Lee Hyori is almost undeniably the K-pop queen and on a recent episode of ‘Storyon Woman Show,’ she chose IU as the hoobae artist that has potential to surpass her.
She was asked if there is a singer that is able to follow her footsteps, to which she answered, “I think there is just only one of me. Of course, there are others who have cool charms as well, but everyone has their own unique charms, so I don’t think I can say there is an artist who is exactly like me.”
She also stated, “As I promote as a solo artist, I think of Uhm Jung Hwa sunbae. Whenever I have these thoughts, ‘Aren’t I too old now? I think I’m too old to be a dance singer now…’, I think of Uhm Jung Hwa senior.”
She continued, “I think that I should be a sunbae artist who also gives courage to my hoobaes. Whenever my hoobaes get worn out and feel like quitting, I want them to think, ‘Ah, there is still Hyori unni. I want to try it like Hyori unni.’ So I’d be happy if I can serve as that kind of inspiration, but if they were to follow me in the sense that they set out trying to do everything the same as me, I don’t think they will end up like me.”
She finally concluded, “If I were to talk about a hoobae artist who might continue in my footsteps, I want to mention IU. She is a hoobae who has the potential to go much farther than me [in her career] with her totally different charm.”
Do you think IU would be Lee Hyori’s successor?
Article by: Emily
Edited by: Karolina
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