A South Korean pop singer who first came to prominence with the eighties band Boohwal, Lee Seung-Chul had a rocky road to success, on the one hand earning the title â€˜Emperor of Live Music,' and on the other facing a couple of arrests for drug abuse. Boohwal hit the Korean pop scene in 1985 but after a couple of hit records, the band called it a day, and Lee began his solo career in 1988. He released his first album (a two part affair) in 1989-1990, but was sidetracked by his first arrest for drugs taking. He made a comeback and released a string of hit albums, and -- even in the wake of another arrest -- managed to solidify his career. He began releasing album at about one every two years or so, and in 2002 the reunion of Boowhal was enough to put Lee at the forefront of the K-Pop world. In 2006 Lee released a greatest hits compilation, RUI: The Best Greatest Hits. ~ Chris TruePortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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