Music has been Nathan Hartono’s love even when he was a child: “No one told me to shut up so I didn’t stop. And it got bigger.”
“I enjoy all the aspects that make up the life of a musician. These little things shape the person I am today and I’m very grateful for it.”
After winning his first competition at 14 and releasing an album a year later, he went on to perform on numerous global stages. But it was in 2016, after appearing in reality singing competition Sing! China — where he finished first runner-up — he captured hearts around the world. “The world opened up,” he shares. “And I want to take advantage of these opportunities and have an interesting life.”
His debut Mandarin single “爱超给电” charted on Spotify, iTunes Singapore and local radio station YES 933, and his highly anticipated Mandarin EP launches later this year.
Besides songwriting and acting, Hartono is also the ambassador for MILO Peng chocolate malt bottled drinks, the Ministry of Education’s Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning, as well as smartphone brand Vivo Singapore. He’s been roped in by the Singapore Tourism Board for its new Passion Made Possible campaign too.