Đàm Vĩnh Hưng (born October 2, 1971) is a Vietnamese pop star. Hung was born in Ho Chi Minh city in 1971 with his first career as a hair dresser. Mr. Dam began his musical career in 1996.
He has become very popular in Vietnam beginning with his first career solo, Bình Minh Sẽ Mang Em Đi” and “Tình Ơi Xin Ngủ Yên.” Hung is involved in combating the escalating traffic crisis. He is a goodwill ambassador to Asia Injury Prevention Foundation. In July 2010, Hung came to Santa Clara, California to give a concert. Security was heavy in expectation of protests by Vietnamese Americans, many of whom see him as a symbol of the communist government which they fled. Activist Ly Tong dressed up in drag in order to slip through security, and under the pretext of giving Hung a flower, sprayed him in the face with pepper spray.
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