First Vietnamese music album listed on Billboard

The recently released album of popular Vietnamese pop singer My Tam has made it to the World Albums category of Billboard. The album is titled Tam 9. My Tam is the first Vietnamese singer to make it to Billboard. (Photo: My Tam’s official Facebook fanpage) With this feat, Tam has become the first Vietnamese singer to get her music in the music chart.Billboard World Albums chart lists top-selling music albums of the world, excluding that of the United States, on the basis of sales data compiled by Nielsen Music. It is usually dominated by K-pop singers and bands with a large global fan following, such as Bigbang, G-Dragon, SNSD and EXO.“It is the first time a Vietnamese musical product has made it to the global Billboard chart! Unbelievable! I did it! It feels so wonderful!” the Da Nang-born singer wrote on her official Facebook fanpage.“Many years ago, and most recently in May 2017 when I was in the United States, I looked at the Billboard World Albums chart and wondered when Vietnam would have its name in it,”“I was celebrating the victory of the Vietnamese U23 football team in the semi-final match (of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship) and was overwhelmed with pride when I received the good news that Tam 9 had climbed to No.10 on the Billboard World Albums chart. I was speechless,” she wrote.It took four years for Tam to release her new album. The release also marked the 20th anniversary of the singer’s career, which… [Read full story]


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