Paula Tsui

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Paula Tsui
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Tsui performing at the "Glittering Bright Paula Tsui Live in Concert 2006" at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on January 29 of 2006.
Chinese name 徐小鳳 (traditional)
Chinese name 徐小凤 (simplified)
Pinyin xu2 xiao3 feng4 (Mandarin)
Jyutping ceoi4 siu2 fung1 (Cantonese)
Birth name 徐鄖書
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1949-01-01) 1 January 1949 (age 65)[1]
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Other name(s) 小鳳姐
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Singing
Voice type(s) Contralto
Label(s) Man Chi Records (1970–1973)
Wing Hang Music (1973-1978)
Sony Music Entertainment (1978-1981)
Contec Sound Media (1982-1985)
PolyGram (1986-1991)
Years active 1970s, 1980s, 2000s
Official Website www.paulatsui.com

Paula Tsui Siu-fung is a Cantopop singer in Hong Kong. She has been affiliated with the TVB television station until the mid-1990s but has performed for Asia Television Ltd. on several occasions since 1995.

Concerts[edit]

According to Guinness World Records in 2003, Tsui's Amway Paula Tsui in Concert 1992 holds the record for the most number of "single event" concerts in a continuous period (43 concerts in 37 days) in Asia.[citation needed] She gave another series of concerts at the same venue, the Hong Kong Coliseum in summer 2005.

Tsui is noted for the voluminous gowns she wears for concert appearances.

Personal life[edit]

Tsui was married to Hong Kong radio host and legislator Albert Cheng between 1975 and 1979. The marriage was then a secret and not known to the public until the early 1990s. Tsui was then already a renowned singer, while Cheng was still relatively unknown at that time.

According to HK magazine, Paula Tsui was born in Hubei, but her family moved to Hong Kong when she was still a baby, therefore, all of her memory is about Hong Kong. [2] Tsui’s childhood is that she think herself was not a good kid; she is so hard to controlled by others.[2]For example, she would feel enjoyed only in the music class, because she thought singing was so natural to her.[2] However, when her class teacher asked her to sing the school hymns, she rejected and ended up sing pop songs. [2] She believes that rebellious attitude is because she never knew what she wanted to do, and that makes her memory of youth so unclear, she only remembers frequently changing jobs.[2]

The thing that changed her life is a singing contest. In 1965, Tsui entered a singing contest. At the beginning, she did not want to join that competition, but her friends kept persuading her, and said that they would not participate without Tsui. [2] Then finally, Tsui won that contest and she was the champion. [2] At the same time, Tsui’s parents did not approve of her becoming a singer, because they thought performing is a shameful career, and that is the reason why Tsui used to refuse to let her family see her performance. [2] However, Tsui promised her family that she would not change her mind and principle, so finally her family agreed with her choice to become a singer. [2] Tsui feel so grateful that she have this promise with her family, because showbiz has a lot of temptations and this promise helps her block out everything unrelated to singing. [2] Therefore, she can keep herself as same as the one who have not became a singer.[2]

She began her career in 1969; she worked at a nightclub to be a supporting act occupied time between famous singers. [2] During that time, Tsui performed over 400 songs, she did not set the target to learn all of it, but she finally knew all of it. [2] That’s the reason why a lot of people think that she has a high standard to herself, but she do not think like that. She think that do the best of her is a basic requirement. [2] Therefore, even a lot of people told her that she is famous, she never considered herself popular, because she think that it will give her too much pressure.[2]

Tsui is popular with her jaw-dropping gowns when she is on stage. [2] She cares what she wears on stage, so she will give opinion to her own clothes. [2] If she thinks the clothes are not good enough, she will not show it to anyone. [2] She thinks that big dresses on stage is for effect, therefore, she does not care about the weight of the dresses, she will practice walking in the dresses until she feels comfortable. [2] However, even though she cares about the clothes, she wants the audiences to focus on her music performance rather than the clothing she wears.[2] Even her stage clothes are all well fitting, Tsui is not a picky eater, she loves food, and when she faced pressure, she likes eating chocolates and sweets to release the stress. [2]

In these years, Tsui has decreased her frequency to show on television shows and other public events, and a lot of people have assumed she has retired. She clarifies that she will never want to retire.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese (Taiwan)) Profile of Paula Tsui
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Yeung 2010

References[edit]

Yeung, Winnie (18 February 2010). "Paula Tsui Siu-fung". HK Magazine. HK Magazine Media Ltd. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
The Wynners
Golden Needle Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award
1989
Succeeded by
Wong Jim