Da Mouth

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Da Mouth
2007TaipeiITMonth DaMouth.jpg
Da Mouth at 2007 Taipei IT Month
Chinese name 大嘴巴
Pinyin Dà Zuǐ Bā (Mandarin)
Origin Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) DM
Genre(s) Mandopop, hip-hop, urban
Label(s) Universal Music Taiwan
Years active 2007–present
Current Members Aisa
DJ Chung Hua
MC40
Harry
Official Website www.umusic.com.tw

Da Mouth (Chinese: 大嘴巴; pinyin: dà zuǐ bā; literally "Big Mouth") is a Taiwanese hip hop band made up of MC40, DJ Chung Hua, male vocalist Harry, and female vocalist Aisa. They are considered the Asian The Black Eyed Peas due to the group's diversity. The band's Chinese band name directly translates into "big mouth". Their English band name is derived from the concatenation of the Chinese character for "big" 大, which when romanized using pinyin becomes "dà", and the translation of the second half of their Chinese band name. They released their self-titled debut album Da Mouth on 16 November 2007.

The group won Best Singing Group at the 19th Golden Melody Awards in 2008[1] and at the 22nd Golden Melody Awards in 2011.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Chung Hua - Taiwanese / Japanese - DJ
  • Harry (張懷秋) - Korean / Taiwanese - male lead vocalist
  • MC40 (薛仕凌) - Canadian / Taiwanese - MC/Rapper
  • Aisa (or Aisha) (千田愛紗) - Japanese - female lead vocalist

Career[edit]

The group is formed by many hyphens: Canadian-Taiwanese MC40 (薛仕凌), Korean-Taiwanese-American male vocalist Harry (張懷秋), Japanese-Taiwanese DJ Chung Hua (宗華), and Japanese female vocalist Aisa (千田愛紗).[3]

Harry grew up in San Mateo County, California, located around San Francisco. MC40 was raised in Vancouver, Canada. He writes most of Da Mouth's lyrics on the album and is considered one of the best and fastest rappers in Taiwan with his multi-language rapping ability. Aisa was born in Japan, and was originally a member of Sunday Girls from the popular Taiwanese television program Super Sunday before she joined the group. DJ Chung Hua was transferred to Japan at the age of 14 because his parents worked there. He is known as the producer of the group and he had won many DJ awards internationally.[citation needed]

Their debut album titled Da Mouth was released on 16 November 2007. In 2010 they released their third album One Two Three (万凸3). The lead track "喇舌" is listed at number 42 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2010.[4]

Discography[edit]

Album Information Tracklisting
Da Mouth
  • Released: November 16, 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Music
王元口力口 (Wang Yuan Kou Li Kou)(player)
  • Released: December 19, 2008
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Music
万凸3 (One Two Three)
  • Released: January 23, 2010
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Music
流感 (ˋinfluəns)
  • Released: April 27, 2012
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Music

Awards and nominations[edit]

22nd Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan - 2011
Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2008 19th Golden Melody Awards Best Singing Group Da Mouth for Da Mouth Won [1]
2011 22nd Golden Melody Awards Best Singing Group Da Mouth for One Two Three Won [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 19th Golden Melody Awards winners list 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-12
  2. ^ a b (Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 22nd Golden Melody Awards winners list 20 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-20
  3. ^ (Chinese) Universal Music Taiwan Da Mouth profile
  4. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart- 2010 (#1 to 50) Retrieved 2011-05-10

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