From Violin “Nerd” to Asian Mega Pop Star, The Rise of Henry Lau

A Pop Star in the Making

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.

Destiny Calls…in South Korea

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. 

I didn’t really expect that I would [be selected]. It was almost impossible because there were so many people. But I was confident.”

He became a member of Super Junior-M, a Chinese sub-unit of the K-pop group Super Junior. He also attended Berklee College of Music to enhance his musical skills.

The rising star also began appearing in hit TV shows, the most recent of which was the fourth season of the reality TV show Street Dance of China, which aired in 2021.

  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.

Beyond Music

Whether it’s creating art or learning new languages, whether it’s singing, dancing or acting, Henry Lau proves himself incredibly dedicated

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