G.E.M. Reflects on the Past 10 Years in the Industry
For the past 10 years, G.E.M. (鄧紫棋) remained outspoken, advocated for self-love, and consistently showed her passion for music. The only thing that’s changed is her mindset. Debuting at just 17 years old, G.E.M. says she can – and needs to – handle a whole lot more responsibilities as an adult.
“I remember when I first debuted, I could only deal with things related to music,” the 27-year-old said.
But, over time, she was forced to take control of her lifestyle, disciplinary, and stress. Now, she even manages and leads her own team, which includes organizing every detail when it comes to making an album and being actively involved in the album-making journey.
“In the process of learning, I developed the ability to withstand. It feels like I discovered my potential once again. My capabilities are continuously increasing,” the singer expressed.
With numerous accolades under her belt, G.E.M. believes the awards become much more meaningful when her fans and family are proud of her achievements. “10 years ago, I was just a girl who likes to sing,” G.E.M. said. “I did not have a prominent family or anyone supporting me from behind. It is my motivation for my fans to see a very ordinary girl pursuing her dreams and achieving them. Seeing them happy makes my satisfaction far greater than my personal achievements and happiness.”
An avid lover of music from a young age, G.E.M. never expected to become popular in Mainland after participating in the talent show, I Am a Singer <我是歌手>. “It was just one more platform and stage to let me sing, so it was a windfall for me too.”
She continued, “I remember 2014 was a very crazy year, everything came very quickly. The more popular I got, the more rumors and news came out of nowhere.”
The negativity caused her to experience big ups and downs with extreme mood changes. Her solution? She reminds herself not to care. “If you concentrate on doing what you love, you will get better and better. Try to make progress in the process because progress will give you the motivation to go on. And then you can move along steadily.”
Source: Marie Claire
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.