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Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein


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Apps-Google-Music-Metro-iconSong: A Sone Thet A Chit by Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein (2007) from the album Min A Twat 3. Visitors can listen to the Featured Song by clicking the play button above.

Phyu Phyu Thein, known by her stage name PHYU PHYU KYAW THEIN was born on April 22,1981, in Yangon, to a couple of two economists. PPKT is the younger of two children. Phyu Phyu started singing in the choir of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Yangon since her teens where she became the soloist and where she is still singing every Sunday. Apart from that she never received any formal vocal training.

Singing was a favourite pastime of Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein while she was working hard to pass high school. She finished high school in 1998 after which she entered medical school in Myanmar. In the meantime Phyu Phyu started trying out her singing beyond the church choir. She tried her luck in some singing contests, without initial success as her voice was often considered too unusual by Burmese standards.

Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein’s heart was set on music, and she found a patron in a close family friend who was a successful entrepreneur who was deeply touched by the then 19 year old girl saying “She wants to become world famous one day” at a time the country had become isolated from the world. Still without a music company, Phyu Phyu set out working from the scratch on creating her first music album in 2002. It was in the recording studio where in August 2003 Phyu Phyu was discovered by the iconic Burmese rock band ‘IRON CROSS’, who were recording at the same studio. Hearing her voice, they invited her as the opening act to their concert. Her performance was perceived well by crowd and critics alike, and launched her career. –MTVExit

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