Korean pop music isn’t the only social phenomenon in Asia that pulls on the heartstrings of people all over the world. China might have just carried on this social trend with its new global pop star: Jane Zhang.
Nicknamed “The Dolphin Princess”, a reference to her impressive ability to sing high notes, Jane Zhang is ready to strike a cultural blow in the music realm. Jane is a regular singer of English tracks but this time she has come up with a track that has blown the minds of international fans. Her latest music video, “Dust My Shoulders Off” turned into a booming success and has received more than 7.3 million views on Youtube and made the Top 10 List on iTunes. Being acknowledged alongside well-known singers like Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, and the Pentatonix isn’t an easy achievement for a singer and it is definitely a first for China’s. On a brief overlook, China is making its first breakthrough in music.
Jane isn’t a superficial singer, coveting for international fame. She is willing to display her fun, daring, and active attributes through her music videos. She already acknowledged ahead of time that hiring big producers won’t cut the deal for the international market. Jane found another way to break the records for China: the integration of cultural qualities as a stylistic approach towards music.
Her emotional ballad performances won her popularity from her country and she is willing to express herself as well as Chinese cultural elements to the world. All there is left is to wait for China’s official emergence in other artistic aspects, inspired by its new international stardom.