Gloria Deng, operating under moniker G.E.M. (Get Everybody Moving) is cleaning up. Although the Shanghai born, Hong Kong raised singer has not released a full length studio album since 2015, she has been high in demand voicing songs for movie soundtracks and themes for TV shows.
In 2016, Gloria appeared in Forbes 30 Under 30 Music list along with stars like Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and Jason Derulo. She was the only Asian to make the grade.
Later that year, she released the Chinese theme song for the sci-fi film Passengers (starring Jennifer Lawrence) titled “Light Years Away”. The music video, currently at 138 million views, has far surpassed Vevo certification levels.
Deng was the voice of Sleeping Beauty in animated feature film Charming which also starred the dubs of Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale, and Sia.
G.E.M. now has the top song at iTunes Taiwan called “Tik Tok”, and anticipation is running high for a new LP. Check out the MV below dripping with her syrupy yodel-inflected vocals.