Wax (singer)

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Wax
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Background information
Birth nameCho Hye-ri
Born (1976-05-31) May 31, 1976 (age 42)
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1998–present
Associated actsDOG
Stage name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationWakseu
McCune–ReischauerWaksŭ
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJo Hye-ri
McCune–ReischauerCho Hyeri

Cho Hye-ri (Hangul: 조혜리; born May 31, 1976), better known as Wax (Hangul: 왁스), is a South Korean pop singer and musical actress.[1] She debuted in 1998 as the lead vocalist of the rock band DOG. She released her first solo album, The Diary of Mom, in 2000.[2] Wax made her acting debut in 2007 with a main role in the musical Fixing My Makeup, the plot of which is based on her hit song of the same name.[3]

Biography[edit]

Wax was born on May 31, 1972, with the birth name Cho Hye-Ri. Cho graduated from the Department of Postmodern Music at Kyung Hee University. Although she has been professionally active since 1998, her personal life has been mostly veiled from the public.

Career[edit]

Her debut as a singer was as lead vocalist of the band Dog in 1998. The band only released one album, DOG-1st. The title track of the album was "Kyung Ah's Day", and the album also included nine other songs. After Dog disbanded, she made her solo debut with the stage name Wax in 2000. Her debut album as a soloist was Vol. 1: The Diary of Mom, with a debut song called "Oppa", a cover version (without the suggestive lyrics) of Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop". As of 2012, she has released nine full-length albums and nine other albums. In addition, she has released songs for the original soundtracks of several dramas.

In 2007, Wax made her debut as a musical actress. She was cast as the main actress for the musical Fixing My Makeup, which had a plot based on her song of the same name.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4][5]
The Diary of Mom (엄마의 일기)
  • Released: November 13, 2000
  • Label: J-Entercom
  • Formats: CD, cassette
7
  • KOR: 103,225+[6]
Fixing My Makeup (화장을 고치고)
  • Released: August 9, 2001
  • Label: Daeyeong A/V
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3
  • KOR: 702,443+[7]
Please (부탁해요)
  • Released: July 5, 2002
  • Label: Daeyeong A/V
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2
  • KOR: 603,173+[8]
Relation (관계)
  • Released: September 18, 2003
  • Label: J-Entercom
  • Formats: CD, cassette
11
  • KOR:149,530+[9]
Goodbye
  • Released: November 2, 2005
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
N/A
Because All Love is Like That (사랑은 다 그런거니까)
  • Released: December 1, 2006
  • Label: Yedang Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Women Live Off Love (여자는 사랑을 먹고)
  • Released: January 10, 2008
  • Label: Vitamin Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
35
Always You
  • Released: July 2, 2009
  • Label: Vitamin Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
No data No data
Fall In... 4 No data
Now And Forever
  • Released: December 4, 2012
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
14 No data
"—" denotes album did not chart.

OST and Singles[edit]

Date Track Title(s)
2009.08.26 Can't Cry (울면 안돼) Non-Album Single
2010.10.29 Two Women (두 여자) Love, In Between (두 여자) OST
2011.02.25 Heart Is Empty (가슴이 뻥 뚫려) Digital Single
2011.03.30 Lucky Single
2012.01.03 I Love You (사랑한다) Lights and Shadows (빛과 그림자) OST Part 2
2012.03.30 Stay Crying (울고도 남아서) Dummy Mommy (바보엄마) OST Part 1[11]
2012.10.30 The Teardrops Are Falling (떨어진다 눈물이) Missing You (보고싶다) OST Part 1[12]
2013.07.18 Dear Love (사랑아) The Blade and Petal (칼과 꽃) OST Part 1
2013.11.19 Love Wind (사랑 바람) Empress Ki (기황후) OST Part 2
2014.01.09 Coin Laundry (사랑한 적도 없는) Non-Album Single
2015.10.08 Not My Mind (내 맘 같지 않아) Non-Album Single
2015.11.20 Wind Watch (바람시계) (feat. BtoB's Ilhoon) Digital Single Vol.2
2016.01.24 Tears I Just Cry (그냥 눈물이 나) My Mom (엄마) OST Part 4
2016.07.13 Just One Shot (딱 한잔만) Non-Album Single (with SSJ (서사장))
2016.11.01 You Are You Are You Are (너를 너를 너를) Non-Album Single

Compilations[edit]

Year Title
2004 Wax Best of Best - Best Day & Night
2004 The Selection Of Wax

Remake[edit]

Year Title
2010 Unplugged Side A (리메이크 앨범)
2010 Unplugged Side B (리메이크 앨범)

Overseas[edit]

Year Title
2002 02 (Overseas Version)

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 - KBS: Singer of This Year Award
  • 2001 - MBC: Singer of The Teens Award
  • 2001 - Mnet: Best Music-video Award
  • 2001 - 16th Golden Disk Award
  • 2002 - 17th Golden Disk Award
  • 2003 - SBS: Field of Ballad Award
  • 2003 - KMA: Singer of This Year Award
  • 2003 - 18th Golden Disk Award
  • 2004 - Achievement Award from Kyung Hee University[citation needed]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best New Female Artist "Oppa"[13] Won
Music Video of the Year (daesang) "Fix My Make-up"[13] Won
Best Ballad Performance Nominated
2002 Best Female Artist "Please" (부탁해요)[14] Nominated
2003 "Relationship" (관계)[15] Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "왁스 소개" [Wax Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ Yang, Seung-jun (2018-02-09). "북 예술단 선곡에 놀란 왁스 '누가 '여정' 골랐을까요?'". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  3. ^ "왁스와 함께 하는 로맨틱 뮤지컬 '화장을 고치고'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  4. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean).
  5. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean).
  6. ^ "February 2001 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  7. ^ "October 2002 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  8. ^ "March 2003 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  9. ^ "November 2003 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2005-11-19. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  10. ^ "January 2008 K-pop Album Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2005-11-19. Retrieved 2009-02-28.
  11. ^ "Wax releases her OST track for SBS drama 'Dummy Mommy'". Allkpop. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  12. ^ Ho, Stewart (30 October 2012). "Wax Sings for the First Part of I Miss You's OST". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  13. ^ a b "2001 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  14. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  15. ^ "2003 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-20.

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