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Biography

  • Born

    2 May 1992 (age 27)

  • Born In

    Iksan, Jeonrabugdo, Korea, Republic of

Lee Sun-mi (Hangul: 선미; born May 2, 1992 in Iksan, North Jeolla, South Korea), referred to as Sunmi, is a South Korean singer. She debuted in 2007 as a member of South Korean girl group Wonder Girls and left from the group in January 2010 to pursue her academic career.

After three years hiatus from the music scene, Sunmi started her career as a soloist in August 2013 with her first digital single, "24 Hours". It was the lead single off her debut , Full Moon (2014). The song peaked at number two on South Korea's , number three on Billboard's Korea K-pop Hot 100, and number thirteen on Billboard World Digital Chart, while the album charted at number twelve.

In 2015, Wonder Girls returned to music scene after two years hiatus with band formation and Sunmi also confirmed to re-joining the group after departure in 2010. In August, the group's third and final album Reboot was released, with Sunmi co-writing and co-producing three of its tracks. The group later disbanded in 2017 after Sunmi and Yeeun decided to not renewed their contract with . She signed with MakeUs Entertainment and continued her solo career.

She released a single album titled "Sunmi Special Edition (Gashina)" as well as the title track of the name same on August 22, 2017. It was her first release under MAKEUS after leaving JYP in January 2017 and her first solo comeback in three years. Gashina was a success in South Korea, having sold over 1,900,000 digital downloads in 2017. According to the Gaon Music Chart, it was the 32nd best-selling song of the year. The song also debuted at number 3 on the US World Digital Song Sales in the week ending September 9, 2017.

Sunmi returned with a single titled "Heroine" on January 18, 2018. She described the single as a prequel to her previous one Gashina.
On September 4, 2018, Sunmi released her second EP titled Warning along with the lead single "Siren". Siren received an all-kill on six local music charts.

On March 4, 2019, Sunmi released her single "Noir". She returned on August 27 with her fourth digital single titled "Lalalay".

Sunmi can play the bass and she currently attends Dongguk University majoring in musical theater. She is also fluent in English.

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