Chloe Wang: Chinese idol with American twist

A US music factory has set up shop in China to produce one of the first Mandarin-singing, Beijing-based, all-American pop stars.

Chinese American singer Chloe Wang

The Nettwerk Music Group, which launched megastars Avril Lavigne and Dido, has recently unveiled its latest pop creation… 17-year-old Chloe Wang, who sings in both Chinese and English.

Although Wang’s father is Chinese, the American-born teenager grew up in Chicago and did not begin learning Chinese until March this year. She admits the 2008 Beijing Olympics was really the first time she became aware of China.

But language and cultural barriers are no obstacle to her minders and US manager Peter Coquillard believes his young charge is a trailblazer for more young Western performers.

Chloe shares the producers of her first album with Madonna, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus, and has already launched her first single, “Uh Oh”, in both English and Chinese.


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