Kim In-soon, better known by her stage name, Insooni, is a South Korean singer who made her debut in 1978 as a member of Hee Sisters. Since then, she has recorded a total of 19 albums, 14 of them full-length albums. She is acclaimed as South Korea's R&B diva, having garnered a wide range of fans over her 41+ year career. She is one of the few South Korean singers to have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and has earned several top prizes from South Korean music awards. She is distinguished by her rich, throaty voice with wide vocal range on stage. She was born to a South Korean mother and an African American father, who served in the U.S. military in South Korea and was brought up by her mother alone, with the assistance of Pearl S. Buck International's child sponsorship program.
|Birth name:||Kim In-soon (김인순)|
|Labels:||Sosob Blue Sky, Sony Music Entertainment, MAPPS Entertainment|
One of the most famous South Korean rhythm & blues singers, Insooni began her music career in the late 1970s as a member of a group called the Hee Sisters and went on to release numerous solo singles and albums. At one point in her career, she performed at New York's Carnegie Hall.
She released her first solo album, Fate, in 1980.
An occasional Christian music artist as well as an R&B singer, she recorded Korean-language versions of "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace."
A native of South Korea's Gyeonggi Province, she was born of South Korean maternal heritage and African-American paternal descent. Her daughter, Saein, was born in the early 1990s.
She and Bobby Kim are both well known South Korean R&B singers.
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