Lee Moon-sae

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Lee Moon-sae
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Background information
Born (1959-01-17) January 17, 1959 (age 60)
South Korea
GenresKorean ballad
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, radio DJ
Years active1978-present
Korean name
Hangul
이문세
Hanja
李文世
Revised RomanizationI Munse
McCune–ReischauerI Munse

Lee Moon-sae (Hangul이문세; Hanja李文世; Korean pronunciation: [iː.munse]; born January 17, 1959)[1][2] is a South Korean ballad singer who is considered an "icon of Korean pop."[3][4] Since his debut in 1978, he has released 15 full-length albums,[3][5] including 1987's When Love Passes By, which sold 2.85 million copies, making it the best-selling album in South Korea to date at the time.[6] He is also well known for being the host of the popular South Korean radio show, Starry Night, on MBC FM, from 1985 to 1996.[7]

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8][9]
I Am a Happy Man (나는 행복한 사람)
  • Released: July 20, 1984
  • Label: Seorabeol Records
  • Format: LP
No data
The Best
  • Released: September 1, 1984
  • Label: Hyundai Accoustics
  • Format: LP
I Don't Know Yet (난 아직 모르잖아요)
  • Released: November 20, 1985
  • Label: King Records
  • Format: LP
  • KOR: 1,500,000+[6]
When Love Passes By (사랑이 지나가면)
  • Released: March 10, 1987
  • Label: King Records
  • Format: LP
  • KOR: 2,850,000+[6]
Standing Under the Shade of a Roadside Tree (가로수 그늘아래서면)
  • Released: September 15, 1988
  • Label: King Records
  • Format: LP
  • KOR: 2,580,000+[6]
That Was Me (그게 나였어)
  • Released: November 1, 1989
  • Label: King Records
  • Format: LP
Old Love (옛사랑)
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Hankook Record Co.
  • Format: CD, cassette
Like an Old Photograph (오래된 사진처럼)
  • Released: September 1, 1993
  • Label: Orange Popular
  • Format: CD, cassette
95 Stage With Composer Lee Younghun
  • Released: January 1, 1995
  • Label: Nice Popular
  • Format: CD, cassette
Dancing Flower (화무)(花舞)
  • Released: January 1, 1996
  • Label: M Project
  • Format: CD, cassette
Sometimes
  • Released: March 28, 1998
  • Label: King Records
  • Format: CD, cassette
Phew - People, Trees and Rest (휴 - 사람과 나무 그리고 쉼)
  • Released: October 1, 1999
  • Label: M Project
  • Format: CD, cassette
6
Chapter 13
  • Released: March 21, 2001
  • Label: EnterOne
  • Format: CD, cassette
14
Red Underwear (빨간 내복)
  • Released: October 16, 2002
  • Label: M Project, BMG Korea
  • Format: CD, cassette
15
New Direction 5
Between Us
  • Released: October 23, 2018
  • Label: KMOONfnd, kakao M
  • Format: CD, Digital download
23 TBA

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1987 Golden Disc Awards Album of the Year When Love Passes By Won [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[Mnet] 이문세 소개". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Choe, Jae-hui (March 19, 2002). "'마지막 공연이란 각오로…': 미국 공연 가는 가수 이문세씨". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Hong, Dam-young (April 22, 2018). "Lee Moon-sae wraps up tour series in New York". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Oh, Se-hun (April 5, 2013). "[인터뷰] 이문세 "로이킴, 눈여겨 봐…음악 정서 나와 맞아"". Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Bae, Seung-hoon (September 9, 2017). "Lee Moon-sae kicks off second half of tour". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "[8090 이 노래 이 명반] 4. 이문세 4집·5집". Busan Ilbo (in Korean). July 23, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Cha, Ye-ji (July 22, 2009). "MBC FM '별이 빛나는 밤에' 40주년/ DJ만 22명 거쳐간 청소년의 친구 같은 방송". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on February 19, 2009. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "March to August 1998 Total Record Sales". Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on September 23, 2001. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "December 1999 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "March 2001 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on November 24, 2004. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "December 2002 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on September 20, 2004. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "May 2015 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "'골든디스크' 비스트 , 이문세 '사랑이 지나가면'으로 헌정 무대". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). January 16, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2018.

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