Han Hong (singer)

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Han Hong
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Hán Hóng (Mandarin)
Birth name Yangchen Drolma
Born (1971-09-26) 26 September 1971 (age 45)
Chamdo County, Chamdo, China
Occupation
  • Singer
Genre(s)
Instrument(s)
Years active 1993–Present
Ancestry Dezhou, Shandong, China

Han Hong (simplified Chinese: 韩红; traditional Chinese: 韓紅; pinyin: Hán Hóng; Tibetan name Yangchen Drolma དབྱངས་ཅན་སྒྲོལ་མ་, simplified Chinese: 央金卓玛; traditional Chinese: 央金卓瑪; pinyin: Yāngjīn Zhuōmǎ), is a singer and songwriter of mixed Tibetan and Han ethnicity. She was born in Chamdo on September 26, 1971. Like her mother, a Tibetan singer, Han Hong is able to shift quite easily from piercing high pitches to soft low tones. Tibetan music includes three genres: folk, court, and Buddhist. Folk songs are further divided into drinking songs, wedding songs, wedding songs, battle songs, riddle songs, and ditty songs.[1] Han Hong is one of the most popular Chinese female musicians who specializes in a variety of Chinese folk music. Most of Han's work reflect the Tibetan culture, but Han also use elements of Jazz, R-n-B, Rock-n-Roll and Latin music in her music work.[2]

By 2016, Han Hong has generated over 13 million fans on her Weibo account. In Oct 2015, she became the CEO of Hualu Entertainment company, which includes businesses of creating Television episodes, creating original shows, and managing performances.[3]

Biography[edit]

At the age of six, Hong's father died.[4]"My father has left us, our life has been going worse and worse since his death. Because my mother was extremely busy working as an actor, I did not have a happy childhood at all."

Han Hong started composing in 1993. She has written a number of popular songs for other singers.[5] She has maintained her diva status since 2003.[6] She performed in a Chinese television gala broadcast after the Olympic closing ceremony on August 24, 2008. She also performed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony on September 5, 2008.

In the 1990s, she was considered a frontline singer in the Beijing music scene.[7] She came to prominence after 2002.

Significant Music Works[edit]

Han's signature works are Tibetan Plateau (青藏高原) and Heaven's Road (天路). Tibetan Plateau is very famous and went international. Vitas, the famous Russian singer, sang this song in duet (video is below) at the BTV [television] Spring Global Gala 2010.[8]

Heaven's Road is a folk song released on April 20, 2005 in her Album "Moved" to celebrate the opening of a railway to Tibet in 2006.[9]

TV shows[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1998: The Brightness of the Snow (雪域光芒)
  • 2001: We're all Awake (醒了)
  • 2002: Singing (歌唱)
  • 2003: Red (红)
  • 2005: Love song Fairy Tale (恋曲神话),Moved (感动)
  • 2009: Listen to my Voice (听我的声音)
  • 2011: Red Song (红歌)

Social and Charity Activities[edit]

  • 2008: Helped with the relief effort when her home province suffered a major earthquake. Han led and donated 200 thousand Chinese dollar.[10]
  • 2012: Established her own charity organization, Han Hong Love and Charity Fund.
  • 2015: Launched the "Hundred people rescue Guizhou Province" Campaign, and provide treatment for total 1000 cataract patients. Donated money to construct 10 countryside emergency rooms, buy 30 cars for medical treatment, and 10000 medicine boxes.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuan, Haiwang; Kunga, Awang; Li, Bo (2014-11-25). Tibetan Folktales. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781610694711. 
  2. ^ "Han Hong". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  3. ^ "韩红脱下军装当老板 以董事长兼CEO新身份亮相(图)". news.ifeng.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  4. ^ "韩红家庭背景太恐怖 韩红父母真实身份揭秘_尚之潮". www.shangc.net. 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Han Hong". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  7. ^ China.org.cn. "China.org.cn". Chinese pop music since the 1990s p5. Retrieved on 2009-01-10.
  8. ^ Song, Russia (2012-05-05). "Vitas International: Tibetan Plateau". Vitas International. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  9. ^ Murray, Jeremy A.; Nadeau, Kathleen M. (2016-08-31). Pop Culture in Asia and Oceania. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781440839917. 
  10. ^ "天灾无情人有情 "韩红爱心救援行动"进行中-搜狐音乐". music.yule.sohu.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  11. ^ ""百人援贵"圆满收官 韩红洒泪要健康不再偏远_娱乐_腾讯网". ent.qq.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 

Awards and Achievements[edit]

Awards and achievements
Top Chinese Music Chart Awards
Preceded by
Na Ying
Best Female Artist, mainland China
2004
Succeeded by
Ding Wei
Preceded by
Ding Wei
Best Female Artist, mainland China
2006
Succeeded by
Jin Haixin