It’s amazing seeing how treasured Han Hong is; her talent’s irreplaceable and people know it. An incredible amount of celebs came out to the album launch party that she held in Beijing, including singers Sun Nan, Sha Baoliang, Anson Hu Huang Zheng, Chen Chusheng, and composer San Bao, amongst a lot of other people. Guo Jingming, who wrote the lyrics for one of her songs also was in attendance. Eason Chan, Nic Tse, Andy Lau,Stefanie Sun, Feng Xiaogang, Ge You, and Zhou Xun sent their congratulations through VCR.
First Single from her new album: Gui Lai/Return
This stunned me the first time I heard it and I’ve wanted to put this up for so long…
Videos of her performance at the album launch at Sina. I couldn’t upload these unfortunately at youtube for some reason. Tried several times, and it wasn’t able to convert properly. Very unfortunate. For more pictures of the release part, click here.
Han Hong also praised one of her supporters at the album lauch, author Guo Jingming, who also wrote the lyrics to one of the songs (Listen to my voice/《听我的声音》) on her album and previously collaborated with her in 2004. She said it was hard to find someone so talented at such a young age.
Back when I wrote about the older generation of singers criticizing the new, I think I made it seem like the older singers just disliked the younger, better-looking generation in general. Which is a misconception I think I had, but that I’m finding is less and less true. Ding Dang is very kind judge to aspiring singers in Supergirls because she knows it’s a hard road, and time has proven that those who make it are those with clear direction on what they want to do with their singing. Cui Jian cast Tan Weiwei in his segment of Chengdu I Love You, even though she was part of the competition singer crowd, because she still is nevertheless, talented and professional about her music.Han Hong doesn’t care what Guo Jingming looks like or how old he is; in her eyes, he’s very talented and that’s what matters.
I guess China’s finding her balance between the need for idols, and the retention of creativity and artistic integrity in her entertainment sphere. Hopefully China can manage this as the market grows at the rapid breakneck pace it’s going at, and the look of Chinese entertainment changes completely year to year. I’m just glad that Han Hong is still so loved.