Stevie Hoang

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Stevie Hoang
Born (1985-06-09) 9 June 1985 (age 29)
Origin Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Genres R&B, hip hop, dance
Occupations Producer, singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist
Years active 2008–present
Labels Mercury (UK), Avex (Japan)
Associated acts Shay, Iyaz, May J., Jason Derülo, N-Dubz

Stevie Hoang is a British singer and producer [1] signed to Mercury Records [2] and AVEX.[3] He is best known for authoring "Fight for You", a hit single by him and Iyaz.

Career[edit]

Stevie Hoang (pronounced Hwong) learned piano at the age of eleven and showed talent with it. He started his musical career as a producer, working from his parents' house. He often uploads home videos of himself performing informal acoustic tracks at home.

In early 2008, Hoang's debut "home-made", self-produced, self-recorded and self-promoted debut album This Is Me brought him to the attention of the Japanese market, where, after repeated trips, he has sold over 65,000 albums.[4] Stevie Hoang supported N-Dubz and Tinchy Stryder on their 2009 'Uncle B' tour. In 2008, he supported the Girls Aloud Tangled Up Tour.

He followed the release of This Is Me with the independent album All Night Long, and in 2011 the album Unsigned. The album contains "Fight for You", a song Stevie Hoang penned as a single originally with Iyaz. The song was produced with RedOne in Los Angeles but it was later given to singer Jason Derülo, who recorded it for his 2011 Future History, crediting Hoang as writer, and released it as his third single from the album.

Personal life[edit]

Stevie Hoang was born in Birmingham, England.[1][5] He moved to London with his parents when he was one year old.

Since Hoang's surname is Vietnamese, many of his fans assume that he is of Vietnamese descent. However, his family were ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, also known as Hoa, who later moved to England in the 1980s. There have been many comments and debate in his YouTube videos about his ethnicity. Hoang acknowledged his origin in an interview with the Sunday Times.[6][7]

Hoang is an avid Manchester United Football Club supporter.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2008: This Is Me
    (Tracklist: 1. "One Last Try" 2. "No Games" 3. "One Night Only (feat. Blac Boi)" 4. "Addicted" 5. "Shawty" 6. "Luv

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McLean, Craig (26 February 2010). "Stevie Hoang: out to break Vietnam". The Times (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mercury Music Group : Home". Mercury Records. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Stevie Hoang (スティーヴィー・ホアン) Official Website". Avex Marketing Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ Stevie Hoang interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' April 2010
  5. ^ Coleman, Andrew (5 February 2010). "Birmingham-born Chinese star to support JLS at LG Arena". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ McLean, Craig (26 February 2010). "Stevie Hoang out to break Vietnam". The Times (London). 
  7. ^ McLean, Craig (26 February 2010). "Stevie Hoang out to break Vietnam". The Times (London). 
  8. ^ "Twitter / Stevie Hoang". Twitter.com. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 

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