|Far East Movement|
I never thought I'd live to see the day it happened, but four acts of Asian descent are in the Billboard Hot 100's Top 30 positions this week and I couldn't be prouder. Better, yet three of these acts are actually in the Top Ten.
Glee's Lea Michele ft. Philippines' Charice is at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to their cover of Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé's Telephone which was heard on last week's season premiere of the Musical Sitcom. Enrique Iglesias, who not many of us realize is actually half-Filipino, sits at number eight this week with Jersey Shore's I Like It ft. Pitbull. Far East Movement, who have the distinction of being the Greatest Airplay Gainer this week, rocket up to number six with Like a G6; the track is also sitting at number one right now on the U.S. iTunes Singles Chart.
At number one though, is hot new act Bruno Mars, who hails from Hawaii boasting his half-Puerto Rican and Filipino heritage. Our friends at Warner Music Canada dropped me a line today to let me know that we'll be seeing him this November in Toronto. Can't wait!
Now who said we Asians are only good at Math, huh?