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Music

PopLore: The Hitlist

It's a hit? You Dong say

Ft. Joanna Dong, Max Surin, Jimmy Ye & Sezairi Sezali

Published: 24 Nov 2022

Duration: 15:55

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Music

PopLore: The Hitlist

The hit-makers

Ft. Shabir and Kenn C

Published: 24 Nov 2022

Duration: 14:12

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Ep 1: It's a hit? You Dong say – From Singapore Idol reject to Asian star

Ft. Joanna Dong, Max Surin, Jimmy Ye and Sezairi Sezali

"I felt like the dream of becoming a big, successful singer was really slipping away from me." After more than ten years of gigging, Joanna found herself feeling unseen and unworthy. So when an opportunity arose with Sing! China, she decided to give it a go.

In a collection of interviews with Singapore’s breakout stars, we discover the past, present and future of our local music scene. This episode features the stories from Joanna Dong, Max Surin, Jimmy Ye and Sezairi Sezali and chart-toppers from across the decades.


Ep 2: The hit-makers – Behind Singapore's greatest pop exports

Ft. Shabir நகரகவி and Kenn C

What's it like to produce Mandopop hits for A-listers like JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun? What does it take to go from winning Vasantham Star to getting 150 million streams on song for a film made in India? Ultimately, what do these two hit-makers have in common?

In a collection of interviews with Singapore’s breakout stars, we discover the past, present and future of our local music scene. This episode features the stories and hits from record producers Shabir நகரகவி and Kenn C.


Poplore: The Hitlist is a three-part video series about music in Singapore commissioned by Esplanade Offstage and produced by OGS.

OGS is a Singapore-based media publisher dedicated to telling timeless and overlooked stories across Southeast Asia.

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