They say popularity will one day pass, but Lee Hyori says otherwise.
Lee Hyori was chosen as the most successful celebrity that debuted in an idol group and went solo by 10 of 12 experts. Unlike other idols whose popularity fades after a group"s disbandment, Lee Hyori has become insanely more popular after she decided to go independent. She has surpassed the Fin.K.L days, at least in terms of popularity. Experts say, "She has exceeded being just an idol and has emerged as an icon of this generation, a female entertainer."
One music critic stated, "Lee Hyori has shifted the paradigm of the entertainment industry after 2000. In the late 1990"s, girl groups only know how to be innocent or cute, but Fin.K.L"s Lee Hyori tried the sexy concept for the first time with "Now." After her solo debut, she showed off her confidence through "Ten Minute," and even set herself apart from other sexy singers that are obsessed with simply taking clothes off