Cantopop was everything in the 80s and 90s. Despite boasting a multinational fanbase especially in Southeast Asian countries, the music genre showed its decline in popularity in the new Millennium. However, some singers remained significant in the Cantopop industry, such as Samuel Hui, Jacky Cheung, and Faye Wong. Jacky was even considered a “God of song” after Samuel.
Following Jacky‘s recent visit to Malaysia, Eason Chan, who is the 3rd “God of song”, will be bringing his latest album “Getting Ready” to Malaysia!
Eason Chan (陳奕迅; Chan Yick-shun) is a prominent male singer in Hong Kong’s music industry. Time magazine described his as a frontrunner in the next generation of Cantopop, further listing his Cantonese album, “U87”, as one of “5 Asian Albums Worth Buying”. In 2012, he was crowned by Time Out Hong Kong as the “King of Asian Pop”. In 2013, Eason was ranked #6 in Forbes’ China Celebrity Top 100 List.
The singer is also a multiple winner of the prestigious Golden Melody Award (GMA).
In 2003, he won “Best Mandarin Male Singer” and “Best Mandarin Album” for his album titled “Special Thanks To…”. He subsequently won the “Best Mandarin Album” for his Mandarin album “Don’t Want to Let Go” in 2009. In 2015’s GMA, he performed his popular Mandarin songs with an 18-member band and won his 2nd “Best Mandarin Male Singer” award for his critically-acclaimed album, “Rice & Shine”.
On 10th July (Friday) Eason will return with a new full-length Cantonese album. It will mark his first Cantonese comeback since releasing “The Key” in 2013. It will feature “Beginning. End”, a hit single which is full of experimental flavor. Written by his good friend Nicholas Tse, the track pushes Eason’s vocal prowess to new heights.
Due to popular demand from Eason’s fans, Universal Music Malaysia revealed that Eason will be promoting his new album and hold a “Meet The Fans” session in both Kuala Lumpur and Penang. He will also be performing his new song on both days.
Eason Chan “Getting Ready” promo tour schedule is as follows:
“Meet the Fans” session in Kuala Lumpur (Entry pass is required)
- Date: 16th July 2015 (Thursday)
- Time: 8pm
- Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Ballroom (Level 10), KL.
“Meet the Fans” session in Penang
- Date: 17th July 2015 (Friday)
- Time: 7pm
- Venue: Festive Square,Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.
MY FM will be broadcasting Eason Chan’s album launch live on 16th July at 1pm. There will be a direct video broadcast on MY FM’s official website as well.
Fans who purchase his album, which has already been available for pre-order since 22nd June 2015, locally from the selected CD-RAMA stores will be entitled to 2 “Meet the Fans” tickets in Kuala Lumpur. Entrance is based on first-come-first served basis. Fans can collect their album at CD-RAMA from 10th July onwards or collect on the actual event date.
The selected CD-RAMA outlets where you can purchase Eason’s new album are as follows:
- Sunway Pyramid
- One Utama
- Ikano Power Centre
- Paradigm Mall
- Cheras Leisure Mall
- Puchong IOI Mall
- Aeon Bukit Tinggi
Online album purchase is available now through Peatix’s official website.
Anyone who purchased the album from iTunes will be entitled 2 “Meet the Fans” tickets in Kuala Lumpur and one postcard. Fans can bring along the postcard to get it autographed by Eason Chan.
For further enquiries, visit Universal Music Malaysia Chinese’s Facebook page or dial 03-79587433 (Ext: 102/108).