Who Is Jane Zhang? The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Performer Is A Chinese Singer
The 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was recorded on Monday, Nov. 20 in Shanghai, China and is set to air on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. The photos and some fan videos from the show have already arrived, and people have already made some amazing Harry Styles memes out of them, but one part of the show people are anxious to see is Jane Zhang, the singer who performed along with Styles, Miguel, and Leslie Odom Jr. Who is Jane Zhang? She's a Chinese singer-songwriter who's had some hits in the U.S. that you've probably already heard without realizing who she was. Her song "Dust My Shoulders Off" came out in 2016 and was really popular for a while, and I'm personally hoping it's one of the bops she sang during her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show performance.
Before the show airs on Nov. 28, we've rounded up everything you need to know about Jane Zhang. Between her insane vocal range and killer performances, she's sure to make you stan the second you watch her perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. So, here's everything you need to know about Jane Zhang, the first Chinese singer to perform on the Victoria's Secret Fashion show runway.
1. She got her start on a singing competition show in China.
She first rose to fame when she competed on the Chinese competition series Super Girl in 2005. She didn't win the show, but she still was able to launch her career thanks to the exposure the show gave her.
2. Her vocal range goes extremely high and it's super rare.
You know how Mariah Carey can sing ridiculously high and it almost sounds like she's whispering? Those high notes are part of the "whisper" range, which is extremely hard to hit and can damage your vocal cords if you don't sing them properly (#IDidChorusInHighSchool #ThankYouMusicTheory). Mariah Carey hasn't really sang these notes correctly in the past and it has taken a toll on her voice, but Jane Zhang can hit these notes and she can hit them insanely well. In fact, her vocal range is so broad (she can sing in five octaves), most humans can't hit the notes she can.
3. She has a super weird nickname given to her by her fans.
Her fans refer to her as "Dolphin Princess," which is a super f*cking weird name to have. She was reportedly given this nickname because of her aforementioned vocal range.
4. She's starting to break into U.S. charts, her first hit single being "Dust My Shoulders Off."
She's basically the pop princess of China. She is insanely popular there. Ever since she was on Super Girl, she's stolen the hearts of her fans and is popular enough that she's starting to break into the U.S. charts. People are hoping she'll become China's first global pop star, and performing at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is definitely a step in that direction. Her single "Dust My Shoulders Off" was a huge bop last year. The "Dust My Shoulders Off" lyrics go:
You can catch Jane Zhang performing at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion show along with Harry Styles, Miguel, and Leslie Odom Jr. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.