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

Sohyang
Sohyang performing In the flower garden.jpg
Background information
Native name 김소향
Birth name Kim So-hyang
Born (1978-04-05) April 5, 1978 (age 39)
Gwangju, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
Genres

Rock, R&B, Pop, CCM,

Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996-present

Contents

BiographyEdit

Sohyang studied French at Kyunghee University.

At the age of 20, when Sohyang was freshly married, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer which she survived but now she cannot bear any children.

Sohyang is the sister-in-law of DNCE's JinJoo Lee. They have a really close relationship which is often showcased on social media accounts like Jinjoo's Instagram profile.

In December 2016, she was awarded the Seoul Success Award in the Culture category.

CareerEdit

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]

In the first half of 2017, Sohyang appeared on MBC's King of Mask Singer as a contestant for the show's 2nd anniversary and became the winner six consecutive times (Generation 53-58), making her the female singer with the highest number of consecutive wins ever achieved (second highest overall) before losing her crown in July 2017 and departing from the show.[5]

VoiceEdit

Sohyang's voice type is a Lyric Soprano, specifically a Full Lyric Soprano. Her vocal range spans from D3 to A6 (supported range from G3 to F6), 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.[6][7][8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  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". www.yesasia.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  5. ^ Im Joo-hyun (July 2, 2017). "[★밤TView]'복면가왕' 흥부자댁은 소향..新가왕 MC햄버거". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved July 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Kim SoHyang Vocal Analysis". K-pop Vocalists Vocal Analyses. April 14, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "[Vocal Profile] SoHyang". Diva Devotee. October 19, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  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. <http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/10206/20120708/who-is-sohyang-i-am-a-singer-2.htm>.