Iconiq

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Iconiq
Born Lee Ahyoomi
(1984-08-25) August 25, 1984 (age 33)
Tottori, Japan[1]
Other names Ito Yumi
Ahyoomee
Ahyoomi
Iconiq
Occupation
  • actress
  • Singer
Years active 2001–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels Starworld (2001–2006)
S.M. Entertainment (2007)
Avex (2008–present)
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Ah-yoo-mi
McCune–Reischauer Yi A'-yu'-mi

Lee Ahyoomi (born on August 25, 1984) known professionally as Ahyoomee, Iconiq or Ito Yumi, is a Japanese singer and actress currently based in Japan and South Korea. Lee debuted in 2001 as a leader and lead vocal of South Korean girl group Sugar and continued until 2006 when the group disbanded. From 2006 until 2007, she remained her career as soloists with release three digital singles in South Korea. In 2008, she moved to Japan and began her acting career as Ito Yumi.

Before she transitioned again into music, In 2009 as Iconiq. In her Japanese music career, she has released one studio album, one mini album and seven digital singles. In 2016, she announced to transitioned into acting as Ito Yumi in Japan and Ahyoomee in South Korea.

Early life[edit]

Lee Ahyoomi was born in Tottori, Japan on August 25, 1984. Her father is a second-generation Zainichi Korean from Japan and her mother is a Korean from Chungcheong. She lived in Japan until her at the age of 15 and moved to South Korea. Lee attended Korea Kent Foreign School during her teenage years.

Career[edit]

2001–2006: Sugar[edit]

Lee was scouted by the entertainment company Starworld at a H.O.T. concert,[2] debuting as part of Korean girl group Sugar in 2001.[3] The band released two albums in Thailand and three in Korea, to only moderate commercial success.

During her career in Sugar, she and Park Soo-jin appeared on the Gag Concert 200th episode special, in the sketch Poncho Siblings(우비 삼남매) as special guests. This makes them as the first girl group to ever appear on Gag Concert.

2006–2012: Solo career[edit]

In 2006, the band broke up, and Lee released her first digital album entitled "Cutie Honey".[2] The first single, a remake or cover of the theme song for Cutie Honey, was released on July 13, 2006 with an instrumental version. [4] The second single, "Jalmotdoen Mannam" ("Wrongful Meeting") was released on November 7, 2006, and is a cover of Kim Gun Mo's hit from 1995. The third single, "Like a virgin" was released on December 31, 2006, and is a cover of Madonna's hit from 1980's.

She switched labels in February 2007, moving from SM Entertainment's sister label Starworld to SM Entertainment and started collaborating with SM Town on their summer and winter albums that year.[5] However, she did not release any solo material at this time.

In 2008, Lee was made her acting debut in Japan as Ito Yumi and signed contract with Avex Entertainment. She also vacationed to Los Angeles to study dance, and find new inspiration as a musician.[2][6]

In late 2009, She return to Japan and making solo debut as Iconiq under Avex's Rhythm Zone. Her first promotions were for Shiseido's Maquillage cosmetics line, for which her song "I'm Lovin' You" (a duet with Exile vocalist Atsushi) was used in commercials, and Lee's images used in billboards.[7][8][9] Lee was marketed around her buzz cut hair-style.[8][10][11]

After two more promotional songs used in Maquillage commercials, "Change Myself" and "Bye Now!," she released her debut album, Change Myself, on March 10, 2010. The album debuted at #3 on Oricon's albums chart, the highest position for a debut album since Yui Aragaki's Sora in late 2007.[10] Since then, she has released her debut single "Tokyo Lady," and released an EP called Light Ahead in September. The EP was promoted with three music videos directed by Diane Martel, including "Tokyo Lady."

2015–present: Acting Career[edit]

In 2015, Lee appeared on a Korean program again, for the first time after nine years on JTBC program Witch Hunt.[12]

In August 2016, SENSE magazine was introduced Lee as an actreess under name Ito Yumi. In September, Lee made appearance in ReLIFE.

In May 2017, Lee was cast in a Fuji TV drama Code Blue Season 3.[13]In August 2017, Lee was confirmed to cast in South Korean new variety show MBN's Flying Girl.

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[14][A]
JPN
[15]
KOR
[16]
KOR
Overseas

[17]
TWN East Asian
[18]
Change Myself 3 47 15 20 64,000

Extended play[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[14]
JPN
[15]
Light Ahead
  • Released: September 15, 2010 (JPN)
  • Label: Rhythm Zone
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
18 12,000

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (KOR)[14] Album
KOR Gaon
[15]
KOR Hot 100
[19][B]
JPN RIAJ
Digital
Track
Chart

[C][D]
"Cutie Honey"[E] 2006 "Cutie Honey"
"Jalmosdoen Mannam" (Korean: 잘못된 만남, "Wrongful Meeting")[E]
"I'm Lovin' You" (Iconiq x Exile Atsushi) 2010 47 8 Change Myself
"Change Myself" 73 20
"Bye Now!" 8 47
"Tokyo Lady" 19 21 10,000 Light Ahead
"Light Ahead" 49 62
"Yeoja" (Korean: 여자, "Ladies") 2012 "Ladies"
"Make It Right"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Yakusoku no Chi Lee Ayumi Lead role
Kafu wo Machiwabite Rika Aragaki Supporting role

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2006 Nonstop 6: Rainbow Romance MBC Ah Yoo Mi Supporting role; Sitcom
2008 Binbo Danshi NTV Kurata Watana Supporting role
Yottsu no uso TV Asahi Miyabe Supporting role
2012 Ataru TV Asahi Kashiwabara Yumi Cameo
2013 Machigawarechatta Otoko Fuji TV Erika Momoyama
2015 Witch Hunt JTBC Herself Guest

Awards[edit]

Korean Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
Korean Music Awards 2007 Lee Ah-yoo-mi "Cutie Honey" Album of the year Won
Best pop album Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and are rounded to the nearest thousand copies.
  2. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "I'm Lovin' You",[20] "Bye Now!",[21] "Change Myself",[21] "Tokyo Lady",[22] "Light Ahead".[23]
  3. ^ The RIAJ Digital Track Chart is a depreciated chart that ran from 2009 until early 2012 and tracked full-length cellphone downloads.
  4. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "I'm Lovin' You",[24] "Change Myself",[25] "Bye Now!",[26] "Light Ahead".[27]
  5. ^ a b Released in South Korea under the name Ahyoomee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jpopasia.com/iconiq/ . Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference Japantimes was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference ToysFactory was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Ayumi's Hit Solo Debut Divides Online Critics Archived 2008-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
  5. ^ (in Korean) Sports Chosun.'큐티 하니' 아유미, 亞무대 활동위해 보아 소속사와 계약. Retrieved March 9, 2007.
  6. ^ "PROFILE – ICONIQ Official Website" (in Japanese). Rhythm Zone. Archived from the original on August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  7. ^ "謎の"坊主"女性アーティスト、ICONIQ。ATSUSHI (EXILE) とのコラボ曲が、資生堂「マキアージュ」CM曲に決定" (in Japanese). CDJournal. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  8. ^ a b "ATSUSHI(EXILE)の心を動かした新人・ICONIQが、2009年新人最高DL記録を樹立" (in Japanese). Barks. 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  9. ^ "新人美女アーティストがEXILE・ATSUSHIとの"丸刈り2ショット"で衝撃デビュー" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  10. ^ a b "新人・ICONIQが初登場3位、デビューアルバムTOP3入りは新垣結衣以来2年3ヶ月ぶり" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  11. ^ "ICONIQ、レコチョクウィークリーも2作品連続1位獲得" (in Japanese). Barks. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  12. ^ "Ayumi to appear on a Korean program for the first time in 9 years!". Allkpop. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ "伊藤ゆみインタビュー「プロとしての責任感を表現できれば」『コード・ブルー~ドクターヘリ緊急救命~』に出演|TVLIFE web - テレビがもっと楽しくなる!". TV LIFE. 
  14. ^ a b c "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ a b c "ICONIQのリリース一覧" [List of Iconiq's Releases]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ "2010년 13주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on July 16, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "2010년 13주차 Album Chart 국외". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on July 16, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  18. ^ "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. 2010 week 13. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hot 100|KOREAN Charts|Billboard KOREA" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  20. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). December 16, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). March 17, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). August 18, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  24. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2010年01月27日~2010年02月02日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" [Record Association report: 2010.01.27~2010.02.02 <abb. Reco-kyō Chart 'Chaku-uta Full'>] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. February 5, 2010. Archived from the original on September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  25. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2010年03月03日~2010年03月09日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" [Record Association report: 2010.03.03~2010.03.09 <abb. Reco-kyō Chart 'Chaku-uta Full'>] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. March 12, 2010. Archived from the original on September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  26. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2010年03月31日~2010年04月06日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" [Record Association report: 2010.03.31~2010.04.06 <abb. Reco-kyō Chart 'Chaku-uta Full'>] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. April 9, 2010. Archived from the original on September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  27. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2010年09月15日~2010年09月21日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" [Record Association report: 2010.09.15~2010.09.21 <abb. Reco-kyō Chart 'Chaku-uta Full'>] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. April 9, 2010. Archived from the original on September 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 

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