I have an artist…
Born in Finland. Moved (his words) with his parents to the USA at the age of 5.
Never became a US citizen. Has gone to Finland every year for at least 3 months (which is usually a legal thing for taxes/citizenship/residency) for over 50 years. Went to school in Finland (during those 3 months). Served in the Finnish Army.
Has been in one band for 35 years. It was based in the USA. In fact, he was a founding member, lead singer and chief (and eventually only) songwriter. By the end of the 35 years, he was the only original member left.
Here’s where its gets more interesting:
The band was largely ignored in America, but did well in various European countries. Therefore, they focused their attentions there - with larger/longer tours and publicity events.
I always considered him an American musician, even though I knew the band had larger following elsewhere. But, I recently read an interview finding out the information in the first paragraph. So that raises the question -
Do I disambiguate him as “US singer”? With an area of US?
Or is he a Finnish singer with an area of the UK. Or some combination of both?
There is already a Finnish singer with the same name, also born in the same city. But that one is definitely a Finn. There was no continental travel.