8 Most Famous Successful Asian Singers

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More than 4.43 billion people live in Asia making it the most populous continent on earth. Asia is also home to a vibrant music industry that exemplifies the culture of its inhabitants. In fact, some of the most successful musicians in the world hail from Asia. Here are the eight most famous Asian singers.

1. Coco Lee

Coco Lee is 41 years old. Her album titled Coco Lee was the bestselling album in Asia in 1996. She released another album in 1998 titled Di Da Di. It sold over 1 million copies in three months.

2. Lata Mangeshkar 

Lata Mangeshkar is a playback singer. She also composes music for other singers. More than one thousand Indian films feature one or more of her songs. In 1989, the Indian government bestowed upon her the highest cinema award in the sub-continent known as the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

3. Charice Pempengco

Charice started her career as a YouTube sensation. One of her fans, FalseVoice, posted her videos online and they garnered over 15 million views. In 2010, she sang a song titled Pyramid on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In the same year, she released an international album titled Charice. It made it to position eight on the Billboard’s top 200-album chart.

4. Tata Young

Her real name is Amita Marie Young. She is thirty-six years old, and she hails from Thailand. She won a national contest for singers when she was eleven years old. In 1996, she released her debut music album titled Amita Tata Young. It sold more than one million copies in five months. She is so prominent in Asia that she sang at the opening ceremony of the thirteenth Asian Games in 1998.

5. Siti Nurhaliza

Siti is a Malaysian singer who enjoys international recognition. For example, she is the first singer from Southeast Asia to perform a solo concert at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London. She also sang at the closing ceremony of the 1998 Commonwealth Games. In 2002, she won the Voice of Asia competition held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

6. Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga is a singer from the Philippines. She is 49 years old. Her albums have sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. She was also a success at Walt Disney where she sang as Fa Mulan in Mulan and Jasmine in Aladdin. She was the first artist from the Philippines to sign a record with an international label.

7. Regine Velasquez

Regine is 46 years old. She hails from the Philippines. Her albums have sold more than seven million units in the Philippines alone. Moreover, she sold over 1.5 million units in the rest of Asia making her one of the most successful Pilipino artists of all time. She is also the first Asian to perform a solo concert at the renowned Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York City.

8. Kwon Boa

Kwon is an Asian singer from South Korea whose stage name is BoA. She is popular in both South Korea and Japan where many regard her as the Queen of K-pop (Korean Pop). Her second studio album, Valenti, sold more than 1.249 million copies. In 2005, her compilation album titled Best of Soul sold more than a million copies.

 

written by: BestSEOWriter2010s