different sound and vibe. While ‘Breathe’ is a ballad, ‘My Star’ is a song that best represents who I am, or what people think of me. Regarding my half and full album, you can see the difference displayed even in the artwork. The sun is up high in Seoulite’s half album but in the full album, you see the sun set. The true meaning of my album lies in this imagery. It’s only complete when we combine the ‘half’ and ‘full’ album, but we must not forget that there is a significant difference between the two pieces.
LEE HI’s SEOLITE TOUR 2016 LIVE AT SKYDOME is presented by PULP Live World, and will be held this September 23, 2016 at Skydome, SM North EDSA, Quezon City. The show starts at 8PM.
Ticketing starts on August 27, 2016, 10AM at all SM Ticket outlets nationwide or online at www.smtickets.com. For inquiries, interested readers may e-mail PULP Live World at [email protected] or contact PULP hotline at 727-4957.