ASIA featuring John Payne draws its inspiration from eccentric art-rock and tuneful pop-rock.
ASIA’s self-titled debut hit the charts in grand style, with the album certified multi-platinum. Billboard listed it as the #1 album in the United States in 1982, featuring the hit “Heat of the Moment,” which remains their top charting and best-known song. It reached the top 40 worldwide, peaking in the U.S. at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. Their follow-up album, Alpha, proved just as influential, boosted immensely by the success of the U.S. number-one hit “Don’t Cry.”
2022 landmarks 30 years since the release of the ASIA album AQUA, on which John Payne was ASIA’s lead vocalist. The following 15 years featured 7 more stunning ASIA studio albums, ARIA, ARENA, ANTHOLOGY, AURA, ARCHIVA 1&2, and SILENT NATION.
ASIA featuring John Payne, celebrates 40 years since the 1982 release of their iconic first album, and their remaining discography that has been a staple on rock radio for the last few decades featuring all the hits, “Heat of the Moment,” “Only Time Will Tell,” “Don’t Cry,” “Sole Survivor,” and many more.