Kim So-hyang (born April 5, 1978), credited as Sohyang, is a South Korean singer.
|Birth name||Kim So-hyang|
April 5, 1978 |
Gwangju, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
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.
In December 2016, she was awarded the Seoul Success Award in the Culture category.
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. Sohyang also achieved fame when she sang with Kirk Franklin. 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 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.
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.
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