Yoon Mi-rae

The Cardinal celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!


Samirah Jackson, Staff Writer

Yoon Mirae was born on May 31, 1981 in Fort Hood, Texas.  She is a Black and Korean solo artist but started off as a KPop idol. After she moved to South Korea as a child, she often faced discrimination because of her mixed heritage. However, even though she faced discrimination and was denied of half her identity, she still rose to be one of the best female rappers in the KPop industry to this day. In September 2013, Yoon earned the #1 spot on Billboard‘s Korea K-Pop Hot 100 list with her song “Touch Love” from the South Korean drama Master’s Sun.  In December 2014, Yoon released the single “Angel,” which quickly became #1 on four Korean music charts

Yoon Mirae isn’t just a role model for young Black girls but for Asian girls as well. She is truly an example of “the best of both worlds”. She shows that no matter what comments are thrown against you and no matter what people think of you, you can still prosper. Yoon Mirae recently performed at Coachella with popular South Korean artist Bibi.