Wang Leehom at the 2011 Harbin Film Festival with the award for Best New Director
|Pinyin||Wáng Lìhóng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Wong4 Lik6 Wang4 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Alexander Leehom Wang|
May 17, 1976 |
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Singer-songwriter musician film director actor record producer music arranger composer
Pop R&B rap hip hop rock jazz Broadway
Violin piano drums guitar bass/electric guitar erhu vibraphone harmonica chinese flutes guzheng zhongruan, etc.
Universal Asia Muse Sony Decca BMG
|Ancestry||Yiwu, Zhejiang, China|
|Influenced by||Stevie Wonder, Prince, Alicia Keys, Outkast, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, The Neptunes|
I studied classical opera, so I was always singing in Italian and German and French.
I've just had a wonderful time doing Chinese music, and it's been so rewarding for me. I feel like there's so much potential in mandarin music, and there's so much, you know, ground left to be broken.
The 'chinked out' style is a school of hip hop - that's the way I like to think of it - that incorporates Chinese elements and sounds.
I write and do all my arrangements on my Mac. And um, I use Logic Pro, which is a great software program.
The relationship between East and West needs to be and can be fixed via pop culture.