29 April 1988 (age 29)
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Younha (Japanese: ユンナ, Yunna, Korean: 고윤하 (Go Youn-ha)), born April 29, 1988 in Seoul, Korea, is a Korean singer who is signed under Wealive in South Korea. She released her first Korean album, '고백하기 좋은 날' in 2007 and officially stepped into the Korean music scene. Prior to her domestic debut, she she released her first and overall single "ゆびきり" (Yubikiri) in 2004.
Younha started playing the piano at the age of 4. Younha has released seven singles and one album so far in Japan, and an eighth single is slated for release in September, 2006. Her first single, "Yubikiri", contains her only two Korean songs, and was used during the J-Drama series Tokyo Wankei. Her third single was the Bleach anime's 3rd ending theme, "ほうき星" (Houkiboshi; "Comet"). Also on the single "Houkiboshi" was the song "思い出にできない" (Omoide ni Dekinai), used as the ending theme to the movie Tenshi ga Orita hi. Younha also acted in the movie Tenshi ga Orita hi. Younha's debut album included the songs "オレンジの初恋" (Orenji no Hatsukoi) and "マイ☆ラバ" (My Lover), both used in the Game Cube game Bleach GC: Tasogare Ni Mamieru Shinigami.
Her single "手をつないで" (Te wo Tsunaide) is used as the ending theme for the anime series Jyu Oh Sei.
Although she is compared to BoA (because she is a Korean who is active in Japan, speaks Japanese well, and is also one of the few Koreans to rank on the Oricon chart) her style differs greatly in both her music and performance.
Younha also began to compose music recently. The song "かえり道" (Kaerimichi) released on her sixth single, "マイ☆ラバ" (My Lover) is the first song released which she wrote the lyrics to and composed the music for. In addition, she composed the music for the song "homegirl", released on her single, "Te wo Tsunaide".
One of her singles, "今が大好き" (Ima ga Daisuki) and its B-side, "祈り" (Inori), are the opening and ending themes for Shoujo Jang Geum no Yume (Jang Geumi ei Kkoom). Currently, Younha still goes back and forth between Korea and Japan, and she has debuted in Korea with the single "AUDITION", which was also re-released with a new track order, and packaging.
Aside from music activities and promotions, she was the radio host of "Byeori Been-na-neun Ba-me (The Starry Night)" from 2011 to 2014.
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