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Qri in 2017
Lee Ji-hyun

(1986-12-12) December 12, 1986 (age 37)
Goyang, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Years active2009–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationKyuri
Birth name
Revised RomanizationI Ji-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerYi Chihyŏn

Lee Ji-hyun is a South Korean singer and actress. She goes by the stage name Qri. She is known for being the leader of T-ara, which is one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.[1][2] She also has performed as a solo artist and is an actress in television.

Life[change | change source]

Qri was born on 12 December 1986.[3][4] She went to Juyeob High School. Then she attended Myungji University.

Music[change | change source]

Qri at K Collection, Seoul 2012

T-ara[change | change source]

Qri joined T-ara in mid-2009.[5]

In July 2013, Qri became the leader of T-ara.[1]

QBS[change | change source]

Qri, Boram and Soyeon formed QBS in May 2013. QBS was focused on the Japanese market. They released their first song in 2013. It is called Kaze no You ni (風のように, Like the Wind).

Acting[change | change source]

In September 2009, Qri has a role in the television drama Queen Seondeok.[6]

In 2010, she had a cameo appearance in the drama Master of Study.[7] Later that year she had a lead role on KBS's drama Southern Trader Kim Chul Soo's Update.[8] Qri also made a cameo appearance in SBS' drama Giant.[9]

In 2011 she was in KBS' drama King Geunchogo with fellow T-ara member Hahm Eun-jung.[10]

List of albums[change | change source]

Year Album Song Notes
2013 Bunny Style! "Shabondama no Yukue (シャボン玉のゆくえ)" with Boram
"Do we Do we" Solo
2017 What's My Name? "Diamond" Solo

Movies and television[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Cameo
2011 Gisaeng Ryung Cameo

Television series[change | change source]

Year Network Title Role Notes Ref
2009 MBC Queen Seondeok Young Mo, daughter of Hajong Supporting Role [6]
2010 KBS Master of Study Cameo [7]
2010 Bubi Bubi Herself
2010 KBS Southern Trader Kim Chul Soo's Updates Lee Kyung Supporting Role [8]
2010 SBS Giants Cameo [9]
2011 KBS King Geunchogo Princess Bu Yeo-jin Supporting Role [10][11]
2015 Naver TV Cast Sweet Temptation Qri Web Drama

Variety shows[change | change source]

Year Title Network
Law of Unchanging Love O'live
2009 Mnet Scandal Mnet
2010 Dream Girls Mnet
Hello Baby KBS
Bouquet MBC
2011 Win Win KBS2
Challenge 1000 Song
1 vs. 100 KBS
2012 Naughty Boys JTBC
2013 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2
2014 Witch Hunt JTBC
2015 Idol Star Athletic Championship 2015 MBC
2016 Idol Intern King Oksusu

Awards[change | change source]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Dr. Gloderm Best of Beauty The Brightest Skin Female Singer Award Won
2017 LBMA Star Award Korean Wave Star Award Won

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Qri Becomes T-ara's New Leader Ahead Of Group's Six-Member Comeback". Popdust. 14 July 2013. Archived from the original on 14 January 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. Nannar, Nina (May 9, 2017). "Ten best selling girl groups of all time". ITV News. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. Birthdate Archived October 30, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  5. (in Korean) ‘티아라’ 여섯 멤버들을 소개할게요. Donga. August 07, 2009.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Queen Seon-deok Cast (Korean Drama - 2009) - 선덕여왕". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Master of Study (Korean Drama - 2010) - 공부의 신". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Drama Special - The State of South Korean Trader Kim Cheol-soo (Korean Drama - 2010) - 드라마 스페셜 - 남파 트레이더 김철수씨의 근황". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Giant (Korean Drama - 2010) - 자이언트". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  10. 10.0 10.1 (in Korean) 티아라 은정·큐리, '근초고왕' 대본연습 사진공개 . Starnews. April 12, 2011.
  11. "King Geunchogo Cast (Korean Drama - 2010) - 근초고왕". HanCinema. Retrieved 2017-11-20.

Other websites[change | change source]

Qri at IMDb