Chinese-Canadian Henry Lau began learning to play the violin when he was 6 and the piano when he was 7, with classical music being the backbone of his musical education.
He attended the SM Entertainment Global Audition in 2006, which led to his discovery. Out of the thousands of participants at the audition in Toronto, the agency chose Henry and another individual. From there, he was off to South Korea to start his music career.
While some artists stay comfortably within their chosen artistic lane, Henry does not. The pop star’s artwork was featured by Saatchi Gallery in London in 2020.