S.H.E.’s anniversary MV is so moving it made me cry. It tells of their journey through a subway ride, from the moment they said goodbye to their families to embark on this journey to them splitting off but still supporting each other through their marriages and pregnancy and divorce. The song is written by Wu Tsing-fong of Sodagreen.
I’ve been listening to too much indie recently and haven’t been able to find a way to embed them (Xiami!!! Expand to the U.S. already!) , so most of the songs are theme songs this week, including ballads by Zhou Bichang, Aska Yang, and S.H.E. Rounding up the group are a song from Zhou Ziyan‘s debut album and electric rock from Yaoband‘s new album.
But more importantly, here’s an awesome cursing song, Death Comes Early for the Handsome 长得帅死得快, for Detective Di Renjie 名侦探狄仁杰 aka the only good new series this year so far.
The New Year concert on Dragon TV 东方卫视, Shanghai based television channel, is another must watch concert. The show featured Chinese Idol contestants, Han Hong 韩红, actor/singer/judge Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明 PKing singer/actor/MC Show Luo 罗志祥. Also in attendance is Taiwanese girl idol women musical group S.H.E, going into their 13th year together and still going strong even as married women (Ella 陈嘉桦 and Selina 任家萱). It wouldn’t be a party without some pretty faces – representing the girls is Shanghai based theater girl group SNH48, and representing the dudes is SM boybands Super Junior-M and EXO-M. The concert also featured special performances from Richie Ren 任贤齐 and Jonathan Lee 李宗盛.
As if that’s not enough incentive to watch the show, just look at this 3D (4D?) light show during the new year countdown!! The full new year concert is available on the official Dragon TV affiliated youtube channel in three parts here, here, and here.
Although you can hear Chen Chusheng’s voice on at least 16 million cellphones in China, you won’t hear it on Chen Chusheng’s own cellphone, which has been turned off since the night he disappeared on New Year’s Eve.
In the midst of good news for him, including winning the award for the most popular ringtone song, coming out with his new single, and and being praised by Han Hong as the one young artist she liked, Chen Chusheng disappeared during the rehearsals right before Hunan TV’s New Year Concert. He told his assistant he was going to the bathroom, and was never seen again. EE Media says that they have contacted his friends and family, but no one reported knowing where he is.
Has anyone told you, music and lyrics by Chen Chusheng
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:
While promoting their album in China, S.H.E was interviewed by Sina (like anyone could possibly refuse to pose with the eye eyes of doom) and since they’ve been playing host in FM S.H.E and have conducted interviews, they were asked who they would most like to interview.