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; Tibetan name: དབྱངས་ཅན་སྒྲོལ་མ་, Ingdzin Droma, simplified Chinese: 央金卓玛; traditional Chinese: 央金卓瑪; pinyin: Yāngjīn Zhuōmǎ) is a Chinese singer and songwriter of ethnic Tibetan and Han Chinese origin. She has been a judge on Chinese Idol since 2013.


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). She was born in Shekhazhi, Second city of tibet. Like her mother, who's also a singer and who is of Tibetan ethnicity, 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 in 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. She attributes Forrest Gump as her inspiration.


In 1971, she was born in Shekhazhi, Second city of tibet happily with a big family. 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."

In 1997, CCTV "Half Sky" crew has made a series of talk show and this show made a big change to her fate. At that time, the director of the show thought that Han Hong looks like Zhang Yue [2] who was a very talented TV presenter at CCTV. The director introduced many songs made by Han Hong to Zhang Yue and then Han Hong was invited to be a guest of Zhang Yue's show called " Do not worry about how you looks".[3] Although Han Hong was fat and common-looking, she presented herself in a confident and unique way at the show. After the show, Han Hong got a huge response online.

Popularity in the late 2000s[edit]

In the 1990s, she was considered a frontline singer in the Beijing music scene.[4] She came to prominence after 2002.

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


  • 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)


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