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

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  • Bruno Mars

    6 15.00%
  • Eddie Van Halen

    8 20.00%
  • Far East Movement

    0 0%
  • Foxy Brown

    1 2.50%
  • James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)

    6 15.00%
  • Jay Sean

    0 0%
  • The Jets

    2 5.00%
  • Ne-Yo

    2 5.00%
  • Norah Jones

    16 40.00%
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah's

    9 22.50%
  • Yoko Ono

    5 12.50%
  • Yvonne Elliman

    1 2.50%
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    Your Favourite Pop Star/Musician of ALL-TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ...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
    Last edited by PeterG; 07-10-2011 at 03:15 AM.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    Does Freddie Mercury count? Though born in Tanzania, his family was originally from India? I lurved me some Queen back in the day.
    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...

    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    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.
    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
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    I'd vote for Anggun, but she's not in your poll.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard View Post
    I voted for Eddie, but I thought he was Dutch?
    His mom is Dutch, and half Indonesian, which used to be a Dutch colony. His dad is Dutch.
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    Awesome poll, Peter G!

    My favorite is Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR9Gi...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    Does Freddie Mercury count? Though born in Tanzania, his family was originally from India.
    The Indian media usually treated him as the first Indian rock star in the West, so I think that counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenny12 View Post
    Awesome poll, Peter G!
    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...

    Quote Originally Posted by jenny12 View Post
    My favorite is Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR9Gi...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjblue View Post
    I'd vote for Anggun, but she's not in your poll.
    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.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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

    what about pink lady and jeff? they had a tv show for all of 5 seconds
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    in what freaky world does annabella lwin not make the cut?
    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    what about pink lady and jeff? they had a tv show for all of 5 seconds
    u r oooooooooooooooooold
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post

    u r oooooooooooooooooold
    but not as ooooooooooooooooold as you!
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    but not as ooooooooooooooooold as you!
    huh? what's that? couldn't hear ya
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I like listening to Lea Salonga...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    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.
    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.
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    No Shonen Knife?

    Or...apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas?
    Last edited by DarrellH; 07-13-2011 at 01:31 AM.

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