Tan Jing (谭晶, born September 11, 1977) is a solo singer in the Song and Dance Ensemble of the People’s Liberation Army and a first class national actress. Her music blends bel canto, Chinese national music (Guoyue), and popular singing styles. She has been dubbed “The Voice of Harmony” for her efforts to spread Chinese music, culture, and goodwill through her professional and philanthropic contributions.
She has earned a Master’s of Popular Music Studies, is an elected member of the 10th National People’s Congress, currently serves as the Deputy Director of China’s Pop Music Association and has been voted one of China’s Top Ten Outstanding Youths.
Tan has also starred in the original national operas Ode to Mulan and The White Haired Girl, musicals Crazy Snow, Jasmine, and In That Distant Place, and other plays. Tan was a torchbearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and her song, Sky, was used to accompany the releasing of the doves during the Opening Ceremony.
Tan held a successful solo concert of army songs at the Beijing Workers’ Stadium in 2004. Her international breakthrough came in 2006, when she performed a solo concert at the Golden Hall in Vienna, Austria. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Tan held a solo concert on the Great Wall of China, becoming the first performer to do so. In 2011, she collaborated with Robert Wells, Glenn Hughes, Wynne Evans, and Blake to bring a set of her most famous songs in a blend of Chinese and Western styles to a sold out audience at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In Febuary 2017, as she was to join Hunan Television‘s Singer 2017 as one of the 1st round competitors, she admits in her Weibo that she has to resign from the competition, in wake of doubts that she was involved in corruption charges related to top leaders of the PLA.