Jade Kwan

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Jade Kwan
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Chinese name 關心妍 (traditional)
Chinese name 关心妍 (simplified)
Pinyin guan1 xin1 yan2 (Mandarin)
Jyutping gwaan1 sam1 jin4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Kwan Wai-man (關惠文)
Ancestry Jiujiang, Nanhai, Foshan, Guangdong
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1979-07-31) 31 July 1979 (age 35)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Piano, Guitar, Saxophone
Voice type(s) Mezzo-Soprano
Label(s) Stars Shine International (2010–2012)
BMA Records (1999–2009)
Years active 2002–Present
Spouse(s) Jonas Yeung 楊長智 (2009–Present)
Official Website Jade Online

Jade Kwan (born 31 July 1979) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer.

About Jade[edit]

Kwan attended Burnaby North Secondary. After graduating, she entered the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 1999 (新秀歌唱大賽溫哥華選拔賽) with the song "Face" (臉, originally sung by Chinese diva Faye Wong) and was awarded first runner-up. As such, she represented Vancouver in the New Talent Singing Awards Canada Finals 1999 (新秀歌唱大賽加拿大總決賽) and won. She then competed in the New Talent Singing Awards International Finals 1999 (1999 年全球華人新秀歌唱大賽, also representing Vancouver) and won the "Best Potential Newcomer Award" (最具潛質獎) at the International Finals held in Shanghai, China.[1]

She was first known to the public as "Kwan Sum-yin" in 2002. Her singing was greatly admired as were her albums. Her first two albums, "Jade-1" and "Jade-2", won her gold records. Over the years, she has won many music industry awards in Hong Kong and China.

She also plays a few musical instruments including piano, guitar and saxophone. Jade received a minor degree in Music Composition while attending University of British Columbia in Canada.

Jade Kwan is a practising Christian, and has been active recently in the Christian community in Hong Kong. She recorded a few Christian songs in 2008 and some of them became popular in the Japanese Christian music scene. Those songs also met with success in the mainstream music market, despite their religious overtones.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • "Jade-1" (2002-7-3)
  • "Jade-1" Special Edition (2002-9-13)
  • "Jade-2" (2002-12-20)
  • "Jade-2" Special Edition (2003-1-17)
  • "Jade-3" (2003-4-16)
  • "Jade-3" Powerful Pack (2003-6-20)
  • "秘密花園 (Secret Garden)" Mandarin new songs & hits (2003-10-31)
  • "Jade Forward" (2003-11-26)
  • "Jade Birthday Kit" new songs & hits (2004-8-18)
  • "The 5th Element" (2005-1-7)
  • "Jade Loves..." (2006-5-3)
  • "Lost & Found" (2007-7-20)
  • "最愛 Jade.i" (2008-5-28)
  • "妍亮 SHINE" (2009-9-10)
  • "A New Beginning" (2010-10-11)
  • "仍然" (2012-01-20)
  • "Pause" (2012-10-12)

Live & MV Albums[edit]

  • "心愛、心妍 (Love Jade) Karaoke" VCD & DVD (2003-8-29)
  • "Jade I Am Ready Concert 2004" CD (2004-3-19)
  • "Jade I Am Ready Concert 2004" VCD & DVD (2004-4-17)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Jade Kwan on personal website (Chinese)
  2. ^ Jade Online - Albums of Jade Kwan (Traditional Chinese)

External links[edit]