Sweet singer-songwriter Go Younha celebrated her tenth year in the music industry this year, and released her comeback, a melodic post break-up ballad called What Does My Heart Become this week.

A huge fan of Japanese drama and music, Younha dropped out of high school and made her debut at 16, earning varying degrees of success with OST songs for Japanese dramas and animes. Her first notable hit was for the 3rd season of anime Bleach, when her song Hoki Boshi was used in the ending titles.

After her Korean debut single Audition performed well, her debut album The Perfect Day to Say I Love You went to number one in 2007.  She’s since released nine Korean EPs and albums, been through several style and musical changes and released many successful collaborations.  To celebrate her tenth anniversary, earlier this year Epik High’s Tablo rescored his song Umbrella – on which she was an original vocal – as a ballad. It snagged her her first number one on the Gaon charts.

Signed to Sistus Records in Japan, where she’s released four albums and EPs, including a ‘best of,’ her Korean label is Wealive. She’s still recording successful OST tracks for dramas too – her track Man From The Stars featured on SBS’ popular drama earlier this year, You Who Came From The Stars.

Recommended playlist

What Does My Heart Become -her new release



The Real Reason Why We Broke Up


Viva La Vida – her cover of Coldplay’s hit single

Bonus: Her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!


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