Katherine Ho

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Katherine Ho
Born (1999-07-13) July 13, 1999 (age 19)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationSinger, student
Home townThousand Oaks, California

Katherine Ho (何光玥) is a singer known for her performance of Coldplay's Yellow in Chinese for the 2018 film, Crazy Rich Asians.[1][2] The song has reached No. 1 on Spotify Viral 50 Global chart.[3] Previously, she appeared in season 10 of The Voice.

Early life[edit]

Katherine was born on July 13, 1999. At age 5, she started taking piano lessons. At age 9, she started singing.[4]


In 2015, Katherine attended Grammy Camp.[4] In 2015, 2016 and 2017, she attended A Cappella Academy. Katherine graduated from Westlake High School, Thousand Oaks, California in 2017. As of 2018, Katherine is attending University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.[1] She is majoring in biology with a minor in songwriting.[5]


In September 2014, Katherine performed at the 626 Night Market in Santa Anita Racetrack venue in Arcadia, California. [6] In 2017 and 2018, she hosted and performed at Luna New Year Celebration at Santa Monica Place.[7] Although still a college student, she became notable for recording the song Coldplay's Yellow in Mandarin, as one of the songs on the soundtrack of the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Truong, Peggy (2018-08-16). "Meet Katherine Ho, the Voice Behind Your Favorite Song from the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Soundtrack". Cosmopolitan.
  2. ^ ""Crazy Rich Asians": Meet the Chinese singer who turned Coldplay's "Yellow" into a Mandarin anthem". Newsweek. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  3. ^ "Mandarin Coldplay Cover From 'Crazy Rich Asians' Hits #1 On Spotify Charts". Pedestrian TV. 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  4. ^ a b "Katherine Ho". Grammyintheschools.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Chiu, Allyson (August 20, 2018), "Owning 'Yellow': How 'Crazy Rich Asians' singer turned a Coldplay song into a Mandarin anthem", The Washington Post
  6. ^ "Katherine Ho Live Performance - Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran". YouTube. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lunar New Year Preview at Santa Monica Place". KTLA. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Sun, Rebecca (August 19, 2018). "Crazy Rich Asians: Read the letter that Convinced Coldplay to Allow Yellow in the Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 23, 2018.

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