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Kim So-hyang (born April 5, 1978), credited as Sohyang, is a South Korean singer.

Native name 김소향
Birth name Kim So-hyang
Born (1978-04-05) April 5, 1978 (age 39)
Gwangju, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
Genres Gospel, Pop, K-pop, Pop rock, Classical, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996-present



Sohyang studied French at Kyunghee University.


She made her debut in 1996 with the song "MR", which was released on Naver Music. Despite having a long career in South Korea, she was only able to make her international breakthrough in 2014, when she became the first Korean artist to sing the American national anthem at a NBA game.[1] Sohyang also achieved fame when she sang with Kirk Franklin.[2] Sohyang has participated many times on television music competition programs Immortal Songs 2 and I Am a Singer, winning twice on Immortal Songs 2 with songs "Lean on Me" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

In Disney's movie Moana, Sohyang voiced the protagonist in the Korean-dubbed version, for the singing parts.[3][4]


Sohyang's voice type is a Lyric Soprano, specifically a Full Lyric Soprano. Her vocal range spans from D3 to A6, a total of 3 octaves, 3 notes, and a semitone. She is known for her emotive and powerful vocals with characteristics being a homogeneous, rounded, and bright instrument of remarkable beauty and meticulous control. This skill has been very much well showcased all throughout her career. [5][6][7][8]"[9]


  1. ^ 소향 - 미국 국가 열창 NBA 경기에서
  2. ^ SoHyang(소향) - Lean On Me(with Kirk Franklin)
  3. ^ "Moana". Charguigou. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  4. ^ "YESASIA: Moana OST (Mark Mancina) (Korean Version) CD - Mancina Mark, Movie Soundtrack, Universal Music (South Korea) - Korean Music - Free Shipping". Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Kim SoHyang Vocal Analysis". K-pop Vocalists Vocal Analyses. April 14, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "[Vocal Profile] SoHyang". Diva Devotee. October 19, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ The "Vocal" Point. February 16, 2016 Retrieved December 6, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Vocal Range and Profile: So Hyang". Critic of Music. July 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ ""Korean Mariah Carey", Who is Sohyang?" KpopStarz. KpopStarz, 08 July 2012. Web. 10 Feb. 2017. <>.