AGA (singer)

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AGA
Background information
Chinese name 江海迦
Born Agatha Kong
(1988-01-21) 21 January 1988 (age 30)
Hong Kong
Origin Hong Kong
Occupation Singer
Years active 2013–present
Genre(s) Cpop
R&B
Instrument(s) Piano
Guitar
Label(s) Universal Music Hong Kong
Website AGA

Agatha Kong (born 21 January 1988), better known by her stage name AGA, is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter. She is signed to Universal Music Hong Kong.[1] She made her debut as a singer in 2013.

Life and Career[edit]

AGA was born in Hong Kong on January 21, 1988. Her father is a Filipino. She has an elder sister who passed away from cancer in 2015.

Prior to becoming a singer, AGA worked as a flight attendant, hoping to save enough money to study music abroad.[2] After being discovered by renown Hong Kong producer Schuman 舒文, she began composing demos for him.[3] Her first song to be used by a singer was Stephanie Cheng's "The Fifth Kind" 第五類. In 2012 she signed with Universal Music Hong Kong as a singer. She made her debut as a solo artist in 2013 with the single "Hello" 哈囉. Her debut eponymous EP was released digitally September 2, 2013. AGA won the Best Newcomer Award Gold Prize (叱吒樂壇生力軍) at the 2013 Ultimate Song Chart Awards.

She returned to the charts with the single "One" in July 2014. One was a critical success, topping all four major music charts in Hong Kong. AGA recorded a duet version of the song with singer Gin Lee, titled "One Plus One". One was released as a 3-inch CD single on November 11, containing the original, duet, and voiceover (劇場版) version (which featured renown singer Eason Chan). "One" was awarded Top Ten Song at the 2014 Ultimate Song Chart Awards and Most Played Song (新城勁爆歌曲播放指數大獎) at the 2014 Metro Radio Hit Music Awards.

In 2015, to commemorate the passing away of her sister due to cancer, she wrote the song "If" 若. "If" was released as a single.

Ginadoll was released March 14, 2016 and was certified gold.[3]

AGA released her second studio album Luna on January 22, 2018.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • AGA (2013)[5]
  • ONE (2014)
  • Ginadoll (2016)
  • Luna (2018)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hong Kong's New Music Wave". Time Out. Time Out Hong Kong. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "AGA辭空姐投身樂壇|中國報". 中國報 China Press. Retrieved 2018-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b "AGA江海迦 美麗旋律背後3AM的奮鬥". cpjobs.com. Retrieved 2018-03-30. 
  4. ^ a b "YESASIA: Luna (2CD) CD - AGA, Universal Music Hong Kong - Cantonese Music - Free Shipping". www.yesasia.com. Retrieved 2018-03-30. 
  5. ^ http://www.umg.com.hk/album/2549/detail