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estudianteSamuel Tsui (born May 2, 1989[2]) is a Chinese American musician and Internet celebrity who rose to fame on YouTube. He is best known for covering and performing songs by popular artists,as well as original medleys and mashups. Tsui graduated from Yale University in 2011.

According to his profile on The Duke's Men of Yale's official website, Tsui is from Blue Bell,Pennsylvania.[3] Tsui is of Chinese origin and grew up a street away from Kurt Schneider, his producer and accompanist, who along with Tsui attended Wissahickon High School.[4][5] Tsui attends Yale University,where he is a member of Davenport College and The Duke's Men of Yale, an all-male a cappella group. He is expected to graduate with a major in classical Greek in 2011.[3][6][7]

Starting in 2009, Tsuiand Schneider have produced a series of episodes of College Musical, a comedy web series parodying the High School Musical film series, with original songs composed by Schneider.[6] Four episodeshave been released, with Tsui playing the lead role of Cooper. Following the popularity of the series, it was announced that a film, currently in production, would be made based on the series.[8][6]Television appearancesIn November 2009, Tsui appeared on The Bonnie Hunt Show where he was interviewed and performed Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)". He also appeared onThe Oprah Winfrey Show on February 22, 2010 along with his producer, Kurt Schneider.[7][13] The pair was interviewed, and Tsui performed a medley of Michael Jackson's songs. Tsui also appeared on ABCWorld News on October 28, 2009, singing The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There".[14] In November 2009, Tsui appeared on It's On with Alexa Chung, singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" for the cast ofAmerican television series Glee.[15][16] On December 2, 2010, Tsui gave an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed a mashup of Katy Perry's "Firework" and Bruno Mars' "Grenade" with...