Lee Hyori is, without a doubt, one of K-pop's biggest legends. Not only was she part of one of Korea's most iconic girl groups, Fin.K.L, she later went on to launch a solo career that established her as one of the most successful female artists that the country has ever seen.
This week, at a showcase for her sixth studio album Black, the 38-year-old opened up about some of the younger female artists that are impressing her these days.
According to Soompi, the songstress picked MAMAMOO as the girl group she's been enjoying lately.
'MAMAMOO has a special energy on stage," she said. "It’s something different that you can’t gain from practising, more of something you’re born with."
She also gave a surprising answer for whom she thinks of as her successor.
"I actually think IU is post-Lee Hyori," she explained. "Rather than being sexy she has her own musical colour.”
Hyori is currently promoting her comeback single, "Black." You can check out the MV for the song below!
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