Xue Zhiqian is the first person to be nominated for all six of the major awards given by the Chinese Pop Music Ceremony in one year, including “best original composer,” “best album,” “best male singer,” “most popular singer,” “best album producer,” and “Golden song of the year” for both “Legend” and “Deeply in love with you,” which you can read about here and here.
Legend/Chuan Shuo, music and lyrics by Xue Zhiqian:
Cfensi’s comment: I love that part@3:22!
Xue Zhiqian will be competing with artists like Jade Liu, SHE, Anson Hu, Jay Chou, Charlene Choi, Jason Zhang, JJ Lin, Milk@Coffee, Chris Lee, Top Combine, Jane Zhang, BOBO, Elva Hsiao, Alan, Wei Chen, Fish Leong, basically everyone who’s anyone in cpop ( I’m not kidding…one of the songs nominated is Beijing Welcomes You, which by itself includes a gazillion singers)
(Note that the more correct translation, according to cfensi and I, of the second song should be Deeply Loved You, but the official title is Deeply in Love With You, which shows you how much China needs better English translators. Did I ever mention that Top Combine’s Cotton Candy is translated as Marshmallow on yesasia?)