Han Hong (singer)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Han.

Han Hong (simplified Chinese: 韩红; traditional Chinese: 韓紅; pinyin: Hán Hóng; born 1971), Tibetan name Ingdzin Droma (wile Giles spelling: Yangchen Dolma, Tibetan: དབྱངས་ཅན་སྒྲོལ་མ་; simplified Chinese: 央金卓玛; traditional Chinese: 央金卓瑪; pinyin: Yāngjīn Zhuōmǎ), is a Chinese singer and songwriter of mixed Tibetan and Han ethnicity. She has been a judge on Chinese Idol since 2013.

Biography[edit]

Han was born in 1971 in Karub District, Qamdo, Tibet, to a large family.[clarification needed] However, at the age of six, her father died. "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."[this quote needs a citation]

She is one of the most famous female singers in China, and has maintained her diva status since 2003.[1] Han is also a songwriter who specializes in a variety of Chinese folk music. Her signature works are Tibetan Plateau (青藏高原) and Heaven's Road (天路). Like her mother, a Tibetan singer, Han Hong is able to shift quite easily from piercing high pitches to soft low tones. 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. She is also a self-proclaimed philanthropist. When she wrote "It's sunrise (天亮了)", it was about a cable car incident on 3 October 1999, where a cable car fell off the cliff after the cable snapped, where a toddler was saved by his parents but they died. Han went on and adopted him. She also helped with the relief effort in 2008 when her home province suffered a major earthquake. She went on to establish her own fund in 2011, and also lead many rescue missions despite her medical history of altitude sickness.[citation needed] She cites Forrest Gump as a major inspiration.[citation needed]

In the 1990s, she was considered a frontline singer in the Beijing music scene.[2] She came to prominence after 2002.

In 2015 Han participated in Hunan Television's reality music television series I Am a Singer (season 3) in which she came in first place.

Discography[edit]

  • 1998: The Brightness of the Snow (雪域光芒)
  • 2000: We're all Awake (醒了)
  • 2003: Singing (歌唱)
  • 2005: Red (红)
  • 2007: Moved (感动)
  • 2010: Listen to My Sound (听我的声音)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ China.org.cn. "China.org.cn". Chinese pop music since the 1990s p5. Retrieved on 2009-01-10.

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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