Signed to Nettwerk's management, label and publishing rosters, the Vancouver-based, China-born singer-songwriter Wanting set the stage for sophomore album Say The Words with 2012's Everything In The World. Her first offering for Nettwerk exploded last year in Asia with a #1 debut in China. Single “You Exist In My Song” raked in more than 100 Million combined video views, was the #1 radio single in China for 8 consecutive weeks and received over 10 awards. Ballad "Drenched" was also featured in the hit Chinese film Love in the Buff, solidifying her as a veritable sensation in Asia as she also developed a formidable online following. Everything In The World has now been certified 6x Platinum and received 15 Best New Artist Awards across Asia. Wanting closed out 2012 with a performance on The China Central Television New Year’s Gala, viewed by an estimated audience of 700 million. Earlier this year, Wanting was named the city’s first-ever Tourism Ambassador To China.
With Say The Words, which Wanting co-produced with Grammy-award winning producer Ron Aniello, Wanting takes her piano-swept pop melodies to the next level on such tracks as Latin-groove tinged “Time, My Friend” (feat. Far East Movement) and empowering rock-pop anthem “STHU.” Rounding out the album are breakout ballads, “Love Ocean” and “When It’s Lonely,” sung in her native Mandarin. The album debuted at #1 on iTunes Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia within 24 hours of its Universal Music China release in Asia (via a licensing deal with Nettwerk). Additionally, “Love Ocean,” shot to #1 on QQ, a Beijing based music streaming service boasting more than 780 million members and "When It's Lonely" was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire original soundtrack in China.
A rarity for Chinese female pop artists, she writes her own music, plays multiple instruments, and even spearheads production. That spirit has defined Wanting's career from the get-go. At a 2005 Sarah McLachlan show in Vancouver, she approached Nettwerk founder Terry McBride and struck up a conversation on the fly. Enamored by her enthusiasm, he handed her his card. Four years later, Wanting sent him her first official demo, and he offered her a record deal.