Your Favourite Pop Star/Musician of ALL-TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Jul 10, 2011.

Your Favourite Pop Star/Musician of ALL-TIME (Of Asian Descent) :)

  1. Bruno Mars

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. Eddie Van Halen

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Far East Movement

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Foxy Brown

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  6. Jay Sean

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The Jets

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  8. Ne-Yo

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  9. Norah Jones

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  10. Yeah Yeah Yeah's

    9 vote(s)
    22.5%
  11. Yoko Ono

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  12. Yvonne Elliman

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    ...of Asian descent.

    :)

    The poll is multiple choice, so you can vote for all twelve if you like. Those who did not make the final cut for the poll:

    Amerie
    Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow)
    Cassie
    Coco Lee
    David Usher (Moist)
    Deftones
    Doug Robb (Hoobastank)
    Hoku
    Karen Kamon
    Kelis
    M.I.A.
    Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
    Neal McCoy
    Nikki
    Safwan Javed (Wide Mouth Mason)
    Sean Lennon
    Tatyana Ali
    Vanessa Hudgens
     
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  2. Civic

    Civic New Member

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    Does Freddie Mercury count? Though born in Tanzania, his family was originally from India? I lurved me some Queen back in the day.

    About Tatyana Ali...is this the same actress who played Ashley on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air? I didn't realize she was also a musician.
     
  3. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Just read about Mercury at wikipedia and now I'm more confused than before. So I'm not sure if his heritage goes back to India or Iran... :confused:

    That's her. She only released one CD, which went gold and had two top ten pop songs. Not sure why she didn't realize more CD's...

    Tatyana Ali - Daydreamin (video features Antonio Sabato Jr.)

    Tatyana Ali - Kiss The Sky
     
  4. rjblue

    rjblue Re-registered User

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    I'd vote for Anggun, but she's not in your poll.
     
  5. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Nora Jones :)
     
  6. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    I voted for Eddie, but I thought he was Dutch?

    There was a Japanese hair metal band called Loudness. They were awesome. :kickass:
     
  7. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    His mom is Dutch, and half Indonesian, which used to be a Dutch colony. His dad is Dutch.
     
  8. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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  9. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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  10. Gil-Galad

    Gil-Galad Well-Known Member

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    Lang Lang :cheer2:
     
  11. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    The Indian media usually treated him as the first Indian rock star in the West, so I think that counts.
     
  12. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    I've been thinking a long time about how there are so many major music stars of African or Hispanic heritage, but so few of Chinese or Japanese heritage (at least in North America, anyway). So I was going to make a poll that would have only four poll options to highlight this. But as I googled and wiki'ed, I realized that a "Chinese/Japanese" poll didn't make sense, so went with the broader Asian artist poll. And kept finding more and more to add to the list and came up with a decent poll after all. But I'm still shocked that there aren't more pop stars in North America of Chinese or Japanese ancestry...

    I'll see your "Maps" and raise you with a "Heads Will Roll" :D (You Gleeks might like this one!)

    I've never heard of her before! I wiki'ed her and it looks like while she's done really well in other markets of the world, it appears none of her CD's have been released in North America. Maybe she's just not pretty enough. ;)
     
  13. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    in what freaky world does annabella lwin not make the cut? :mitchell:

    what about pink lady and jeff? they had a tv show for all of 5 seconds
     
  14. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    In order to make it to the poll, the act had to have sold an album or single to someone other than their immediate family.

    :scream:

    u r oooooooooooooooooold
     
  15. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    but not as ooooooooooooooooold as you! ;)
     
  16. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    huh? what's that? couldn't hear ya
     
  17. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

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    I like listening to Lea Salonga...
     
  18. skategal

    skategal Bunny slave

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    I'd vote for David Usher but he's not on the poll. His mom is Thai...
     
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  19. rjblue

    rjblue Re-registered User

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    Actually- her "Snow on the Sahara" album was released in the USA and had moderate sales. But the title song WAS the first single from an artist from Asia to chart on the billboard charts.

    Yeah, she was just too ugly for NA markets. :D
     
  20. DarrellH

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    No Shonen Knife?:D

    Or...apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas?
     
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  21. The Village Idiot

    The Village Idiot Demon Barber

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    Where's Jackie Chan? ;)
     
  22. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    Williams Hung.

    Whatever became of him?
     
  23. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    Nicole Scherzinger is Filippino/native Hawaiian/Russian.

    I think there might be more pop singers of Asian heritage than we are aware of...I'm not sure if this is still true (I hope it's not), but many non-caucasians in the US entertainment industry glossed over their ethnicity.

    And please, keep that Anggun creature out of the US...I reaaaally don't want my husband to see her. :D
     
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  24. Twilight1

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    Van Halen all the way. I have their songs on my ipod. Love listening to those old tunes.
     
  25. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    M.I.A., of course.
     
  26. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    Are you Canadian by any chance? ;)

    Nice one! But their wikipedia discography entry doesn't give any chart listings, so I'm guessing they are very much a fringe band, with little (or no?) chart or sales success?? :confused:

    I thought I had read that he had some Fillipino heritage, but wikipedia doesn't mention this at all, so I wasn't sure....thought I could be mistaken.