Chen Chusheng

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Chen Chusheng
Chinese name 陳楚生 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈楚生 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Chǔshēng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Co2 Saang1 (Cantonese)
Origin Puning, Guangdong
Born (1981-07-25) July 25, 1981 (age 35)
Sanya, Hainan, China
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Label(s) EE-Media
(2007-2009)
Huayi Brothers Music
(2009–present)

Chen Chusheng (born July 25, 1981 in Hainan) is a popular singer in China.

Early life and family[edit]

Chen was born in Sanya, Hainan. His family is originally from Puning, Guangdong. Since childhood, he has developed interests in the guitar and singing. He is also good at "boy's activities" for instance Kungfu, soccer, fishing. During high school, he played and sang in the nearby pub on weekends. In 2000, aged 19, Chen went to Shenzhen to explore opportunities. Starting off with working in a restaurant run by his relatives, he soon concentrated on developing a singing career - meeting musicians in the same camp and performing for clubs in town.

Career[edit]

With his singing skills developed, Chen took chances to participate in some music programmes and competitions, and was highly acclaimed by the audiences. In 2001, Chen won the Most Potential award at the MTV Asia Awards, held in Shanghai. In 2003, he was awarded the champion title of the National Pub Singer Competition, held in Changsha, Hunan, and signed with EMI. In 2007, he was crowned "Super Boy" champion, and signed with E.E. Media. It was confirmed in January 2009, however, Chen broke up with the management firm, which he accused of inappropriate publicisation of his private life for the purpose of raising his profile.[1]

Has Anyone Told You[edit]

E.E. Media released an album in July 2007, 13, for the top 13 contestants of "Super Boy" of the year, containing Chen's debut single Has Anyone Told You《有没有人告诉你》.

I'm actually not alone along the way[edit]

In November 2007, his first own EP of I'm actually not alone along the way《原来我一直都不孤单》 was released, containing three originals I'm actually not alone along the way, Has Anyone Told You《有没有人告诉你》 and Search《寻找》, in addition to a new song La La La《啦啦啦》 and a cover Sing by British band "Travis".

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs (extended plays)[edit]

Album Type Album Information Track listing
1st EP I've Never Been Alone
(原来我一直都不孤单)
  • Released: 5 November 2007
  • Label: EE-Media
1st Studio From Winter to Spring
(冬去春来)
  • Released: 28 December 2009
  • Label: Huayi Brothers
2nd EP Green Action
(绿动)
  • Released: 12 June 2010
  • Label: Huayi Brothers
2nd Studio Legend of Shadow
(影之传说)
  • Released: 22 December 2010
  • Label: Huayi Brothers

Filmography[edit]

  • Oh My God (2015)

Philanthropy[edit]

For a short film promoting charitable activities in Guizhou, produced by SZTV in 2002, Chen sang the theme song Kids in the Mountains《大山的孩子》.

References[edit]

  1. ^ China Daily (2009). Chen Chusheng formally breaks up with E.E media. Retrieved 3 February 2009

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