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Asian music sensations break the sound barrier

Diverse stars reach across borders and give K-pop a run for its money

Move over, K-pop. South Korea has been a dominant force in Asian entertainment for about a decade, but a powerful combination of economic development and social media is changing the game. From Southeast Asia to China, other countries are producing new stars with diverse backgrounds and musical styles. These up-and-coming artists are striking a chord with the region's growing middle class -- and audiophiles on more distant shores.

SINGAPORE It was a night 200 music fans in Kuala Lumpur will not soon forget. In an intimate, one-night-only concert arranged by Uber on July 29, indie pop sensation Yuna showed off the voice that is elevating her into the company of one-named icons.

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