Born : March 13, 1980 (1980-03-13)
Origin : Taegu, South Korea
Genre(s) : K-pop, trance
Occupation(s) : Singer, actress
Years active : 1996–present
Website : Hyony.com
She made her movie debut at age 16 in Kkonnip (꽃잎, "Petal").
Before releasing her first solo music she featured as a guest vocalist on the Jo PD single "Fever", also appearing in the music video.
Her early solo work is techno-style dance music. Her first single, Wa (와, "Come") topped the Korean charts for three weeks, while her third, Bakkwo (바꿔, "Change") won awards for Best Song and Most Broadcast Song.
With her fifth album, Passion, she changed to a Latin style of music, complete with Spanish Guitar and flamenco-style tap dance.
Many of her songs are sung in an angry mood, from the point of view of a rejected lover.
Chinese singer Sammi Cheng has sung remakes of many Lee Jung Hyun hits such as Bakkwo (became Mei Fei Se Wu in Mandarin/Sat For - Finale in Cantonese), Wa became "Duk Ga See Chung - Exclusive Trial Singing" and Neo(Nuh) (너, You), which became Tian Yi Wu Feng. The remakes have original (non-translated) lyrics sung in Mandarin.
Lee Jung Hyun also released Japanese versions of her early hits Wa and Heaven in December of 2004, and released her first Japanese album, THIS IS HYONY, in 2006.
Evonne Hsu (许慧欣)'s "Lonely Ballet" (孤单芭蕾/Gu Dan Ba Lei) is also a cover of Lee Jung Hyun's "Michyeo" (미쳐/Crazy)
Lee Jung Hyun has been one of the favourite artist that has been featured on music-rhythm games. Most notably that Lee Jung Hyun has been featured for Dance Dance Revolution.
"Wa" and "Bakkwo" were included in the Korean release of the game Dance Dance Revolution (and on the Japanese DDR 3rd Mix Plus, 4th Mix, and 4th Mix Plus). Fan-made DDR dance steps of her other works are popular with players of DDR simulators.
Nuh (Trance Mix) was also featured on ez2Dancer.
Currently, I'll Give, Going Crazy and many other songs are featured on Audition, an online dance-rhythm game.
- 1999: Let's Go To My Star
- 2000: Peace
- 2001: Magic To Go To My Star
- 2002: I ♡ Natural
- 2004: Passion
- 2006: Fantastic Girl
- 2003: Summer Party
- 2006: This is Hyony #210
- 2005: ワ-come on- #37
- 2004: Heaven #26
- 2005: Passion ~情熱~ / Heavy world #78
- 2001: Tomak: Save The Earth
- 2000: Harpy
- 2000: Scent of Love
- 1999: Route 7
- 1997: Maria and The Inn
- 1997: Push! Push!
- 1996: A Petal