NATHAN HARTONO (向洋) is a multi-hyphenate; a Singaporean singer-songwriter-actor who simply cannot be pigeon-holed. Since winning a singing competition over a decade ago, he has gone on to release three albums, star in an HBO Asia series, and perform on hundreds of stages around the world.
In 2016, Nathan’s popularity further propelled when he emerged as first runner-up on Chinese singing competition, Sing! China, under the mentorship of mandopop king Jay Chou. His charismatic performances captivated the hearts of audiences across Asia and beyond.
He has since been nominated as ‘Most Popular Overseas Singer’ at the 2017 MTV Global Chinese Music Awards, featured in Prestige Singapore's ‘2018 Prestige 40 Under 40’, named a Brand Personality for the Singapore Tourism Board, and appointed as ambassador for Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning, on top of a multitude of successful brand partnerships.
His debut mandarin single 「爱超给电」 was launched in February 2018, and has since charted within Top 50 on Spotify Viral 50 in Singapore (#8), Taiwan (#17) and Malaysia (#48), Top 10 on iTunes Singapore, and Top 20 on YES 933's weekly radio chart. It also saw him working with renowned Tokyo-based photographer and film director Leslie Kee on the official music video.
Most recently, Nathan landed the male lead role on his big screen debut, mandarin romantic-comedy When Ghost Meets Zombie「女鬼爱上尸」, which opened in theatres on February 14, 2019. He also composed two songs for the original motion picture soundtrack, which has just debuted at Top 20 on YES 933's weekly radio chart, and Top 5 on iTunes Singapore.