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Singaporean Mandopop singer Derrick Hoh hopes to crack English market with first English EP

Mandopop singer Derrick Hoh's first English EP All I Want was No. 5 on the iTunes album chart when it debuted

Published on Jun 7, 2014 11:22 AM
Derrick Hoh’s English ventures have borne fruit, but Mandopop will still be his main focus. -- PHOTO: MODE ENTERTAINMENT

While most local singers find it hard to break into the English-language music market, Mandopop singer Derrick Hoh is taking a stab at it with his first English EP All I Want.

Speaking to Life! over the telephone from Taipei where he is promoting his EP, the Singaporean says: "Now, with the click of the button, even people all the way in Alaska can get my song. It makes sense to broaden my audience by using the international language of English."

The EP All I Want was released on May 14 and has sold close to 300 copies collectively in physical CDs and digital sales. The EP debuted on the Singapore iTunes album chart on May 15 at No. 5 and held on to the spot for two days.

The boyish singer, 27, got his big break singing Mandarin pop tunes on reality TV singing contest Project Superstar in 2005. He released two Mandarin albums, Unclassified (2008) and Change (2010), before striking gold with an iTunes chart-topping English single, Forever, last year.

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