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Lee So-ra, one of the foremost renowned vocalists in Korea, explained
The K-pop scene has been set abuzz by reports confirming that BTS’ member Suga is collaborating with singer Lee So-ra for her upcoming single.
“Song Request” (direct translation), written by rapper-songwriter Tablo of hip-hop trio Epik High, is released at 6 p.m. Tuesday night, over a year after the collaboration was first reported within the summer of 2017.
Anticipation has been building for a variety of reasons: The song marks the primary time the BTS member is featured in another artist’s song. Reports also revealed that Suga himself wrote the lyrics for the rapping part of the song. Furthermore, one will see Lee work with Tablo for the primary time in eight years since she was featured in his solo track “Home” from his album “Fever’s End” in 2011.
Suga has said he was inspired by Epik High’s song “Fly” to become a rapper. On Twitter, Tablo wrote last week that he was “honored to write down a song” for Lee.
Ahead of the discharge of the only, here are some essential facts about her.
Having been in a very band before, she debuted as a solo artist in 1995 along with her first album “Lee So-ra Vol. 1.” She soon left a powerful impression on the music scene, because the single “I’m Happy” (direct translation) soared to the highest of the music charts, including KBS’ then-flagship music program “Top 10 Songs.”
Since then, she has released a complete of eight studio albums over the past 20 years, winning praise for her music from both the general public and critics.
Her sixth album, “Eyebrow Moon” (direct translation), led to the singer being named female solo artist of the year at the Korean Music Awards in 2004.
Apart from being a singer, she also had a successful stint as a music show host. Her show “Lee So Ra’s Propose” aired on KBS2 for over five years
Keeping an occasional profile
Despite having enjoyed an excellent deal of success both commercially and artistically, the singer has kept a comparatively low profile in recent months.
After she appeared on the JTBC reality show “Begin Again” in 2017, she has not made a media appearance.
She was set to release her ninth album in 2016 after releasing a digital single written by Kim Dong-ryul, but instead, fans were left hanging.
In October, she released another single, “October Lover,” which can be followed by the new single.
She also released a replacement track, “Into My Heart,” which was released as a part of the soundtrack for the drama series “Encounter.”
“World of Warcraft” player
Lee may be a well-known and self-confessed heavy “World of Warcraft” player.
When rumors began circulating that she had around 8,900 achievement points at that point, she clarified on TV that her score is closer to 6,500.