Lee Hyun

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Lee Hyun
Lee Hyun from acrofan.jpg
Lee in 2012
Background information
Born (1983-11-08) November 8, 1983 (age 36)
South Korea
GenresR&B, ballad
Years active2007–present
LabelsBig Hit Entertainment
Associated acts8Eight, Homme
Lee Hyun
Revised RomanizationLee Hyeon
McCune–ReischauerYi Hyŏn

Lee Hyun (Hangul: 이현, born November 8, 1983)[1] is a South Korean singer. He debuted in 2007 as a member of the co-ed vocal group 8Eight, which disbanded in 2014.[2] He was also a member of the disbanded vocal duo Homme from 2010 to 2018.[3] He is currently signed to Big Hit Entertainment as a solo artist.[4]


Lee Hyun released his first solo single album on September 9, 2009. The first song "30분전" ("30 Minutes Ago") a duet with Lim Jeong-hee, the third and final song composed by Bang Shi Hyuk for the "Goodbye" trilogy after Baek Ji-young's "총 맞은 것처럼" ("Like Being Hit By a Bullet") and 8Eight's "심장이 없어" ("Without a Heart"). The music video was released the same day as the album, starring actress Sunwoo Sun. He first performed "30 Minutes Ago" on Music Bank on August 11, 2009.

On November 16, 2009, he participated in the original soundtrack of "천하무적 이평강" ("Invincible Lee Pyung Kang") with the song "천하무적 이평강" ("Breath").

In 2010, he also worked with Changmin of 2AM to produce a collaboration unit named "Homme". They came out with a single titled: "I Was Able To Eat Well" featuring Lee Chae-young. Hyun participated in the original soundtrack of "대물" ("Daemul") with the song "왜 나를 울려요" ("Why Make Me Cry"). In 2012, he released his first full solo album called 'The Healing Echo'.

On 8 October 2012, Lee enlisted for mandatory military service of five weeks of basic training followed by duty as an active soldier for 21 months.[5] In January 2013, Lee co-starred in military musical The Promise. It was co-produced by the Ministry of National Defense and Korea Musical Theatre Association to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of an armistice. It ran from 9 to 20 January at the National Theater of Korea, co-starring actors Ji Hyun-woo, Kim Mu-yeol, Jung Tae-woo; as well as singers Leeteuk of Super Junior and Yoon Hak of Supernova. The musical is centered on a group of soldiers who keeps a promise made to each other during the 6.25 war.[6][7]

In February 2018 Homme disbanded and Lee Hyun continued on as a soloist.[8] On June 28, 2019, Lee Hyun was featured in his labelmates, BTS's, BTS World: Original Soundtrack with the song "You Are Here".


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
The Healing Echo
  • Released: January 2, 2012
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Because You Are You (너니까)
  2. Because of a Woman Like You (너란 여자 때문에)
  3. It's Impossible (불가능해)
  4. You Are the Right Girl (넌 나에게 꼭 맞춤)
  5. I Can't Forget You (못 잊어)
  6. Although You Said So (다며) [acoustic mix]
  7. 30 Minutes Ago (30분전)
  8. You Are the Best of My Life (내꺼중에 최고)
  9. We Can't Love Each Other (우린 사랑해선 안됩니다) (feat. Joo Hee of 8eight)

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions Sales
You Are the Best of My Life
  • Released: February 15, 2011
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. You Are the Best of My Life (내꺼중에 최고)
  2. Slander (악담)
  3. Heartbeat (feat. Song Hee-ran)
  4. Bad Girl (feat. Glam & BTS)
  5. You Make Me Cry (왜 나를 울려요)
"—" denotes release did not chart.


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
As lead artist
"30 Minutes Ago" (30분전)
feat. Lim Jeong-hee
2009 No data* No data* 30 Minutes Ago single album
"Slander" (악담) 2011 27 You Are the Best of My Life
"You Are the Best of My Life" 3
"Although You Said So" (다며)
feat. Mighty Mouth
11 Non-album single
"Because You Are You" (너니까) 2012 5 The Healing Echo
"Senseless Me" (촌스러워서) 20 Non-album singles
"Your Lips" (입술자국) 2017 N/A
"Will There Be a Next?" (다음이 있을까) 2018 N/A
"Burn" (타버려)
with Jeong U
2010 80 No data* Non-album singles
with Han Go-eun
"After Losing You" (널 잃고 보니)
with Kan Mi-youn
2012 62
"At the End of the Winter" (겨울 끝에서)
with Jang Hee-young
2015 72
"It's Raining" (비가 내려와)
with Zia
"Pretty Bae" (예쁜사람)
with Park Bo-ram
Soundtrack appearances
"I Can't Breath" (숨이 막혀) 2009 No data* No data* Invincible Lee Pyung Kang OST
"You Make Me Cry" (왜 나를 울려요) 2010 66 Big Thing OST
"Best Love" (최고의 사랑) 2012 50 Fashion King OST
"My Heartache" (가슴이 시린 게) 4 A Gentleman's Dignity OST
"Engraved in My Heart" (가슴에 새겨져) 48 The King of Dramas OST
"Though It Hurts, It's Okay" (아파도 괜찮아) 2014 91 Birth of a Beauty OST
"Close My Eyes" (눈을 감아도) 2016 Come Back Mister OST
"You Are Love" (그대 사랑) Blow Breeze OST
"Because It's You" (그대라서) Dr. Romantic OST
"You Are Here" 2019 No data* No data* BTS World: Original Soundtrack OST
"Somebody" 2019 No data* No data* Joseon Survival Period OST
"—" denotes release did not chart.
* The Gaon Digital Chart was launched in 2010. Sales data is not available prior to March 2011.


Lee Hyun has starred on variety show "Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2" by KBS.


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Vocal Solo Performance[16] "You are the Best of My Life" Nominated


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  2. ^ Kim, Ji Yeon (2012-10-07). "Lee Hyun to Enter Army on October 8". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Yahoo Singapore. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  3. ^ Park, Su-yun (2018-02-01). "옴므 이창민, 1인 기획사 설립…빅히트와 계약종료" [Homme's Lee Chang-min established one-man agency...ends contract with Big Hit]. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  4. ^ Herman, Tamar (2018-03-22). "BTS's Label, Big Hit Entertainment, Saw Huge Gains In 2017". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (26 September 2012). "8eight's Lee Hyun to enter the Army on Oct. 8". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Star-Studded Army Musical to Open in January". Chosun Ilbo. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (12 December 2012). "Super Junior's Leeteuk and Ji Hyun Woo Participate in Army Musical". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  8. ^ "[공식입장] 이창민, 빅히트와 전속계약 만료 "1인 기획사 설립"". Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  10. ^ "January 2012 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  11. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
    As lead artist:
    Soundtrack appearances:
  12. ^ Cumulative sales of "You Are The Best Of My Life":
  13. ^ Cumulative sales of "Although You Said So":
  14. ^ Sales of "Because You Are You":
  15. ^ Sales of "Senseless Me":
  16. ^ "2011Mnet Asian Music Awards part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2015-01-20.