Famous Singers of Singapore

Famous Singers of Singapore

Undoubtedly, Singapore is massively blessed with musical talent that has seen many local musicians chart a successful international career. The country has many brilliant musicians who were either born here or immigrated to what is known as the Lion City. Would you like to know some of Singapore's most prominent musicians? We suppose you would. Here's a list of a few of Singapore's best known and most successful music stars:

Stefanie Sun

Stephanie Sun is one of Singapore's most successful singers and songwriters; she has had an amazingly successful international career. Stephanie is today well known throughout diverse areas like Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The celebrated musician's vocal abilities are simply exceptional. Indeed, with more than 30 million records sold, Stephanie ranks among Singapore's best-selling music performers. She won a Golden Melody Award with her first album (known as Yan Zi). In the year 2000, Stephanie won national recognition as Singapore's best new artist. In 2004, Stephanie's self-titled album made her earn the Best Mandarin Female Singer award.

Olivia Ong

Olivia's music career debuted when she was only 15 years old. At that time, the young musician signed up to the $25 Pte Ltd. Olivia became even more famous when she successfully performed the theme track for the popular series the Little Nyonya. Olivia became only the second Singaporean singer to win selection and recognition as the Global Chinese Music Awards Music Ambassador.

Leon Jay Williams

Leon Williams notably released his first album in 2005; it was titled Sweet Inspirations. Leon has received wide acclaim and great recognition for various hit releases. Among these are albums like I Love You So and Can't Smile Without You. Leon also notably won recognition for starring in several popular Taiwanese drama series, including Green Forest, Heaven's Wedding Gown and My Home.

John Klass

The famous Singaporean artist John Klass has thrived well since 1991 and is widely recognized as among the most successful Singaporean music performers. The singer first rose to prominence by performing as lead vocalist at KICK, the 1994 Best Local Music Group. He gradually won credit for writing more than 200 successful kid songs for In Our House, a popular TV show. John Klass received the most coveted 3X platinum prize for his tribute song Red Cross and Through Your Eyes. He was eventually featured on several leading international media outlets, including the BBC World Service and ITV news.


Shabir initially proved his impressive music prowess when he was named the winner of the Vasantham Star award's first season in 2005. He soon became a multiple award-winning artists. He later proceeded to write several songs and subsequently received the Singapore Youth Award sometime in 2013.

Tanya Chua

Tanya Chua is a well-known Singaporean artist who won accolades for her debut album in 1997. The album is known as Bored. Among Tanya Chua's notable works include hits like Sing it Out of Love (of 2011), the 2007 Goodbye & Hello and others. Tanya Chua is also known for several successful musical releases (like the Amphibian of 2005). These achievements eventually earned her accolades and recognition as the Best Mandarin Female Singer. She received this recognition at the Golden Melody Awards.

Corrine May

Corrine May who is currently based in Los Angeles. is a well-known singer and songwriter. Corrine is respected as being among the Lion City's most prominent music artists. Corrine May received the gold certification with her Crooked Lines album in 2012. The album peaked at position 1 on the national music charts within the first month of the Crooked Lines' release. In 2010 Corrine May composed a special song for Singapore; she was picked for this role and produced the special song to celebrate Singapore's 45th National Day.

Dick Lee

Dick Lee is well known all over the country for his famous music achievements. The Singaporean singer notably received international acclaim in 1989 for his highly successful song, the Mad Chinaman. Several award grants marked dick Lee's successful music debut- these included the coveted Compass Award for Top Local Composer (awarded in 2000, 2001, 2006). Dick Lee is widely celebrated for helping to produce several classical music pieces. Some of these are: the Beauty World, Sing to the Dawn and Phua Chu Kang.

Sarah Cheng-De Winne

Sarah Cheng's music release, which was known as Love Shape Void, quickly became a runaway success among Singaporean music lovers. The achievement earned Sarah much recognition and awards during Singapore's 12th Independent Music Gala. Sarah also won wide acclaim for her other albums, including Brand New (2012) and Let's Pretend (2010).