Article: Top 10 Most Popular Solo Singers Of China

Are you a music lover? Honestly, who isn’t as it is our only friend in times of loneliness. Whatever your mood may be, listening to a song always helps. Thanks to the talented singers out there. Everyone has their favorites when it comes to music genres, artists, and songs themselves. Today explore the ten most popular solo singers from China. Please have a look at the list below to know them.


1. Jay Chou

Known as the “King of Asian Pop,” Chou was born in Taiwan on 18 January, 1979. In 2000, he released his debut album, “Jay.” With sentimental lyrics and a sweet voice, he is one of the most influential Chinese singers. Producing unique songs with a combination of Chinese and Western music styles, he has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. He composes most of his songs by himself, and some of his hits include East Wind Breaks and Faraway.


2. Zhou Shen

Also known by the name Charlie Zhou, was born in Shaoyang, China. He was born on 29 September, 1992. He participated in The Voice of China, Season 3, from 2014 to 2015. However, he rose to fame in 2016 after the release of his song ”Big Fish” for the Chinese animated film Big Fish & Begonia. The song received an outstanding response, for which he received several awards. He was awarded the Most Popular Male Singer Online of a Music Pioneer Award 2016 and the People's Choice Male in 2017. His debut album released in 2017, for which he received four awards in total.


3. Faye Wong

Born on 8 August 1969 in Beijing, China, Faye Wong is referred to as the “Diva of Asia” by the Chinese media. She has won the hearts of many with her calm and charming personality. She gained attention for combining alternative music with mainstream Chinese pop. The Guinness World Records recognized her as the Best Selling Canto-Pop Female in 2000. Some of her most popular songs include Because of Love, Eyes on Me, and Passing Years.


4. Yisa Yu

Yisa was born on 23 October, 1983 in Chengdu, China. She first began her music career by singing in bars. Later, she participated in several singing competitions and was placed fourth in 2009 “Super Girl.” She recorded the theme song for China's first 3D animated film “The King of Milu Deer,” after the competition ended. In May 2010, she released her first original album “Blue Shorts”. A few of her most popular songs are Living My Way Loving You and Dear Life.


5. Li Yuchun

Born on 10 March; 1984 in Chengdu, China, known professionally by Chris Lee, she is one of the most famous Chinese pop stars. She gained significant recognition in 2005 after winning first place in the Chinese singing competition “Super Girl.” After a year, she he released her debut album “The Queens and the Dreams.” She has achieved massive success in her career and is one of the most famous names of Chinese pop.


6. Zhang Yixing

Professionally known by Lay Zhang, he was born on 7 October, 1991 in Changsha, China. He is a famous singer and rapper in China. He rose to fame as a member of the popular K-pop boyband EXO. He has been the publicity ambassador of the Communist Youth League of China since 2016. He has been ranked 20th, 11th , and 5th in 2017, 2019, and 2020, respectively in Forbes China Celebrity 100.


7. Lu Han

Born on April 20; 1990, in Beijing, China, Luhan is another Chinese singer that first gained recognition as a member of EXO. He left the group on October 2014 to focus on his solo career. The same year, China National Radio named him the sixth most popular entertainment star in China. His solo debut album “Reloaded” was launched in 2015. In 2017, he was ranked second as the highest-paid celebrity in Forbes China Celebrity 100.


8. Gloria Tang Sze-Wing

Known by her stage name G.E.M, she was born in Shanghai, China, on 16 August 1991. She participated in the Chinese singing contest “I am a Singer” in 2014. She was placed second in the competition, after which she started gaining immense popularity. She released her first full Mandopop album “Heartbeat” in 2015. She was the first female singer from China to have exceeded 100 million views on three of her music videos on YouTube. The following year, she featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30, being the only Asian star on the list.


9. Lisang Pacidal Koyouan

Popularly known by her stage name A-lin was born, on 20 September; 1983 in Taiwan. She made her debut in the music world in 2006 and has achieved extreme success since then. She has received several awards in her career and is hugely popular in the Mandarin world.


10. Joker Xue

He was born in Shanghai, China on 17 July 1983. He started his music career in 2006 and is known for his charismatic stage presence. One can relate his songs with love's triumph and woes. Along with being a singer, he also plays Guitar and Piano. He is one of the most-streamed Chinese artists on Spotify. Some of his hit songs include Serious Snow and Yellow Maple.


These are a few of the most famous Chinese solo singers. Do check their songs out if you still haven’t, and you definitely won’t regret it. Each one of them will surely make you a fan with their pleasant and angelic voice.