Project WAO – We Are One

Women As One - Against Abuse
Women As One – Against Abuse

Four of the biggest female singers in cpop, hailed from four different regions of cpop, came together for Project WAO theme song. The song titled We Are One or Women as One features A-Mei (张惠妹), Na Ying (那英), Sandy Lam (林忆莲), and Tanya Chua (蔡健雅). The charity concert for Project WAO was held this last weekend in support of abused women and young girls.


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Celebrity microblogger, Liang Huan, ranks Chinese singers

Almost 20 years since her passing, is Teresa Teng still the best Chinese singer?

Last week, Liang Huan 梁欢, who is probably a man, compiled a list of Chinese singers on her his Weibo, allocating points in increments of five, alongside some brutally honest criticism (e.g., Jolin Tsai: “dance moves accompanied by bad vocals”). Since then, her his post has been retweeted—or the Weibo equivalent—tens of thousands of times. Some fans, notably those of Han Geng, have derided the low scores of their idols.

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Sandy Lam mourns for the Earth in Gaia

Singing of a destroyed home and irreparable love, Hong Kong artist Sandy Lam releases her latest album with beautiful lyrics penned  by Chang Shilei and Qiaoxing, who wrote the original Cantonese lyrics for Jun Kung you can listen to here . After being rather out of Chinese entertainment for much of the summer, this song reminded me of why I love Chinese pop music.  Gorgeous, multi-layered lyrics and a strong composition. (more…)