It's solo week here at SBS PopAsia which is why we are taking 7 days to gush over the glorious talents somehow compacted into single people ("Muuuuum... why can't I be a child prodigy too?")
Here's 6 of our favourites and a few different fun facts about them. If you know them all... well maybe you really are a child prodigy Asian Pop fan!
In thinking about solo artists, some of the best ones - like Henry - have emerged from the back of the lineup with a buffet of talents we had no idea they embodied and proved to be THE biggest stars!
Who do you think deserves to go solo like these stars?
• Before she was signed by YMC Entertainment, she had a YouTube account called “aileemusic”
• She plays piano, drums and the flute.
• She studies Communications at PACE University.
• Her musical influences include Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Rihanna.
• He plays piano, violin and guitar.
• He learned piano at age 5 and violin at 6 - ZOMG!
• He won the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music Regional Gold Medal for Violin.
• In August 2013, he was cast in a leading role in an upcoming Chinese drama called “My Sweet City.”
• He studied ballet when he was 11.
• He hates spicy food
• He can’t swim! (We could help with that if he'd only come to Australia!)
3. Leehom Wang
• He wrote his hit song “Julia” in 5 minutes during a haircut.
• He taught himself how to play drums, guitar and electric guitar in junior high school.
• He is a big fan of Stevie Wonder and owns all of his albums.
• he was nominated for “best actor” at Berlin Film Festival for his work in independent film Starlight High Noon.
• He was a member of teenage boyband “Fanclub” which later disbanded.
• He was in Time’s “100 Most Influential People that Shape the World” list in 2006.
• His musical influences include: Michael Jackson, Usher and Omarion.
• He has worked with Americal His-Hop artist Lil’ Kim on one of her albums.
• Rain has also appeared in a Pepsi commercial with Christina Aguilera in 2006.
• Has a tattoo on left shoulder that says “My mother is the heart which kept me alive”
• She choreographs her own popping, locking, street and break dance routines.
• HyunA’s dream car is the Hummer H2.
• HyunA had done over 50 auditions for acting roles since the age of 7 to the time she was first discovered.
• Her favourite animal is the harp seal.
• She is said to have two personalities. Her onstage personality is that of a fierce vixen while offstage she is just like any other girl her age.
• HyunA’s talents include musical and lyrical composition.
6. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
• Her favourite musicians include: Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga.
• She's appeared in Japanese fashion magazines such as Zipper and Kera.
• Her name Kyary is a variation of the name “Carrie” and was given to her by her classmates as she had embraced western style and culture.