Lee Seung-chul

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Seung-Cheol
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Background information
Birth name Lee Seung-Cheol (이승철)
Also known as RUI (in Japan)[1]
Born (1966-12-05) December 5, 1966 (age 47)
Genres Soft rock, Pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1989–present (Korea)
2006–present (Japan)
Labels CJ E&M (Korea)
Universal (A&M) (Japan)
Associated acts Boohwal
Ten Plus
Korean name
Hangul 이승철
Hanja 李承哲
Revised Romanization I Seung-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Yi Sŭng-ch'ŏl

Lee Seung-Cheol (Hangul: 이승철; also spelled Lee Seung-Chul; born December 5, 1966 in Seoul) is a South Korean singer. He was the main vocal of Boohwal, a South Korean rock band, until 1989 when he parted with the band and released his first solo album, Don't Say Good-Bye (안녕이라고 말하지마). In 2005 his 7th album, The Livelong Day, won him Korean Music Awards for best male singer.[2] He has been working for a judge in reality television series Superstar K. On August 27, 2014, Lee performed "Arirang", "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "The Day" at the opening ceremony of the 65th Annual UN DPI / NGO Conference.

Lee is also known for his song Girls Generation, which was covered and used as the group name in 2007 by a nine-member girl group Girls' Generation.

His Japanese debut was in 2006, under A&M Japan. His debut Japanese album is entitled Sound of Double. In October 2010, Lee represented Korea and performed at the 7th Asia Song Festival, organised by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.[3]


Studio albums[edit]


Year # Information Tracks
1989 1 안녕이라고 말하지마
1986 1 Lee Seung-chul Part 2
1990 2 노을, 그리고 나
1991 3 방황
1994 4 The Secret of Color
1996 5 The Bridge of Sonic Heaven
1999 6 오직 너뿐인 나를
2004 7 The Live Long Day
2006 8 Reflection of Sound
2007 9 The Secret of Color 2
2009 10 Mutopia - The Land of Dreams
2013 11 My Love [4]
  • Released: June 18, 2013
  • Label: CJ E&M, Jin & Won Music Works, Beak Entertainment[5]
  • Language: Korean


Year # Information Tracks
2006.03 1 For Japan[1][6]
2006.04 2 Sound of Double[1][7]


Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2004 Best Ballad Video "The Livelong Day" (긴 하루)[8] Nominated
Best OST "Fate" (Phoenix)[8] Nominated
2006 Best Male Artist "Scream"[9] Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "Rui (Lee Seung-Cheol)". Universal Music KK. 2006-03-22. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Winners of Korean Music Awards". KBS WORLD. 2005-03-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ KOFICE 7th Asia Song Festival 23 October 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  4. ^ serendipity (June 17, 2013). "Lee Seung Chul releases 11th album + MV for 'My Love'". allkpop. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - My Love by Lee Seung Chul". iTunes. Apple Inc. 
  6. ^ "Rui: For Japan". HMV Japan. 2006-03-22. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  7. ^ "Rui: Sound of Double". HMV Japan. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  8. ^ a b "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  9. ^ "2006 MKMF Part 1 : I Love Punk - Haerang + Lee SungWoo/ Break Through-SS501/ The Queen Is Back! - Cocoboys and Dodogirls + Um JungHwa". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-10-26.

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