'Cho Hye-ri, (Hangul: 조혜리; born May 31, 1972), who goes by the stage name WAX (Hangul: 왁스), is a South Korean singer and actrice. She graduated the department of postmodernism music in Kyung Hee University. She was the lead vocalist in the band 'Dog' in 1998, and went solo as Wax in 2000. She has released nine albums and digital single albums. Singing drama OST, she is acting consistently from now. She had other debut in 2007. The musical, ‘Recoding My Makeup’ was cast her as main actor. Plot of the musical is based on her song, ‘Recoding My Makeup’. Her hit-songs are ‘Recoding My Makeup’ and ‘Please’. Her representative awards are Golden Disk Award in 2002, 2003.
Wax was born May 31 in 1972. Her birth name is Cho Hye Ri. She graduated the department of postmodernism music in Kyung Hee University. She was singer, lead-vocal of a band in 1998. After that, she had new debut having stage name, Wax, in 2000. She is acting consistently during 12 years including this year. Although she has had a long activity period, her individual history has been veiled: she is a mystic. However, it is clear that she is one of talented solo female singers of South Korea.
Her debut as singer was lead vocal of a band, Dog, in 1998. The band had only one album, DOG-1st. A title track of the album was Kyung Ah’s Day. Except this title, the album contained nine songs. After that, she made her debut as a solo female singer having stage name, Wax, in 2000. Her stage name, Wax means that she emits light like wax in the world of singers. A title of a debut album, vol.1 The Diary of Mom was The Diary of Mom, but her debut song was Oppa that was a cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s She Bop. She released nine full-length albums and nine irregular albums from 2000 to now. In addition, she sang the original sound track of some drama. In 2007, she made a new other debut as an musical actress. The musical, Recoding My Makeup cast her as main. Her song, Recoding My Makeup was basis for plot of the musical.
From 2000 to 2004, she published the four full-length albums once a year: vol.1 The Diary of Mom, vol.2 Recoding My Makeup, vol.3 Please, and vol.4 Relation. She published a comprehensive album that includes hit tracks from 4 full-length albums and new songs in 2005. She released vol.5 Goodbye album in 2005 and vol.6 That’s the Way the Love the next year. She published a first single album, Love Goes Away Again with Lee Gi Chan in 2007. She released vol.7 Woman Eat Love and a second single album, Lucky in 2008. The following year, one full-length album, vol.8 Always You and two single albums, Cannot You Call Me and Don’t Cry were published. In 2010, she released the four albums: Wax Unplugged Side A and B, Two Women, and vol.9 Fall in… that was full-length album. She published a single album, A Heart Was Refreshed in 2011. She sang O.S.T of three dramas. One was I Love You of the Light and Shadow, the other was Cry but Remain of the Stupid Mom and 떨어진다 눈물이 of I miss you. In addition, she took part in many other albums. Her hit-songs are Recoding My Makeup and Please.
She was given many awards as singer in the activity period. In 2001, she got the three prizes: one was The Singer of This Year Award of KBS, another was The Singer of The Teens Award of MBC, and the other was The Best Music-video Award of M.net. She won a 17th Golden Disk Award next year. In 2003, she again received the three prizes: one is The Field of Ballad Award of SBS, another is The Singer of This Year Award of KMA, and the other is a 18th Golden Disk Award. The following year, she got an achievement award from her alma master.