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Lee Hyori to make comeback next year

Singer Lee Hyori has confirmed her return to the spotlight.

After denying speculations around her comeback last month, Lee -- from veteran K-pop girl group Fin K.L. -- is working with composer and producer Kim Hyung-suk on new releases, according to entertainment agency Kiwi Media Group, where Kim serves as chairman, Thursday.

“Since signing on with Kiwi Media Group, Lee has begun her album production,” the company announced. “She will be collaborating with composer Kim Do-hyun, behind Lee’s hit single ‘10 Minutes,’ and Kim Hyung-suk.” 

Lee Hyori (Daum)
Lee Hyori (Daum)

Additionally, the 37-year-old singer will not be performing at this year’s Mnet Asian Music Awards, taking place in Hong Kong on Dec. 2, instead opting to focus on her new releases, according to local media this week.

Earlier this month, Lee collaborated with musicians Lee Seung-hwan and Jeon In-kwon on a new single titled “Tossed Out on the Streets,” which aims to provide solace to Koreans amid the growing political uncertainty facing the nation in recent months.

Lee’s album in progress is slated to be unveiled next year.

By Kim Yu-young (