Lee Soo-man

1952 - Today

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Lee Soo-man (born 18 June 1952) is a South Korean record executive and record producer who is best known for being the founder of SM Entertainment, a multinational South Korean entertainment company based in Seoul. He has also been referred to as the "president of culture", as he pioneered the Korean Wave. Lee debuted as a singer in 1971, while he was a student at Seoul National University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Soo-man has received more than 962,395 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Lee Soo-man is the 400th most popular musician (up from 514th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from South Korea (down from 34th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South Korean Musician.

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Among musicians, Lee Soo-man ranks 400 out of 2,675Before him are Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Winter, Fred Durst, Bud Powell, Géza Anda, and Michael Schenker. After him are Bert Kaempfert, Rubén González, David Popper, Martin Gore, Rudolf Serkin, and Jean-Pierre Rampal.

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Among people born in 1952, Lee Soo-man ranks 88Before him are Jonathan Frakes, Verónica Castro, Michael Jeter, George Strait, Michael Massee, and Shohreh Aghdashloo. After him are Yuriko Koike, Joel Silver, Udo Dirkschneider, Santillana, Vandana Shiva, and Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Lee Soo-man ranks 101 out of 774Before him are Heonjong of Goryeo (1084), Jang Yeong-sil (1400), Chung Sye-kyun (1950), Won Gyun (1540), Shin Kyuk-ho (1921), and Gongyang of Goryeo (1345). After him are Hwang Kyo-ahn (1957), Kim Kyu-sik (1881), Kim Seong-su (1891), Chungjeong of Goryeo (1338), Park Chan-wook (1963), and Kim Jong-pil (1926).

Among MUSICIANS In South Korea

Among musicians born in South Korea, Lee Soo-man ranks 2Before him are Nam June Paik (1932). After him are Yiruma (1978), Myung-whun Chung (1953), Suga (1993), Yang Hyun-suk (1970), Zico (1992), Jung Yong-hwa (1989), Eun Ji-won (1978), Kang Min-hyuk (1991), Lee Jong-hyun (1990), and Seong-Jin Cho (1994).