Fiona Sit

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Fiona Sit
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Chinese name 薛凱琪 (traditional)
Chinese name 薛凯琪 (simplified)
Pinyin xue1 kai3 qi2 (Mandarin)
Jyutping sit3 hoi2 kei4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Foshan, Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1981-08-11) 11 August 1981 (age 32)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, actress
Genre(s) Cantopop
Label(s)

Warner Music (2003–2012)

Sun Entertainment Culture Ltd (2012–present)
Years active 2004–present
Official Website

http://www.fiona-sit.com.hk

http://weibo.com/fifififi

Fiona Sit (born 11 August 1981) is an ethnic Chinese Cantopop singer and actress from Hong Kong.

Biography[edit]

Fiona Sit attended Island School and studied Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong[1] until 2004. She used to be a part-time model, shooting for adverts and magazines.

Owing to her uncle Peter Wong, who was Senior management in Capital Artists, she had the opportunity to have a test and finally signed a deal with Warner Music Hong Kong to be an artist.

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

This song was one of the hits in Sit's first album, "F Debut" which sold more than 25,000 copies in Hong Kong, instantly becoming a bestseller of the year.

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After joining Warner Music Group in 2003, Sit first plugged her debut song "XBF" and "Madonna's Kiss", catching attention from audiences. Sit released her first album F Debut on 8 April 2004. It became a best-seller in Hong Kong, being certified gold for sales in excess of 25,000 copies.[2] The album contained the hit ballad "XBF" (short for ex-boyfriend) and another hit "Keanu Reeves Reply". The song "Keanu Reeves Reply" reached No. 1 in the four medium.

She published her debut Photobook F-Trip and sold with her limited set of "Fileee Doll", later sold it in Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong. It became sellout after four days.

Due to the success of F Debut, Warner Music Hong Kong released F Debut AVCD on 5 May 2004. F Debut AVCD including her famous song "Keanu Reeves Reply" and another version which featuring Arron Kwok as Mr.K replied Miss F.

As she became more well known in entertainment industry, she shot many adverts in the year, such as Toshiba and Sagem.

Though Sit has just reached 23 years old, she gained the most awards in the year-end ceremony from Hong Kong Music Platforms as a newcomer. In the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation, she triumph over other singers to win the No. 7 for "Keanu Reeves Reply" and became the first newcomer who entered the top 10 song in 903 Music Platform. She has won a number of awards, including a gold award for best female newcomer at the Hong Kong Music Awards, as well as a gold award for the song "Keanu Reeves' Reply."[citation needed] she was also declared the Best Selling Newcomer by IFPI.

On 7 January 2005, Warner Music released a single named 886. It included songs such as "Pumpkin Wagon" and "886", which is a short term of Byebye in Cantonese ICQ language. The single was a huge success and it was sold out within 3 weeks.

Fiona Sit at 叱咤903

Warner Music released her second album, Funnygirl, on 21 April 2005. "Blackie and Me"and "A Boy Just Like You" reached No. 1 on 903, RTHK and TVB's JSG Solid Gold programme. Also, Funnygirl was the top 5 best sellers in the year and was classified gold. Its success resulted in the release of Funnygirl (2nd Edition), which included a DVD with her music videos, including the No. 1 single "A Boy Like You".

Her third album, Me, was another CD+DVD combination released on 23 December 2005. It included No. 1 songs "There is a bird" and "Finding Unicorn", and the song "Love", which was featured in the film Embrace Your Shadow, which Sit starred in. The DVD was a live concert footage of her "903 Fiona 0811" performance, which was her debut concert held in HITEC on 29 December 2005.

In the year-end ceremony, she was not only won a number of awards, but she also entered the best five female singers in 903 Music Platform and TVB's JSG Music Platform with Kelly Chen, Joey Yung, Miriam Yeung and Denise Ho.

In 2006, Sit raised some controversy with her video clip for "Tong But Lut" as it hold great resemblance to the video clip of "ourselves" by Japanese superstar Ayumi Hamasaki. Her song "Dear Fiona" is a Cantonese version of the song Tomorrow's Way by Yui. However, this song still made No. 1 from four major medium.

Sit's official fan club, Club F was established on 11 August 2006 in conjunction with her 25th birthday. Her 4th album "Electric Angel" was released on the same day as well. 200 fans attended the first gathering, which was held in a Chinese restaurant in Wan Chai. The second edition was later released on 22 December 2006. It included 11 songs and some extra materials.

After Electric Angel, Sit went over to Taiwan in order to improve her Mandarin skills. In order to keep her fanbase (Hong Kong artists usually release one to two albums per year to keep up their popularity), Warner released her first compilation, "F" Best, on 12 June 2007. This album includes 3 new songs with 15 selected songs from her previous albums. The album also includes a DVD containing a short film and some MVs of her songs. In addiction, a special edition of "F" Best was sellout in one month.

After training in Taiwan in one year, Sit made her debut Mandarin album It's My Day which was released on 18 April 2008. The album is recorded in Taiwan and also in Singapore. It features songs such as I don't need Tiffany, which refers to the jewelry company and a duet with Khalil Fong, Overcoming Memories. "It's My Day" was the first plugged song in Taiwan while "Alice's first Time" was the first plugged song in Hong Kong. This Mandarin album made Sit became the best five seller in the year in Hong Kong and became famous in Taiwan.

On 19 December 2008, Sit released another Cantopop album Smile (Fiona Sit album). It included the songs in her drama "Last Smile, First Tear" and two No. 1 songs, "Sweet" and "The few seconds without breath".

Sit released an EP Read Me on 16 October 2009, which included four new canton pop songs and two mandarin songs. Besides, her first plugged song "Tramcar" and third plugged song "Mu Rong Xue" reached No. 1 in two medium programme.

In the first day of 2010, Sit was first won the #3 Copper Female Award in 903-year-end ceremony.

On 18 July 2011, Sit released her new EP August Girl lately. It was a new style of Fiona Sit as the thematic song "The August Issue", two versions of "Word Flower", No. 1 song "Lip Stick", gimmick song "Before Taking off the Straps" and two mandarin songs. She was cooperated with a team of top songwriters including Khalil Fong, Wyman Wong, Hanjin Tan, Edward Chan, and Abrahim Chan.

TV series[edit]

Sit was being a guest role in the TVB series Hearts of Fencing in 2003.

In 2005 Sit went on to film her first Hong Kong TVB series The Academy as a female police trainee. To match the character's circumstances, Fiona cut her hair short. In contrast to her past success, fans responded negatively towards this change in her image, and were wary of her future career decisions. She followed with a cameo performance on On The First Beat. Sit also featured in a weight loss product TV commercial, in which she performed a dance routine. These two events were mocked in the Hong Kong media, and cut into her fanbase.

But, she won the Best Female newcomer in 2006 Next TV ceremony.

In late 2006, Sit went to China and shot a drama by Derek Tung, who was 2 Young's director. Therefore, she can only be a guest star in TVB series "On The First Beat". The series called C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri, she cooperated with Chinese actor Aloys Chen. It released after filming and played by TVB in 2008.

In 2007, she performed an internet drama hosted by Moov, with other singers like Endy Chow and Zarahn. From 2008 to 2009, she was acted as a guest role in two TVB series "Dressage To Win" and "ICAC Investigators 2009".

In 2010, Sit shot another mandarin series "Liao Zhai 3" and Painted Skin. From January to April 2011, she shot her second mandarin fashionable costume series "White Lies".

Film[edit]

On 28 April 2005, Sit debut film 2 Youngshowed. The film cast by Derek Tung, cooperated with Jaycee Chan. She received full of praise from audience and many famous people. After a month, 2 Young became 10 million in box office and Sit became a 10 million female actress.

Owing to the success of 2 Young, she filmed another movie Embrace Your Shadow, it showed in September. It was cast by Joe Ma and cooperated by Taiwan famous actor Dylan Kuo. It was a challenge for Fiona Sit because the character was reversed to 2 Young.

In 2006, Sit was nominated to Hong Kong Hong Kong Film Awards and Taiwan Golden Horse Awards "Best Necomer Award" by her debut show "2 Young". Although she lose to Jay Chow, her acting has already admitted by a number of entertainers. She also got other nominations of "Best Necomer" and "Best Actress" hosted by different entrepreneurship for 2 Young. Later, she filmed another movie "Love Undercover 3" directed by Joe Ma, which showed in June and earning a nice box office.

In 2007, she was being an emcee for Asian Film Awards. She was later filmed "Wonder Woman" directed by Barbara Wong and cooperated with Gigi Leung. In 2009, Sit filmed two films "La Comédie humaine" and "Break Up Club". Sit was a girl named Flora in "Break Up Club" and cooperated with Jaycee Chan again, she was another girl named Skylove in "La Comédie humaine" and cooperated with Wong Cho-lam.

In the year of 2010, Break Up Club showed in June and La Comédie humaine showed in July. Among the two, Break Up Club obtained 10 million box office and Sit gained a great success from her performance in "Break Up Club" as she won the Best Actress in "Vietnam's film festival". Later, as her stand out performance, she won another film awards in Hong Kong both, like the "Best Actress" hosted by Mingpao, Yahoo!, and Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild. Sit was also gained a nomination of "Best Actress" from Hong Kong Film Awards in 2011.

Due to her success in entering the market, she filmed another movies and its showed in 2011, such as The Way We Were and The Fortune Buddies.

Discography[edit]

  • F Debut (CD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2004
  • 886 (CD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2005
  • Funny Girl (CD/DVD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2005
  • Me (CD/DVD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2005
  • Electric Angel (CD/VCD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2006
  • "F" Best (Special edition) (CD/DVD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2007
  • It's My Day (CD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2008
  • Smile (CD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2008
  • Read Me (CD/DVD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2009
  • August Girl (CD/DVD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2011
  • Filicious (CD/DVD) – Warner Music Hong Kong – 2012
  • Fiona Music Book (CD Single) – Sun Entertainment Culture Ltd – 2013
  • Tenacious (CD) – Sun Entertainment Culture Ltd – 2013

Concerts[edit]

  • 903 Hit Four Fiona 0811 Concert(熱火樂團) (2005)
  • 903 Hit Four Concert(熱火樂團熱火四俠) (2005) (Shawn Yue, Wilfred Lau and Kary Ng)
  • 903 Live Concert Fiona Sit X Stephanie Cheng (拉闊演奏廳) (2006)
  • Roadshow Live Fiona Sit Concert (2007)
  • 903 id club (音樂游擊) 1st section Fiona Sit X Sammy Moving (2007)
  • 903 Live Concert Fiona Sit(拉闊變奏廳) 2 ng section (2008)
  • Khalil Fong X Fiona Sit Awesome Concert (San Francisco & Los Angeles) (2010)
  • 903 Live Concert (拉闊擂台) 2nd section Fiona Sit X Dear Jane {Dear Fi} (2010)
  • Khalil Fong & Fiona Sit Live in Australia 2010(Sydney & Adelaide & Melbourne) (2010)
  • Fiona Sit MOOV LIVE 2011 (2011)
  • Filicious Fiona in Concert 2012 (2012)

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 2 Young Lui Yeuk-nam
2005 Embrace Your Shadow Ran
2006 My Name Is Fame Fiona
2006 Pandora's Booth Szeto Sum-sum (70s)
2006 Love Undercover 3 Fan Sai-wo
2007 Simply Actors Giddy Cadet 747
2007 Wonder Women Sung Hiu-tung
2010 Break Up Club Flora
2010 La Comédie humaine Sky Love
2011 The Way We Were
2011 The Fortune Buddies Fiona
2012 Mr. and Mrs. Gambler Flora Cheung
2012 The Bounty Suen Long-ching
2012 Nightmare
2012 Vulgaria Quin
2012 Diva Fi
2013 Hotel Deluxe
2014 Hello Babies
2014 Golden Chicken 3
2014 The Midnight After
2014 Insanity
2014 Close Friend
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hearts of Fencing Guest star
2005 The Zone Guest star
2005 The Academy Fiona
2007 On the First Beat Fiona Guest star (ep. 1–4, 29)
2007 Colours of Love
2008 C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri Lau Mun
2008 Dressage To Win mental patient Guest star (ep. 6)
2009 ICAC Investigators 2009 Hui Kei-san (ep. 2 and 4)
2010 Liao Zhai 3 Bai Qiu Lian
2011 Painted Skin Xiaowei / Xuxu
2011 White Lies

Awards[edit]

2010[edit]

2007[edit]

  • TVB " Jade Solid Gold" Best Choice Award, second round- Next Time

2006[edit]

(Hong Kong)

  • Commercial Radio – " Supreme Song " – The Seventh: Little Canyon 1234
  • TVB " Jade Solid Gold" Best Choice Award, second round- Tong But Lut
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold" First round golden song – Finding Unicorn
  • Next Media Television Award- New Artiste
  • Next Media Television Award- Most Charming New Star
  • Yahoo! Most popular artist's Blog Award[3][4]

(Mainland China)

  • Guangzhou radio "Gold Song, Gold Chart" Most Famous Female Artist[5][6][7]
  • Guangzhou Radio "Golden Chart Award" All-round Artist (outside mainland china region)
  • Guangzhou Radio "Golden Chart Award" Most Famous Female Artist (outside mainland china region)
  • Guangzhou Radio "Golden Chart Award" Golden songs – Tong But Lut

2005[edit]

(Hong Kong)

  • Roadshow Popular Singer
  • Roadshow Hit Song – Little Dark and Me
  • Commercial Radio – " Supreme Song " – The Fifth: Little Dark and Me
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold" – " Top Ten Gold Songs Award " – Boy Likes You[8]
  • Metro Radio " Entertainment Television Award " – Super TV New Actress
  • Outstanding Website Award – Activities Promotion Ambassador
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold" First round golden song – Little Dark and Me
  • Metro Hit Radio "Karaoke Hit Song" – Little Dark and Me
  • Metro Hit Radio – Popular Singer
  • Metro Hit Radio "Awards from 4 Stations" – Remarkable Performance – Gold Award

(Mainland China)

  • 9 + 2 Music Pioneer Award New Female Singer Gold Award
  • Sprite China Original Music Chart " My Favourite Idol Award (Hong Kong) "
  • Sprite China Original Music Chart " Great Advancement Singer Award "
  • The third session of Southeast Power Music Award – Most promising future female singer in Hong Kong Region
  • Yue-Gang Future Super Star Award – Future Super Star

2004[edit]

(Hong Kong)

  • Metro Hit Radio "New Female Artiste"
  • Metro Hit Radio "My Favorite New Female Artiste"
  • Metro Hit Radio Original Music Award – Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold"– "Most Favorite New Artiste"– Gold Award[9]
  • Metro Hit Radio Best Lyric – Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • Commercial Radio "New Female Artiste"– Gold Award
  • Commercial Radio "The Excellent Performance Award presented by four Media Organizers" Bronze Award.
  • Commercial Radio – "Supreme Song"– The Seventh: Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award "Ten Best Song" – Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • RTHK "Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award " New Female Artiste– Gold Award
  • Yahoo! Music Chart Top Ten Songs – Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • Yahoo! Potential New Comers
  • IFPI The Best Sales Artist, New Comer, Female
  • Road Show MV Direct Voting: Best new artist
  • PM Magazine – Cross inter-media female artist
  • TVB Golden Kid Songs Award "Top 10 Kid Songs" – Ugly Ducking Swam Lake
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold " First round golden song – Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold " First round new singer – Top new singer in three consecutive weeks
  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold " Second round golden song – 886

(Mainland China)

  • Guangzhou Radio "Golden Chart Award" – Queen of New Female Singer
  • Guangzhou Radio "Golden Chart Award" Golden Song – Reply from Keanu Reeves
  • Guangdong Radio Music Pioneer Award "Most Famous New Female Singer" – Gold Award
  • Southern City Daily Newspaper and Radio Guangdong "the 5th Year Chinese Music Media Award" – The Best New Artist
  • Guangzhou "the 2nd Year Music King Final Award – Most Promising New Artist
  • Guangzhou "the 2nd Year Music King Final Award" Golden Song – Reply from Keanu Reeves

Notes[edit]

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