Alfred Hui

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Alfred Hui
Alfred Hui.jpg
Chinese name 許廷鏗 (traditional)
Chinese name 许廷铿 (simplified)
Pinyin Xǔ Tíng Kēng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Heoi2 Ting4 Hang1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Shantou, Guangdong
Born (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 26)
 Hong Kong
Other name(s) Wu Chun from Tseung Kwan O (將軍澳吳尊)
Prince Ant (螞蟻王子)
Little Dentist (牙醫仔)
Occupation Actor, singer
Genre(s) C-pop
Label(s) Stars Shine International (2011–present)[1]
Years active 2009–present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Hui.

Alfred Hui Ting-hang (born 29 April 1988) is a male singer from Hong Kong . He is a contract-based male artist of Television Broadcast Limited. He has studied Secondary 1 to 5 at St. Joseph's College and Secondary 6 to 7 at German Swiss International School (German: Deutsch-Schweizerische Internationale Schule). He holds a Bachelors Degree in Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, and holds dentistry license. His father was the vice-chairman of Hong Kong Kidney Foundation.

In 2009, Alfred Hui participated in the first season of “The Voice” (超級巨聲), a singing contest held by Television Broadcast Limited (TVB), the city's prominent television broadcaster, and formally began his singing career after signing a contract with the broadcaster. As one of the judges on "The Voice", Gary Chaw (曹格) is also a prominent and highly regarded singer in East Asia. His remark on how Alfred bears the resemblance of yet another fellow pop-star named Wu Chun (吳尊) from Brunei, whose record label and management is based in Taiwan, has led Alfred to gain extra publicity. Since then, Alfred was then referred to as the “Wu Chun of Tseung Kwan O” (將軍澳吳尊). Tseung Kwan O is where the broadcaster's studios are located. Alfred then joined Stars Shine (星煥國際) in 2011 and is pursuing an independent development in the pop-music circuit. Within half of the year, two individual CD albums of Alfred Hui’s songs were issued to the pop-music market. His representational songs include “Departure” (出走) and “Ant” (螞蟻). Many music lovers cherish Alfred’s songs, and this enabled him to obtain Champions from several radio channels in Hong Kong. Later on, Alfred Hui obtained “The King of the Young Singer Award” in “The Four Major Music Media Prize-Giving Ceremony for the Hong Kong Pop Music Circuit” in 2011, “903 Music Gold Award for Young Singer” granted by Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Corporation Limited in 2011, "Gold Award for Young Singer" granted by “The 34th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert” in Radio Television Hong Kong in 2011, and “The Gold Award for the Most Favorite New Male Singer” granted by Television Broadcast Limited in 2011.

Biography[edit]

In 2009, Alfred Hui joined "The Voice" singing contest organized by Television Broadcast Limited, which was a programme for selecting newly emerged young singers. During the contest, Alfred obtained "Award for the Highest Popularity". Then, he became a contract-based artist of Television Broadcast Limited. In 2010, Alfred sang "My Left Is Also A Kind Of Love" (我的離開也是愛) as a theme song for a TVB evening film called "Gun Metal Grey" (刑警), and this song was the first-ever composition in Alfred’s singing career. In the following year, he obtained “New Singer Recommendable Award for Emerging Excellence” in "Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2010" organized by Television Broadcast Limited.

On 4 March 2011, Alfred Hui signed a contract with Stars Shine (星煥國際) as a Hong Kong male singer. On 28 June 2011, he issued his first personal CD-album called "A Trilogy of Departure" (出走三部曲). "Departure" (出走), a song from this CD-album, enabled him to obtain "New Singer Award" from "Champion Song From 903 Music Professional Recommendation" organized by Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Corporation Limited. On 16 August 2011, Alfred organized his first individual music concert, and he was regarded as a new singer who was capable to organize a concert within a short period of time after his career emergence. At the concert, Alfred announced that his CD-album was honoured as a "Golden Compact Disc". His song, called "Ant" (螞蟻), has ever been selected by other singers for their performances, and these singers include William So and Jade Kwan Sum-yin . As his first CD-album received brilliant achievements, the Stars Shine (星煥國際) additionally issued a precious "CD + Live Plus DVD" version for the "A Trilogy of Departure" (出走三部曲) album on 20 October 2011.

With regards to his great reputation in "The Voice" and his remarkable music achievements, Alfred Hui further became an attractive idol among the young audiences. He obtained "The King of the Young Singer Award" in "The Four Major Music Media Prize-Giving Ceremony for the Hong Kong Pop Music Circuit" in 2011, "903 Music Gold Award for Young Singer" granted by Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Corporation Limited in 2011, "The 34th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert" granted by Radio Television Hong Kong in 2011, and "The Gold Award for the Most Favorite New Male Singer" granted by Television Broadcast Limited in 2011. Excluding the RTHK, the rest of the three media channels consistently acknowledged Alfred with "Gold Awards for Young Singer", and this was a glamorous result during the initial stage of his singing career.

Half a year later, Alfred Hui issued his second CD-album, called "Blue" (藍調), on 12 January 2012. This is a rarely found phenomenon, that a newly emerged young singer can issue three CD-albums within a short period of time. On 6 February 2012, the Stars Shine (星煥國際) announced in its New Year Gathering, that Alfred’s CD-album had reached a good saleability, which corresponded to the "Golden Compact Disc" standard.

Alfred Hui represented Hong Kong to participate in the "ABU TV Song Festival 2012", which was scheduled to take place at the KBS Concert Hall, in Seoul, South Korea, on 14 October 2012.[2][3]

His third CD-album "Grandit" (長大), meaning "Growing-up" in French, was released in December 2012. The title song "Grandit" (重新長大) was released to radio on 5 September 2012 and managed to garner top places in music charts of RTHK, Metro Radio and TVB. However, it was the song "The Ode of Youth" (青春頌), which echoes the theme of the song "Grandit" and serves as the conclusion of the album, received critical acclaim. It was released to radio on 21 February 2013. Commercially, the song remained as No.1 on Commercial Radio's music chart for two consecutive weeks, breaking a record that was held for seven years. Alfred Hui was then invited to share his thoughts on a radio programme. In the programme, he revealed that the song was originally not slated for media release. The result was a surprise to him.[4]

On 31 October 2013, Alfred Hui followed Herman Ho Chit-to (何哲圖), Chief Executive Officer of Stars Shine (星煥國際), to join the Voice Entertainment Group Limited (星夢娛樂). His contract was then transferred to the new company. On 20 December 2013, it was the first attempt for Alfred Hui to issue the first-ever album with a record of both his new songs and his former representational selections, and this individual album was called "The Times" (時光). On 28 and 29 December 2013, "The Times – Alfred Hui Solo Concert 2013" (許廷鏗時光演唱會2013) was organized at the Star Hall (匯星) of Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (九龍灣國際展貿中心), which marked a historic breakthrough for Alfred's pop-music career.

Discography[edit]

  • 2011: A Trilogy of Departure (出走三部曲)
  • 2012: Blue (藍調)
  • 2012: Grandit (長大)
  • 2013: The Times (時光)

Awards[edit]

  • 2008: 1st Runner-Up in “HKU Singing Contest 2008” organized by the University of Hong Kong
  • 2010: “Award for the Highest Popularity” in “The Voice”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2010: “Supervoice” as awarded song, “Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 2nd Round”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2010: “My Left Is Also A Kind Of Love” (我的離開也是愛)” as awarded song, “Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 3rd Round”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2010: 1st Runner Up in “Approaching The Youngsters – Music Contest 2010” organized by Central Multi Broadcasting (CMB) in Korea
  • 2011: Bronze Award for “Excellent Performance Award”, “Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2010” organized by TVB JADE Channel (All the team members from “The Voice”)
  • 2011: “New Singer Recommendable Award for Emerging Excellence” in “Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2010, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2011: “Departure” (出走) as awarded song, “Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 1st Round”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2011: “Ant” (螞蟻) as awarded song, “Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 2nd Round”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2011: “Distinguished New Singer Award” in “Gold Award for Mandarin Music 2011”
  • 2011: “Award for the Most Distinguished Young Singer” in “The 8th King of the Solid Singers - Final Round Prize Giving Ceremony” organized by RTHK
  • 2011: “A Close Friend” (知己) as “Award for the Most Distinguished Chorus Song” in “The 8th King of the Solid Singers - Final Round Prize Giving Ceremony” organized by RTHK
  • 2011: “Youth Award for the Most Favorite Chorus Song” in “uChannel – I Support Pop Music Circuit – Prize Giving Ceremony 2011”
  • 2011: “Award for Vanguard Young Singer” in “Music Vanguard List – Prize Giving Ceremony 2011”
  • 2011: “A Close Friend” (知己) as awarded song, “Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 3rd Round”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2011: “Prince Award”, “FACE Magazine Trendy Icons & Brand Supporting Awards 2011”
  • 2011: “Ant” (螞蟻) as awarded song, “YAHOO! - Popular People Searching Award 2011”
  • 2011: “Award for High Popularity & New Influence”, “YAHOO! - Hot People Searching Award 2011”
  • 2011: “Metro Broadcast Award for New Male Singer”, “Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Popular Music 2011”
  • 2011: “Ant” (螞蟻) as an awarded song for “Metro Broadcast Award for Original & Creative Song”, “Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Popular Music 2011”
  • 2012: Gold Award, “903 Music Gold Award for Young Singer”, “903 Music Prize Giving Ceremony 2011”, Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Corporation Limited
  • 2012: “Award for My Most Favourite New Male Singer”, “Sina Music Prize Giving Ceremony 2011”
  • 2012: Bronze Award, “Award for New Singer with Greatest Prospect”, “The 34th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert”, Radio Television Hong Kong
  • 2012: “The Gold Award for the Most Favorite New Male Singer”, “Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2011” organized by TVB JADE Channel
  • 2012: “Ant” (螞蟻) as the 4th-Prized song among the top ten compositions, “Young D - Final Nomination for Famous Pop Songs 2011”
  • 2012: Gold Award, “Annual Award for Famous New Singer”, “Young D - Final Nomination for Famous Pop Songs 2011”
  • 2012: “A Close Friend” (知己) as awarded song, Bronze Award in “Annual Award for Famous Chorus Song”, “Young D - Final Nomination for Famous Pop Songs 2011”
  • 2012: “Annual Award for Famous New Singer”, “IFPI Award for the Music Discs with the Best Saleability 2011”
  • 2012: “A Trilogy of Departure” (出走三部曲) as one of the top ten Cantonese CD-albums with the Best saleability, “IFPI Award for the Music Discs with the Best Saleability 2011”
  • 2012: “Award for New Singer” (Hong Kong & Taiwan Region), “Sprite - Pop Music Prize Giving Ceremony 2011”
  • 2012: “My Ideal Wings” (理想的翅膀) as awarded song, “Metro Broadcast Award for Children Song”, “Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Children Songs 2011”
  • 2012: “Metro Broadcast Award for the Best Male Singer in Children Songs”, “Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Children Songs 2011”
  • 2012: “Mask” (面具) as awarded song, “Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 1st Round”, TVB JADE Channel
  • 2012: “Award for the Best Cantonese New Male Singer” in “The 12th Chinese Music Media Awards”
  • 2012: “Metro Broadcast Mandarin Power of New Male Singer Award”, “Metro Broadcast Mandarin Power Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012”
  • 2012: “A Close Friend” (知己) as awarded song, “Metro Broadcast Mandarin Power Award for Distinguished Ensemble Song”, “Metro Broadcast Mandarin Power Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012”
  • 2012: “Yes!! The Most Favourite Male Idol For School Campuses”
  • 2012: “Yes!! The Most Favourite Male Idol For Karaoke Singing”
  • 2012: "Abandon" (遺棄) as awarded song, "TVB8 Award for Golden Song", "TVB8 Golden Songs Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012"
  • 2012: "Close Friend" (知己) as awarded song, "TVB8 Award for Best Ensemble Song", "TVB8 Golden Songs Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012"
  • 2012: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "Award for Hottest Re-Edited Song", "YAHOO! - Hot People Searching Award"
  • 2012: "Grandit" (Re-Growth) (重新長大) as awarded song, "Metro Broadcast Award for Popular Song", "Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Popular Music 2012"
  • 2012: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "Metro Broadcast Award for Hottest Karaoke Song", "Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Popular Music 2012"
  • 2012: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "Top Ten Most Popular Songs - 10th Position", "Hong Kong Popular Poll Award for Pop Music Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012"
  • 2012: "Grandit" (Re-Growth) (重新長大) as awarded song, "Top Ten Most Recommended Songs for the Nation", "Canada Hottest Chinese Song Award - Final Round Nomination 2012"
  • 2013: "Grandit" (Re-Growth) (重新長大) as awarded song, "Award for Top Ten Songs", "Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2012" organized by TVB JADE Channel
  • 2013: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "Award for Hottest Re-Edited Songs", "Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2012" organized by TVB JADE Channel
  • 2013: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "SINA Music Award for Hottest Re-Edited Songs", "SINA Music Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012"
  • 2013: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "Award for Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Songs", "The 35th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert", Radio Television Hong Kong
  • 2013: "Award for the Lyric Writers of Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Songs", "The 35th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert", Radio Television Hong Kong
  • 2013: "Annual Award for Progress in Pop Music Circiuit", "Avant-Garde Music List Prize Presentation Ceremony 2012"
  • 2013: "Blue" (藍調) as one of the top ten Cantonese CD-albums with the Best saleability, "IFPI Award for the Music Discs with the Best Saleability 2012"
  • 2013: "Mask" (面具) as one of the top ten Cantonese songs with the Best Saleability, "IFPI Award for the Music Discs with the Best Saleability 2012"
  • 2013: "Annual Award for Top Ten Famous Local Singer", "IFPI Award for the Music Discs with the Best Saleability 2012"
  • 2013: "Mask" (面具) as awarded song, "Award for Best Re-Edited Pop Song", "The 9th King of the Pop Song - Global Chinese Pop Music Fiesta"
  • 2013: "Grandit" (Re-Growth) (重新長大) as awarded song, "Award for Best Cantonese Pop Song", "The 9th King of the Pop Song - Global Chinese Pop Music Fiesta"
  • 2013: "Grandit" (Re-Growth) (重新長大) as awarded song, "Metro Broadcast Award for Children Song", “Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Children Songs 2012"
  • 2013: "Metro Broadcast Award for the Best Male Singer in Children Songs", "Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Children Songs 2012"
  • 2013: "The Ode of Youth" (青春頌) as awarded song, "Jade Solid Gold Distinguished Nomination – 1st Round", TVB JADE Channel
  • 2013: "The Ode of Youth - Mandarin Version" (青春頌.國語版) as awarded song, "Metro Broadcast Mandarin Power Award for Distinguished Song", "Metro Broadcast Mandarin Power Prize Presentation Ceremony 2013"
  • 2013: "YAHOO! Shine Award for Celebrity of Cover Page", "YAHOO! Shine Awards 2013", YAHOO!
  • 2013: "Negative Excuses" (負藉口) as awarded song, "TVB8 Award for Golden Song", "TVB8 Golden Songs Prize Presentation Ceremony 2013"
  • 2013: "Award for the Healthiest Idol in Students' Impression", "Beacon College Trendy Index - The Student Popular Poll of Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Popular Music 2013"
  • 2013: "Award for Popular Male Singer", "Metro Broadcast Prize Giving Ceremony for Popular Music 2013
  • 2014: "The Ode of Youth" (青春頌) as awarded song, 3rd Place among the Ten Distinguished Songs based on 903's Professional Recommendations (專業推介叱咤十大第三位), "903 Music Prize Giving Ceremony 2013", Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Corporation Limited
  • 2014: Bronze Award for "903 Awards for Most Famous Male Singers", "903 Music Prize Giving Ceremony 2013", Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Corporation Limited
  • 2014: "The Ode of Youth" (青春頌) as awarded song, "Award for Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Songs", "The 36th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert 2013", Radio Television Hong Kong
  • 2014: "Award for Distinguished Pop Singer", "The 36th Ten Distinguished Chinese Golden Music Prize-Giving Concert 2013", Radio Television Hong Kong
  • 2014: "The Ode of Youth" (青春頌) as awarded song, "JSG Award for Top Ten Awarded Songs", Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2013" organized by TVB JADE Channel
  • 2014: "A Dwelling Shelter" (蝸居) as awarded song, "JSG Award for Top Ten Awarded Songs", Jade Solid Gold Prize-Giving Ceremony 2013" organized by TVB JADE Channel

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "ABU TV Song Festival 2012 Participants". ESCKAZ.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "ABU TV Song Festival 2012". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alfred Hui's Interview on Apr 22, 2013 on Commercial Radio". 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
Hong Kong in the ABU TV Song Festival
2012
with "Ma Ngai"
Succeeded by
Mag Lam
with "Shi Jian"