Wang Leehom

Wang Leehom playing the piano at 2007 [[Heroes of Earth Leehom Wang | birth_date = | birth_place = Rochester, New York, U.S. | nationality = American | alma_mater = Williams College, Berklee College of Music | occupation = | years_active = 1995–present | spouse = | children = 3 | awards =

| website = [] | module = | module2 = | instrument = | label = }} }} Wang Leehom (; born May 17, 1976), sometimes credited as Leehom Wang, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and film director. Formally trained at Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, his music is known for fusing hip-hop and R&B, with traditional Chinese music (Beijing opera, Kunqu, Chinese orchestra, and tribal music from Tibet, Yunan, and Mongolia). Since his 1995 debut, Wang has released 25 albums, that have sold over 60 million copies. He is a four-time winner and 19-time nominee of the Golden Melody Awards, the "Grammys" of Chinese music. His sold-out concert at the 90,000 seat Beijing Bird's Nest on April 14, 2012 was the first solo pop concert to be held at the iconic venue. With over 72 million followers on social media, Wang is one of the most followed celebrities in China (peaked as #1 most followed person in China's social media in 2014). In 2018, CNN dubbed him "King of Chinese Pop" and the LA Times called him "the biggest American star America has never heard of." Wang was listed as one of Goldsea's "The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time."

In addition to his music, Wang has also acted in over twenty films, including Ang Lee's ''Lust, Caution'', Jackie Chan's ''Little Big Soldier'' and Michael Mann's ''Blackhat''. He won Best Actor at the 2018 Macau Film Festival. Asia Society presented the 2019 Game Changer Award to Wang Leehom at the U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit.

He is an environmental activist, and his album ''Change Me'' was dedicated to raising eco-awareness among Chinese youth. Wang was one of the first torchbearers for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, and performed in the Olympics' closing ceremony in Beijing. He was again a torchbearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, making him the only person in the Mandarin pop circle to have taken part in the event twice. He is a longtime ambassador for World Vision Taiwan and Malaysia.

Wang holds honorary doctoral degrees from both Williams College and Berklee College of Music. Provided by Wikipedia
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