|Same Girl: Collector's Edition Out Now|
| ||Just barely a year after the launch of Youn Sun NAH's seventh album 'Same Girl', we are proud to announce the release of a Collector's Edition of the album in Europe today.|
The 2 CD set is released in celebration of her jazz triumph, and a thank you to all fans who have accompanied her on her journey to success. Besides a video performance of "My Favorite Things", Disc 2 contains four previously unreleased songs, which were recorded during the "Voyage" and "Same Girl" album sessions, including her interpretation of the famous French chanson "Avec le Temps".
You can listen to one of the songs on the album via ACT Music + Vision's Facebook Page. Look out for the ACT Music Player October on the left panel of the page. You can also purchase a copy of the album online via ACT Music + Vision's website.
| ||Since winning Germany's ECHO Jazz Award for Best International Female Singer, Youn Sun NAH has been busy performing at various festivals and venues across Europe. On top of that, she has also been featured on a number of TV shows. If you didn't get a chance to see them, you can visit these website links to do so.|
KBS 1 (South Korea's National TV): Look for file 20110716
ZDF (Germany's Public Service Broadcast TV): Preview. Full Show.
|ECHO in Hand|
| ||Finally, Youn Sun NAH has taken home Germany's ECHO Jazz Award for Best International Female Singer. You can catch the award show via this online video. The video is an hour long but if you just want to hear Youn Sun NAH's acceptance speech and see her performance, jump to minute 07:27.|
Else, you can check out the YouTube clip cut by one of her fans. Also, we have photos from the Award Night available for viewing in the Photo Page.
| ||Not too long ago, we mentioned that Youn Sun NAH was featured on the cover of France's latest jazz magazine, 'Jazz News' first issue. Now she is on the cover of Italy's jazz magazine, 'Musica Jazz'. A copy of the article is available on the Press Page for your reading pleasure. Take note that the article is in Italian.|
On that happy note, we are proud to announce that even after 10 months since the release of the album 'Same Girl', it is still on the #1 spot of Musique Fnac's jazz, blues chart.
|Youn Sun NAH featured on French TV|
| ||Youn Sun NAH recently was featured on Channel France 2's JT 13 Heures, a news programme. Spanning 4 days, JT 13 Heures highlighted Youn Sun NAH and her sold-out show performance at the Jazz sous les Pommiers in Coutances. The 8 days-long festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has recorded an incredible attendance of 500,000 spectators. |
You can still catch her appearance on French TV via Channel France 2's web portal. And if you are not interested to listen to the entire broadcast, here are the minute marks where Youn Sun is featured in the report of the day.
May 31, 2011 (Mar 31): 36:00
June 1, 2011 (Mer 1): 28:34 & 31:10
June 2, 2011 (Jeu 2): 35:23
June 3, 2011 (Ven 3): 34:24
The first three reports features snippets of Youn Sun arriving at Countances, preparing for her performance and meeting Chucho Valdés, one of the many international performers at the festival. The June 3rd report features a short interview with her as well as a short performance of "My Favorite Things" by the beach.
|ECHO Jazz Award|
| ||Youn Sun NAH continues to see success following the release of her seventh studio album, 'Same Girl' in September 2010. To date, she has won numerous awards and the album is in the Top 10 jazz chart for 30 consecutive weeks. Now the Korean jazz vocalist can add the ECHO Jazz Award - Best International Female Singer award to her list of accolades. |
This prestigious recognition is an encouragement and appreciation of Youn Sun's passion for creating music. She shares the ECHO Jazz Award 2011 limelight with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny (Intrumentalist of the Year - Special Tools), David Sanborn (Instrumentalist of the Year - Saxophone/Woodwinds), Bobby McFerrin (Best International Male Singer), Brad Melhdau Trio (Ensemble of the Year International) and Lee Ritenour (Instrumentalist of the Year - Guitar), among others.
The ECHO is an annual German music award granted by the German Record Industry Association to honor outstanding achievements and successful local as well as international artists. While the Jazz Award is only in its second year running, the Pop and Classical Awards (aptly named ECHO and ECHO Klassik) have been organised for a number of year now. The winners are selected by a jury comprised of eminent personalities from culture, media and the working committee of the Association of Jazz music industry based on artistic qualities as well as popular success. The award ceremony will take place at Gläsernen Manufaktur in Dresden.
|Front Cover Love|
| ||Award winning Korean jazz vocalist Youn Sun NAH graces the front cover of France's latest jazz magazine 'Jazz News'. The inaugural issue is set for May release features Youn Sun NAH's profile photo taken during the photoshoot for her seventh studio album 'Same Girl'. |
The magazine will also feature a 5 page article about her and her success story. Try to grab a copy of the magazine when it hits the news stands else we have the article available for download on the Press Page.
|Youn Sun NAH takes home the Korean Music Award for the third time|
| ||It has only been 5 months since Youn Sun NAH's seventh studio album 'Same Girl' was released. In that short period of time, the Korean jazz vocalist has won numerous awards and set a few new personal records. The album entered charts on the #1 spot and stayed #1 for one month on the French Jazz Charts. It also won the CHOC award from the French Jazzman / Jazz Magazine; second time in a row (first being Youn Sun NAH's previous album 'Voyage') as well as South Korea's most popular search portal, Naver's Album of The Year award. On top of that, 'Same Girl' was conferred the Prix "Mimi Perrin" du Jazz Vocal' award by the L'Académie du Jazz (The French Jazz Academy). The news gets better as she has recently won an award at the Korean Music Award.|
Youn Sun NAH won the Best Jazz & Crossover Record of the Year - Best Jazz Album award for the third time. The first award was awarded to her 2003 album 'Down By Love'; followed by 'Voyage' in 2009. She was also awarded Korean Music Award's Best Jazz & Crossover Musician of the Year selected by netizens. The Korean Music Awards is a major annual music award in South Korea acknowledging high achievements of music artists active in the popular music industry in the past year, in which award winners are decided by a panel of judges consisting industry professionals such as critics, producers and academics, among others. Youn Sun NAH is without a doubt an amazing jazz vocalist with a unique style and distinctive voice; truly an extraordinary artist.
|New Videos + Youn Sun NAH's very first Music Video|
| ||Great news! Youn Sun NAH has completed a series of video recordings of some of her tunes plus her very first music video. The videos (total of 5) are now available for viewing on the Media Page. Check out songs such as Frevo (from her previous album 'Voyage'), Enter Sandman, Uncertain Weather and Breakfast in Baghdad (from her latest album 'Same Girl').|
Do leave a message or two once you have watched the videos. We would like to find out what you think about the videos.
|Jazz vocalist of the year in France|
| ||On January 12, Korean singer Youn Sun NAH received the renown 'Prix "Mimi Perrin" du Jazz Vocal' award for her album "Same Girl" (ACT 9024-2) by the L'Académie du Jazz (The French Jazz Academy). The award is on more step in her outstanding career: "Same Girl" was one of the most successful jazz albums of 2010, with four weeks at the #1 spot of the French jazz charts and a CHOC award from the French Jazzman / Jazz Magazine.|
| ||Youn Sun NAH wishes all her fans a very happy new year! May 2011 bring you more love, joy and happiness. |
2010 saw her latest album 'Same Girl' being awarded the 'Album of The Year' title as well as recording a very respectable amount of album sales in Europe. 2011 will see greater things and more performances for Youn Sun NAH.
Join the mailing list to keep up-to-date on performance dates, news, videos and more. Youn Sun NAH's 'Same Girl' album is available for purchase online via Act Music + Vision.
|Album of the Year|
| ||There's no better way to end the year than to have Youn Sun NAH's seventh studio album 'Same Girl' be named Album of the Year. South Korea's most popular search portal, Naver has awarded 'Same Girl' that very title. Youn Sun NAH was also given a lovely trophy to commemorate the special occasion.|
|The New Look|
| ||As you might have noticed, Youn Sun NAH's official website has a new look. Please bear with us as we make final tweaks to maximise your experience. Look out for new videos, photos, news, press clippings and schedule updates in the coming days. Also you can now join Youn Sun NAH's mailing list to get up-to-date information about Youn Sun NAH.|
Youn Sun NAH's 'Same Girl' album is available for purchase online via ACT Music + Vision.
|Youn Sun NAH's 'Same Girl' celebrates One month on top of the French Jazz Charts |
| ||It's been four weeks since the release of Youn Sun NAH's latest album 'Same Girl' and it is still sitting on the #1 spot of the French Jazz Charts while holding the #38 spot in the Top 200 Global French Charts.|
The Full Top 10 List:
1. Youn Sun NAH - SAME GIRL
2. Yanofsky Nikki - NIKKI
3. Melody Gardot - MY ONE AND ONLY THRILL
4. Yaron Herman Trio - FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT
5. Keith Jarrett - JASMINE
6. Lizz Wright - FELLOWSHIP
7. Lucky Peterson - YOU CAN ALWAYS TURN AROUND
8. Norah Jones - THE FALL
9. Esperanza Spalding - CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
10. Stacey Kent - RACONTE-MOI...
Youn Sun NAH's 'Same Girl' album is available for purchase online via Amazon, iTunes France or ACT Music + Vision.
|All things new; Album & Website|
| ||With the release of Youn Sun NAH's seventh album, 'Same Girl', her official website gets a new look. This is version 1 of Youn Sun NAH's official website make over. Keep your eyes and ears out for version 2 that is coming soon.|
For now, let's focus on Youn Sun NAH's latest album, 'Same Girl'. The album was released in South Korea on August 17th, 2010 while the worldwide release on September 24th, 2010. 'Same Girl' was placed in the number 2 spot on the iTunes France Jazz Charts and within a day of the release, the album is the top Best Seller on the Musique Fnac Jazz & Blues Chart.
If you would like to get your hands on the album, you can visit Amazon, iTunes or ACT Music Label's website to purchase it online.