Yes, we all know Shakira from Colombia and Beyonce from the USA, but there are so many other great artists around the globe that we don't really consider world wide famous, because we never heard of them.
Let's see if you know any of them, and if you know some others that should be heard.
KOREAHong Jin Young,
Trot singer Hong Jin Young has many hit songs like "Cheer Up" and "Love's Battery."
PAKISTAN ALI ZAFAR, Ali Mohammad Zafar is a Pakistani actor, singer-songwriter, and musician.
CUBAPolito Ibañez, a composer and a singer, one of the contemporary artists in Cuba that is also known as "Trubadors"
TAIWAN Jolin Tsai, she's a Taiwanese pop artist that first surfaced in 1999. Her debut album, 1999's "Jolin 1019", went on to sell over 400,000 copies in Asia, and Jolin went on to be one of Asia's best known Taiwanese pop stars.
ALBANIADafina Zeqiri, She's a Kosovar-Albanian performer. Her amazing performances and dancing skills made her popular in the whole Balkan Territories.
SWEDENAgnes Carlsson, she started out in Swedish Idol, and when it came to choose the songs for the competition she had a particular taste of genres.
SOUTH AFRICAHugh Masekela, the agony, conflict, and exploitation South Africa faced during the 1950s and 1960s inspired and influenced this amazing man to make music.
ISREALIdan Raichel, his style has Middle Eastern influences, but also draws on Latin American and African music.
RUSSIAValeria Kozlova, also called Lera, formed the band Ranetki girls with school friends.
MONGOLIA Amarkhuu Borkhuu is well known for his participation as a judge in the widely popular Mongolian television show Universe Best Songs.
TURKEYTarkan Tevetoğlu, he is a Turkish pop singer, although he was born in West Germany, he grew up in Turkey. He has released several platinum-selling albums.
PHILIPPINESAgot Isidro, she was born in Manila and she is a Actor, Singer, Presenter, TV Personality.
BOLIVIALuzmila Carpio has been awarded Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the French Republic.
Nakaaya Sumari, she's a R&B and Hip Hop singer, She signed a record contract with Sony BMG in 2009 after a tour in Denmark.
Marco Mengoni, He won the third series of the Italian Talent Show X Factor in 2009. (By the way my boyfriend looks just like him people sometimes freak out)
GERMANYYvonne Catterfeld, is a German singer, songwriter, actress and TV host, and has such an angelic voice just like her angelic face.
MALAYSIAYunalis Mat Zara'ai, is actually known as Yuna, singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Yuna offered her music on her MySpace page, which received over one million plays.
If you guys know any other celebrity from your country, i would love love love love to see them in the comment section.
Thank you and you should try and listen to these artists, they are amazing for not being globally famous.
Lots of love