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Yuzu performing his free program at the 2017 World Championship

1rst place GOLD WINNER!

With a score of: 223.20 NEW RECORD!!!

Total score of 321.59

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According to the 2009 American Community Survey, there are fifteen million Asian-Pacific Americans who make up forty-three different ethnic groups and who originally came from twenty-eight Asian countries and fifteen Pacific islands. The “model minority” myth disregards the social and economic hardships faced by recently arrived Southeast Asian refugees, particularly the Hmong. In the 1990s, high school graduation rates were about 35 percent for Cambodian Americans, 36 percent for Lao Americans, and 58 percent for Vietnamese Americans— and all of these numbers are well below the overall average of 82 percent for Asian Americans as a whole. Due to the “model minority” myth, public schools do not even bother to record Asian-Pacific American student dropout rates; yet, at the time of the study, about half of Hmong female students dropped out of school before graduation (Walker-Moffat 1995; Xiong and Tatum 1999). A Hmong woman comments, “As Asian Americans, we face the ‘model minority’ myth that hurts so many Hmong because we have so many challenges.” In addition, since Hmong and other Asian Americans are perceived in American society as “strangers from a different shore,” the validity of their professional decision making is often put on trial. As a Hmong American female attorney attests, “As a prosecutor of color, people presumed I held a bias in favor of other people of color and could not prosecute a case neutrally without regard to race.”
—  “Women in the Hmong Diaspora” by Dia Cha in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century (2013)
Hey Allison!
Jeff Rosenstock
Hey Allison!

She’s on the western side looking at the Jersey skyline.
She’s in a real bad mood so she couldn’t write back to you.
She’s had the longest day and it’s a gridlocked highway.
She’s in a real bad mood so she couldn’t write back to you.
That poke at every bruise.
Is she gonna write back to you?
You’re an exhausted kid of fractured relationships.
You wanna crush that gloom.
Is she gonna write back to you?
“Hey Allison! This city’s a total disaster without you around.”
You spent the days inside avoiding social landmines
“Hey Allison! This sudden detachment from friendship is making me ache.”

- 18 #1 singles (17 self-penned). Most for a solo artist.

- #1 single every year of a decade (90s).

- Most cumulative weeks at #1 spending 79 weeks at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

- Most weeks at #1 on Billboard Airplay chart (94 weeks).

- Longest running #1 in Billboard history with One Sweet Day,16 weeks.

- 2 consecutive Song Of The Decade (One Sweet Day 90s, We Belong Together 00s).

- Longest running #1 in Brazil Hot 100 Airplay with I Want To Know What Love Is, 27 weeks (almost 7 months at #1).

- 7 consecutive albums certified 3x platinum or better.

- First female to have a single debut #1 on Hot 100 (Fantasy) (2nd artist after MJ).

- 3 #1 debuts on Billboard Hot 100 (most ever, Fantasy, One Sweet Day, Honey).

- First artist to have first 5 songs released reach #1 Hot 100.

- Only artist to have two separate streaks of 5 #1 hits in a row (VOL to Emotions) and (Fantasy to My All).

- Highest pop radio debut ever, #12 Dreamlover.

- Music Box is the best selling studio album by a female R&B artist.

- 3 of the top 5 best selling international albums in the US.

- Only female artist and 2nd overall artist to collect 9 consecutive triple platinum albums within the first decade.

- Daydream is the only album to have two singles be certified 2x platinum physically.

- Only female lead artist to hold the top two spots of the Billboard Hot 100.

- First and only solo recording artist to be simulatenously ranked #1 and #2 on the iTunes chart and hot digital songs chart.

- AIWFCIY only Christmas song to be certified 2x platinum digitally in the US.

- AIWFCIY record breaking of 10 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Digital Chart.

- Most played song in radio history by a female artist (WBT).

- Artist Of The Decade (only female to receive this).

- Most World Music Awards for any artist.

- Best selling international album in Japan (#1s, over 3million sales).

- Only non-asian recording artist to have 4 albums sell in excess of 2M units in Japan.

- Only non-asian overall recording artist to have album sell 6M units in Asia.

- Only non-asian overall recording artist to have 4 albums selling in excess of 5M units across Asia.

- Best selling overall non asian recording artist in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

- Only female of her generation to reach 3 AOTY Grammy nominations (1991,1996, 2006).