ⓘ Sơn Tùng M-TP
Nguyễn Thanh Tùng, known professionally as Sơn Tùng M-TP, is a Vietnamese singer-songwriter and actor. His self-written 2012 and 2013 singles, "Cơn mưa ngang qua" and "Em của ngày hom qua" launched his career. These were followed by successful singles such as "Chắc ai do sẽ về", "Lac troi" and "Nơi này co anh". In 2017, Tùng released the compilation album m-tp M-TP and published his autobiography, Cham tới giấc mơ. His record label, M-TP Entertainment, was founded in lately 2016. His other works include the M-TP Ambition - Chuyến bay dầu tiên concert tour, a starring role in the 2014 film Dandelion and an appearance as a contestant on the television series The Remix. Called a "Prince of V-pop" for his popularity, Tùng has received many accolades which include a MTV Europe Music Award, a Dedication Music Award, a Mnet Asian Music Award, seven Green Wave Awards and an inclusion on Forbes Vietnam s 2018 30 Under 30 list.
1.1. Life and career 2017–present: m-tp M-TP, Sky Tour Movie and Chung ta
In April 2017, Tùng released the compilation album m-tp M-TP. In June 2017, Tùng performed at the Viral Fest Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, and conducted a second M-TP & Friends concert in Hanoi in the following month. He starred in Am bản 2017, and took part on "Gia dình toi chon" in that August. The singers autobiography, Cham tới giấc mơ, was published in September.
In May 2018, his single "Run Now" was released with a music video featuring Thai actress Davika Hoorne. Later in July, the singer played a fictionalized version of himself in Chuyến di của thanh xuan. Tùngs collaboration with rapper Snoop Dogg, "Give It to Me", was released in July 2019. The accompanied video features an appearance by singer Madison Beer and set a 24-hour record for Vietnamese music videos with 25.8 million YouTube views on the first day. This record was previously held by "Chay ngay di" 17.6 million views.
The singer embarked on his second nationwide concert tour, Sky Tour, from July to August 2019. The tour was chronicled in the documentary film, Sơn Tùng M-TP: Sky Tour Movie, which debuted in June 2020. Dubbed as Vietnam’s first musical documentary, it grossed ₫5.5 billion US$238.700 after the first three days of release even with mixed reviews. Netflix went on to distribute the film globally.
Later that year, Tùng released "Co chắc yêu là day" and the lead single from his forthcoming extended play Chung ta, "Chung ta của hien tai". The former became the 4th-most streamed music video premiere on YouTube at the time with 901.000 concurrent viewers. Tùng also became the first Vietnamese musician to enter the Billboard Social 50 chart that July at number 28.
In January 2021, Tùng collaborated with online multiplayer battle royale game Garena Free Fire, as part of the collaboration character named "Skyler" based on Tùng was added to game, the same month official theme song for the character was dropped by Tùng on YouTube.