Mike Yung

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Mike Yung
Birth nameMichael Young
Born (1959-11-15) November 15, 1959 (age 59)
New York, New York, United States
GenresR&B
Websitehttp://mikeyungnewyork.com/

Michael Young (better known as Mike Yung) is an American singer from New York City. He competed on America's Got Talent season 12 and made it to the semifinals.[1] He currently is set to release his debut album, I Will Never Give Up, in late 2018.[2]

Career[edit]

Before America's Got Talent[edit]

Mike Yung sang at New York City Subway stations before his career on America's Got Talent. In 2016, a video of him in a subway station singing The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" went viral.[3] The video was viewed over 2 million times in one week.[3] He performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote that it was to be the lead single on his new album.[4][5]

America's Got Talent[edit]

Yung passed the audition for America's Got Talent[6] and made it to the quarterfinals. He performed "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran in the quarterfinals.[7] Yung was eliminated in the semifinals where he performed "Don't Give Up on Me" by Solomon Burke.[8]

After America's Got Talent[edit]

Yung released "Alright" as a single on January 12, 2018, along with a lyric video.[9] On March 2, 2018, Yung announced a Kickstarter fundraiser for the album, where he has so far raised $90,000, enough for an EP. as of October 2018.[10]

On July 28, 2018, Yung started his Never Give Up Tour.[11]

In August 2018, Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix confirmed in an interview to working with Yung on a new song which will be released on November 1, 2018 titled "Dreamer".[12] The song was released on November 1st, 2018 and made a tribute to Mike's late wife Lydia, who had passed away earlier in 2018.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL

[13]

NED

[14]

SWE

[15]

US
Dance

[16]
"Change Is Gonna Come" 2016 Non-album singles
"Unchained Melody" 2017
"Alright"[17] 2018 39 TBA
"Dreamer"(with Martin Garrix) 17 28 72 31
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ Dixon, Marcus James (2017-09-06). "Mike Yung performs on 'America's Got Talent' Semifinals 1: Subway singer takes on 'Don't Give Up On Me' [WATCH]". GoldDerby. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  2. ^ "I Will Never Give Up". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  3. ^ a b "Searching the Subway for Mike Yung, the Viral Singer that Time Forgot | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  4. ^ "Viral subway singer shuts down the 'Late Late Show' with stunning performance". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  5. ^ The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016-09-14), Mike Yung: Unchained Melody, retrieved 2018-08-26
  6. ^ Anthony Ying (2017-07-12), America's Got Talent 2017 Mike Yung Street Singer Full Intro & Audition S12E06, retrieved 2018-08-26
  7. ^ America's Got Talent (2017-08-29), Mike Yung: Subway Singer Serenades With "Thinking Out Loud" - America's Got Talent 2017, retrieved 2018-08-26
  8. ^ Cohn, Paulette (2017-09-05). "America's Got Talent: 11 Acts Compete to Make it to the Finals. Who Was a Hit?". Parade.
  9. ^ Mike Yung (2018-02-21), Mike Yung - Alright (Lyric Video), retrieved 2018-08-26
  10. ^ "I Will Never Give Up". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  11. ^ "Concerts". mikeyungnewyork.com. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  12. ^ "Martin Garrix Announces Collaboration With Legendary Street Performer". Your EDM. 2018-08-22. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  13. ^ "Martin Garrix feat. Mike Yung - Dreamer". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  14. ^ 40, Stichting Nederlandse Top. "Top 40 week 47 van 2018". Top40.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  15. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". www.sverigetopplistan.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  16. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  17. ^ Alright - Single by Mike Yung on iTunes, 2018-01-12, retrieved 2018-08-26