While Whitney Houston struggles to hit once-familiar notes on her critically wobbly European tour, her biggest fan -- Taiwanese singer Lin Yu-chun -- is riding high this week after inking a major label record deal. Sony Music said in a statement Thursday that Lin, the bowl cut-sporting singer whose rendition of 'I Will Always Love' on a TV talent show made him a star just a month ago, will release an album of Chinese and English songs in July.

"I still can't believe this is real," the 24-year-old singer says in the statement.