Lee Min Woo

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Lee Min-woo( hangul : 이민우; born 28 July 1979), also known mononymously credited asMas a solo artist, is a South Korean entertainer , known as a member of the South Korean boy band Shinhwa . Lee was the first Shinhwa member to debut as a solo artist in 2003, and has since released three studio albums.In 2007, Lee set up his own agency, M Rising Entertainment, to manage his solo activities. He and the other members founded the Shinhwa Company to manage their group activities and became co-CEO with leader Eric Mun . As of November 2012, he has signed with Liveworks Company.

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 Lee Min Woo's Career

Debut with Shinhwaedit

While dancing for his group, Dicky Ducky, as a student at Jeonju Fine Arts School for the Everland dancing competition, Lee was scouted and was the fourth member to join the boy band Shinhwa. Although he started out as a rapper and a singer, he stopped rapping as Shinhwa continued to release albums. As a skilled dancer, he has choreographed some of Shinhwa's dances.[citation needed]

Solo debut in 2003edit

, according to the January 2004 chart sold in excess of 100,000 copies,Two lead tracks were released for promotion: "Just One Night", the lead track from the album is a jazzy slow groove song and "Oh Rain". Then in 2004, Lee reunited with Shinhwa to work on their first album with Good Entertainment,Brand New, released in August 2004.

During this time, Lee recorded and released a single, "If You...", in March 2005. Sales did not reach album levels, but the single managed to sell over 30,000 copies. Again, Lee heavily promoted the single, with many performances of the song "If You...", complete with special dance intros performances of other songs. As opposed to the sophisticated image from his first album, Lee promoted this single with a "handsome" image, as the song was a light pop song. However, when fellow Shinhwa member Shin Hye-sung released his solo debut, Lee stopped performing in order to avoid competing with him.

.Initially released in two versions (including a limited "Lineage II" edition), the album's liner notes showed off a sexier Lee Min-woo, as his new muscular body was clearly displayed; there were many pictures of him in partial attire. Lee used the sexier image for his lead single "Bump!!!", which was a club-oriented dance hit. Complete with an intense video and heavily choreographed performances, the song pushed Lee to the top of the various network charts, and his album sold 80 000 copies in the month of September. To capitalize on this success, Good Entertainment (via EMI Korea, their distributor) released yet another version of the album. However, this one had a completely new cover and special bonus tracks; in addition, there was a bonus VCD. This "Girl Friend edition" was released as Lee moved onto his second single, "Girl Friend", a ballad about a lost love. Lee changed his image once again, displaying a rougher, yet sensitive, image. "Girl Friend" was fairly successful as well, allowing Lee to promote his album for over four months, a rarity in Korea's music industry. The album was ultimately a strong seller, placing 12th in MIAK's year-end charts with over 120,000 copies sold.

2006–2007: M Rising Entertainment and actingedit

The concert was released on DVD in the summer. Lee debut as an actor inWontak's Angel, released in summer of 2006. For the remainder of the year, he rejoined Shinhwa for the released of their 8th albumState of the Art, and the associated promotion along withShinhwa 2006 Asia Tour: State of the Artconcerts. He resumed his solo career at the end of 2006, with a promotional concert at Seoul Melon AX on December 2,followed by another concert in Shanghai on December 4. His end of year activity was participation in new singer Sat's first single, released on December 12.

which also featured bandmate Jun Jin , Kangta of H.O.T , SG Wannabe and actor Song Seung-heon at the Osaka Dome .

, which was in the R&B/dance style of his previous albums. He had composeed nine songs and the album debuted at number three on the chart. Although he intended to release it in the U.S., via CJ Music and CJ Entertainment's global network,it was released in Korea instead.

2008–2011: Mini album and military serviceedit

Lee's third albumM Rizing, sold over 30,000 copies in 2008.[citation needed]Lee's first single from the album was callStomp, where it was number onefor two consecutive days on an online chart.[citation needed]His second single, “The M Style” was also quite popular as well, climbing up the charts just as quickly.[citation needed]Though his songs managed to chart well, the album sales were not as strong as its two predecessors, with the album dropping off the Korean Monthly Chart rather quickly. Lee released his first mini-album,The Sentimental Reasonin February 2008 to coincide with Valentine's Day and White Day . Giving only a limited 13,000 copies, it sold out in less than a month. The mini-album was successful enough for Lee to promote it with two singles, "Just One More Night" and "Believe In Love".

In June 2009, Lee made a comeback with mini album,Minnovation. He collaborated with American producer Outsidaz on title track, "Minnovation", which is infused with electronica and hip hop beats. In January 2010, it was reported that Lee was in a serious car accident on Christmas Eve, in which he sustained some serious injuries.[citation needed]He then heldM′s Suite Roomconcert in February.

Shinhwa Companyedit

throughout Asiaand their first exclusive variety programShinhwa Broadcastpremiered on March 17 2012, on cable channel JTBC .

West Bank Music Festivalin Shanghai from September 30 to October 2, as K-Pop representatives, along with other international as such as Michael Bolton , in front of an audience of 100,000 people.

Lee held hisM Original Christmas Liveconcert on December 23 and 24, 2012. The 4,000 tickets were sold out in two minutes when they went on sale on November 2.

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 Lee Min Woo's Discography

  • Un-Touch-Able(2003)
  • IInd Winds(2005)
  • Explore M(2007)
  • M Rizing(2008)

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 Lee Min Woo's Filmography

Film and television series

YearTitleNotes
2000 Haeng Jin sitcom
2001 Nonstop sitcom
2005 Nonstop 5 sitcom
2006 WonTak's Angel film - akaHoly Daddy

Reality and variety shows

YearTitleNetworkRoleNotes
2013-2015 Dancing 9 Mnet Main Cast Lee Min-woo as one of the "masters" for 'Red Wings'

(Season 1-3)

2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant Lee Min-woo as Sanchoman of Passion Carbonara

(Episode 53-54)

Celebrity Bromance Naver TV Cast Cast with Jungkook ofBTS (Season 8, Episode 35-39)

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 Lee Min Woo's Concerts

  • M Showcase: for 2nd album - September 2005
  • M's Girl Friend: first live concert - 14 and 15 January 2006 - 88 Gymnasium, Seoul
  • M Live Works Concert: Seoul (2, 3 December 2006); Osaka, Japan (28 March 2007); Tokyo, Japan (1 April 2007)
  • M Explore Concert in Seoul: 25, 26 August 2007
  • M Style: "HEY! Get Wild! Dance! Scream!" in Seoul23, 24 and 25 December 2007
  • Explore M 2008: M Style Japan Live in Tokyo: 10, 11 January 2008
  • Wolf M Concert in Seoul: 16, 17 February 2008
  • Back to 'M' Concert in Seoul: 30, 31 May 2008
  • M Rizing Tour Step 1: Club Concert: 25 September 2008 (2 shows)
  • M Rizing Tour Step 2: Concerts in Tokyo: 17, 18 December 2008
  • M Rizing Tour Step 3: Adieu 2008 in Seoul: 31 December 2008 (2 shows)
  • M′s Suite Roomconcert - February 2010
  • M Original Christmas Liveconcert - 23, 24 December 2012

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 Lee Min Woo's Awards

YearsAwards
2004
  • Buzz Award
  • MTV Music Award Japan "Best Buzz In Asia"
2005
  • Golden Disk award
  • SBS Music award
2006
  • Channel V Thailand: Best Asian Artist
  • DongNam Hottrack music award (China)
  • The most favourite Asia artist chosen by the China citizen "Asia Star Family Love Concert Shanghai"
2007
  • Netizen August MVP artists (3rd Place)
  • Viewer's Choice Award

Music showsedit

MnetM! Countdownedit

YearDateSong
2005 October 27 "Bump"

SBSInkigayoedit

YearDateSong
2005 November 20 "Girlfriend"

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 Lee Min Woo's References

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  2. Lee Yong-sung "Lee Min-woo comes back strong with new solo album" Korea Herald. 5 October 2005. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  3. "Event Calendar: Concert: M's Girl Friend". Korea Herald. 24 December 2005. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  4. "M Plans to Give Concert". KBS Global. 2006-07-18. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  5. Lee, Yong-sung (25 January 2007). "Osaka concert features Korean Wave stars". Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  6. "Aguilera to Hold Concert in Seoul June 23–24". KBS Global. 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  7. "신화 이민우(M) 크리스티나 아길레나의 남자로 낙점". Daum (in Korean). 2006-07-18. Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  8. "Ivy to sing at Christina Aguilera's Seoul concert". Star East Asia Entertainment News. 2006-07-18. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
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  10. Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (25 June 2007). "Christina Aguilera Shows Off Impressive Vocals". Korea Times. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  11. "Singer M to Advance to US". KBS Global. Archived from the original on 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  12. Choi, EunHwa "Lee Min Woo's Release on March 2 to Mark the Comeback of Shinhwa" Archived 2015-03-22 at the Wayback Machine. Mnet. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-10
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  14. 신화, 섬뜩한 뱀파이어 변신…23일 10집 발매. Nate News (in Korean). 17 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  15. "Shinhwa to release upcoming 10th album on March 23". 10 Asia. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  16. Hong, Lucia (1 February 2012). "Shinhwa releases teaser video for upcoming concert". 10 Asia. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  17. Suk, Monica (26 March 2012). "CONCERT REVIEW: Shinhwa: Reborn with The Return". 10 Asia. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  18. Park, HyunMin (4 March 2012). "Shinhwa to have Shinhwa Broadcast". Mnet News. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  19. Sunwoo, Carla (22 August 2012). "Lee Min-woo is singing show judge". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  20. Park, HyunMin (27 September 2012). "Shinhwa′s Shin Hye Sung and Lee Min Woo to Sing in Chinese Rock Festival Alongside Michael Bolton". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  21. Sunwoo, Carla (28 September 2012). "Shinhwa boys get Shanghai invite". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  22. Hong, Grace Danbi (12 November 2012). "Shinhwa's Lee Min Woo Partners Up with Liveworks Company". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  23. Choi, EunHwa (5 November 2012). "Shinhwa Lee Min Woo′s Concert Sells Out in Two Minutes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  24. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  25. "Shinhwa's Minwoo (M) to release 10th solo anniversary album 'M+TEN' | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-11-24. 
  26. "Event Calendar: October 2009" Korea Herald. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  27. "2005 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  28. "2007 Mnet KM Music Festival Part1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.

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