Leehom Wang Wishes Jay Chou Happy Birthday

At the 2010 Beijing Pop Music Awards yesterday, Jay Chou, Leehom Wang, Karen Mok Man Wai, Sun Nan, mainland singers Li Yuchun and Jane Zhang were present. Jay received the “Most Popular Male Singer,” “Best Album” and “Golden Melody Awards” for the Hong Kong and Taiwan regions. Leehom won the “Best Male Artist,” “Best Producer” and “Golden Melody Awards for the Hong Kong and Taiwan regions. Jane Zhang won the “BestFemale Singer” and Sun Nan won the “Best Male Artist” titles for the mainland region.

Leehom gave his birthday wishes to Jay, whose thirty-second birthday was on January 18th. Since criticizing the purchase of luxury cars as wasteful spending, Leehom has not shared the stage with Jay Chou. Leehom indicated that he say Jay backstage, “I am very happy to see so many singers gathered together. Please do no say that one of us is a competitor for another. Our vision should be cast further. All Chinese singers should unite, to allow Chinese music to develop further and naturally.” Leehom generously wished Jay have a “Happy Birthday!” At a recent film festival, Leehom received the “New Director With the Most Commercial Value Award” from his idol John Woo. Leehom’s eyes became red with tears, “I really can not accept it!”

After accepting his award, Jay did not forget to promote his new Hollywood film, “The weather is very cold lately.  If you have a chance, you can go to the theater to see The Green Hornet.” At the Beijing premiere of The Green Hornet,Director Michel Gondry revealed that Joy often played his music on the set of the film, “We were forced to listen to his songs!” Jay was extremely embarrassed by Director Gondry’s statement. As January 18th was Jay’s birthday, a student in China wrote about Jay’s birthday as the theme for his English essay exam.
Obtaining the “Most Popular Female Singer” title for the Hong Kong and Taiwan region, Karen Mok revealed that Jay Chou promised to writing songs for her. Karen said, “Fans should closely look forward to it!”

Sun Nan and Wang Lee Hom shared the stage and hugged after they each won the “Best Male Artist” awards in the mainland and Hong Kong and Taiwan regions respectively. Since it was his seventh time winning the award, Sun Nan said, “I’m excited and happy.  I am grateful to all the musicians and production team that worked with me.”

Source: the Sun

Jayne: Leehom Wang and Jay Chou’s fans often have heated discussions as to whose music is better. Leehom was quite gracious in handling the “rivalry” by saying that Chinese singers should unite collectively and bring promote Chinese music to a new level.

I am a bit surprised by Karen Mok’s win. I didn’t realize she was such a big singing sensation in China . I always focused on her acting more than her music.

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  1. Happy Birthday Director Chou!

    I have only been recently introduced to Karen’s singing, and I like it very much.
    Leehom is good at many things, and being nice and gracious is probably at the top of the list IMHO haha I will be perfectly frank, though I like looking at Leehom, I prefer listening to Jay 😛

    PS that award statue is so cute!! It looks like a little cartoon spaceman with an oversized head wearing headphones haha!

  2. iampheng, the previous photo has been replaced with the correct Leehom photo at the Beijing Pop Music Awards.

    1. oh i see, this award is certainly much more formal than the other on lol

      thanks jayne

  3. Congrats to all of them, and I am surprised with Karen Mok’s win too. I don’t follow Taiwanese/Mainland music as much as HK, so I didn’t know she was so popular in Taiwan and Mainland. I’ve never really acknowledged her as a great singer, but I also think it’s because I haven’t listened to much of her music. Besides Jay and Leehom, F4, FIR, and Farenheit for the male artists or groups, I am only familiar with female artists like Jolin Tsai, Amei cheung, Elva Hsiao, Cyndi Wang, and SHE’s songs, lol. I’m sure there are many other great ones out there as well. So I would love to explore other singer’s styles as well.

  4. Both mumbles their singing, Jay mumbles because he mumbles, Lee Hom mumbles because Chinese is not his strength. To the point I can’t understand either of them, at all.

    Musically both as gifted. Can’t compare.

    1. I didn’t know that LeeHom’s Chinese wasn’t good…. I don’t consider mumbling when singing as a talent at all.

  5. I have been recommended by a friend to this website and found it to be of good information, but it would be good if you also include the Chinese names of the person you are referring you. As most actors/actress names are refer to by their Chinese name among conversation, and it would make alot of sense to readers like me. I really hope you can incorporate this suggestion to make my reading more enjoyable. Thanking you in advance

    1. Do you mean in pin yin or in actual characters? Don’t you know them by their English name??? We are just so used to it here…ALso, now all of the members here know Chinese which is why they come here for English translated news…

    2. We all get use to it already. Just need to make some effort, like if you don’t know who Linda Chung is, just google ‘Linda Chung’ and you will know she’s Chung Ka Yan.

      Chinese language has so many dialects. Which one do you want Jayne to use? Do you want Jayne to use ‘Chen Hao’ or ‘Chan Ho’? Or do you want Jayne to use Cantonese for HK artist and Mandarin for China/Taiwan artists? What if both are in the same news? Should Jayne goes ‘Yesterday, Liu Ye met up with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung to film ‘The Promise’ (aka ‘Wu Ji’)’? Or you prefer to go ‘Yesterday Moses Chan (陳豪) met up with Bernice Liu (廖碧兒) for lunch’?

      There’s also the issue of correct spelling. Earlier, someone actually pointed out to Jayne that the spelling of the chinese name she used for a celeb is not the official spelling.

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