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Jason Chen
Jason Chen
General information
Nickname(s)
Gender Male
Born November 12, 1988
Died
Occupation Singer
Years active 2007 - present
Jason Chen (Simplified Chinese: 陈以桐 Traditional Chinese: 陳以桐 Pinyin: Chén Yǐtóng), born November 12, 1988, is a Taiwanese American pop singer. He began as a singer performing covers on YouTube, where he gained a sizable following. He later released dozens of singles and four full albums, one of which is performed in Mandarin.

Biography

Jason Chen is a bilingual Taiwanese-American singer based on Southern California. He has a musical background in violin and learned the instrument by ear. He began singing at the age of 17 – for the purpose of asking a girl to prom. Jason graduated from UCLA with a degree in Business Economics in 2010. During college, his dorm mates forced him to put clips of himself singing onto YouTube under his alias “miniachilles” derived from his favorite Greek God – Achilles, portrayed by Brad Pitt in the movie Troy. Jason now loves those dorm mates. He continued to post videos of popular cover songs and collaborations with his friends. He has now built his own studio and created a merchandise line for his brand “Music Never Sleeps.” In 2011, he had the opportunity to perform in Italy, Spain, China, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. He was invited to perform on one of China’s most popular TV Shows “Day Day Up” with fellow singers Megan Nicole and Tiffany Alvord. He also released his first album, “Gravity” lead by the single “Best Friend,” which now has over 7 million views. He is currently working on his second full length English album and a Chinese mix tape 节省钱。

Career

Jason Chen evolved from performing covers of songs from famous music artists on YouTube to producing and performing original music. He was invited to perform on one of China’s most popular TV shows, Day Day Up, with fellow singers Megan Nicole, Tiffany Alvord, and Gerald Ko. He also released his album, Gravity, and the single “Best Friend”, which now has over ten million views. He has also performed in various countries such as Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan, as well as throughout the United States.