It has been 27 long years since Nnadia Chan (陳松伶) first entered show business, with her successful impersonation of Sally Yeh (葉蒨文). The 18-year-old Nnadia went on to win the heart of viewers with her portrayal of Zhou Xuan in 1989’s Song Bird <天涯歌女>. Audiences have not forgotten Nnadia’s beautiful voice and they are in for a treat with the upcoming release of her new music album in Hong Kong. Nnadia is back doing what she loves best: singing.
Although close to 3 decades have passed, Nnadia has not changed that much. She still possesses the same soothing voice and truthfulness. “I am a transparent person. What you see of me, hear from me, is the real me. I do not have any secrets.” The matured Nnadia has also gained a greater confidence. She does not see the need to change her image to capture a bigger audience. “I still say the same things. This is me. I hope the audience likes me as I am, focusing on my songs and my voice.”
And indeed, Nnadia still feels most comfortable when she is singing, and would rather avoid meeting with reporters. Nnadia’s album will feature her renditions of classic popular Cantopop hits from the 1980s and 1990s, including Leslie Cheung’s (張國榮) “The Wind Continues to Blow” <風繼續吹> and Sally Yeh’s “12:10 AM” <零時十分>.
Nnadia resides in Beijing with her husband, Zhang Duo (張鐸), and rarely returns to Hong Kong. She is only in Hong Kong for the time being due to her concert performance and to promote her latest album.
Nnadia has always exuded a quietness; however, upon mention of her marriage, Nnadia broke into a smile and revealed her 2-year blissful marriage, “He made me understand the importance of tolerance and respect. I had thought these virtues were impractical in our society. But they are what makes a relationship work!”
Nnadia revealed that she has been a good influence to her introverted husband, by first getting him to open up to her, and slowly to others. “The only bad influence I have on him is to introduce him to junk food like fries and soft drinks! Ha ha!”
It is good to see Nnadia in such good spirits and ease. The Nnadia today is still a very down-to-earth and transparent person, which is rare in the entertainment industry. The only difference is that Nnadia appeared to exude an air of calmness and confidence that comes with maturity.
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.
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