|Perform at Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony|
| ||Youn Sun Nah performed 'Arirang' during the Pyeongchang 2018 presentation as part of the closing ceremony of of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.|
She performed together with a Korean pop singer, a classical artist and an orchestra.
'Arirang', often considered the unofficial national anthem of Korea, made the UNESCO list in 2012 of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
|Winner of the 10th Korea Image Award|
| ||Youn Sun Nah was honored by CICI with a "Korea Image Flower Stone Award" for her achievements in Europe.|
CICI(Corea Image Communication Institute) is a non-profit organization that pursues the mission of promoting Korea's image abroad.
Since 2005, CICI has recognized individuals, groups and others that have contributed to enhancing the image of Korea around the world.
This year, CICI honored Samsung's Galaxy smartphone, Korean-born French Minister Delegate Fleur Pellerin and Jazz Vocalist Youn Sun Nah.
|Youn Sun Nah is on the cover of Lufthansa onboard.|
| ||If you are female, speak German and need a good reason to fly Lufthansa first class during the next two months, here you go: |
Youn Sun Nah is on the cover of Lufthansa onboard. Women's World Magazine featuring a 14 page homestory.
The magazine is not available in retail but we thought we just have to share these news and the beautiful cover page with you.
|Gold for Youn Sun Nah "Lento" in Germany|
| ||November 19th 2013 (ACT) Youn Sun Nah has received the German Jazz Gold Award for her current album "Lento" which already reached #1 of the German jazz charts and now ranks among the most successful albums of the year.|
Having already received the German Grammy "ECHO" as best international jazz singer and just returning from a highly celebrated, mostly sold our nationwide
Youn Sun Nah has clearly managed to continue her unique success story which began in South Korea, followed by a huge success in her second home France where she now is the most successful jazz artists of the last years reaching nationwide fame way beyond the jazz audience.
|Youn Sun Nah will head up the jury at this year's Montreux Jazz Voice Competition|
| ||Youn Sun Nah will serve as jury president at the 11th Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2013, which runs July 15-16 in Montreux, Switzerland|
The Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition that is held as part of the Montreaux Jazz Festival 2013.
The competition is placed under the patronage of Quincy Jones, extraordinary ambassador to the Montreux Jazz Festival, with the collaboration of singers and musicians from the international jazz scene.
The jury has been presided by Quincy Jones(2010~2012), Solomon Buke(2009), Patty Austin(2008), Al Jarreau(2006-~2007), Barbara Hendricks(2005), Angelique Kidjo(2004) , Karrin Allyson(2003)
She will perform on Montreaux Jazz Festival 2013 as well.
|Youn Sun Nah "Lento" reaches # 1 in Germany|
| ||By April 30th, 2013 the new album "Lento" (ACT 9030-2) by Youn Sun Nah has reached no. 1 of the German jazz charts. |
Thus, the ECHO Jazz (German Grammy) winner Youn Sun Nah continues a unique success story, that began a few years ago in her second home France.
The previous album "Same Girl" was the top-selling jazz album of 2011 in France, hitting no. 1 of the jazz charts, staying at the top for 7 and in the top ten for 70 consecutive weeks.
Now "Lento" is on no. 1 of the French jazz charts since its' release on March 17th and has made it up to no. 14 of the pop charts.
Also in the media, "Lento" has reached an exceptional response
: The German "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" calls Youn Sun Nah "the most interesting voice of today's jazz world"
and the weekly magazine "Stern" describes her work as "pure, magical music beyond all categories".
|An honor indeed!|
| ||Youn Sun NAH has been appointed as South Korea's goodwill ambassador for UNESCO's International Jazz Day. This great honor that she feels humbled to receive, comes as the sweet icing on the cake as her latest studio album 'Lento' is garnering #1 spots on Amazon Germany's Best Jazz Album Chart and iTunes Germany, amongst others.|
In this new role, she will perform with other local jazz artists in Seoul on April 30 in celebration of the International Jazz Day.
If you can't make it to Seoul on April 30th to join in the celebration, you can check out Youn Sun NAH's performance on Germany's 3sat channel of her performance of 'Lament' and 'Uncertain Weather' via this link.
|Youn Sun NAH on Swiss Evening News|
| ||It's coming to a month since the release of Youn Sun NAH's eighth studio album, 'Lento' and there's been plenty of buzz about it. You can read all the reviews and news of the album from European publications in the Press Section. |
You can also watch a very nice feature of Youn Sun NAH on Tagesschau via this Video Link.
| ||Just 10 days after the launch of 'Lento', Youn Sun NAH's latest studio album, it has hit the #1 spot of iTunes Jazz Chart in Belgium and Germany. On top of that positive beginning, she has also been garnering many wonderful reviews. You can read some of the reviews available in the Press page of this website.|
This week, 'Lento' has been selected as HR2 Kultur's album of the week in Germany. You can listen to it via Online Streaming for the entire week.
|New album has arrived|
| ||It's been three days since the release of Youn Sun NAH's 8th studio album, 'Lento'. And in the span of time, it has reached the No.1 spot of Amazon France's jazz album list alongside iTunes France's Jazz Chart. As of now, the album is available in Europe and South Korea whilst the release in Germany via ACT Music is slated for March 22nd along with North America. |
The latest album contains 11 tracks, 6 of which were written by Youn Sun NAH herself. You'll find that having covered Metallica's Enter Sandman in her previous album, 'Same Girl', this round she has taken on Nine Inch Nail's Hurt as well as famous country tune, Ghost Riders In The Sky. There's also a special track available only on the South Korea release entitled 초우by composer Park Chun-seok.
If you'd like to preview the album, you can visit this particular German site, Spiegel Online as they are currently offering an internet stream to listen to the album. The stream will end on the day of the album release in Germany.
For vinyl fans, you'll be excited to learn that ACT Music is also releasing 'Lento' in 180gr Doppel-Vinyl-LP version.
You can visit the following links to purchase the album:
ACT Music Website