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)
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. Her music influences include Nat King Cole and Nina Simone.
Entertainment Career (2005-Present)
Ong formed the J-pop group Mirai in Singapore at the age of 15 and with two other Singaporean girls. Their first single, "Open Up Your Mind", was one of the theme songs in the Japanese anime Gensoumaden Saiyuki.
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. 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.
In 2011, Ong also 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.
In 2012, Ong has been appointed Music Ambassador of the Global Chinese Music Awards, the second Singaporean artiste to be appointed the role after Joi Chua. In the same year, she also sang the 2012 National Day Parade theme song, "Love at First Light".
Ong has stated that her paternal grandfather is Peranakan.
|Date of release||Title||Alternate titles||Remarks|
|24 March 2005||A Girl Meets Bossanova|
|26 October 2005||Precious Stones|
|9 August 2006||Tamarillo|
|22 November 2006||A Girl Meets Bossanova 2|
|6 July 2007||Fall in Love With|
|21 November 2007||Touch in the Sky|
|20 March 2008||Kiss in the Air|
|5 March 2010||Olivia||CD|
|11 May 2010||SACD|
|1 November 2010||Just for You|
|22 July 2011||Romance|
|17 May 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|
|2015||梦想起飞||Crescendo||One of the Songs in the TV series.|
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- AFC Second Round- Japan vs Singapore
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