G.E.M. Sets New Record for Chinese-language Artists
G.E.M. (鄧紫棋) has broken a record that was previously set by Jay Chou (周杰倫).
Although 2019 is the first year G.E.M. is without the backing of her agency Hummingbird Music, which she is in a lawsuit with, this new record may just be the catalyst to propel the singer to new heights.
As of 2019, G.E.M.’s song “Light Years Away” <光年之外> for the Hollywood film Passengers has surpassed 200 million views, breaking a record previously set by Jay Chou for having the most-viewed Chinese-language music video on YouTube. Jay Chou’s “Love Confession” <告白氣球>, released in October 2016, currently sits at 197 million views.
“Light Years Away” is not the only G.E.M. music video to surpass a hundred million. Her 2005 single “Goodbye” <再見> currently sits at 100.5 million views. She is the only Chinese-language singer on YouTube to have more than one video break over a hundred million.
On the success of “Light Years Away”, G.E.M. wrote on Facebook, “It has finally broken 200 million views on YouTube! This is also the first Chinese-language song to reach that number! I was just looking back at the photos and videos I’ve taken two years ago while making the MV, and I still remember everything vividly. I never thought that this song would break 200 million! Thank you all for writing history with me. I will continue to work hard!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
That M/V is from 3 years ago. If it happened in a matter of months of debuting I’ll give it props.
All the revenue still goes to her old company. Not sure if there’s much to celebrate.
It’s the milestone achievement rather than the money which pales in comparison to all her other income…
Very late comment, as I just came back from vacation and read this article.
“She is the only Chinese-language singer on YouTube to have more than one video break over a hundred million.” NOT TRUE – Jay Chou technically has 2.5 songs with over 100MM views, namely 告白氣球, 不該 and 等你下課.
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