Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sony signs Taiwan Internet sensation 'Little Fatty'

Sony Music has signed up a Taiwanese singer who became a Susan Boyle-like overnight Internet sensation after singing like Whitney Houston on a TV talent show.
"I still can't believe it's true," Lin Yu-chun, dubbed "Little Fatty" by Taiwanese media, was quoted as saying by a statement posted on Sony Music Taiwan's website.

Sony signed the 24-year-old at a press conference in Shanghai earlier this week and is set to release his first album featuring Mandarin and English songs in July, the statement said.

Lin followed the footsteps of the real Susan Boyle from Britain and other TV talent show stars such as Paul Potts and Kelly Clarkson to join Sony Music.

Formally a part-time shop worker, Lin shot to fame after his rendition of the song "I Will Always Love You" -- the Dolly Parton song made famous by Whitney Houston -- became a sensation on video sharing website Youtube in April.

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