William James Hung Hing Cheong, born in Hong Kong, got his claim to fame from his off-key singing of Ricky Martin's song, "She Bangs" for an audition for the third season of American Idol:
Hung got rejected from American Idol but then became a celebrity for his complete lack of talent. He quickly gained a cult following. He appeared on many TV shows and in many magazines and newspapers with his increased popularity. William was invited to perform at the Asian MTV Awards. Remixes of his performances topped the song request lists at many radio stations. There was an online petition to get Hung back on American Idol including 100,000 people. He was brought back for a special episode.
Koch Entertainment offered William Hung a $25,000 record deal where from 2004 to 2005 he created four albums: Inspiration, Hung for the Hoidays, My Crazy Mother Original Soundtrack, and Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung
William Hung singing at a baseball game:
William Hung's "She Bangs" Music Video: