The 16-year-old proves that she did not come from a cookie-cutter mould with her first release that draws musical influences from soul, jazz and R&B
LEE HI / FIRST LOVE
Born in 1996, Lee Hi got her start in the music business only last year when she auditioned for South Korea's popular reality show Survival K-Pop Star, and came second after Park Ji-min (who, alongside Baek Yerin, make up girl duo called 15&). The then 15-year-old pop star in the making got signed by YG Entertainment, one of the most influential K-Pop labels whose roster includes international phenomena like Big Bang, 2NE1, and, most recently, PSY of Gangnam Style fame.
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