Jason Chen

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Jason Chen
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in 2013
Background information
Born (1988-11-12) 12 November 1988 (age 30)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2007–present

Jason Chen (Chinese: 陳以桐; pinyin: Chén Yǐtóng), born November 12, 1988[verification needed] is an American pop singer of Chinese descent. He began as a singer performing covers on YouTube, where he gained a sizable following. He later released dozens of singles and four full albums.

Career[edit]

Jason Chen began his music career in 2007 while he was in his sophomore year. Jason Chen evolved from performing covers of songs from famous music artists on YouTube to producing and performing original music.[1]

He released his album, Gravity, and the single “Best Friend”, which now has over twenty one million views.[2] He has also performed in various countries and cities such as Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as throughout the United States. Although Jason did not receive positive response initially, he started to gain more popularity in 2010.

Encouraged by the rise of his popularity, Jason Chen released his first original album, “Gravity”. Later, he released his second and third original album “Never for Nothing”[3] and "What If Acoustic"[4] in 2013

Biography[edit]

Chen was born in Boston to Taiwanese parents but soon moved to Arcadia, California, when he was a few months old. He attended UCLA in 2006 and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Economics. Although he grew up in the United States, he can still speak fluently in his main language, Mandarin; thus, he is able to easily communicate to his fans in Taiwan through his secondary channel – JasonChenAsia.[5] Furthermore, Chen’s mother is a piano teacher, so he had the advantage of growing up under the influence of music and was given opportunities to learn many different instruments, such as the piano, the guitar, and the violin.[6] Chen discovered his vocal talent at the age of 18 when he was planning a proposal to his high school crush.[7] After graduating from UCLA, he became an accountant for about a year, but later decided to mainly focus on producing music.

Discography[edit]

  • Gravity - 2011[8]
  • Jie Sheng Qian (Taiwanese cover album) - February 2013[9]
  • Never for Nothing - April 2013[10]
  • What If - November 2013[11]
  • Glass Heart - December 2014[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rising R&B singer Jason Chen amazing netizens in America and China - Asian Entertainment News 2010 (Archive)". AFspot Forum. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. ^ http://coversradio.com/jason-chen-singer-biography/
  3. ^ "Never for Nothing by Jason Chen on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  4. ^ "What If Acoustic by Jason Chen on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  5. ^ "JasonChenAsia". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  6. ^ Hui-Ping Lee (12 August 2011). "年代新聞 Jason Chen 陳以桐 獨家專訪-2011-08-10". Retrieved 15 February 2019 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Jason Chen". www.jasondchen.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  8. ^ http://www.jasonchenstore.com/products/gravity-lp (dead link)
  9. ^ "节省钱, by Jason Chen 节省钱". Jason Chen Music Never Sleeps. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  10. ^ "jasonchenstore.com". ww9.jasonchenstore.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  11. ^ "jasonchenstore.com". ww9.jasonchenstore.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  12. ^ "jasonchenstore.com". ww9.jasonchenstore.com. Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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