A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jay Chou 周杰伦 the King of Chinese Music...............

Jay Chou

Known as the King of Chinese Music, Jay Chou 周杰伦 the talented Award-winning Taiwanese musician, singer, producer, actor and director, has certainly made a name for himself.
he is known for combining both Chinese and Western musical styles to produce a fresh sound that fuse R&B, rock and pop genres, that is quite unlike what is produced in mainstream Taiwanese pop, and also for his unique lyrics which touch on various issues such as domestic violence, war, and urbanization.

Here are few of my all time favorite songs from him.......



and i absolutely love this one he call hair like snow....



this song has got to be the best jay chou song of all.

Since the release of his first album in2000, His music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, and in overseas Chinese communities, winning more than 20 awards each year. He has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

In 2007, he was named one of the 50-most influential people in China by the British think tank Chatham House. He starred in Initial D (2005) for which he won Best Newcomer Actor in Golden Horse Awards, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). His career now extends into directing and running his own record company JVR Music.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Hi Michael,
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi. I have discovered Jay Chou since coming to Taiwan, and I like his music too. Did you see his movie "Secret" (不能說的秘密 Bu neng shuo de mi mi)? Also, he'll be playing Kato in the upcoming comic book movie "Green Hornet."

Belated happy birthday to your little one.

Ivana said...

Hi Michael, I'm a Malaysian Chinese and I love Jay Chou so much, just like you..I found your blog today, it's interesting! My boyfriend is an African too, his mom is from Liberia, but his father is from Nigeria. Anyway, keep going on and I'm awaiting for your new posts always. Take care