Born: Chinese: 2 October 1985
Olivia Ong is a Chinese Singaporean singer. She sings mostly in English but developed her career singing in English and Japanese. In addition, she has released rare tracks, recorded in Mandarin, Chinese, which can be found on limited edition albums.
Likened to Seiko Matsuda, she won a singing contest and was signed to a Japanese recording company S2S Pte Ltd at only 15.
Ong, along with 2 other Singaporean girls formed the Japanese pop group, Mirai.
Their first single, "Open Up Your Mind", was one of the theme songs in the Japanese anime Gensoumaden Saiyuki.
After taking her O-level examinations in Singapore, Ong moved to Japan to further her studies as well as her career as a solo artist. In Singapore, she became a member of a Japanese pop (J-pop) group called Mirai, before she released her bestselling début, A Girl Meets Bossa Nova at only 19. With her sultry, soulful, pristine and innocent vocals, she reinterprets Frank Sinatra's hits such as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars", among other jazz and pop numbers. She is one of the new wave of Singaporean talent being exported internationally. So far, Ong is the only pop sensation exported exclusively to Japan; previous stars such as Mavis Hee, Kit Chan, Tanya Chua, Joi Chua, Stefanie Sun, Michelle Saram etc., have only been exporting to the Greater Chinese market.
In 2009 Ong was signed to Taiwanese record company HIM Music and became a big hit back home in Singapore after she sang the theme song of the drama serial, The Little Nyonya. She had stated that her paternal grandfather is Peranakan.
Her first record under HIM Music was released on 5 March 2010, entitled Olivia.