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

Sohyang
소향
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

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 vocal type is a Lyric Soprano, specifically a Full-Lyric Soprano. Her vocal range spans from D3 to A6 (supported range from G#3 to E6), 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]

FilmographyEdit

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2012 I Am a Singer 2 MBC Contestant
2014–2016 Immortal Songs 2 KBS2 Contestant, 5 Episodes, 2 wins
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant, Episodes 105–118, 6 wins

Sohyang: Immortal Song 2 Episodes ListEdit

Main Article: Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend

Date Episode Title Episode No. Song Performed
October 18, 2014 Michael Bolton Special Ep.169 Lean on Me
February 21, 2015 Traditional Folk Songs Special Ep.187 Arirang Alone (홀로 아리랑)
May 9, 2015 English Pop Songs Special Ep.198 Bridge Over Troubled Water
December 26, 2015 The Immortal Big Match Special Ep.231 Everyone (여러분)
July 23, 2016 Summer Story With Friends Special Ep.261 Childish Adult (어른 아이) ft. JK Kim Dong-Wook

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>.