Lee Hyori (Hangul: 이효리; Hanja: 李孝利; born May 10, 1979) is a South Korean singer. She debuted as a member of the successful K-pop girl group Fin.K.L, but has since become a solo artist. In 2003 she released her debut solo album Stylish which won several Daesangs (a Korean award equivalent to “Artist of the Year”). In 2006, she was the highest-paid female singer in South Korea when she signed a contract with Mnet Media.
Lee adheres to a vegetarian diet for ethical and health reasons and is an advocate for animal welfare and animal rights. In 2012 she published Closer, a photo-essay book that focuses on her everyday life with her dog Soonshim whom Lee adopted from an animal shelter. In the book Lee wrote her thoughts on animal rights and animal shelters as well as her sentiments toward wearing animal fur.
She married musician Lee Sang-soon (guitarist of rock band Roller Coaster) on September 1, 2013 at their vacation home on Mt. Halla in Jeju Island. Unlike most South Korean celebrity weddings which are lavish affairs with thousands of guests, the couple had a small, private ceremony with only 90 of their family members and close friends present. Both members of an animal rights group, the two began dating after they collaborated in July 2011 on a song that Lee Hyori recorded to support animal shelters.
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- August 14, 2020