Wang Leehom’s music app, Yue Xue, where he teaches his subscribers how to sing, has gone the way of many of his songs: it’s a massive hit. Despite earlier reports that there were pirated versions of his singing classes offered illegally for just $10, it’s clear that netizens want the real deal.
According to reports, since Yue Xue opened for registration on January 22 – lessons officially started in February – more than 20,000 people have signed up to get taught by Leehom.
Lessons go for NT$7330 (S$348) a month, which means that the 44-year-old father-of-three has raked in some NT$147mil (S$7mil) in the first 30 days alone.
The success of Yue Xue – the app's name can be translated loosely as ‘Monthly Learning’ – has worried many of Leehom’s fans, most of whom think that the singer will forgo his pop star career and focus on being a tech tycoon. After all, he hasn’t released a new album in four years.