Aska Yang (traditional Chinese: 楊宗緯; simplified Chinese: 杨宗纬; Hanyu Pinyin: Yáng Zōngwěi; Tongyong Pinyin: Yáng Zong-Wěi; Wade-Giles: Yang Tsung-Wei), born on April 4, 1978, is a popular Taiwanese singer and a member of Million Star Gang (星光幫).
In 2007 Aska Yang joined a TV singing competition One Million Star (超級星光大道), which is now one of the most popular Reality TV Show in Taiwan, equivalent to American Idol. Aska was an early favorite to run away with the competition. His powerful and soul touching voice drew millions of music lovers and he was also voted as the "Most Popular Contestant" of the first season of One Million Star via text messaging.
Aska’s superb popularity kept him on top of the Internet Search list and related Internet websites. He was rated Number One for 7 consecutive weeks on the Yahoo! Taiwan Most Famous Person’s rating, with a huge gap from the second place. The Aska 10 Thousand Fans Club in Yahoo! Taiwan already reached the 30,000-member fan base within 3 months since it was first started in March 2007. Aska’s blog reached 3 million visitor hits within 2 months. Aska Yang broke the record of consecutive front page appearances on Apple Daily, a popular newspaper in Taiwan with a paparazzi flavor.
Aska Yang is listed in "Taiwan Who is Who 2007-2008" and he is also ranked the 2nd place of Yahoo! Taiwan Person of the Year 2007, the 2nd place of United Daily Star News of the Year 2007, the 1st place of Apple Daily Person of the Year 2007 and one of the Top Five Newcomers 2007 chosen by SinaNet. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.