Lee Ha Yi, better known by her stage name Lee Hi, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. She is known as the runner-up of SBS’ “K-pop Star” Season 1.
Her debut single “1, 2, 3, 4”, was released on October 28, 2012, and reached number one with first-week sales of 667,549 downloads. On November 30, 2012, Lee Hi also had her first performance at the Mnet Asian Music Awards with fellow labelmate Epik High for the song “It’s Cold” from the 99 album.
Her first full-length album “First Love” was released in two parts. Part 1 was released on March 7, 2013, and part 2 was released on March 28, 2013.
On September 19, SBS drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo released Epik High and Lee’s soundtrack “Can You Hear My Heart”, following Lee’s soundtrack “My Love” on October 3.
In June 2020, Lee joined as a cast member for the fourth installment of JTBC show Begin Again from episode 4 to 6. Ahead of her comeback with digital single “Holo”, on July 22, AOMG revealed they had recruited Lee under the label and in result signed an exclusive contract with her.