5 Lesser Known Facts About Heize (The South Korean Singer-Songwriter)

Music is one thing everybody loves, one genre or the other. While some would argue that music makes life better and often used to calm the mind, people like Heize have turned it into a profitable career. She found love in music from childhood and was so passionate about it that she tapped into her dream of becoming great in the music industry.

Heize is a South Korean singer (K-Pop rapper) and a songwriter who has found fame in her singing career in her home country. She became widely recognized after she appeared and gave beautiful and unforgettable performances on a South Korean rap television show, Unpretty Rapstar (a television series showcasing other female rappers competing for a chance to seal a recording label), the female version of the show hosted by MNET. Though she did not win the competition as she got eliminated in the semi-final, she became more recognized as a singer. Would you like to know more about this incredible young lady? Keep scrolling through for more lesser-known facts.

Background Information

Heize was born on the 9th of August 1991 in Daegu and named Jang Da-Hye by her parents. She was popularly referred to as, ‘Heize”, a stage name she got for herself meaning “Making something hot”, coined from the German language. Heize comes from a Christian family consisting of her parents, her elder brother and herself.

She is a solo vocalist, songwriter and rapper signed to Stone Music Entertainment. She came to the limelight after she appeared on the renowned South Korean rap television series, (Unpretty Rapstar). She made her debut as Heize on March 21, 2014, under the CJ E and M record label.

Lesser-known Facts About Heize

  • Debut and rise to fame

She made her debut with her extended play, Heize in March 21, 2014, which included a total of 6 songs under the record label CJ E and M, and has produced several other extended plays such as, And July (2016), You, Clouds, Rain (2017), Wind (2018) and a full-length album, Shes Fine (2019) .

  • Why she hates lemon-flavoured vitamins

Heize has been a lover of music from her childhood but her parents had been sceptical on her chosen profession and discouraged her from following the career path. However, in order to alleviate her parents’ fears and prove to them that she could do it, she excelled in all her academic pursuits in high school and even studied further at Pukyong National University.

After a while, she left her family and relocated to Yeoksamdong, Seoul, South Korea, where she is currently residing. When she got to Seoul, Heize was broke and could not depend on her parents for feeding, so, she and her friends were eating lemon-flavoured vitamins which landed them in the hospital, since then, Heize developed a hatred for lemon-flavoured vitamins.

  • Her relationship with fellow rapper

Heize was confirmed to be in relationship with fellow South Korean singer and rapper named Crucial Star. According to reports, they had been dating for 2 years which they both kept secret but later came to the open and confirmed they separated a couple of years after they started the relationship.

  • Awards and nominations

Because of her beautiful and unforgettable performances, Heize has been nominated in different award categories and has won many accolades for herself. Some of the awards include the 19th Mnet Asian Music Award under the Best Vocal Performance (Female Solo – 2017) and also under Best Hip Hop and Urban Music category. In 2018, she won the Rhythm and Blues Discovery of the year category at the 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards, among several others.

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  • Collaboration with Suga of BTS

Heize released her long-awaited song in July 2019, a collaboration she did with a member of the South Korean idol group (BTS), named Suga. The song which they titled, “We Don’t Talk Together“, is based on lovers in a relationship who no longer relate well but still have strong feelings for each other, even though they do not know how to get back together. Although Suga did not participate in the singing, he wrote and produced the song together with Heize. The song achieved so many successes in the K-Pop sphere and all over the globe.


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