It is my pleasure to let you know that I have opened a facebook page for Asian pop weekly so that you can be updated even more conveniently with the latest news about your favourite singers and albums! As facebook is my main source of information, I'll mainly be sharing news from the official websites of artists and providing short translations if I can about events they may be having or perhaps new albums that might be coming out soon. There are also lots of promising new singers and bands who use facebook as their main source of interaction , so I think it would make it a lot easier to introduce them to you guys!
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To celebrate christmas day , here are a bunch of christmas wishes or covers of christmas carols to get all of you in a christmassy mood! First up is Lin yi ting's newest single , which is called <平安夜>(Silent Night). It's in fact an original song written around the idea of christmas. Hope you enjoy it!
Next up : Enjoy CIndy Yen's beautiful sultry vocals as she plays the piano and sings <Have yourself a merry little christmas>!
And also Christmas Wishes from Jay Chou himself!
Sharon kwan is quite popular for her covers on youtube , and this time she's doing a mashup of a few christmas songs , including <We wish you a merry christmas>.a chinese version of <silent night> and <Santa Claus is coming to town>. Great to have on your Christmas playlist!
And last but never ever least , a hand-written christmas greeting from Khalil himself to his fans all over the world! If you join his official website as a member(it's free!) khalilfongfanclub.com , you can get many perks , such as being emailed this handwritten message from khalil !
Hope this post made your christmas day even brighter with wishes of peace , happiness and goodwill! Merry Christmas from Asian Pop Weekly!!
Here's Cindy's new song which is the theme song for a movie , not too sure of the details but here it is. It's an inspiring song in which she relates to us the many difficulties that she has faced in the music industry. She first caught my eye with her strong vocals , and when I realised she was a singer-songwriter producer , she really gained my respect. It takes time to find your niche in the music industry , and I hope she finds hers soon. Go Cindy!
Cindy Yen is a Taiwanese-American Singer who is currently signed under Jay Chou's Record Company , JVR Records. She is 24 years old.
During her teenage years , her mother had expressed her desire for Cindy to become a Piano Teacher , or a classical Pianist. CIndy herself was very talented at the Piano , and went on to win many Gold Medals for her performances. Not only does she play the Piano , but also began learning to play the Violin at the age of 10. She studied at the University of Austin , Texas , furthering her career as a Pianist studies wise.
However , she always knew that she wanted to become a singer , not a pianist and tried to audition for American Idol twice , both times rejected by the Judges. nevertheless , she did not give up , and persuaded her mother to bring her back to Taiwan in order for her to pursue her singing career. After becoming the first member of Jay Chou's recording company , JVR Records , she released her Self-titled album <Cindy Yen> in 2009 , with all songs written by her with input of lyrics from Lara Veronin , Vincent Fang and other notable lyricists.
Her duet with Jay Chou , Sand Painting is featured in her album and is known famously as the first duet that Jay CHou has ever sung with someone else which was not written by him. As it was written by Cindy herself , this shows the confidence that Jay had in her talent . The song itself won countless awards and became the top dowloaded ringtone of 2010.
Her 2009 Album consisted of Country , Classical and Rock infused songs , showing that not only can she sing , but also write songs. Her abilities in the musical field have put her apart from other female singers of her age , and shown that although she only has one album under her belt , there are sure to be more to come.
Reviews and track Listings for her latest album can be found in pg 4 of the CD