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Demian (VALO Team) Profile, Bio and Facts


Demian (데미안) is a solo singer and songwriter and a member of the band “VALO” from South Korea that rose to fame after participating in the survival show Superband 2. He made his debut on March 11, 2020, with the single “Cassette” under Sony Music Entertainment.

Stage Name: Demian (데미안)
Birth Name: Sohn Jeong Hyuck (손정혁)
Occupation: Singer
Birthday: March 12, 1994
Age 30 (in May 2024)
Active Years: 4
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 68kg (149 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: O

Demian Facts:

Early Life

– Demian lived in Vancouver, Canada, for a short period when he was 14 years old.
– He attended Banpo High School and graduated from the Korea University Business School.
– Demian was the former president in middle school and class president in high school.
– He had LASIK surgery when he was 21.

Personal Life

– He has a low voice tone when he talks, unlike his appearance.
– Demian derived his stage name from the novel “Demian.”
– Damian was born in the year of the Dog.
– Fans also like to call him “Demi”.
– He revealed in a podcast that he lost 3kgs in a day due to stress after breaking up with his ex-girlfriend.
– He is ENTP-A according to his personality type.
– He wanted to become a songwriter because his friends always liked his songs but not his voice.
– Demian’s English name is Alex Sohn, and he is also known by his nickname, Dae-gol-ee.
– He learned to speak English when he lived in Vancouver for two years in middle school.
– He has an older brother who got married on May 10, 2020. Demian wrote a song for his brother’s wedding without his parent’s knowledge.
– If he had to describe himself in 3 words, they would be “Whatever, you, see.” He wants fans to enjoy his image in the best way they can.
– He writes songs, reads webtoons or plays Pokemon when he is bored.
– He enjoys listening to the songs listed on the Billboard Chart.
– Damien said he would choose a cat if he had to choose between a dog or a cat. But unfortunately, he is allergic to both, so he raises a Bulbasaur plushie instead.
– He is a fan of IU and Zion T.
– He initially wanted to go to law school or work in consulting as he didn’t plan to pursue music.
– After watching G-Dragon & Taeyang’s Goodboy MAMA performance, he dreams of performing on stage someday.
– He wants to become better at English and learn French and Chinese.
– Damien said his ideal partner would be bright, has a good sense of humour, and is not awkward to converse with.
– He thinks pink-colored desserts look very sweet and delicious.
– Damien thinks the toughest way to break up with someone is breaking up with them face to face. He said that the mental stress resulted in him losing a lot of hair.
– Horror movies scare him, so he doesn’t like watching them.
– He said that he avoids drinking soju because he can’t drink well. He can only drink 5 to 6 cups of soju.
– He is not good at dancing but said he is trying to learn a few moves.
– After listening to his songs on Soundcloud in his second semester of junior year at University, the company contacted him. Initially, he only had plans to pursue music until the first semester of his senior year.

Favourites and Likings

– Demian’s favorite snack is “Jocheong Yugwa,” which is a deep-fried sweet rice cake.
– Damien said he likes to shop for his clothes from Andersson Bell and Juun.J. He buys many clothes from them. But his favourite clothing brand is Bottega Veneta.
– His favourite fruit is Green grapes.
– His favourite Japanese food is Sushi, Pork Cutlet and Yakisoba.
– Demian’s favourite drama is The Producers, and he thinks Kim Soo Hyun looks cool in it.
– He feels that black and sky blue clothing suits him the best.
– He can’t drink coffee because of caffeine, so he prefers tea. His favourite tea is Taro bubble tea.
– Demian loves Pokemon, and his favourite Pokemon is Bulbasaur.
– He likes to munch on Lays Vinegar and Pringles during his snack time.
– He loves mint chocolate, especially the mint chocolate ice cream from Baskin Robbins.
– He said his favourite parts of his body are his eyes and shoulder line.
– He said Kai (EXO), V (BTS), and Irene (Red Velvet) are his favourite artists.
– He said his favourite movies are “In the mood for love (2000)” and “The 400 blows (1959)”.
– He likes his mom’s cooked Galbi-Jjim (Braised beef short ribs) and terms it his favourite dish.
– His favourite artists are Daniel Caesar, Stacey Kent and Frank Ocean.


– He was the vocalist of the rock band “VALO Team”, which was formed in the show Superband 2.
– He released his latest single album, “BASEMENT BOY”, on May 20, 2022.
– He used to release songs and music covers on SoundCloud before debuting under Sony Music Entertainment Korea.
– On December 4, 2022, Damien uploaded a story on Instagram saying that December 5 would mark his 1000 days anniversary since his debut.
– He appeared in the survival show Superband 2 and got eliminated in the 3rd round.
– His song “Karma” snatched the top spot on iTunes Kpop charts in the Netherlands.
– Demian’s fandom name is “DE:LIGHT”, and the fan colour is Orange.
– Demian wrote the song ‘Romaine’ on his Soundcloud before signing with his current company. He wrote the song during his toughest times. – The song expresses his thoughts at that moment.
– He felt frustrated because his career started during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he couldn’t meet his fans.
– He makes music in Pop and R&B/Soul genres.
– In 2020, he debuted only a day before his birthday at the age of 25.
– He expressed his desire to collaborate with Zion.T.
– Demian debuted as a DJ on June 17, 2022.
– He created a mascot named “Triangle Boy” for his radio show.
– Demian is a radio DJ for Arirang Radio’s program “Radio’n Us”.
– In 2021, Demian appeared on the popular podcast show “Dive Studios.”
– He and DAWN collaborated and released the track “LOVE%.”
– Demian’s debut song, “Cassette,” topped the iTunes charts in multiple countries, such as Finland, Luxembourg, South Africa, and Italy.
– Two of his songs, “Cassette” and “KARMA,” managed to appear on the popular Spotify playlists “RADAR Korea” and “K-pop Rising.”

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Cassette”, “Love% (feat. DAWN), “YES”, and “KARMA”.

Social Media Handles

Instagram: demian_isme | sohn_light
Youtube: @demian5964
Twitter: demianstaff
TikTok: JetQ83e
Facebook: demian.isme

Streaming Platform Links

Genie | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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