Vince Chong’s full name is Vincent Chong Ying-Cern. He is a Malaysian singer of Chinese descent where he is fondly known as Vince. What makes Vince so popular is his rise to stardom through the Akademi Fantasia where he was the first winner of the reality show which has since spanned to many editions.
Born in 1979, Vince comes from Kuala Lumpur. His musical genre is known to be more in the R&B segments. Vince comes from a family of talents where his father is Chinese and his mother is from England. His younger sister, Pamela and older sister Vanessa were runners up of The Amazing Race Asia 2 where they have already made their own respective careers in the entertainment industry.
Vince started singing when he was very young where he once performed a solo opera and was very much involved in the music industry especially through winning Akademi Fantasia. After winning the inaugural season, he would go on to record ‘Dilema 03’ with Nora, an internationally acclaimed Malaysian artiste.
Albums and Songs
Vince’s debut album was self-titled where the song ‘Mengapa Harus Cinta?’ did considerably well while he won third at the Shanghai Music Festival 2004 under the Asia New Singer competition. He would then continue to grow and in 2006, he released his second album entitled ‘Janji Vince’. He would then record the Asian version of Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ together with Filipino artiste Nikki Gil and Singaporean Alicia Pan and then on to High School Musical 2 where he recorded the Malaysian version of ‘The Music In Me’.