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Lee Hi Profile, Bio, & Facts

Lee Hi

Lee Hi (이하이) is a South Korean singer under AOMG. She made her debut on November 4th, 2012 with the single ‘’

Lee Hi Profile

Stage NameLee Hi (이하이)
Birth NameLee Ha Yi (이하이)
BirthdaySeptember 23, 1996
Active Years2011–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra 
Height156 cm (5’1″)
Weight54 kg (119 lbs)
NationalitySouth Korean
Blood TypeB

Lee Hi Facts:

Early Life

– Lee Hi was born in Sang-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– She went to Seokcheon Elementary School and Sangil Middle School.
– She graduated from Seoul Performing Arts High School in the Department of Applied Music.

Personal Life

– She started working when she was 17.
– Her parents were working class so she was raised by her neighbor.
– She has an older sister who does Jazz music.
– Her mother runs a soy sauce marinated crab restaurant.
– She was given a bracelet with writing, “I’m proud of you” by her sister.
– She said she is an outsider in AOMG because she is the only one in the company who lives far away in Mapo. (GQ Korea)
– She speaks Japanese and Korean.
– Her Chinese zodiac sign is Rat.
– She often goes to a custom LP Bar to listen to Anita Baker.
– Out of all YG artists, Lee Hi was the only one with the least training period.
– All the songs in her albums, whether she has written or picked up, are true representations of how she has lived and how she feels. (Vice)
– She has always admired Epik High’s Tablo.
– She’s scared of the dark.
– Her dad always attends all of her performances.
– Since she never had dance training, she’s a little clumsy at it.
– She usually goes out, hangs out with new people, or travels to seek inspiration for her music.
– She likes listening to H.E.R., Teyana Taylor, SZA, Kehlani, and Dvsn.
– She has loved beauty ever since she was young.
– Lee Hi was nicknamed ‘Monster Rookie’ because of her successful debut.
– During her school days, she used to wear white t-shirts and jeans a lot. (Elle Korea)
– She’s happy that YG didn’t change her music to his standards.
– She has a 50/50 belief on MBTIs.
– Her name means “happiness for a long time”.
– Her beauty routine involves a morning shower, face essence, lip balm, hair oil, face cream, and body lotion.
– She enjoyed the documentary POSE.
– She was teased for her name when she was younger but she’s proud of it now.
– Her hobby is stringing beads.
– She admires Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, the Jackson 5 and Destiny’s Child. (Vogue)
– She can’t live without make up which includes filling the eyebrows with a gel to seal them; a natural curl
and mascara on the top and bottom lashes, and contouring powder.
– She normally has an INTP type but she is ENTP while working.
– She was often mistaken as a boy when she was little because her voice was low.
– She is mostly interested in the Jazz and Blues genre of music.
– Whenever she’s busy, her dad brings her lunch.
– She was a fan of BigBang’s TOP during her trainee days.
– Spending time alone is the most comfortable for her. (Marie Claire)
– Her father named her “Lee HaYi”.
– She is close with 2NE1, Winner, iKON, and BigBang. (Allure)
– Lee Hi’s ideal type is a person whom she can talk to until her phone gets hot and who makes her laugh.
– Whenever she feels cold, she takes a half bath and drinks red wine.
– Her first love was during middle school which was one-sided.


– Lee Hi debuted under YG Entertainment in 2012 and left the agency on December 31, 2019.
– She formed a duo named B&H with 2NE1’s Park Bom and covered Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You”.
– She also formed a duo named HI SUHYUN with Akdong’s musician Suhyun and debuted with the song “I’m Different”.”
– She signed with AOMG in July 2020.
– She appeared in K-pop Star and finished second against Jamie.
– She was going to replace Jamie in the SuPearls, a girl group formed by Kpop Star but was later disbanded.
– She appearanced on King of Masked Singer.
– Lee Hi didn’t receive official trainee lessons prior to her debut. (Billboard)
– She has collaborated with many artists including B.I, Jay Park, Park Bom, Crush, and Sung Si Kyung.

Likes & Dislikes

– She loves listening to warm carols throughout December. (Female Magazine)
– Her favorite shows include Rick and Morty.
– Her favorite songs include “I Like It” by DeBarge.
– She likes listening to CDs and LPs.
– She prefers listening to old Korean songs including Sanulrim, Deulgukhwa, and Choi Baek Ho’s music.
– She hated rules as she didn’t want anyone to invade her freedom.
– She likes colorful stuff.

Food Preferences

– She prefers Americano over Latte.
– She likes to eat Tteokbokki.
– Her dream burger includes 3 patties with 3 cheese slices. (BuzzFeed UK)
– She enjoys eating food with exotic spices.
– She likes to drink wine.
– She is lactose intolerant.
– She likes gluten-free brownies.

Personality & Habits

– According to her, she is not the type to listen and follow other people’s advice.
– Lee Hi said people often misunderstand her as mean and cold-hearted.
– Before she performs she always brushes her teeth.
– She starts craving sweets when she is alone.
– She said she has a stubborn personality.
– When she was younger, she wasn’t outgoing and used to be shy.


– She came under fire for praising former iKON member and soloist B.I for featuring in her song “Savior” as he was under the trial of illegal drug use.

Major Work

– Her popular songs include ‘ONLY’, ‘For You’, ‘Breathe’, ‘HOLO, MY LOVE’, and  ‘NO ONE’.


– Lee Hi won multiple rookie awards in her debut year including ‘Song of the Year’ award, ‘Best Rookie Award’, and ‘New Artist Award’.
– She won the ‘R&B Track of the Year’ award at the Korean Hip-hop Awards for two years consecutively (2021-2022) for her songs ‘Holo’ and ‘Only’.


Instagram: leehi_hi
Youtube: OfficialLEEHI
Twitter: leehi_hi
Fan Cafe: hayilee
Facebook: OfficialLEEHI
Weverse: leehi 

Streaming Platform Links
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