Re: Who is/are your favorite singer/music band?
Umm...Good question. Lol. Well, there is one fact that makes me prefer asian music: I'm Asian myself. Next to that, I have to say there are 3 particular categories of music when I mean "Asian music" that I like: Chinese/Korean/Japanese.
The reason why I like Chinese music is the instrumental side. Nowadays, their music combines western and eastern musical instruments (see Jay Chou). To me, it brings music to a different level. It's a combination of classic/traditional music and the new generation(Rock/pop/hip hop/rap/etc.). To me, there's this melody where it's good to hear, and sometimes it makes me reminiscence, while the more western melody (bass, guitar, techno beat) wakes the other half of myself. (I don't really know how to explain this, but it's a nice sensation somewhere inside.)
As for Korean music, I like it because of the vocalization. The Korean language has a soft tonality, and it's nice to hear, really. They do a lot of a cappella as well. Also, they include a lot of entertainment in their shows: dancing, singing, acting. The Korean Entertainment has evolved a lot. Like you can begin to see in America, there are more stars/celebrities that are getting into more than just one side of the industry, i.e. they used to be only actors/actresses, singers or dancers. But now, you can see singers going into acting (e.g. Alicia Keys, Mandy Moore), and actors/actresses getting into singing. But it has been done since a while in Korean (maybe not that long but still). (And as a partly fangirl, I love Korean music for the cute guys XD.)
As for Japanese music, I just adore its language and its culture. I love manga and anime. Technologically, they are really advanced. Also, they have this sub-category in music that is called Visual Kei. It's a kind of music that is totally apart from all the others. But I can't really describe this to you, since I'm not totally into it, it still depends. There are the more "hard" ones, and the more "soft" ones. I'm more of the soft one in Visual Kei music. (e.g. Escapism - Antic Cafe, Gackt, some songs by Miyavi, Psycho le cému, Malice Mizer...)