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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So the second category we have is called 'see my 720 changes' , referring to jolin tsai's song , but it also used to award the not only the artist 's successful (emphasis on successful) change but also the growth and positive change that we can feel in their music that sets them apart from their previous works and that of other artists. The nominees are the following:
-genie zhuo : Just the way i am
Genie's long awaited album after a long break from the music scene has shown off a more personal side to herself and her acceptance of herself for who she is. Not only in terms of concept and the core of the album , she has demonstrated a risky change in the musical genres that expose her strong vocals. Well done!
-Rainie Yang : Longing for
Her 2011 album has shown a huge change from her previous albums. Once a long haired cutie pie with her light and clear vocals , her cropped new do represents her want for change. The first album where she has been given a say in the style which she wishes to employ , i have to say that she has done well in changing completely her image and taking on a very alternative rock-style image. Well done!
Verdict: the winner is genie zhuo , who has received much praise for her changes and is also nominated for best album in the fresh music awards this year! Well done to both :)
The first category we have here is 'Love at first sight'. Its a hard category to get into and there are very few selective participants chosen. Love at first sight refers to an album (not a singer) who captured my interest on the first listen.
Unfortunately this year although there have been many artists who have indeed caught my eye or have very promising albums , the nominee and winner of this category is Olivia Ong's 'Romance' . From this first listen i was totally encaptured by her sultry voice in combination with the just-right mix of melancholy , whimsy and excitement that is Romance. I thiroughly enjoyed the album , and recommend it to any who havebt yet listened to it.