Anita Mui

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Anita Mui
AnitaMuiFinalConcert2.jpg
Mui at the "Anita Classic Moment Live 2003" concert in the Hong Kong Coliseum
Background information
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Méi Yànfāng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Mui4 Jim6 Fong1 (Cantonese)
Born (1963-10-10)10 October 1963[1]
Mong Kok, British Hong Kong Hong Kong[2]
Died 30 December 2003(2003-12-30) (aged 40)[3]
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Resting place
Other names
  • Ah Mui (阿梅)
  • Mui Je (梅姐; meaning "Sister Mui")
  • Karen Ho (何加男)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active 1982–2003
Genre(s)
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Contralto[4][5]
Label(s) Capital Artists (1982–2000)
Music Nation Group (2001–03)
Partner(s)
Parents Cham Mei Kam () (mother)
Ancestry Hepu, Guangdong (also known as Hepu, Guangxi)
Influenced by Paula Tsui, Madonna
Influenced
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
Golden Bauhinia Awards
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • 1998 Eighteen Springs
Golden Horse Awards
  • Best Actress
  • 1987 Rouge
RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards
MTV Asia Awards
  • Inspiration Award
  • 2004
New Talent Singing Awards
1982 Winner
Other awards

Anita Mui Yim-fong (Chinese: 梅艷芳; Jyutping: Mui4 Jim6 Fong1; 10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a Cantopop diva.[3]

Mui once held a sold-out concert in Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of the East" (東方麥當娜), which brought her to further international fame.[2] That title stayed with her throughout her career, and has been used as a comparison for both Eastern and Western media.[6][7][8]

In the 1980s, the gangtai style of music was revolutionised by Mui's wild dancing and on-stage femininity.[9] She was famed for her outrageous costumes and high-powered performances in combination with contralto vocals, which are rare in female artists.[4]

Her fan base reached far beyond Hong Kong into many parts of Asia, including Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, and other countries, as well. In the Hong Kong entertainment industry, where stars often rise and fall quickly, Mui remained in the spotlight for 21 years (1982–2003). Her career came to an abrupt halt in 2003 when she announced that she had cervical cancer. She died later that year at the age of 40.[3][7]

Career[edit]

1963–1978: Early years[edit]

Mui experienced much hardship in her childhood. She was the youngest daughter in a family of four children.[7] Her elder sister, Ann Mui, was also a singer. The children were raised in a single-parent family. In some of her interviews, Mui mentioned that she had never met her father. This meant that she had to help provide for her siblings at an early age, dropping out of school at the age of 13 or 14. More hardship followed the family when the bar that her mother ran was destroyed by a fire.[2] To earn a living, Mui entered show business around the age of four with her sister Ann.[6][10] She performed Chinese operas and pop songs in theatres and on the streets.[6][10] Both Mui and her elder sister Ann performed in practically any nightclub that offered them a chance to make a living.[2]

At the age of 15, due to the frequency of performances at different venues (up to six venues per day) that she had, her voice was affected due to the development of nodules on her vocal cords. Following the advice of the doctor, she took a year off and to keep herself occupied, she attended art lessons with her cousin. After a year, she started performing again despite the change in her vocal range, which lowered her voice by an octave (eight keys).[citation needed]

1982–1989; 1994–2003: Singing[edit]

In 1982, as encouraged by her sister, Mui competed in the first New Talent Singing Awards. There, Mui got a big break by emerging champion with the song "The Windy Season" (風的季節), originally sung by Paula Tsui, beating over 3,000 contestants.[10][11] Despite her title as "new talent" at that time, she had already been a singer for more than 10 years from street and club performances during her childhood.[12]

As an award for winning the New Talent contest at the time, Mui's first album was released with the local record company Capital Artists.[12]

Her debut album, Debt Heart (心債), drew a lukewarm response from the audience. However, the subsequent album fared much better, as she developed her personal style and image. In 1983 and 1984, she won the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs awards back to back.[13][14]

Her winning streak continued as she won another major award in 1985, her first top 10 Jade Solid Gold Best Female Singer award.[15] Thereafter, she won the award every year until 1989.[16][17][18][19] She was awarded the Gold Songs Gold Awards (金曲金獎) in 1989 for the song "Sunset Melody" (夕陽之歌), which became one of her signature songs throughout her career.[20]

Mui released 50 albums in total.[21] Her best-selling album was the 1985 "Bad Girl" (壞女孩), which sold over 400,000 copies (platinum 8x by Hong Kong's standards).[12] In her career, she sold 10 million albums.[6][10] Hong Kong had a population of about only five million in the 1980s. [22]

In terms of live performances, in 1985, at the age of 21, her first concert was held lasting 15 nights (thus being one of the youngest singers to hold a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum). Beginning in late 1987, a series of 28 consecutive concerts at the Coliseum was held through early 1988. This established a record at the time and dubbed Mui the title of "Ever Changing Anita Mui" (百變梅艷芳), which had become her trademark.[23] Her popularity was also gaining prominence outside of Hong Kong, as she was invited to sing at the 1988 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Seoul together with Janet Jackson.[24] She performed in 300 concerts in her career.[6][10]

In 1990, during her birthday celebration with her fan club, Mui announced that she would put an end to receiving music awards to give a chance to newcomers. She held farewell concerts for 33 consecutive nights before retiring from the stage. At the age of 28, she stepped down from the industry, only to return from retirement in 1994.[25] Mui mentored several Hong Kong newcomer singers who have since become successful, most notably Andy Hui, Denise Ho, Edmond Leung, the band Grasshopper, and Patrick Tam.[12]

In 1998, aged 35, she was awarded the RTHK Golden Needle Award, being one of the youngest recipients to receive the award as a lifetime achievement.[26]

Mui's star on the Avenue of Stars

1983–2002: Acting[edit]

Mui was also well known as an actress across Asia, as she starred in more than 40 films over a 20-year period.[27] Her films were mainly of the action-thriller and martial arts variety, but she had also taken comedic and dramatic roles.[citation needed]

Her first acting award as a supporting actress was won at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her performance in Behind the Yellow Line (1984). Three years later in 1987, her performance in Rouge won her the Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards.[7] In 1989, she was awarded the Best Actress for her role in Rouge at the Hong Kong Film Awards. [28]

In 1993, she starred in The Heroic Trio with Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung, and it proved to be one of her most popular action films. In 1994 and 1995, she found some international recognition by starring opposite Jackie Chan in The Legend of Drunken Master and Rumble in the Bronx.[2]

Later, in 1997, she also won another best supporting actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in Eighteen Springs. In 2002, she won Best Actress at the Changchun Film Festival Golden Deer Awards for Best Actress with her performance in July Rhapsody.[29]

Mui was originally cast in Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers (2004), but she resigned only two weeks before her death. Zhang had reserved her scenes to be shot last due to her poor health.[30] Out of respect for Mui, Zhang did not cast another actress in the role and the character was removed from the screenplay. She received a dedication titled "In Memory of Anita Mui" (謹以此電影緬懷梅艷芳小姐) during the closing credits.[30]

Throughout her career, the tabloid magazines were unforgiving. Rumours never ceased to plague Mui, who was accused of being addicted to drugs, having tattoos on her arms, going for plastic surgery, being suicidal, and being linked to the death of a triad leader in the 1980s and 1990s.[12] Rumours of affairs with leading actors also circulated.[2]

1992–2003: Community work[edit]

Mui was actively involved in charitable projects throughout her career. According to the posthumous memoirs of democracy activist Szeto Wah, Mui lent significant financial and material support to Operation Yellowbird, to help activists flee from China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.[31]

The Tibetan red-crown Shamar Rinpoche once said "She had a true heart. She was an unconventional woman and brought happiness to lots of people during her life."[6][10] Her establishment of a nursing home in San Francisco, prompted the mayor of the city in 1992 to name 18 April as "Anita Mui Day".[2] In 1993, she established the "Anita Mui True Heart Charity Foundation" (梅艷芳四海一心基金會). That same year, she was also one of the founders of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild.[12][32] The Canadian city of Toronto declared 23 October 1993 to be "Anita Mui Day".

One of the care centres established by Mui.

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, she initiated a fundraising concert titled the 1:99 Concert to raise money for SARS-affected families.[7] She was also awarded the "Fighting Against SARS Award" from RTHK and the newspaper Ming Pao.[32] In 2003, she wrote and published the book The Heart of the Modern Woman (現代女人心). Profits from the book went to the Children's Cancer Foundation.[8]

On 23 September 2004, the Anita Mui True Heart Digital Multimedia Studio was opened at the University of Hong Kong. It included state-of-the-art equipment for digital audio and video editing.[33] In Causeway Bay, an Anita Mui-themed cafe called Happiness Moon (囍月) is also dedicated to her legacy.[34]

Death and legacy[edit]

Bronze statue of Anita Mui in Hong Kong

On 5 September 2003, Mui publicly announced that she had cervical cancer, from which her sister had also died.[3][10] She held a series of eight shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum from 6–11 November and 14–15 November 2003, which were to be her last concerts before her death.[12][35]

Her symbolic act was to "marry the stage", which was accompanied by her hit song "Sunset Melody" (夕陽之歌) as she exited the stage. The last song she performed on stage was "Cherish When We Meet Again" (珍惜再會時), a rendition of The Manhattans' "Let's Just Kiss And Say Goodbye" on 15 November 2003, where she was accompanied by her friends on the stage. She eventually succumbed to cervical cancer and died of respiratory complications leading to lung failure at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital on 30 December 2003 at 02:50 (HK local time).[3][7][8] She was 40 years old. Thousands of fans turned out for her funeral at North Point in January 2004.[6][10]

In 1998, an ATV-produced television series Forever Love Song told a story of a character which was loosely based on that of Mui, but the character names were purposely changed. In 2007, a television series was produced in China titled Anita Mui Fei (梅艷芳菲) to tell the story of her life. The 42-episode series was broadcast by China Education Television. Some subjects, such as her suffering from cancer, Leslie Cheung's suicide. and her mother's real estate dilemma, were avoided.[36] Alice Chan (陳煒) portrayed Mui in the series.[37]

On 11 October 2008, a show on TVB, titled Our Anita Mui (我們的梅艷芳), was dedicated to Mui. Many fans and off-stage personnel who worked with her had a chance to talk about their personal experiences with Mui. Singers who participated in the show included Andy Hui, Edmond Leung, and Stephanie Cheng.[38] Mui was cremated and her ashes are interred at the Po Lin Monastery's mausoleum on Lantau Island.

On 18 July 2014, a statue of Anita Mui was unveiled on Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars.[39]

Will[edit]

In her will, Mui bequeathed two properties to her fashion designer, Eddie Lau, and the remainder to the Karen Trust – a trust she had set up and looked after by HSBC International Trustees. Its beneficiaries included her mother, Tam Mei-kam, and four nieces and nephews. The Karen Trust provided Tam with a life tenancy of HK$70,000 per month; upon Tam's death, the estate would go to the New Horizon Buddhist Association.[40]

In 2005, Tam received a HK$705,000 lump-sum payment from the trust in May. She applied for and obtained a hardship grant to pay for medical expenditure of $50,000 in December; her application for funds from the estate to challenge the will was denied.[41] In 2008, Mui's estate was estimated to be worth HK$100 million. Tam Mei-kam contested the will, arguing that Mui was mentally unfit when she executed her will in 2003, weeks before her death. The High Court ruled that Mui was of sound mind when she signed the will, and that she simply did not trust her mother with money.[3][42]

Over the years, Tam mounted several legal challenges to the will, and succeeded in having the life tenancy varied to HK$120,000.[42][43] Tam was reportedly owing $2 million in legal costs in 2011.[40] A fresh appeal by Tam and Mui's elder brother Peter Mui failed at the Court of Final Appeal in May 2011.[43]

After that challenge, the Court of First Instance of Hong Kong declared Tam bankrupt on 25 April 2012 for failing to pay legal fees, whilst allowing her to continue receiving her monthly allowance.[44] In January 2013, the court ruled that the monthly tenancy of HK$120,000 to Tam, suspended since the previous July, would continue to be frozen due to mounting debts of the estate.[45] Her brother was declared bankrupt on 17 January 2013 for failing to pay legal fees relating to the appeals.[46] In May 2013, the court ordered the estate to pay Tam HK$20,000 a month for her living costs, as well as $240,000 to settle her overdue rent.[47]

Banning of "Bad Girl" in Guangzhou[edit]

In 1995, Mui performed the song "Bad Girl" (壞女孩) in Guangzhou, China, where it was banned,[9][48] as it was considered pornographic in nature.[9] The government authorities in Guangzhou were infuriated when she chose to sing the song on the last day of her concert.[48]

Discography[edit]

Usually, English translations of Chinese titles from AnitaMuiNet.com are used.[49] However, some English titles are different from the website, and some other albums are romanized in case accurate translation may not be possible.[citation needed]

Studio albums[edit]

Cantonese[edit]

Capital Artists Ltd.
  • Sum chai (Debts of the Heart) 心債 (1982)
    Also includes solo recordings by members of the Hong Kong pop band, Siu Foo Deui (The Tigers) 小虎隊
  • Red Anita Mui[49] 赤色梅艷芳 (Chek sik Mui Yim-fong) (1983)
    Sometimes referred as Red 赤色 (Chek sik)
  • Leaping in the Spotlight 飛躍舞台 (Fei yeok mou toi) (1984)
  • Chi seoi lau nin (The Years Flow Like Water) 似水流年 (1985)
  • Bad Girl[49] 壞女孩 (Waai neoi haai) (1985)
  • Yiu neoi (Temptress) 妖女 (1986)
  • Burning Tango 似火探戈 (Tsi fo taam gwo) (1987)
  • Flaming Red Lips 烈焰紅唇 (Leet yim hung seon) (1987)
  • Mung leoi gung tzeoi (Drunk in Dreams Together) 夢裡共醉 (1988)
  • Mellow 醉人情懷 (Zeoi yun tsing waai) (1988)
  • We'll Be Together — EP (1988)
  • Lady 淑女 (Sook neoi) Artists Ltd. (1989)
  • In Brasil (sometimes referred as In Brazil) (1989)
  • Say It If You Love Me 愛我便說愛我吧 (Ngoi ngo been soot ngoi ngo ba) (1989)
  • Cover Girl[49] 封面女郎 (Fung meen neoi long) (1990)
  • Anita Mui (梅艷芳) (1991)
    Sometimes it is called Yook mong ye sau gaai (Jungle of Desire) 慾望野獸街
  • It's Like This[49] 是這樣的 (Si tze yeung dik) (1994)
    Sometimes, it is referred to as This Is Anita Mui 梅艷芳是這樣的 (Mui Yim Fong si tze yeung dik)
  • The Woman of Songs 歌之女 (Goh tzi neoi) (1995)
  • Illusions[49] 鏡花水月 (Geng faa seoi yu) (1997)
  • Variations 變奏 (Been tzau) (1998)
  • Larger Than Life (1999)
  • I'm So Happy (2000)
    Also includes a few Mandarin songs
Go East Entertainment Co. Ltd.
  • With (2002)

Japanese[edit]

English titles are official English titles used by record labels for below releases: Express (part of EMI Japan)

  • Fantasy of Love / Debt of Love 唇をうばう前に / いのち果てるまで (kuchibiru woubau mae ni / inochi hate rumade) — EP (1983)
    "Fantasy of Love" is the Japanese version of the Cantonese song "Gau cheut ngo dik sum" (交出我的心). "Debt of Love" is the Japanese version of the Cantonese song "Sum chai" (心債).
  • Marry Me Merry Me / nantonaku shiawase 日い花嫁 / なんとなく幸せ (nichii hanayome / nantonaku shiawase) — EP (1983)
    Marry Me Merry Me is sometimes referred as Marry Me Marry Me.

Mandarin[edit]

Rock Records
  • Manjusaka[49] 蔓珠莎華 (Man zhu sha hua) (1986)
  • Ever-changing Anita Mui: Flaming Red Lips[49] 百變梅艷芳:烈焰紅唇 (Bai bian Mei Yan-fang: lieyan hong chun) (1988)
  • Intimate Lover[49] 親密愛人 (Qinmi airen) (1991)
Other record labels
  • Caution 小心 (Xiaoxin) — Capital Artists Ltd. (1994)
    Hong Kong edition of this album consists of Cantonese versions of some Mandarin songs.
  • Flower Woman 女人花 (Nüren hua) — Music Impact Ltd. (1997)
Anita Music Collection Ltd.
  • Moonlight on My Bed (or simply "Moonlight") 床前明月光 (Chuang qian ming yueguang) (1998)
  • Nothing to Say 沒話說 (Mei huashuo) (1999)

Concert albums[edit]

Capital Artists Ltd.
  • Anita Mui in Concert 87-88 百變梅艷芳再展光華87-88演唱會 — Cantonese (1988)
  • Anita in Concert '90 百變梅艷芳夏日耀光華演唱會1990 — Cantonese (1990)
  • Anita Mui Live in Concert 1995 一個美麗的回響演唱會 — Cantonese/Mandarin (1995)
  • Anita Mui Final Concert 1992 百變梅艷芳告別舞台演唱會 — Cantonese/Mandarin (2006)
Music Impact Ltd.
  • Anita Mui 1997 Live in Taipei 芳蹤乍現台北演唱會實錄 — Mandarin (1997)
Music Nation Records Company Ltd.
  • Anita Mui Fantasy Gig 2002 梅艷芳極夢幻演唱會2002 — Cantonese/Mandarin (2002)

Compilation albums[edit]

Compilations released after 2004 are not included here: Capital Artists Ltd. (Cantonese)

  • The Legend of the Pop Queen: Part I and Part II (1992)
  • Lifetime of Fantasies 情幻一生 (Ching waan yat sang) (1993)
  • Change[49] 變 (Been) (1993)
  • Wong tze tzi fung (Majestic) 皇者之風 (1993)
  • Dramatic Life 戲劇人生 (Hei kek yan sang) (1993)
  • Love Songs[49] 情歌 (Ching goh) (1997)
  • Love Songs II 情歌 II (Ching goh II) (1998)
  • Anita's 45 Songs 眾裡尋芳45首 (2001)
  • Tribute to Anita Mui 梅‧憶錄 (2004)
  • Faithfully 梅艷芳 (2008)
  • In Memory of Anita Mui 追憶似水芳華 (2013) (but labeled with incorrect grammar as "In the Memories of Anita Mui")
Other record labels
  • Anita Classic Moment Live 梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會 — Mui Music Ltd. (Cantonese/Mandarin) (2004)
  • Anita Mui Forever 永遠的... 梅艷芳 — BMG Taiwan Inc. (Mandarin) (2004)

Singles[edit]

1980s[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RTHK TVB 903 997
"Debts of the Heart 心債" 1982 1 Debts of the Heart 心債
"Red Doubts 赤的疑惑" 1983 1 Red Anita Mui 赤色梅艷芳
"Hand Over My Heart 交出我的心" 3
"Red Impact 赤的沖擊"
"Leaping in the Spotlight 飛躍舞台" 1984 6 Leaping in the Spotlight 飛躍舞台
"Don't Believe Love Is A Crime 不信愛有罪" 1
"The Years Flow Like Water 似水流年" 1 The Years Flow Like Water 似水流年
"Dream Embrace 夢幻的擁抱" 1985
"Manjusaka 蔓珠莎華" 1
"Towards A New Day 邁向新一天" 3 華星影視新節奏(第二輯)
"Bad Girl 壞女孩" Bad Girl 壞女孩
"Flame On The Iceberg 冰山大火" 1986 1 9
"Walking My Way Alone 孤身走我路" 3
"Dream Partner 夢伴"
"Temptress 妖女" 3 7 Temptress 妖女
"Break The Iceberg 將冰山劈開" 1 1
"Love Warrior 愛將" 3 3 1
"Gossip Girl 緋聞中的女人" 1987 6 16
"Burning Tango 似火探戈" 1 1 1 Burning Tango 似火探戈
"Decorated Tears 裝飾的眼淚" 1 1 6
"Cherish When We Meet Again 珍惜再會時" 3
"Relax 放鬆" 7 14
"Oh No! Oh Yes!" 17
"Flaming Red Lips 烈焰紅唇" 1 1 1 Flaming Red Lips 烈焰紅唇
"Church of Sadness 傷心教堂" 1 1 8
"If I Were A Man 假如我是男人" 1988 9
"Rouge 胭脂扣" 9 16
"Better Not To Meet 不如不見" 1 1 6 Drunk in Dreams Together 夢裡共醉
"Drunk in Dreams Together 夢裡共醉" 1 13
"Stand By Me" 1 5 1
"Love You, Miss You 愛你、想你" 25
"Lady 淑女" 1989 1 1 1 Lady 淑女
"Love at First Dance 一舞傾情" 1 2 6
"Night Leopard 黑夜的豹" 1 1 10
"Little Angel 小天使" 5 15 親親小天使歌集
"United In Heart 四海一心" 23 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part I
"Sunset Melody 夕陽之歌" 1 1 2 In Brasil
"Summer Lover 夏日戀人" 1 1 1
"Say It If You Love Me 愛我便說愛我吧" 7 15
"Life of Passion 火紅色人生" 14

1990s[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RTHK TVB 903 997
"Cover Girl 封面女郎" 1990 1 1 1 Cover Girl 封面女郎
"Yelia 耶利亞" 1 1 5
"Heart Remains Cold 心仍是冷" 1 1 3
"Heart Remains Cold (solo) 心仍是冷" 5
"Facing Fate with a Smile 笑看風雲變" 10
"Return 似是故人來" 1 1 1 Music Factory. Queen's Road East
"The Road Has Come to an End 路...始終告一段" 13 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part II
"Jungle of Desire 慾望野獸街" 1991 1 1 1 Jungle of Desire 慾望野獸街
"What Day 何日" 20 26 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part II
"Dream Temptress 夢姬" 1 1 1 Jungle of Desire 慾望野獸街
"Faithfully" 3 17
"Godfather's Woman 教父的女人" 25
"Touch" 1 3 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part I
"Too Late to Turn Back 回頭已是百年身" 1992 4 5
"It's Like This 是這樣的" 18
"Intimate Lover 親密愛人" 9 8 Intimate Lover 親密愛人
"Woman's Heart 女人心" 1993 15 Drama Of Life 戲劇人生
"Where Does Love Belong 情歸何處" 1994 1 1 1 1 It's Like This 是這樣的
"In The Hazy Rainy Night 朦朧夜雨裡" 1 5
"Like the Night 如夜" 1 1 6 1
"Grateful 感激" 1 10
"It's Not Me 他不是我" 10 IFPI 100%正版
"Free Your Head And Mind 放開你的頭腦" 3 4 1 Caution 小心
"Caution 小心" 22
"Drunk Twilight 醉矇矓" 13
"The Song Girl 歌之女" 1995 1 4 1 The Song Girl 歌之女
"Lonely Love 愛我的只有我" 14
"Total Eclipse 心全蝕" 14
"Love Does Not Compromise 愛是沒餘地" 27
"We Cried 我們都哭了" 6 We Cried 我們都哭了
"Night Snake 夜蛇" 1997 10 12 Illusions 鏡花水月
"Embrace The One In Front Of You 抱緊眼前人" 1 1 4 1
"Flower Woman 女人花" Flower Woman 女人花
"Day And Night 朝朝暮暮" 1998 11 9 Love Songs 情歌
"You Keep Me Here 你留我在此" 17 17 Variations 變奏
"Beautiful Penang 檳城艷" 13
"East Mountain Rainy West Mountain Sunny 東山飄雨西山晴" 8 8
"Moonlight On My Bed 床前明月光" 3 3 16 3 Moonlight On My Bed 床前明月光
"The Wolf Love The Sheep 愛上狼的羊" 3 9
"Brilliant Stage 艷舞台" 1999 3 4 3 7 Larger Than Life
"Nausea 不快不吐" 10
"Women's Problem 女人煩" 5
"Hanging The Bell On The Rattan 長藤掛銅鈴" 5 2 9 Nothing to Say 沒話說
"Dont Be a Woman in Your Next Life 下輩子別再做女人" 7 6

2000s[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RTHK TVB 903 997
"I'm So Happy 我很快樂" 2000 9 1 3 I'm So Happy
"Lessons In Love 愛的教育" 13 6 5
"Welcome Bed 牀呀! 牀! " 3 3 10 5
"Glamour Forever 芳華絕代" 2001 1 1 1 With
"Love is Difficult 相愛很難" 2002 1 1 1 1
"Single Woman 單身女人" 5 7
"Women's Sorrows (duet) 女人之苦" 9 On Hits (Special Edition)
"Return (Live Version) 似是故人來" 2003 9

Tour setlists[edit]

梅艷芳盡顯光華 Anita Mui in Concert '85
  1. 留住你今晚
  2. 點起你欲望
  3. 魅力的散發
  4. 心債
  5. 赤的疑惑
  6. 交出我的心
  7. 24小時之吻 (梅艷芳、草蜢 合唱)
  8. 祝你好運 (梅艷芳、草蜢 合唱)
  9. 小虎子闖世界 (梅艷芳、小虎隊 合唱)
  10. 歌衫淚影
  11. 殘月碎春風
  12. Medley:
    1. 再共舞
    2. 紗籠女郎
    3. 再共舞 Reprise
  13. 滾滾紅塵
  14. IQ博士
  15. 風的季節 (梅艷芳、梅愛芳 合唱)
  16. 中國戲曲
  17. The Way We Were
  18. 待嫁女兒心
  19. 日本演歌 (梅艷芳、黎小田 合唱)
  20. 合唱歌 (梅艷芳、Guest 合唱)
  21. 夢伴
  22. 別離的無奈
  23. 冰山大火
  24. 幻影
  25. 蔓珠莎華
  26. 夢幻的擁抱
  27. 抱你十個世紀
  28. 孤身走我路
  29. 壞女孩
  30. 顛多一千晚
  31. 似水流年
  32. 不了情
  33. 逝去的愛
百變梅艷芳再展光華 Anita Mui in Concert 87–88
  1. Medley:
    1. 冰山大火
    2. 征服他
    3. 心魔
    4. 冰山大火 Reprise
  2. 痴痴愛一次
  3. 緋聞中的女人
  4. 妖女
  5. 將冰山劈開
  6. 愛將 (梅艷芳、草蜢 合唱)
  7. 飛躍千個夢 (草蜢 主唱)
  8. 戀之火
  9. 殘月醉春風
  10. 紗籠女郎
  11. Medley:
    1. 嘆息
    2. 歌衫淚影
    3. 千枝針刺在心
  12. 胭脂扣
  13. 夢伴
  14. 壞女孩
  15. 放鬆
  16. 暫時厭倦
  17. 蔓珠莎華
  18. 她的前半生
  19. 烈燄紅唇
  20. 尋愛
  21. Oh No! Oh Yes!
  22. 裝飾的眼淚
  23. 無淚之女
  24. 似火探戈
  25. 魅力的天橋
  26. 最後一次
  27. 傷心教堂
  28. 似水流年
  29. 珍惜再會時
百變梅艷芳夏日耀光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '90
  1. 愛我便說愛我吧
  2. 正歌
  3. 第四十夜
  4. Video Introduction
  5. 一舞傾情
  6. 難得有情人
  7. 愛情基本法
  8. 心窩已瘋
  9. 心仍是冷 (梅艷芳、倫永亮 合唱)
  10. 明天你是否依然愛我 (梅艷芳、倫永亮 合唱)
  11. Stand By Me
  12. Dancing Boy
  13. 玫瑰、玫瑰、我愛你
  14. 不如不見
  15. 最愛是誰
  16. 夢裡共醉 (音樂)
  17. 焚心以火
  18. 脂胭扣
  19. 黑夜的豹
  20. Medley:
    1. 壞女孩
    2. 妖女
    3. 烈燄紅唇
    4. 淑女
  21. 封面女郎
  22. 她的前半生
  23. 孤身走我路
  24. 龍的傳人
  25. 血染的風采
  26. 蔓珠莎華
  27. 夕陽之歌
  28. 耶利亞
百變梅艷芳告別舞台演唱會 Anita Mui Final Concert
  1. 蔓珠莎華
  2. Faithfully
  3. 夢幻的擁抱
  4. 夢姬
  5. 妖女
  6. 緋聞中的女人
  7. 假如我是男人
  8. Touch
  9. 似火探戈
  10. 不信愛有罪
  11. 這一個夜
  12. Jungle Medley:
    1. 黑夜的豹
    2. 慾望野獸街
    3. 夜貓夫人
    4. 慾望野獸街 Reprise
  13. 教父的女人
  14. 壞女孩
  15. 胭脂扣
  16. 似是故人來
  17. 幾多
  18. 逝去的愛
  19. 赤的疑惑
  20. 夕陽之歌
  21. 親密愛人
  22. IQ博士
  23. 似水流年
  24. 心肝寶貝
  25. 孤身走我路
  26. 夢伴
  27. Stand By Me
  28. 珍惜再會時
  29. 回頭已是百年身
情歸何處II 梅艷芳感激歌迷演唱會 Anita Mui Appreciating the Fans Concert
  1. 封面女郎 Introduction
  2. Medley:
    1. 淑女
    2. 壞女孩
    3. 夢伴
    4. 妖女
  3. 親密愛人
  4. Medley:
    1. 新鴛鴦蝴蝶夢
    2. 只羡鴛鴦不羡仙
  5. 女人心
  6. 激光中
  7. 黑夜的豹
  8. 放開你的頭腦
  9. 感激
  10. 珍惜再會時
梅艷芳一個美麗的回響演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '95
  1. Overture
  2. 夢伴
  3. We'll Be Together
  4. Faithfully
  5. 愛是沒餘地
  6. 傳說 Interlude
  7. 莫問一生
  8. 烈女
  9. 耶利亞
  10. 夢姬
  11. 等著你回來 Interlude
  12. 得不到的愛情
  13. Medley:
    1. 何日
    2. 李香蘭
    3. 何日 Reprise
  14. 願今宵一起醉死
  15. Interlude
  16. Stand By Me
  17. 是這樣的
  18. Medley:
    1. 愛是個傳奇
    2. 粉紅色的一生
  19. 明星
  20. 女人心
  21. Medley: (梅艷芳、倫永亮 合唱)
    1. 分分鐘需要你
    2. 浪子心聲
    3. 胭脂扣
    4. 情人
    5. 明天我要嫁給你
    6. 憑著愛
    7. 心仍是冷
    8. 分分鐘需要你 Reprise
  22. 情歸何處
  23. 感激
  24. Interlude
  25. Touch
  26. 疾風
  27. 愛我便說愛我吧
  28. 歌之女
  29. 似水流年
百變梅艷芳演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert 1999
  1. 是這樣的
  2. 艷舞台
  3. 淑女
  4. 抱緊眼前人
  5. 愛上狼的羊
  6. 女人心
  7. 愛的感覺
  8. 緋聞中的女人
  9. Touch
  10. 壞女孩
  11. 似水流年
  12. Medley:
    1. 似是故人來
    2. 心肝寶貝
    3. 胭脂扣
    4. 緣份
    5. 有心人
    6. 路...始終告一段
    7. 何日
    8. 夕陽之歌
  13. 夜蛇
  14. 烈艷紅唇
  15. 抱你十個世紀
  16. 眼中釘
  17. 一生何求
  18. 似夢迷離
  19. 但願人長久
  20. 不快不吐
  21. Medley:
    1. 你真美麗
    2. 第二春
    3. 戀之火
    4. 今宵多珍重
    5. 我要
    6. 給我一個吻
    7. 玫瑰、玫瑰、我愛你
  22. 情歸何處
  23. 你留我在此
  24. 將冰山劈開
  25. 床前明月光
  26. 心窩已瘋
  27. Big Bad Girl
  28. 夢伴
梅艷芳極夢幻演唱會 Anita Mui Fantasy Gig
  1. Opening
  2. Stand By Me
  3. 將冰山劈開
  4. 愛我便說愛我吧
  5. 長藤掛銅鈴
  6. Medley:
    1. 艷舞台
    2. 烈焰紅唇
  7. Medley:
    1. 憑甚麼
    2. 假如我是男人
    3. 黑夜的豹
  8. 蔓珠莎華
  9. Oh No! Oh Yes!
  10. Wonderful Night
  11. Faithfully
  12. 是這樣的
  13. 夢幻的擁抱
  14. 夢姬
  15. 烈女
  16. 心債
  17. 一舞傾情
  18. 約會
  19. 胭脂扣
  20. 床前明月光
  21. 心窩已瘋
  22. 芳華絕代
  23. 床呀!床!
  24. 似水流年
  25. 似是故人來
  26. 抱緊眼前人
  27. 親密愛人
  28. Medley:
    1. 孤身走我路
    2. 夕陽之歌 
  29. Medley:
    1. 愛將
    2. 壞女孩
    3. 淑女
    4. 妖女
    5. 放開你的頭腦
    6. 夢伴
    7. 冰山大火
梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會 Anita Classic Moment Live
  1. Overture
  2. 夢裡共醉
  3. 是這樣的
  4. 抱緊眼前人
  5. 心肝寶貝
  6. Medley:
    1. 何日
    2. 李香蘭
    3. 何日 Reprise
  7. 心債
  8. 第四十夜
  9. 夏日戀人
  10. 'O Sole Mio
  11. 親密愛人
  12. Medley:
    1. 愛情的代價
    2. 我願意
    3. 似夢迷離
    4. 今生今世
    5. 深愛著你
  13. 孤身走我路
  14. 胭脂扣
  15. 似是故人來
  16. 似水流年
  17. Sukiyaki
  18. 花月佳期
  19. 夕陽之歌

Awards[edit]

Concert tours/specials[edit]

Year Native name English name Released formats
1985–1986 梅艷芳盡顯光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '85 television broadcast
1987–1988 百變梅艷芳再展光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert 87–88 LD/CD/VHS
1990 百變梅艷芳夏日耀光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '90 LD/CD
1991–1992 百變梅艷芳告別舞台演唱會 Anita Mui Final Concert VHS (limited edition)/DVD/VCD
1994 情歸何處II梅艷芳感激歌迷演唱會 Anita Mui Appreciating the Fans Concert TV broadcast only
1995 梅艷芳一個美麗的回嚮演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '95 LD/CD/VCD
1999 百變梅艷芳演唱會1999 / 百變梅艷芳演唱會1999延續篇 Anita Mui in Concert 1999 / Anita Mui in Concert 1999 Part 2 Not released
2001 梅艷芳 Mui Music Show Anita Mui Mui Music Show Radio / TV broadcast only
2002 梅艷芳極夢幻演唱會 Anita Mui Fantasy Gig 2002 CD/DVD/VCD
2003 梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會 Anita Classic Moment Live CD/DVD/VCD

Filmography[edit]

Year # English Title Chinese name Role Leading man(men) Director
1983 1 The Sensational Pair 叔侄.縮窒 Herself - -
2 Mad Mad 83 瘋狂83 - Johnny Ngan Yuen Chor
3 Let's Make Laugh 表錯七日情 Fong - Alfred Cheung
1984 4 Behind the Yellow Line 緣份 Anita Leslie Cheung Taylor Wong
1985 5 The Musical Singer 歌舞昇平 Jannie Fong Russell Wong Dennis Yu
6 Lucky Diamond 祝您好運 Ji - Yuen Cheung-yan
7 Young Cops 青春差館 - Tony Leung Chiu-wai -
1986 8 Why, Why, Tell Me Why? 壞女孩 Fong Yim Mui Anthony Chan -
9 Happy Din Don 歡樂叮噹 Singer in Club Michael Hui Michael Hui
10 Last Song in Paris 偶然 Anita Chou Leslie Cheung Yuen Chor
11 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife 殺妻二人組 Fang Kenny Bee Kenny Bee
Chow Yun-fat
12 Chocolate Inspector 神探朱古力 Kiu-kiu Michael Hui Philip Chan
1987 13 Scared Stiff 小生夢驚魂 Miss Mui Michael Miu Lau Kar-wing
14 Happy Bigamist 一屋兩妻 Yuan Tung/Park Anthony Chan Anthony Chan
Kenny Bee
15 Troubling Couples 開心勿語 Mui Tai-heung Eric Tsang Eric Tsang
1988 16 Rouge 胭脂扣 Fleur Leslie Cheung Stanley Kwan
17 One Husband too Many 一妻兩夫 Yuan Tung/Park Anthony Chan Anthony Chan
Kenny Bee
18 The Greatest Lover 公子多情 Anita Ko Chow Yun-fat Clarence Fok
19 Three Wishes 黑心鬼 Mui Tsai-fa, Mui Lan-fa Anthony Chan Billy Chan
1989 20 Mr. Canton and Lady Rose 奇蹟 Luming Yang Jackie Chan Jackie Chan
21 A Better Tomorrow 3: Love & Death in Saigon 英雄本色3:夕陽之歌 Chow Ying-kit Chow Yun-fat Tsui Hark
Tony Leung Ka-fai
1990 22 The Fortune Code 富貴兵團 Jane Sammo Hung Kent Cheng
Andy Lau
23 Kawashima Yoshiko 川島芳子 Yoshiko Kawashima Andy Lau Eddie Fong
24 Shanghai Shanghai 亂世兒女 Mary Sung Chia-pi Sammo Hung Teddy Robin
Yuen Biao
George Lam
1991 25 The Top Bet 賭霸 Mei Ng Man-tat Corey Yuen
Jeffrey Lau
26 Au Revoir, Mon Amour 何日君再來 Mui Yee Tony Leung Ka-fai Tony Au
Kenneth Tsang
27 The Banquet 豪門夜宴 Herself Eric Tsang Alfred Cheung
Joe Cheung
Clifton Ko
Tsui Hark
28 Saviour of the Soul 91神鵰俠侶 Yiu May-kwan, Yiu May-wai Andy Lau David Lai
Corey Yuen
1992 29 Justice, My Foot 審死官 Madam Sung Stephen Chow Johnnie To
30 Moon Warriors 戰神傳說 Yue Yar/Princess Andy Lau Sammo Hung
1993 31 Fight Back to School III 逃學威龍3之龍過雞年 Judy Tong Wong Stephen Chow Wong Jing
32 The Heroic Trio 東方三俠 Tung/Wonder Woman/Shadow Fox Damian Lau Johnnie To
33 The Mad Monk 濟公 Goddess of Mercy Stephen Chow Johnnie To
34 The Magic Crane 新仙鶴神針 Pak Wan-fai Tony Leung Chiu-wai Benny Chan
35 Executioners 現代豪俠傳 Tung/Wonder Woman/Dorothy - Ching Siu-tung
Johnnie To
1994 36 Drunken Master II 醉拳2 Wong Fei-Hung's Step-Mother, Ling Jackie Chan Lau Kar-leung
1995 37 Rumble in the Bronx 紅番區 Elaine Jackie Chan Stanley Tong
38 My Father is a Hero 給爸爸的信 Insp. Fong Yat Wa Jet Li Corey Yuen
1996 39 Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars 1996 運財智叻星 Herself Natalis Chan Wong Jing
40 Who's the Woman, Who's the Man 金枝玉葉2 Fan Fan, Fong Yim Mui Leslie Cheung Peter Chan
1997 41 Eighteen Springs 半生緣 Gu Manlu Leon Lai Ann Hui
2001 42 Wu Yen 鍾無艷 Emperor Qi - Wai Ka-fai
Great Great Great Great Great Ancestor Johnnie To
43 Midnight Fly 慌心假期 Michelle To Simon Yam Cheung Chi-leung
44 Let's Sing Along 男歌女唱 Chu Wai-tak Dayo Wong Matt Chow
45 Dance of a Dream 愛君如夢 Tina Cheung Andy Lau Andrew Lau
2002 46 July Rhapsody 男人四十 Chan Man-ching Jacky Cheung Ann Hui

TVB[edit]

Year English Title Chinese name
1983 Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 香江花月夜

See also[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1985
for Behind the Yellow Line
Succeeded by
Deannie Yip
for My Name Ain't Suzie
Preceded by
Sylvia Chang
Golden Horse Awards for Best Actress
1987
for Rouge
Succeeded by
Carol Cheng
Preceded by
Josephine Siao
for The Wrong Couples
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
1989
for Rouge
Succeeded by
Maggie Cheung
for A Fishy Story
Preceded by
Shu Qi
for Viva Erotica
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
1998
for Eighteen Springs
Succeeded by
Shu Qi
for Portland Street Blues
Preceded by
Alan Tam
Golden Needle Award
1998
Succeeded by
Leslie Cheung
Preceded by
Cho Tat Wah, Shek Kin
Professional Spirit Award
2004
Succeeded by
Jackie Chan, Yu Mo Wan