We’ll talk about who’s who in the Hong Kong music industry… though not a loyal follower of any of them, a little exposure won’t hurt so I’ll try to showcase their (imo) best songs.
The 23-yr-old Tang Tsz Kei, better known as her stage name “G.E.M.” (aka “Get Everybody Moving”), has been dominating the industry for the recent years, and it’s no wonder why with works like,
G.E.M. – Ai Ni (Love You)
… and this cover down below that got everyone cray-cray (no, srsly, I MEAN IT, like you have no fucking idea how many people sang this shit in my high school’s (and other) music contests!!!)
G.E.M. – You Intoxicate Me
Every contestants “whoring” out on 3:45 lol
My fave (do people still say “fave”?) song of her:
All’s well and good until she made a remark, “Ai Guo, Ai Gang” (“Love China, Love Hong Kong”), during the Occupy Central/Umbrella Revolution, which a lot of Hong Kongers deemed as a “pussy move” and trying to “kiss at China’s ass” as to not affect her “RMBs” (ok that last one gave me a chuckle haha). She’s been getting a lot of backlash and fans were voicing their disappointment in her, though I believe people shouldn’t have any “political obligation”, or support whoever the heck they like…
Will she recover from this setback? One can only hope.
Next up is Joey Yung, one of the most successful HK singers to date.
She has an estimated income of $29,200,000 RMB last year in 2013, making her the highest paid Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer. I’m not really a big fan of her even though she was on the radio all the time before… maybe because my elementary music teacher tried to shove this song and this song in our class (I have a low-ish voice so it was TORTURE to make me sing those..!!), or perhaps I hated how they were overplayed… Her presence seems to be diminishing, but with her steady fan base in China and Taiwan, she’s a force to be reckon with and should not be easily make light off.
Twins, Cantopop duo consisting of Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung, are every girls’ childhood memories and “big sis” who they looked up to.
Twins – Womanly
Thank you SO much “Audition Online”!
Unfortunately, the group was never the same after naked pictures of Gillian and Edison Chen (another local actor/musician) surfaced on the internet forums. Now, Hong Kong is NOT like the US that if some celeb releases a sex tape or nudies, they get more famous and get more “opportunities” (Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton to name a few). Gillian had to actually hide from the public eyes for 2 years and apologize for her “actions”.
They did reunite in 2010 and after the Jennifer Lawrence leak pics, Gillian finally had the courage to comment, “So you guys peek at the photos and have the balls to scold her?”
That’s it for today. I wanted to share 3 more artists but apparently it’ll be too long so next time I guess!