Releases from mainland female Chinese artists were spread out throughout this year, but a considerable portion of the male side seem to have waited until the last minute to release, causing an massive pileup of both albums from the soloists to the boybands, ranging from pop to grunge. Despite the spectrum in musical styles, this still can’t be good for the artists, nor the companies involved which I listed alongside the artists, and as you can see, there’s a lot.
Yu Haoming – eeMedia
KeNT – ? (EP)
Jacky Xue Zhiqian – Universal/SMG
Anson Hu Yanbin- Gold Typhoon
Kimi Qiao Renliang – Chengtian (Orange Sky Entertainment)
Chen Kun – ?
Peng Tan (four new songs/acoustic album)- Tai Rye Music
Xie Tian Xiao – Thirteen Month Records
Li Jian – ?
Sha Baoliang –
Top Combine – eeMedia
And that’s only the ones I know of. I’m listing this because I may not have time to write about it later on, since my December is all about exams and large assignments, but if the albums are good, I’ll try. Most exciting for me was the news Xie Tian Xiao was releasing. He’s absolutely my favorite Chinese rocker, and his album is going to be Chinese-reggae styled. A-One, who has already released four songs from their upcoming album and is on a massively tight budget should probably not release around this time at all, but it seems to be heading that way.
What’s the album you’re most looking forward to?
Also, while you’re waiting for the guys, I’d like to note singer-songwriter Cao Fang just released her album. She’s completely independent now, so if you like it, be a patron of the arts and buy it.