Lin Yu-Chun a.k.a. Taiwanese Whitney signs major-label record contract!

lin2.jpg24-year-old Lin Yu-Chun has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame since performing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on "Super Star Avenue," the Taiwanese "American Idol." The video blew up online, going viral so fast that Chun was called the next Susan Boyle.

Now Lin, who says he sings to escape the pain of fat jokes, has the paperwork -- and the cash -- to back up that claim. He has inked a major label deal with Sony Music to record an album of Chinese and English songs, set to be released in July, according to PopEater.