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Singing stars Jang Yoon-ju and Lee Hana
by | September 14, 2008 | 12 Comments

Now, this is something I’ll be looking out for: Actress Lee Hana and top model Jang Yoon-ju will be displaying their musical skills in an upcoming cable program called Jang Yoon-ju’s 29 on Mnet.

Lee appeared on Jang Yoon-ju’s 29 to converse with the model about acting, music, and marriage. They also had an impromptu duet, with Lee showing off a song she wrote and Jang performing one from her upcoming album, followed by songs by Keren Ann (“Right Now & Right Here”) and Cardigans (“Carnival”).

Lee Hana, the daughter of a songwriter, is by now well-known for her singing ability. Jang Yoon-ju, one of Korea’s most successful models and one of three model-judges of the reality show I Am A Model, is prepping her own solo album and featured her vocals on a song by musician Jung Jae-hyung, which you can listen to here.

The show airs on September 16.

Via Mk.co.kr


12 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. missmanderley

    i’ve heard lee hana sing in that one episode of Sang Sang Plus… ang i must say… her voice is wonderful.

  2. belleza

    Apparently in university, she used to do modeling gigs in order to pay for her guitars. Even going back to 2005, her candids were often with her guitars. I think on Sang Sang Plus, it said that she originally wanted to be a bossa nova artist, but that didn’t work out.

    Alrightie, Ultimate Lee Ha Na Time . . .

    Lee Ha Na covering Rachael Yamagata’s “Be Your Love”

    Lee Ha Na playing keys and covering Harlem Blues

    Lee Ha Na covering the Korean version of Pokarekara Ana (Women in the Sun SPOILER ALERT)

    Lee Ha Na covering 1994 (don’t know the full title — Kim Bum Soo covered this for the movie “The Way Home”)

    Lee Ha Na at a fanmeeting covering White Dandelion (from When Spring Comes)

  3. rocketfuel

    Dramabeans + anyone else,

    Do you know of any young talented up-and-coming Asian American artists/singers living on the West Coast looking for a chance to perform in front of 6,000 people? Let me know!

  4. Elaine

    Aww, I love her voice.
    She’s so much better than some of the actual singers out there ♥

  5. merriwether

    Lee Hana singing Knocking on Heaven’s Door in a drama.


    Her voice is lovely. I’ve been a fan of her acting since Alone in Love.

  6. ladolcevitaaaaa

    I’m looking forward to this duet. I’ve been a fan of Lee Hana’s singing, as well as acting, since I first saw her on Sang Sang Plus a while back singing Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me,” and Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” Her voice is really soothing to listen to, and so it didn’t come as a surprise to learn of her musical roots (father and major in college). I haven’t heard Jang Yoon Joo singing before, so that’d also be interesting to hear. All I knew about her was that she was one of the judges on I Am Model and that she’s a pretty well-known model in Korea. Thanks for the info dramabeans.

    Rocketfuel: I, personally, would recommend Lydia Paek from the dance team Quest. I don’t know her 411 but I’m assuming you can get in contact with her through the contact person from Quest: Steve Terrada – [email protected].

    This is Lydia singing Turn Your Lights Down Low:

    this is Quest’s myspace website:

    or you should also try:

    Amanda Lee, who is another upcoming Asian American singer from the DC area.
    this is her youtube account:

  7. ladolcevitaaaaa

    sorry, double posted by accident.

  8. rocketfuel


    I’ve seen Lydia Paek at ISA concert…..and we’ve already had Quest perform for us twice….but I can’t say we’ll be using them a 3rd time. I’m not too high on either of them as dancers though, but the kids love them.

    Amanda Lee is dope…too bad she’s in DC. I have a soft spot for people who rely on their own abilities in writing and performing music…

    If you know more, let me know!

  9. snoopy

    I saw on the lineup for Grand Mint festival the name of Lee Hana. Is it the same one you’re talking about here?

  10. 10 Lynn

    Now here is an actress who can acutally sing! Lee Hana has a great voice and I’m really looking forward to the show!

  11. 11 amy

    i like jyj’s voice a lot!

  12. 12 ladolcevitaaaaa

    Rocketfuel: i don’t know if you’ll still read this post since it’s been a while, but here are some others:
    Priscilla Ahn – half-Korean – she’s already pretty established and has been featured on the ABC’s hit show Grey’s Anatomy

    Jane Lui – Chinese-American – winner of the Kollaboration competition this year

    Jennifer Chung – Korean-American from UCI

    AJ Rafael – Philipino-American from Berklee but resides in Cali

    Marshall Bang – Korean-American

    also, Lydia is a great singer, apart from being a b-girl; I’m not sure if that was what you were referring to. hope this helped.

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