Our Ah Jie Fann Wong was the first Singaporean actress to land a big break in Hollywood by playing Jackie Chan’s sister in the 2003 Shanghai Knights.
The role later won her a nomination at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards for Best Fight. The Star Award All-Time Favourite Artiste went on to win numerous international accolades including Best Actress at the West Hollywood International Film Festival 2008 and Best Asian Artist at Asian Song Festival 2013 with her other regional and international dramas and films.
Henry Golding may have recently wrapped up his first Hollywood debut in the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians movie but the eloquent and charming tv presenter is off to star in another film.
His next gig? A Hollywood thriller titled A Simple Favour, starring Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. PS: He’ll be playing Blake’s husband in the film.
Despite falling out during last year’s Sing! China auditions, local singer Olinda Cho is back for this year’s edition.
The second runner-up of Singapore Idol 2004 was picked by popular Mandopop singer Jay Chou to join his team on the show.
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Local singer Nathan Hartono was the first Singaporean singer to be selected by pop superstar Jay Chou in the Sing! China 2016 competition and survived the eliminations right up to the grand final round. The 26-year-old later emerged first runner-up.
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Malaysia-born actor Christopher Lee has long been recognised as a Singapore-based actor. In recent years, the yummy daddy has been actively taking up drama roles in Taiwan, including the 2013 A Good Wife TV series.
His breakout performance later earned him the Best Leading Actor award at the 49th Golden Bell Awards — his first overseas win.
Renowned singer, composer and director of his own biopic Wonderboy (starring Benjamin Kheng and Julie Tan), Dick Lee first shot to fame with the release of his 1989 album titled The Mad Chinaman.
Throughout the years, his musical journey has seen him clinching several awards in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan including the 1999 Best Original Film Song in the Hong Kong Film Award for City of Glass starring Leon Lai and Shu Qi.
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Many of us may recognise our August cover girl Kit Chan as a renowned singer but the 44-year-old veteran is also an experienced actress.
The songstress has had numerous stage and musical performances in Hong Kong and Singapore, gathering fans in Asia.
Her latest musical work? Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress which runs from August 8 to 27, 2017.
Julie Tan, who announced her departure from Mediacorp during last year’s Star Awards ceremony, is now busy taking up projects in China.
The 24-year-old Wonderboy actress has filmed in Chongqing, China. We can’t wait to see more of her regional work soon!
For those of you who grew up in the 2000s, you’ll be familiar with Stefanie Sun’s famous tunes such as Rainy Day, I Am Fine and Encounter.
The 39-year-old singer-songwriter, who was discovered by composer and musician Lee Wei Song, debuted her first album (simply titled Yan Zi) in 2000.
Since then, her fame quickly escalated, gathering fans all over China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia.
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When Joanna Dong joined Singapore Idol in 2004, she was booted out and criticised for being too “aunty” in her dressing.
Fast forward to today, she’s been handpicked by Jay Chou for the second season of Sing! China and was crowned 2nd runner up.
The 35-year-old jazz singer is the next local contestant to make finals, following Nathan Hartono’s participation in the same competition.
Popular Chinese singer JJ Lin broke into the music scene back in 2003. A year later, he walked away with the Best New Artist award at the 15th Golden Melody Awards.
Since then, he’s accumulated a long list of nominations and won countless music awards for his vocal skills.
In 2015, JJ appeared as an advisor on Chinese reality TV show The Voice of China season 4, alongside famous Taiwanese singer-slash-host Harlem Yu.
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Known for her soulful ballads, Tanya Chua remains as one of Singapore’s most recognisable singers to date.
The singer-songwriter — who’s released 18 albums since her debut in 1997 — has went on to bag numerous singing awards in the region, including Best Mandarin Female Singer at the 2006 and 2012 Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan.
(Text: Hayden Ng, HerWorld / Additional reporting: Natalya Molok)