A Korean pop star and a Tawainese director-singer-songwriter topped the two top spots!
Here is what they say about Rain and Jay Chou!:
This South Korean sensation has been making waves in his native country for years, but his catchy beats and hot dance moves have made his popularity soar internationally. Who can forget that dance-off with Stephen Colbert, or his parts in the movies Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin? His army of fans helped him stay on top of this poll last year; let’s see if there’s still enough love to keep him on top today.
Move over, Jay-Z: Jay Chou is in the house. The Taiwanese director-singer-songwriter has already conquered Asia with his sweet tunes and sultry style. Now he’s set his sights on America, bringing “Chou style” to the silver screen as Kato in the blockbuster The Green Hornet. We know MTV has been charmed — the network nominated him for Best Breakout Star. This may be the year he wins Hollywood’s heart too.
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