Gospel Group ‘Korean Soul’ Sign Deal With BMI

Photo from Sooyong Yoon’s Instagram

Gospel Group ‘Korean Soul’ Sign Deal With BMI

By Movieguide® Contributor

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT alumni Korean Soul recently signed a deal with Broadcast Music Incorporated.

The gospel band is made up of Sooyong Yoon, Shyun Lee, Jifan Lee and Young J. Korean Soul auditioned for AMERICA’S GOT TALENT in 2021. They failed to advance to the Finals, but audiences loved their performances. 

Korean Soul’s popularity on the reality competition show earned them a deal with BMI, a songwriting organization that represents artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Ed Sheeran. 

The band posted a photo announcing their deal, while band member Lee wrote, “I just signed a songwriter contract. Stay tuned for our first music coming soon!!”

Movieguide® previously reported on Korean Soul’s success on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT:

A group of four South Koreans impressed judges on their on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT with gospel-style music.

Their performance earned them four “yeses” from the panel of AGT judges. The quartet, which goes by the name of Korean Soul, hopes to continue to bring its unique style to the stage in America.

Despite their evident talent, Korean Soul is giving all credit to God.

Sooyong Yoon, Shyun Lee, Jifan Lee, and Young J. comprise the group, who have little exposure aside from a presence on YouTube.

Their performance already has over 700K views. The group has thanked fans, old and new, but continues to champion their group’s reason for doing what they do: their faith in Christ.

“Tonight I keep remind myself the verse saying ‘I Am That I Am’ from Exodus 3:14 which is ‘And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you,’” Yoon wrote on Instagram. “‘I Am That I Am’ It really sounds to me like ‘I am everything you need.’ And before the rehearsal, a word that came up on my mind was ‘Healing.’ Most of all on the performance tomorrow, I wanted to bring people a healing.

“But then another thought came upon my mind saying ‘Am I deserve to bring people a healing by singing? a person like me?’ Behind all the applause I saw myself who have been terrible and disappointing hiding behind the image I made. But today I came across another bible verse 2 Corinthians 12:9,” Yoon continued. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’

“His power is shown up not from who I used to be but from my weakness. Made perfect!! I need God’s healing because I am weak. I can sing your healing not because I did everything great but because my weakness needs your healing,” he added. “It sounded like ‘You weak Sooyong who need my grace, Go and Sing and bring people that ‘I Am Healing’ and sing to yourself ‘I Am Healing.’ Amazing grace because my weakness makes his healing greater. Pray for me to sing boldly and bravely on the show and to bring myself and people the message ‘I Am Healing.’”

After their most recent performance of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing,” Yoon again thanked fans for their support.

“THANK YOU. What I clearly realized during the show is that I got so many people supporting me,” he wrote. “I just tried to bring a certain message to people by singing myself but turned out that I am not able to do that without the people who love me and support me. Because I am a kind of a person who believes that God has given me a big mission but at the same time still makes lots of mistakes. I believe your loves and supports are what God prepared for me to keep going on. To keep declaring that God is the Christ. And it taught me that the journey in which we help build the Kingdom of God is something that all of us should do together in Jesus Christ not only by some special people. So I pray for my supporters and please keep praying for me, weak but wanting to glorify his name.”

The group’s YouTube has nearly 200K subscribers, where they often post covers of famous gospel songs like “Oh, Happy Day,” “And Yet I’m Still Saved,” and “Jesus is the Best Thing.”

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