Tata Young in 2009
|Birth name||Amita Marie Young|
|Born||14 December 1980|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actress, dancer, entrepreneur|
Sony BEC-TERO Music
Sony Music Thailand
Chatadul Seenapongpipit (m. 2014)
Amita Marie "Tata" Young (Thai: อมิตา มารี ยัง; born 14 December 1980) is a Thai-American singer, actress, model and dancer who gained prominence in Thailand when she placed first in a national singing contest at age 11, subsequently signing a record deal and releasing her first album Amita Tata Young in 1996.
Within five months, the album had sold over one million copies. Since then, Young has released eight studio albums, three in English and five in Thai. Her most recent album is Ready for Love, released in 2009.
Young has acted in three films, The Red Bike Story (Jakkayan See Daeng), O-Negative and Plai Tien a TV drama Wick of the Candle. She sang "Reach for the Stars" at the Bangkok opening ceremony for the 13th Asian Games in 1998 and also sang "Dhoom Dhoom", the English version of the title song for the 2004 Bollywood movie Dhoom.
Throughout the 2000s, Young enjoyed widespread mainstream popularity across Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia winning multiple national and international awards and was often lauded as "Asia's Queen of Pop" and the "Britney Spears of Asia".
Early life and career
Young was born Amita Marie Young in Bangkok in 1980 to a Thai mother and American father, Tim Young from Zanesville, Ohio. She went to Bangkok Patana School. At age 11, she won at her first national talent contest, the Nissan Awards Thailand Junior Singing Contest.
She made her film debut in 1997 in the youth drama 'The Red Bike Story', which broke records for audience-attendance for the Thai film industry. Her debut earned her the "Best Actress Award (Thailand)" presented at the Fourth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997. She followed that up with two other hit films, O-Negative and Plai Tien.
She sang "Reach for the Stars" at the Bangkok Opening Ceremony of the 13th Asian Games in 1998.
2004-2007: Asian star
2008–present: Health and professional struggles
In September 2011, Young premiered "Let's Play", believed to be her upcoming single, which was written and produced by Jeliah, and co-written by singer-songwriter VASSY and Young herself, it was performed live at the True Academy Fantasia Season 8's Grand Finale Concert as her comeback.
She has embarked on eleven tours, the first starting in 1995, the last ending in 2009. Also, she has released sixteen VCDs and DVDs: ten of them featuring karaoke to her songs, six documenting her concerts.
- 1995 - Amita Tata Young
- 1997 - Amazing TATA
- 2001 - Tata Young
- 2003 - Real TT
- 2004 - I Believe (English)
- 2005 - Dangerous TATA
- 2006 - Temperature Rising (English)
- 2008 - One Love
- 2009 - Ready for Love (English)
|2005||Life is Action||Suzuki Thailand|
|2008||Here Today||Ford Thailand|
|2010||My Bloody Valentine (Thai Version)||Sony Music Entertainment|
|2010||Ready for Love (Thai Version)||Sony Music Entertainment|
|2011||Shot (Montonn Jira's Smirnoff BKK REMIX)||Smirnoff Thailand/Sony Music Bec Tero Records|
|2012||Where Do We Go (duet with Thanh Bui)|
- 1997 - The Red Bike Story
- 1998 - O-Negative
- 2009 - Bitter/Sweet
- 2002 - Wick of the Candle (ปลายเทียน)
- 2011 - Academy Fantasia (True), Judge (Season 8)
- 2012 - Academy Fantasia (True), Judge (Season 9)
- 2018 - The Next Boy/Girl Band Thailand, Producer
United Nations Environment Programme
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- MTV Turns Spotlight on Human Trafficking Archived 2007-09-11 at the Wayback Machine, Inter Press Service, 5 September 2007, retrieved 2007-09-18.
- Mademan.com 10 Best Thai Female Singers
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