Lee Ki-chan

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Ki-Chan
Birth name 이기찬
Born (1979-01-10) January 10, 1979 (age 35)
Origin South Korea
Genres R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1996–present
Labels Hogisim Studio (Studio Curiosity)
Website http://www.leekichan.jp
Korean name
Hangul 이기찬
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Gi-chan
McCune–Reischauer Yi Kich'an

Lee Ki-Chan (이기찬, born January 10, 1979, in South Korea) is a famous South Korean musician.[1] He is a musician with a flexible mind and attitude who tries constantly to figure out what the listeners want in his music. Challenging various musical genres such as Latin, rap and reggae, Ki-Chan was quite successful in coming closer to the listeners through his music. Lee’s hope is to become a person who makes and sings songs forever.

Biography[edit]

Lee Ki-Chan made his debut as a singer when he was still a high school student. In 1996, Lee took part in a talent contest held during a radio show and won the grand prize. Since then, Lee has developed his career as a professional singer. At the time of Lee’s debut, the Korean pop music world was dominated by dance music, but Lee Ki Chan received spotlight with his soft ballads. Having undergone musical training by Han Yong-Jin a renowned re-mix DJ, Lee Ki Chan released his first album entitled "Na Na Na Na Nineteen." In only 3 months since the release of the album, 220 thousand copies were sold. The song "Please" was the most popular among the tracks. In November of the same year, Lee released his second album entitled "Indelible Impression." In the song "Glass", Lee Ki-Chan showed off his singing talent that sounded much more mature considering his age of only 19. For his 3rd album, Lee Ki-Chan challenged producing his own songs. As a result, the album reflected Lee’s own personality and characteristics. One of Lee’s greatest hit songs came later in his 5th album released in 2001. The song "Another Love Goes Away" was written by Park Jin-Young (JYP).

Lee continues to produce hit songs on his next 2 albums. The song "Cold" (6th album) spent many weeks on top of the chart, and the song "Repeatedly" (7th album) was one of his very best songs. However, Lee Ki Chan suffered a setback on his 8th album in 2004, when he tried to venture into more up-tempo songs. He selected a dance song "I’m Nothing Without You" as the title song and it was not appealing to listeners. After that, Lee spent 3 years in hiatus thinking what direction he should go on his music. He decided to go back to ballads and he redeemed himself big time in 2007 with his 9th album. The title song "A Beauty" was again a No. 1 hit for him, proving that fans preferred to listen to his ballads more than his up-tempo songs. Lee has already released 10 albums under his belt and may one day hold the record for the most studio albums released by a singer.

He has attended the Seoul Arts College and Kyunghee University. He mentioned on a radio show that he likes Choi Sooyoung of Girls' Generation

Discography[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Best (2001)

Music Videos[edit]

  • Please
  • Love Has Left Again feat. Lee Soo Young
  • I'm Nothing Without You
  • A Beauty Live
  • Three People (2007)

Albums[edit]

  • Vol.10 - Singing All My Song For You (2008)
  • Vol.9 - Para Ti (2007)
  • Vol.8 - I'm Nothing Without You: I’m Nothing Without You, True Love, My Little Girl, I’m Ready (2004)
  • Vol.7 - Natural: Dancing Tree, Another Love Has Left, Dreamy You, My Letter (2003)
  • Vol.6 - New Story II: Cold, Fool, Believe in Love (2002)
  • Vol.5 - New Story I: Another Love Goes Away, In Any Words, Viva My Love, Without You, Misery, (2001)
  • Vol.4 - Old Man Show: In the Jungle, Human, Lagrima, Sax on the Groove, Blue Funky, Dancing Tree (1999)
  • Vol.3 - The Theme Of By: Shadows, So I Can Forget You, Into the Memories, Browns Bay, Daydream, The Theme of By (1999)
  • Vol.2 - Indelible Impression: Glass, Please Be There, Magic, Nothing, Feels Like Autumn (1997)
  • Vol.1 - Na na na na Nineteen: Major, Please, Cyber Love, Red Light, Want, Unblues (1996)
# Tracks
Vol. 10 Singing All My Song For You
  • Released: July 10, 2008

Tracks:

  1. Intro
  2. 행복해야 해
  3. Thank U
  4. 좋은 사람 증후군
  5. 1분만 안아줄래 (Feat. Hwayobi)
  6. 거짓말
  7. 사랑하기 좋은 사람 (Feat. Park Jung Ah)
  8. Interlude - Le Retour
  9. 너는 모르지
  10. Memento (Feat. Mighty Mouth)
  11. 올레올레오
  12. Music
  13. 한 눈으로 사랑을 보다
# Tracks
Vol. 9 Para Ti
  • Released: February 2, 2007

Tracks:

  1. Three People
  2. To Separate
  3. Reality feat. Lee Soo Young
  4. A Beauty
  5. Fly To You feat. Park Hwayobi, Byul, Alex (from Clazziquai), Danny Jung
  6. What does love have...
  7. ...to do
  8. Bless You
  9. Long Nap
  10. You Are My Destiny
  11. On A Day That Rains

Soundtrack[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2007 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Ballad Performance[3] "Beautiful Woman" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Uliana (1 July 2011). "Baes documentary on Korea eyes bigger audience". Korea Times. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Ho, Stewart (10 October 2012). "Lee Gi Chan Sings for ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ OST". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.

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