The First Diva of Vietnamese Pop Music - Ngoc Lan
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ngoc Lan was queen of the Vietnamese pop music industry and was adored by millions of Vietnamese fans from all over the world. At the height of her popularity, Ngoc Lan became stricken with Multiple Sclerosis which prevented her from continuing with her music career and ultimately claim her life on March 6, 2001. I had the privilege to know and love her personally. Here is my tribute to Ngoc Lan.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ngoc Lan was considered the most popular Vietnamese singer in her day. Her immense popularity throughout the 1980s and 1990s earned her a huge fanbase that spanned over four continents consisting of overseas Vietnamese audiences worldwide, as well as in her native Vietnam. Ngoc Lan's angelic voice captured the hearts of millions with her audio recordings, in particular her covers of popular French love songs. At the height of her popularity, Ngoc Lan's singing career abruptly ended due to her being stricken with multiple sclerosis. On March 6, 2001, Ngoc Lan succumbed to the dreaded disease and passed away. But for her millions of fans worldwide, her music continues to live on. Here is a tribute to one of the most beautiful and talented Vietnamese singers that ever lived.