INSOONI made her debut in 1978 as a member of the group "Hee Sisters". She has since then successfully maintained the image of an R&B diva and stands as a legend, releasing a total of 19 albums over the past 31 years. She has earned a great number of music awards such as the KBS Artist of the Year Award (1994-1996), KBS Best Female Artist Award (1995), Best Dressed Artist Award (2004), MKMF Dedicated Artist Award (2007), and SBS Artist Award (2007). A few of her popular songs include “Every Night” (1984), “Again” (1996), “Dear Friend” (2004) featuring Cho PD, “Passion” (2006), and “A Goose’s Dream” (2007) originally sung by the project group Carnival .
“A Goose’s Dream” quickly rose to fame as an inspirational ballad that gave hopes and dreams to listeners all over the country. Many idol stars such as DBSK, SNSD, Wonder Girls, and Davichi are known to have performed this song as a cover on various shows and concert stages. Se7en, Eru, Lee Seung Gi, and Jae Joong of DBSK collaborated with INSOONI at the 2006 KBS Music Awards for a special stage performance of this song as well.
Born to a Korean mother and an African-American father, INSOONI encountered numerous obstacles growing up as a biracial child in South Korea. People pointed fingers and whispered behind her back because she was different, which made her insecure and reluctant to speak out. Life was not always easy for this diva, but she managed to endure the hardships and took advantage of her tough experiences to be where she is today. She now stands tall and proud in front of thousands of people, sharing her life story through inspirational music and participating in a countless number of charity works.
In 2005, she was one of the top artists to perform at the Korean Music Festival which takes place annually at the Hollywood Bowl. She acted in famous musicals such as “Song & Dance” (1998) and “Chicago” (2000) while completing several series of concerts in Korea as well as overseas.
INSOONI’s most recent album was released in May of 2009, which consists of her newest single "Fantasia". Some other notable songs from this album are “Father”, “To My Daughter”, and “Get Up” featuring the rap duo Mighty Mouth. She had recently appeared on the new SBS variety show “Strong Heart” and grabbed the attention of many viewers when 2NE1 rapper CL rapped alongside INSOONI during a brief performance of “Dear Friend”.
Hee Sisters – Hee Sisters (1978)
Hee Sisters – Disco (1979)
Hee Sisters – Hee Sisters 3rd Album (1979)
INSOONI 2nd Album (1981)
Tear-filled Letter (1982)
Only Sadness Remains (1982)
Our Beautiful Country (1984)
The Woman Who Was Called Elena (1991)
The Queen of Soul (1996)
Future & Memories (1997)
My Turn (2001)
A to Z (2004)
Amazing Grace Live Concert (2006)
Insooni Remix Party with DJ Oga (Single) (2006)
A Goose’s Dream (Digital Single) (2007)
Anthology 97-08 (2008)