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Korean female soloist Lee Hyori on the cover of her tune “Miss Korea.” [B2M Entertainment]

Iconic Korean singer Lee Hyori has topped numerous online music charts with her new song in three years.

Lee’s newest self-written tune “Miss Korea” placed first on the real-time music charts of Korean music distribution websites MelOn, Bugs, Mnet and Naver Music on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Korea time, keeping the top spot the day after the song’s much-awaited release on the midday of May 6.

“Miss Korea,” Lee’s pre-released tune from her upcoming fifth album, aims to comfort and cheer up all the women living in this generation by comparing them and herself as contestants of a beauty pageant, an official from her agency B2M Entertainment said in a press release yesterday.

“I feel so happy to be No. 1 and owe it to the support of many people. Actually I was very nervous so it gives me a lot of strength.. I think I’ll be able to practice with a happier heart. Thank you so much,”  the former sexy queen said on her Twitter account after the tune went straight to the top of music charts on Monday afternoon.

Other K-pop singers who dropped their new songs on the midday of May 6 were boy bands 2PM’s third studio record “GROWN,” B1A4’s 4th mini-album “What’s Happening” and comic dance duo UV’s acoustic love song “Because Of You.”

Reporter. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of B2M Entertainment