Lyn (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee.
Lee Se-jin
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Background information
Birth name Lee Se-jin
Also known as Lyn (린)
Born (1981-11-09) 9 November 1981 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres R&B
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments Guitar and bass piano
Years active 2001-now
Labels Good Entertainment (2003–2009)
Live Works Company (2009-2011)
Jun Music Co. (2011-2013)
Music&NEW (2013-2015)
COMPANY919 (2015-Present)
Revised Romanization Rin
McCune–Reischauer Rin
Birth name
Hangul 이세진
Revised Romanization I Sejin
McCune–Reischauer I Sejin

Lee Se-jin (born on Seoul, South Korea on 9 November 1981) is a South Korean R&B singer known professionally as Lyn. She has released ten full albums to date.


Lyn was born in Seoul, South Korea on 9 November 1981. She graduated from Seoul High School and attended University of Seoul.


Lyn was first scouted by an agency because of her voice and from there, she first made her debut under her real name, Lee Se-jin, and released an album.[1] The album sold poorly and was barely known. Lyn then took some time off to train vocally. She made a comeback in 2002 under the name Lyn with her supposedly first album Have You Ever Have A Broken Heart?. It was very successful and was able to shoot her up to one of the top R&B female solo singer of the year. After a surprise two years hiatus, Lyn released her second album Can U See The Bright. The album was very successful, surpassing her previous album with her popular single, "사랑했잖아" (Used To Love). Due to its popularity, the song was eventually covered on another successful singer Lee Seung-gi's album, released in late 2006. Lyn released her third album, The Pride of the Morning, on March 7, 2007, and sold 15,358 copies in that month, placing second in the Music Industry Association of Korea's monthly chart.[2] Again, it was a success and was once again reclaim her title as one of the best R&B female singer. Overall her album sold 25,171 copies. Lyn then released more albums afterwards, and did not become very successful, but in 2009 she made a comeback with her 5th album called 'Let Go, Let In, It's a New Day'.[3][4] In early 2012, she released her 7th album title 'Love Fiction'.[5]

In 2012, she sang "Back in Time" for the soundtrack of period drama Moon Embracing the Sun. She then sang "My Destiny" for My Love from the Star, for which she won "Best Original Soundtrack" at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2014. She is the first artist to win in the category.[6] In 2015, she also sang "Just One Day" for melodrama "Mask", followed by "Such Person" with 4MEN's Shin Young Jae for the drama "Oh My Venus".[7] In 2016 she sang "With You" for the drama Descendants of the Sun.[8]

Lyn collaborated with singer The One at a China programme, "I Am A Singer 3". The episode was broadcast on 27 March 2015.

On October 27, Lyn's label MUSIC&NEW announced on through an official Facebook post [9] that the singer's contract with the company had ended. She would be continuing promotions under her new individual music label COMPANY919.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Lyn married her longtime boyfriend Lee Soo of MC the Max at Conrad Hotel Seoul on 19 September 2014.[11]


Main article: Lyn discography
External Reference: Lyn Discography

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2000: My First Confession
  • 2002: Have You Ever Had Heart Broken?
  • 2004: Can U See the Bright
  • 2005: One and Only Feeling
  • 2007: The Pride of the Morning
  • 2009: Let Go, Let In, It's a New Day
  • 2009: 6½ New Celebration
  • 2010: 6th Part 2 'Candy Train'
  • 2014: Le Grand Bleu
  • 2015: 9X9th

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2011: Metro Sexy 7.
  • 2012: LoveFiction

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Song Result
2004 6th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best R&B Performance "Used to Love"[12] Nominated
2012 14th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST "Back in Time" Nominated
5th Korea Drama Awards Best OST "Back in Time" Won
2013 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Vocal Performance "Breakable Heart" Nominated
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best OST "My Destiny" Won
9th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Drama OST "My Destiny" Won
6th MelOn Music Awards Best OST "My Destiny" Won
16th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST "My Destiny" Won
Yahoo Asia Buzz Award Top Searched Song Of The Year "My Destiny" Won
Seoul Music Awards Best OST "My Destiny" Won


  1. ^ "Lyn". 2006-07-18. Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Album Sales In The Month Of March". MIAK (in Korean). 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Album Sales In The Month Of May". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on 2007-06-17. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  4. ^ "2007 Year-End Chart". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  5. ^ Lee, Yeonjeong (2012-03-15). "린 "린스러운 편안한 노래 담았죠"". Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (28 May 2014). "Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Receive Highest Honors at the Baeksang Arts Awards". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
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  8. ^ Lyn croons 'With You' for 'Descendants of the Sun' OST Part. 7
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  11. ^ "Lyn and Lee Soo tie the knot with blessings from SISTAR, Ailee, Brown Eyed Girls, and more". Allkpop. September 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  12. ^ "2004 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-25.

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