Bobby Chen

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Bobby Chen
陳昇.jpg
Background information
Chinese name陳昇 (traditional)
PinyinChén Shēng (Mandarin)
Born陳志昇
(1958-10-29) 29 October 1958 (age 60)
Xizhou, Changhua County
OriginTaiwan
OccupationSinger, songwriter, producer
Years active1988–present
Genre(s)Mandopop
Instrument(s)Guitar, Harmonica
Label(s)Rock Records

Bobby Chen (Chinese: 陳昇; pinyin: Chén Shēng; born 29 October 1958) is a Taiwanese singer[1] and record producer.

Career[edit]

Chen was born in Xizhou, Changhua County in Taiwan. In primary school he was the only male student to take part in a singing competition, representing the school's choir group. He dreamt of becoming a drawing artist at young age, and involved in music industries later. After graduation, he moved to the North and started his career at Taipei. He then engaged in various work such as car repairing, designing artist, and advertising. After failing three times, he finally gained admittance into Zhong Yi recording company(綜一唱片) right after he changed his name. He involved in backstage preparation and became the assistant of Liew Jia Chang(劉家昌)zh:劉家昌 starting from year 1982. Several years later he attempted composing own music and finally made an entrance to Rock Records with the help of the manager of Li Feng Sound Recording(麗風錄音室), Xu Chong Xian (徐崇憲). He published his first personal album named "The Crowded Playground" in 1988.

Banned from chinamainland[edit]

Chen expressed his thoughts about the Cross-Straits Service Trade Agreement and said "I don't think we [Taiwan] should earn more money, and I think the richest era that Taiwan residents had was abnormal." "Some said that by refusing to sign the agreement, Taiwan will become marginalised. But why should we lower our quality of life? I disagree with signing it," he added. "I don't want the mainlanders to come here." Chen casually said that while he has a lot of mainland friends and likes them a lot, he often tells them that he will talk about unity "when they learn to close bathroom doors".His statement caused much wrath from mainland netizens.[2] As a result, his works were banned from the majority of China mainland streaming music platforms.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 3 May 1988 ─ 擁擠的樂園
  • 18 April 1989 - 放肆的情人
  • 14 September 1990 - 貪婪之歌
  • 14 August 1991 - 私奔
  • 20 November 1992 - 別讓我哭
  • 2 September 1994 - 風箏
  • 18 May 1995 - 恨情歌
  • 12 July 1996 - SUMMER
  • 17 July 1997 - 六月
  • 30 July 1998 - 鴉片玫瑰
  • 18 May 2000 - 思念人之屋
  • 20 December 2001 - 50米深藍
  • 21 October 2005 - 魚說
  • 29 December 2006 - 這些人那些人
  • 2 August 2007 - 麗江的春天
  • 19 December 2008 - 美麗的邂逅
  • 11 June 2010 - P.S.是的 我在台北
  • 23 December 2011- 家在北極村
  • 18 October 2013 - 我的小清新
  • 27 December 2013 - 延安的秋天
  • 29 October 2015 -是否,你還記得
  • 1 September 2016 -烏蘭巴托在遠方
  • 14 July 2017 - 歸鄉
  • 15 December 2017 - 南機場人
  • 20 July 2018 - 華人公寓

Live[edit]

  • 25 June 2002 - My Destiny

Collections[edit]

  • 26 April 1994 - 魔鬼的情詩
  • October 1996 - ELLE 特別專輯
  • December 1997 - 24K
  • 16 December 1998 - 魔鬼的情詩
  • 26 December 2000 - 布魯賽爾的浮木之音樂故事
  • 26 December 2003 - 魔鬼A春天

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moskowitz, Marc L. (2010-01-01). Cries of joy, songs of sorrow: Chinese pop music and its cultural connotations. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 125–. ISBN 978-0-8248-3369-5. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Bobby Chen's "Don't Come to Taiwan" comment angers mainlanders". .yahoo. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Famed HK, Taiwan artists pulled from numerous mainland music platforms". globaltimes.cn. Retrieved 8 January 2017.