Ivana Wong

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Ivana Wong
IvanaWong2007.jpg
Chinese name 王菀之
Pinyin wang2 wan3 zhi1 (Mandarin)
Jyutping wong4 jyun2 zi1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Wong Oi Chi (王愛之)
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1979-06-18) 18 June 1979 (age 35)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Singing, piano, flute, drums
Voice type(s) Soprano
Label(s) East Asia Records
(2007-present)(Hong Kong)
SeedMusic
(2007-present)(Taiwan)
Universal Music Group
(2005-2007)
Years active 2005-present
Official Website Ivana Paradise

Ivana Wong (Chinese: 王菀之; pinyin: wang wan zhi; Jyutping: wong jyun zi) was born on 18 June 1979. She is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer-songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Wong's first public performance was at the CASH (Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong) Song Writers contest in 2000 in which her Mandarin piece "It is just misunderstanding and not tragic at all" placed first. Soon after she wrote songs for popular Chinese singers including Jacky Cheung, Sammi Cheng, and Jolin Tsai.

She signed for Universal Music (環球唱片) in 2004 as an all-round artist (composer, lyricist and singer). On 5 October 2004, she sang with Jacky Cheung (張學友) "I am really hurt" (我真的受傷了) in his live performance and started to become well-known.

In May 2005, her first EP album "Ivana王菀之" was launched with excellent sales, ranked the best selling album in HMV for weeks.[1] Continuing on her success, a second album "I Love My Name" was released five months later in November 2005.

In 2008, Ivana's First Mandarin Album (王菀之Ivana首張國語創作專輯) was awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2008 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.[2]

Compositions[edit]

Ivana's own albums

"Ivana王菀之"

  • "Tricks" (把戲)
  • "Wanna Fly" (想飛)
  • "Touched in One Second" (一秒感動)
  • "Missing You" (心掛掛)
  • "I'll Remember You" (我會記得你)
  • "Now I See the Reason" (原來如此)
  • "I Am Really Hurt" (in Mandarin, 我真的受傷了)
  • Hidden Track - "Thunder and Lightning" (French Demo, 雷電)

"I Love My Name"

  • "Hopes in Hand" (手望)
  • "Caution, Fragile" (小心易碎)
  • "Thunder and Lightning" (雷電)
  • "Denunciation" (面斥不雅)
  • "Sudden Dance" (忽然起舞)
  • "Love Has It All" (English)
  • "Thanks for Your Dream" (多得你夢)
  • "Love Myself" (愛自己)
  • "Little Angel" (in Mandarin, 小天使)
  • "I Cannot Recall It" (in Mandarin, 我想不起)
  • "Hopes in Hand (Care Version)" (手望(守望版)), featuring Hins Cheung (張敬軒)

"詩情.畫意(Ivana Wong 2006 New Album)"

  • "Poem's Passion" (詩情)
  • "Painting's Meaning" (畫意)
  • "(Paris Doesn't Have A) Ferris Wheel" ((巴黎沒有)摩天輪)
  • "Together with the Clock's Time" (融了鐘的時間)
  • "Bliss" (幸福)
  • "Wanted Love, Not in Love" (想愛不相愛)
  • "Flying With Your Lover" (與愛人飛)
  • "Starry Sky" (滿天星)
  • "To Hate With Qualification" (恨也講資格)
  • "I Really Love You" (我好愛你)
  • "Poem's Passion - Calm Mix" (詩情 - 清心Mix)

"Read my Senses(Ivana Wong 2007 New Songs + Best Selections Album)"

  • "Truth" (真心話)
  • "Mask" (面具)
  • "Home Reunion" (重見家圓)
  • "Love you Forever" ( 一輩子愛您)
  • "There is nothing sad about misconception" (是一個誤會沒什麼可悲)
  • Hidden Track - "Girl from Ipanema"

"王菀之Ivana首張國語創作專輯(Ivana's First Mandarin Album)"

  • "It's Love" (是愛)
  • "Love and Kiwi" (愛與奇異果)
  • "Why can it be lonely" (怎麼會寂寞)
  • "Self Entertaining" (自娛)
  • "Learned" (學會)
  • "You're my true love" (你是我最愛的人)
  • "Improvise" (揣摩)
  • "Since" (自從)
  • "Spinning Ferris Wheels" (流轉摩天輪)
  • "Winter Dreams" (冬夢)
  • "Lost" (迷湖)
  • Bonus Track - "Why aren't you here" (Demo, 冬眠)
  • Bonus Track - "Where's my teddy?" (Demo, 恨也講資格)
  • Bonus Track - "Amazing Grace" (奇異恩典)

“Infinity Journey"

  • "I Come from Mars" (我來自火星)
  • "How Long is Forever" (永遠幾遠)
  • "The Colour of Glass" (玻璃色)
  • "Shower Head" (花灑)
  • "My Man is Coming" (郎來了)
  • "The Black Kitty and I"(小黑與我)
  • "The God Does Not Reply" (呼天不應)
  • "In Love with Your Bed" (戀上你的床)
  • "Sentimental" (多愁善感)
  • "Love Thinner Than Paper" (情比紙薄)
  • "A Greek Maiden besides the Wishing Well" (in Mandarin, 許願池的希臘少女)
  • "I Come from Mars (Infinity Journey Mix)” (我來自火星-Infinity Journey Mix)

“On Wings of Time"

  • "She threw a match" (in Mandarin, 她扔了根火柴)
  • "Moon said" (月亮說)
  • "Big Ben" (大笨鐘)
  • "Song of Low-Tech" (低科技之歌)
  • "I'm Sorry" (English)
  • "I Do Not Intend to Tear" (in Mandarin, 我不打算流眼淚)
  • "Small Reunion" (小團圓)
  • "Remember Remember" (記住 記住), Duet with Shilei Chang (常石磊)
  • "The Candy is Poisonous" (粒糖有毒)
  • "Lost Art" (迷失藝術)
  • "The Moon Matter" (in Mandarin, 月亮事)
  • "Mary had a little clock" (English)

“Octave"

  • "Open Cage Bird" (開籠雀)
  • "Octave Gigher" (高八度)
  • "Musical Show" (歌舞劇)
  • "Voice Outside Painting" (畫外音)

“Cinema of Love"

  • "Vista" (柳暗花明)
  • "Doomsday" (末日)
  • "Anne Frank" (安妮·法蘭克)
  • "Missed Address" (in Mandarin, 錯過了地址)
  • "Best" (最好的)
  • "Colors of the Wind"
  • "I dreamed a dream"

“The Songbird Anthology"

  • "Water Lily" (水百合)
  • "Love You Next Time" (下次愛你)

“Atmosphere: 霧"

  • "Made of Water" (in English)
  • "Leave Blank" (留白)
  • "Queen's Restaurant" (皇后餐廳)
  • "Flower of Life" (生命之花)

Other songs

  • "It is just misunderstanding and not tragic at all" (是一個誤會沒甚麼可悲)
  • "Red Cheek" (臉紅), in NEO ACOUTSTIC MOVEMER Vol.1
  • "Little Happy Doctor" (快樂小博士)
  • "Please Let Me Hold Someone" (讓我擁抱一個人) in 903 Sammy and Kitty Opera 06'

Compositions for other singers (Incomplete)

  • Jacky Cheung - "I Am Really Hurt" (in Mandarin, 我真的受傷了);
  • Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文) - "In Love with Your Bed" (戀上你的床);
  • Remus Choy (蔡一傑) - "Addiction" (上癮);
  • 2R - "Creating My Wonders" (變出我精彩);
  • Fiona Sit (薛凱琪) - "Hibernation / Vie-Ya" (冬眠/Vie-Ya);
  • Fiona Sit - "The Black Kitty and I" (小黑與我);
  • Gigi Leung - (梁詠琪) - "When I fell in love" (愛上你開始);
  • Gigi Leung - (梁詠琪) - "First thought" (初心)
  • Otto and Osman @ EO2 - "Wow Wow Wow" (嘩嘩嘩) in 903 Sammy and Kitty Opera 06'
  • Kelly Chen (陳慧琳) - "Fumi Saimon's Woman" (柴門文的女人);
  • Joey Yung (容祖兒) - "The God Does Not Reply" (呼天不應);
  • Leo Ku (古巨基) - "Shower Head" (花灑);
  • Leo Ku - "Human" (我生);
  • Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) - "My Man is Coming" (郎來了);
  • Andy Hui (許志安) - "After Tomorrow" (明日之後);
  • Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) - "A Greek Maiden besides the Wishing Well" (許願池的希臘少女);
  • Hacken Lee (李克勤) - "Love Thinner Than Paper" (情比紙薄), etc.

Music Chart[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
RTHK Chinese Pop CRHK 903 Ultimate Chart Metro Radio Pop Chart JSG Billboard MOOV Chart
2004 把戲 (Tricks) - 20 - - -
2005 想飛 (Want to Fly) 7 4 5 4 -
2005 一秒感動 (One Second Affection) 3 7 3 8 -
2005 我真的受傷了 (I'm Really Hurt) 9 18 12 4 -
2005 手望 (Guarding) 3 2 4 4 -
2005 雷電 (Thunder Lightning) 2 13 10 2 -
2005 多得你夢 (Thanks for Your Dream) 6 9 5 - -
2006 詩情 (Poem's Passion) 1 2 3 2 -
2006 畫意 (Painting's Meaning) 9 4 2 1 -
2006 (巴黎沒有)摩天輪 (Paris Has No Ferris Wheel) - 1 - - -
2007 幸福 (Bliss) 9 15 5 - -
2007 融了鐘的時間 (Melted Clock's Time) 18 5 - - -
2007 面具 (Mask) 1 2 7 1 3
2007 真心話 (Heartfelt Words) 4 1 - - 16
2007 是一個誤會沒甚麼可悲 (It is a misunderstanding, nothing tragic) - 15 - - -
2007 你是我最愛的人 (You are the One I love the Most) 3 12 1 - 4
2008 怎麼會寂寞 (How Could I be Lonely) 1 2 4 - 14
2008 學會 (Learned) - 19 - - -
2008 我來自火星 (I Came from Mars) 3 1 1 3 11
2008 永遠幾遠 (How Far is Forever) 3 7 3 2 2
2008 多愁善感 (Sentimental) 7 2 - - 12
2009 玻璃色 (Glass Colour) - 16 - - 10
2009 大笨鐘 (Big Ben) 3 2 1 1 4
2009 月亮說 (The Moon Says) 1 1 3 1 1
2009 小團圓 (Small Reunion) 3 1 10 - 2
2009 低科技之歌 (Low Tech Song) 3 3 4 - 14
2010 開籠雀 (Song Bird) 1 1 4 1 4
2010 高八度 (Octave) (duet with Hins Cheung) 4 2 - - 3
Total number of No. 1 singles 5 6 3 5 1

HK Record Merchant (香港唱片商會) Album Sales Chart

Year Album Peak
2006 詩情畫意 4
2007 Read My Senses 1
2007 Ivana (Mandarin) 10
2008 Infinity Journey 2
2009 On Wings of Time 3
2010 Octave 7

Awards[edit]

  • 2000 - CASH Song Writers Quest Champion
    CASH 流行曲創作大賽冠軍
  • 2005 - TVB JSG Seasonal 2005 (Second) "Newcomers" Award (one of the awards)
    勁歌金曲優秀選第二回"新人薦場飆星獎" (得獎者之一)
  • 2005 - TVB Top Ten Children's Songs - "Little Happy Doctor"
    十大兒歌金曲(得獎作品《快樂小博士》)
  • 2005 - Metroshowbiz Top Ten New Stars Second Round "Dazzling New Female Star"
    新城十強新星鬥第二回「奪目女新星」
  • 2005 - Friday Weekly "University and College Students' Favourite New Singer-songwriters
    學勢力xFriday大專生熱愛歌手選「大專生最熱愛唱作新人」
  • 2005 - PM Newcomers Awards "PM Powerful New Singer-songwriter"
    PM 樂壇新人頒獎禮"PM強勢唱作女新人"
  • 2005 - TVB8 Hall of Fame "Best Female Newcomers" Silver Award
    TVB8金曲榜頒獎典禮"最佳女新人銀獎"
  • 2005 - Guangzhou Radio/TV Hall of Fame "Best Female Newcomers of Year (Hong Kong, Taiwan and Overseas)" Gold Award
    廣州電台/電視台05金曲金榜頒獎禮"年度最佳女新人(港台海外)金獎"
  • 2005 - Metroshowbiz Hits New Hopes Award (one of the awarded)
    新城勁爆唱好新希望獎
  • 2005 - Metroshowbiz "Hits Singer-songwriters of New Generation" (one of the awarded)
    新城勁爆新一代創作歌手 (得獎者之一)
  • 2005 - Metroshowbiz "i-Tech Metro Hits Kings of New Singers" (one of the awarded)
    i-Tech 新城勁爆新人王 (得獎者之一)
  • 2005 - 4 Stages Association Performance Excellence Award - Bronze
    四台聯頒音樂大獎 - 卓越表現大獎銅獎
  • 2005 - Ultimate Song Chart "Singer-songwriter" Bronze Award
    叱o宅樂壇唱作人銅獎
  • 2005 - Ultimate Song Chart "New Female Singer" Silver Award
    叱o宅樂壇生力軍女歌手銀獎
  • 2005 - TVB JSG "Most Popular Singer-songwriter" Silver Award
    十大勁歌金曲頒獎典禮 - 最受歡迎唱作歌星銀獎
  • 2005 - TVB JSG "Most Popular New Female Singer" Silver Award
    十大勁歌金曲頒獎典禮 - 最受歡迎新人獎(女)銀獎
  • 2005 - Hit Rank of Chinese Songs (Cantonese)"New Female Singer Praised by the whole Nation"
    加拿大至HIT中文歌曲排行榜(粵語組)"全國推祟女新人"
  • 2005 - 28th Hong Kong Top Ten Chinese Songs "New Female Singer with Best Prospect" Silver Award
    第二十八屆香港十大中文金曲頒獎禮"最有前途女新人銀獎"
  • 2005 - SINA MUSIC Voting Index Awards "Best Live Performance" Award - "Hopes in Hand (Care Version)" with Hins Cheung
    SINA MUSIC樂壇民意指數頒獎典禮 "最佳現場演繹大獎" (得獎作品:與張敬軒合唱《手望(守望版)》
  • 2005 - SINA MUSIC Voting Index Awards "My Favourite New Female Singer" Gold Award
    SINA MUSIC樂壇民意指數頒獎典禮"我最喜愛女新人金獎" 
  • 2006 - Ultimate Song Chart "Singer-songwriter" Bronze Award
    叱o宅樂壇唱作人銅獎
  • 2007- Metroshowbiz "Hits Original Song"
    2007 新城勁爆頒獎禮 - 勁爆原創歌曲 《幸福》
  • 2007- Metroshowbiz "Hits Singer- Songwriters of the year"
    2007 新城勁爆頒獎禮 - 新城勁爆創作歌手
  • 2007- Untimate Song Chart "Singer- Songwriter " Gold Award
    2007 年度叱吒樂壇流行榜頒獎典禮「叱吒樂壇唱作人 金獎」
  • 2007- RoadShow Best Music Award "Best song"
    RoadShow至尊音樂頒獎禮2007 - 至尊歌曲 《真心話》
  • 2007- RoadShow Best Music Award "Most improved Singer"
    RoadShow至尊音樂頒獎禮2007 - 至尊飛躍歌手
  • 2007- JSG "Most Popular Singer-Songwriter Gold"
    十大勁歌金曲頒獎典禮「最受歡迎唱作歌手金獎」
  • 2007- 30th Top 10 Hong Kong Chinese Songs " CASH best singer- songwriter"
    第三十屆十大中文金曲 「CASH最佳創作歌手」
  • 2008- Metroshowbiz "Hits Original Songwriter Album Award"
    2008 新城勁爆頒獎禮 「新城勁爆創作專輯」【Infinity Journey】
  • 2008- Metroshowbiz "Hits Songwriter Album Award"
    2008 新城勁爆頒獎禮 「新城勁爆創作歌手」
  • 2008- Metroshowbiz "Hits Song Award"
    2008 新城勁爆頒獎禮 「新城勁爆歌曲」《我來自火星》
  • 2008- Untimate Song Chart "Singer- Songwriter " Silver Award
    2008 年度叱吒樂壇流行榜頒獎典禮「叱咤樂壇唱作人銀獎」
  • 2008- Untimate Song Chart "Female Singer" Bronze Award
    2008 年度叱吒樂壇流行榜頒獎典禮「叱咤樂壇女歌手銅獎」
  • 2008- 31st Top 10 Hong Kong Chinese Songs " Top 10 Elite Singers"
    第31屆十大中文金曲頒獎典禮「優秀流行歌手大獎」
  • 2008- JSG "Most Popular Singer-Songwriter Gold"
    十大勁歌金曲頒獎典禮「最受歡迎唱作歌手金獎」
  • 2008 - Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year - IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards
    Ivana's First Mandarin Album (王菀之Ivana首張國語創作專輯)

Trivia[edit]

  • The songs "(Paris Doesn't Have A) Ferris Wheel" and "Please Let Me Hold Someone" share the same melody. The latter is a piece featuring DJ Sammy.
  • "Poem's Passion - Calm Mix" is the background music of Vita Tsingsumzhan's (維他清心棧) TV advertisement.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The five biggest winners of Metro Radio annual awards". CCTV. 8 January 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  2. ^ IFPI Hong Kong 2008 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19

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