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 38)
Origin South Korea
Genres R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter actor
Years active 1996–present
Labels Vinyl Entertainment
Website www.instagram.com/lee_kichan
Lee Ki-chan
Hangul 이기찬
Hanja
Revised Romanization I ki-chan
McCune–Reischauer Lee Kich'an

Lee Ki-Chan (이기찬, born January 10, 1979, in South Korea) is a South Korean soloist musician.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lee Ki-Chan made his debut as a singer when he was a high school student.[2] In 1996, Lee took part in a talent contest held during a radio show and won the grand prize. Since then, Lee 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 attention for 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 three months after its release, 220 thousand copies were sold. The song "Please" was the most popular among its tracks. In November of the same year, Lee released his second album entitled "Indelible Impression." In his third album, Lee Ki-Chan took it upon himself to produce his own songs. As a result, the album reflected Lee’s own personality and characteristics. One of Lee’s most successful songs came later in his fifth album, released in 2001. This song, "Another Love Goes Away," was written by Park Jin-Young (JYP).

Lee continued to produce hit songs on his next two albums. The song "Cold" (sixth album) spent many weeks on top of the chart, and the song "Repeatedly" (seventh album) was considered one of his very best songs. However, Lee Ki-Chan suffered a financial setback on his eighth album in 2004, when he tried to venture into more high-tempo songs. He selected the dance song "I’m Nothing Without You" as the title song and did not see much success. After that, Lee spent three years on hiatus. He decided to go back to ballads as in his ninth album, "Para Ti." The title song "A Beauty" was again a hit.

He attended the Seoul Arts College and Kyunghee University.

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[4] "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. ^ "Lee Ki Chan's bio". Jpop Asia. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Ho, Stewart (10 October 2012). "Lee Gi Chan Sings for 'Arang and the Magistrate' OST". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.

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