Alex’s debut single “I Have Been There” was released in March 2020 on YouTube and was a huge hit.
The music industry has gifted the world with many gems that have not only entertained audiences but also touched millions of hearts. All of these musicians and artists have an unusual story to stardom that will inspire millions to pursue their dreams. Alex Chen is one of them. The rising pop star and music producer overcame a series of challenges in his life to reach the position he is in today. Her story will motivate anyone to pursue their goals, regardless of socio-economic background.
Alex’s story begins during his childhood in Atlanta, where he grew up in a lower-middle-class family with three other siblings. His father was a factory worker who lost his job when Alex was only 10 years old. Since then, his family has lived a life of poverty. His family moved to a relative’s garage, where Alex remained for most of his childhood. Alex used to sing in the local church choir, but it did nothing to improve his family’s financial situation. At 15, Alex realizes the many flaws in the education system and drops out of school to support his family.
Alex started working several odd jobs to make ends meet. At 19, Alex watched a friend of his start a toy business. Without thinking any more, he rented a store and spent all his savings to open a toy store. The business failed miserably as Alex was only able to sell less than 30 products in the first three months. The failure was a huge setback in his career but came to him as a great lesson. Alex realized that his lack of knowledge, experience and passion had led him to failure. This motivated him to pursue a career in the music industry, which he has always been passionate about.
While working as a pizza delivery boy by day and janitor by night, Alex did his best to support his passion. In addition to making a living, Alex managed to enroll in music school. His passion ignited his love for his studies, making him one of the fastest learners in the class. In six months, Alex was able to play several musical instruments and also discovered his unique voice and pop style. To stand out in the industry, Alex decided to break away from traditional genres and included subtle hints of EDM in his creations.
Alex’s debut single “I Have Been There” was released in March 2020 on YouTube and was a huge hit. The song was viewed over 5 million times in the first three months, making Alex an overnight music sensation on social media. Through this song, Alex talked about real struggles, which affected many people and the circumstances the world was going through due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The success of her debut single was a big boost for Alex to further her career in the music industry.
With his next release, “Ruined Not Broken”, in January 2021, Alex officially marked his entry into the industry. The song became a trending track on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Instagram. Alex began receiving offers to perform live at popular shows and festivals around the country.
Alex is currently focusing on his next debut album which he believes will connect more deeply with his fans. He wants to continue his journey in the music industry as an artist with a purpose. Alex feels his songs have a message that touches people and soothes their aching hearts. This is where he feels accomplished as an artist.