"People who are able and willing to [need to] try so that people in the future have people to kind of build off of."
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16 Aug 2017 - 3:35 PM  UPDATED 16 Aug 2017 - 3:35 PM

Korean-American entertainer Eric Nam, who was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, before carving out a career in South Korea, has urged more Asian-Americans to try and break into the U.S. music industry.

Speaking to Billboard, the 28-year-old revealed that he's feeling optimistic about Asian-American representation in the States thanks to K-pop's growing presence in America and social media campaigns focused on diversity.

"People need to try," he told the publication. "Like, I need to try. People who are able and willing to [need to] try so that people in the future have people to kind of build off of."

Eric continued: "The coolest thing for me now is when I’m in the States and I meet other Asian-Americans who are like, 'Dude, thank you so much for doing what you do. I love your music, I love whatever. But whatever you do, we’re gonna support you because there aren’t many Asian faces doing music.'”

The talented entertainer wrapped up his first U.S. solo tour last week. 

You can check out his latest hit "You, Who?" below!

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