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Olivia performing at Taichung Fiesta Tourism Carnival, 2012.
|Birth name||Olivia Ong|
|Also known as||オリビア・オン (Japanese)|
2 October 1985 |
|Labels||S2S Pte. Ltd. (Japan)
H.I.M Music (Taiwan)
Early life and education
After completion of her O-level examinations at Damai Secondary School in Singapore, Ong moved to Japan to further her studies as well as her career as a solo artist. Ong, by then likened to Seiko Matsuda, had won a singing contest and was signed to Japanese recording company S2S Pte Ltd at the age of 15.
She released her best-selling début, A Girl Meets Bossa Nova at only 19. With her sultry, soulful, pristine and innocent vocals, she reinterprets Frank Sinatra's hits such as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars", among other jazz and pop numbers. She is one of the new wave of Singaporean talent being exported internationally. So far, Ong is the only pop sensation exported exclusively to Japan; previous stars such as Mavis Hee, Kit Chan, Tanya Chua, Joi Chua, Stefanie Sun, Michelle Saram etc., have been promoted mainly in the Greater Chinese market.
In 2009, Ong was signed to Taiwanese record company HIM Music and became a big hit back in Singapore after she sang the theme song of the Peranakan-themed drama serial, The Little Nyonya. She has stated that her paternal grandfather is Peranakan.
Her first record under HIM Music was released on 5 March 2010, entitled Olivia. In 2011, Ong recorded a duet, "最後一眼" (Just One Look), with label mate Aaron Yan of Fahrenheit, which was released in his debut EP The Next Me.
Olivia appeared in the movie It's a Great, Great World (大世界) as Ah Min, a young fashion photographer who stumbled across a set of old photographs taken by her late grandmother (Yvonne Lim). She brought the photographs to her grandmother's old friend, Ah Meng (Chew Chor Meng) who might have connections to the people in the photographs.
Ah Meng then proceeds to tell 4 different stories based on each photograph, each telling a story from different generations.
|Date of release||Title||Alternate titles||Remarks|
|March 24, 2005||A Girl Meets Bossanova|
|October 26, 2005||Precious Stones|
|August 9, 2006||Tamarillo|
|November 22, 2006||A Girl Meets Bossanova 2|
|July 6, 2007||Fall in Love With|
|November 21, 2007||Touch in the Sky|
|March 20, 2008||Kiss in the Air|
|March 5, 2010||Olivia||CD|
|May 11, 2010||SACD|
|November 1, 2010||Just for You|
|July 22, 2011||Romance|
|May 17, 2013||Waiting||等等|
Compilations and live albums
|Date of release||Title (English)|
|20 August 2008||Best of Olivia|
|11 August 2010||夏夜晚風Live影音專輯|
As lead singer
|Year||Title||Name of series||Remarks|
|2008||如燕||The Little Nyonya||Opening Theme Song|
|2012||Love at First Light||National Day Parade 2012||Official Theme Song|
|2015||梦里家园||The Journey: Our Homeland||Opening Theme Song|
In popular culture
In 2012, Olivia has been appointed Music Ambassador of the Global Chinese Music Awards, the second Singaporean artiste to be appointed the role after Joi Chua. She also sang the 2012 National Day Parade theme song, "Love at First Light".
- Taking it Easy with Olivia Ong | Breathe.sg
- Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Olivia Ong". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
- (Chinese) HIM International Music The Next Me album info 25 March 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011
- "Celluloid time machine: "It's a Great Great World"". Channel NewsAsia.
- AFC Second Round- Japan vs Singapore
- Y.E.S. 93.3FM to host Global Chinese Music Awards.-TODAY
- Olivia's personal website
- H.I.M Official website
- H.I.M Official forum
- Olivia王俪婷Ong personal Weibo Microblog
- Olivia Ong on FanAccess