Lovely Bones

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SIN­GA­POREAN singer- song­writer Gen­tle Bones’ mu­sic ca­reer has seen quite a turn­around in the past few months.

Last month, Gen­tle Bones, whose real name is Joel Tan ( pic), made it to Forbes’ in­au­gu­ral 30 Un­der 30 list for en­ter­tain­ment and sports per­son­al­i­ties in Asia. Oth­ers on the list in­clude K- pop idol G- Dragon, Aus­tralian ac­tor and The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth and Malaysian singer Yuna. Tan is the only Sin­ga­porean on the list.

On mak­ing the Forbes list, Tan says: “It’s in­cred­i­ble, al­most un­be­liev­able. It shocked me greatly to be a part of the list and I hope I can do this men­tion jus­tice in the months to come. I am grate­ful and so ap­pre­cia­tive of the recog­ni­tion by Forbes.”

The names on the list were de­cided by an Asian panel com­pris­ing pop­u­lar Malaysian ac­tress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, Korean mu­sic giant SM En­ter­tain­ment Group’s ex­ec­u­tive vice- pres­i­dent Nikki Semin Han and award- win­ning Sin­ga­pore di­rec­tor Anthony Chen. – The Straits Times, Sin­ga­pore/ Asia News Net­work

Photo: Univer­sal Mu­sic

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