. Alexander Leehom Wang .<br />Jenny Vang<br />AAST 152-01<br />
  ? Who ? <br />A Taiwanese- American singer/songwriter <br />Has gained success in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan and th...
  . Early Life . part 1 .<br />1976 – Born in Rochester, New York<br /><ul><li>Parents – Immigrants from Taiwan</li></ul>1...
Youngest violinist in the group</li></ul>1990 – 1994 <br /><ul><li>  Started to compose and write songs
  Performed in musicals</li></li></ul><li>  . Early Life .part 2 .<br />1994 – Sutherland High School valedictorian<br /><...
Williams College ( #1 Liberal Arts School in the U.S. )
Music and Asian Studies
  Started to learn Chinese (Mandarin 101)</li></ul>1995 – Signed to record label in Taiwan<br /><ul><li>Debut album ‘Love ...
Best Male Artist of the Year
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  1. 1. . Alexander Leehom Wang .<br />Jenny Vang<br />AAST 152-01<br />
  2. 2. ? Who ? <br />A Taiwanese- American singer/songwriter <br />Has gained success in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan and the rest of East Asia<br />One of the many new generations of songwriters and musicians that have revolutionized the Chinese music industry<br />
  3. 3. . Early Life . part 1 .<br />1976 – Born in Rochester, New York<br /><ul><li>Parents – Immigrants from Taiwan</li></ul>1982 – Started to learn violin<br /><ul><li>Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
  4. 4. Youngest violinist in the group</li></ul>1990 – 1994 <br /><ul><li> Started to compose and write songs
  5. 5. Performed in musicals</li></li></ul><li> . Early Life .part 2 .<br />1994 – Sutherland High School valedictorian<br /><ul><li>Accepted by Yale and Princeton
  6. 6. Williams College ( #1 Liberal Arts School in the U.S. )
  7. 7. Music and Asian Studies
  8. 8. Started to learn Chinese (Mandarin 101)</li></ul>1995 – Signed to record label in Taiwan<br /><ul><li>Debut album ‘Love Rival Beethoven’</li></ul>1999 – 2001 – Berklee College of Music<br /><ul><li>Vocal and jazz lessons</li></li></ul><li> . Music . part 1 .<br />5th Album: ‘Revolution’<br /><ul><li> Sold 40,000 in the first week
  9. 9. Best Male Artist of the Year
  10. 10. Best Producer of the Year
  11. 11. Youngest in both categories</li></ul>6th Album: ‘Impossible to Miss You’<br /><ul><li> Sold 100,000 in the first ten days
  12. 12. Won 3 Best Male Vocalist awards</li></li></ul><li> . Music . part 2 .<br />A solid musical background enables him to pull from a variety of musical styles and invent (and continuously reinvent) his sound, that is distinctly Chinese and International at the same time<br />‘Chinked-out’:<br /><ul><li> Blends Chinese traditional music with Western hip-hop
  13. 13. Despite the derogatory nature of the term, he wanted to repossess the term and ‘make it cool’ </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lIwdJ48fA4<br />
  14. 14. . Other . part 1 .<br />2002 – Youth Ambassador to Nepal<br />2003 – Asia’s SARS epidemic<br /><ul><li>‘Hand in Hand’
  15. 15. All proceeds going to SARS research</li></ul>2007 – 12th album ‘Change Me’<br /><ul><li> Promotes the issue of global warming and social awareness
  16. 16. Packaging of the CD uses recycled paper and contains no plastic
  17. 17. CD also came with a pair of reusable metal chopsticks</li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNBh19rq5c4<br />
  18. 18. . Other . part 2 .<br />2008 Beijing Olympic Games<br /><ul><li> Torchbearer #17
  19. 19. Represented the newest generation of singers from Taiwan and China
  20. 20. ‘One World One Dream’</li></ul>World Vision’s Ambassador for Taiwan:<br /><ul><li>Charity work in poor areas
  21. 21. Sponsoring 20 children
  22. 22. 10 in Laos and 10 in Sierra Leone</li></li></ul><li> . Work Cited .<br />http://www.wangleehom.com/<br />Official Website<br />http://www.homsweethome.com/<br />US and Canada Fan Club<br />http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/01/09/ta.wangleehom/index.html Talk Asia Interview<br />

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