Vincy Chan

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Vincy Chan
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Background information
Chinese name 泳兒 (traditional)
Chinese name 泳儿 (simplified)
Pinyin Yǒng'ér (Mandarin)
Yale Wihng Yì (Cantonese)
Jyutping Wing6 Ji4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chan Ka-Yan (陳家欣)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1982-10-16) 16 October 1982 (age 35)
Hong Kong
Nationality Singaporean
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Lyric Mezzo-soprano
Label(s) Emperor Entertainment Group
Years active 2006 - Present
Website Vincy Chan's Official Website

Vincy Chan (born 16 October 1982) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer. She began her singing career after winning 1st runner up at the 2005 New Talent Singing Awards and has since been signed with Emperor Entertainment Group. Her best known songs include "Feeling" (感應) and "My Memories are Not My Own" (我的回憶不是我的).

Biography[edit]

Born in Hong Kong, Chan immigrated with her family to Singapore in 1990. She attended Dunman High School in her teens and graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in accounting in 2005. Upon graduating, Chan entered Project Superstar, a singing competition in Singapore and was placed among the top 24 contestants. More substantially, she returned to Hong Kong and won first runner-up and the award for "Best Style" at the 2005 New Talent Singing Awards which led to her being signed by Emperor Entertainment Group.

Career[edit]

Chan launched her solo career in 2006 with the debut single, "Feeling" (感應), for which she quickly gained popularity. She was promoted by her record company early on as a "successor to Joey Yung"[1] and her vocals often drew her comparisons to early R&B era Faye Wong.[2] She was widely successful as a newcomer, sweeping awards at all 4 major year-end music award shows. This included a Top 10 Gold Song Award at RTHK for "Feeling," which remains one of her signature tunes to this day.

In 2012-13, Chan released a couple of electronic albums collaborating with People Mountain Sea, the music production company founded by Anthony Wong, who was among her earliest champions.[2] "Electrify" (通電), the lead single to the album I am Free (我自在), was widely praised by DJs at Commercial Radio Hong Kong at the time, and reached number 2 on their singles chart.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2006: Vincy (感應)
  • 2007: Flowers without Snow (花無雪)
  • 2007: Close to You
  • 2008: More About You (多想認識你)
  • 2008: Pieces of V
  • 2009: A Little More Vincy (多一點 泳兒)
  • 2010: Foreseen?... Encounter (預見? ...遇見。)
  • 2011: Happy Tears (快樂眼淚)
  • 2011: A Semi-Open Secret (半公開的秘密)
  • 2012: Where I Touch The Sky (接近天空的地方)
  • 2013: I Am Free 我自在
  • 2014: Love Songs (愛.情歌)
  • 2015: Love In The Wind (風.情歌)
  • 2016: Mirror Reflection (鏡像)

EPs[edit]

  • 2017: Short Stories

Compilations[edit]

  • 2009: Vincy's Precious (私人珍藏)
  • 2010: Vin'Selection (New + Best Selections)

Live albums[edit]

  • 2008: Vincy, Close to You Live (泳兒 Close To You Live 音樂會)
  • 2009: (Vincy唱泳音樂世界Live)
  • 2012: Neway Music Live x Vincy (Neway Music Live X 泳兒音樂會)
  • 2015: Love Songs, Vincy Live 2015 (愛情歌 泳兒音樂會)

Concerts[edit]

Concerts Date Venue & Location No. of Shows Notes
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Gala 25 February 2007 Vancouver, BC 1
Vincy Close to You Live Concert (泳兒 Close To You Live 音樂會) 27 November 2007 Star Hall, Hong Kong 1
New Talent Singing Awards Auditions 21-22 June 2008 Toronto, ON & Calgary, AB 2
Neway Music Live x Vincy (Neway Music Live X 泳兒) 30 October 2011 KITEC, Hong Kong 1
Vincy Live 2015 (愛.情歌 泳兒音樂會) 14 February 2015 HKAPA Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong 1
Love Chapter Concert (泳兒10周年LOVE CHAPTER演唱會) 27 October 2016 KITEC, Hong Kong 1 10th Anniversary Concert

Awards[edit]

  • 2005
    • New Talent Singing Awards - 1st Runner-up
    • New Talent Singing Awards - Best Style
  • 2006
    • RTHK 29th Top 10 Gold Song Awards - Top 10 Gold Song: "Feeling" (感應)
    • RTHK 29th Top 10 Gold Song Awards - Most Promising Newcomer (Gold)
    • CRHK Ultimate Song Chart Awards - Ultimate Newcomer (Gold)
    • Jade Solid Gold Best 10 Awards Presentation - Most Popular Newcomer (Gold)
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: "Feeling" (感應)
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Newcomer Female
  • 2007
    • Four Stations Joint Media Awards - Breakthrough Artist (Gold)
    • Jade Solid Gold Best 10 Awards Presentation - Song Award: "No Heart for Singing" (無心戀唱)
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: "Flowers without Snow" (花無雪)
  • 2008
    • Four Stations Joint Media Awards - Breakthrough Artist (Silver)
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: "Let the World Look at Me" (世界請看著我)
  • 2009
    • RTHK 29th Top 10 Gold Song Awards - Top 10 Gold Song: "My Memories are Not My Own" (我的回憶不是我的) with Ocean Hai
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: "A Single Stroke" (一撇)
  • 2010
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: (無緣罪)
  • 2011
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: "Who Will Love Me?" (有誰來愛我)
  • 2013
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Song: "Electrify" (通電)
  • 2014
    • RTHK 37th Top 10 Gold Song Awards - Outstanding Mandarin Song (Silver): "Ordinary Friends" (普通朋友)
    • Jade Solid Gold Best 10 Awards Presentation - Song Award: "Wishing Upon a Star" (星語心願)
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Vocal Performance
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Jazz Singer
  • 2015
    • Jade Solid Gold Best 10 Awards Presentation - Best Female Performance
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Asia Singer
    • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards - Hit Jazz Singer
  • 2016
    • Jade Solid Gold Best 10 Awards Presentation - Best Female Performance
    • Jade Solid Gold Best 10 Awards Presentation - Song Award: "One & Only" (獨一無二)

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