Hazza

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Hazza
Birth name Harry Patrick Harding
Born (1990-06-16) 16 June 1990 (age 27)
Ipswich, Australia
Genres Mandopop, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, television presenter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Website www.hazzamusic.com

Hazza (born 16 June 1990 in Ipswich, Australia) is a singer and television presenter in China. His debut single, Let Go (traditional Chinese:該走的都走吧; simplified Chinese:该走的都走吧; pinyin: gai zou de dou zou ba), was released on iTunes 8 August 2012, along with a music video that was shot in Australia.[1] Let Go reached number 1 on the 'Guangzhou New Music Charts' (simplified Chinese:广州新音乐十大金曲排行).[2] Hazza won Most Popular Internet Celebrity 2011 at the 56.com Short film awards ceremony in Beijing.[3]

Television[edit]

Hazza worked as a television presenter at GDTV World from 2012 to 2014 where he hosted the talk show FaceTime.[4] Hazza has also appeared in various other programs for the network, including Live specials for GDTV's Pearl River Channel and Guangdong Satellite Television.

In 2014, Hazza signed on as a television host at HKSTV.[5]

Hazza now works at Guangdong Radio & Television in Guangzhou.

Music[edit]

Hazza began his music career by posting cover songs to popular Chinese video sharing websites such as Youku.com and 56.com.[6] Combined, Hazza's videos have received in excess of 20 million hits. In June 2012, Hazza recorded his debut single, Let Go (该走的都走吧). 'Let Go' was released late October 2012 on iTunes and peaked at Number 1 on the Guangzhou New Music charts and stayed in the top ten for 11 weeks.[2]

In November, 2013, Hazza announced in an interview with New Express (新快报) that he is currently working on an EP to be released in 2014.[7] The first single, a collaboration with Chinese singer-songrwriter Wuhuan, simplified Chinese:无所不欢; pinyin: wu suo bu huan English: No Worries, was released on 28 October 2014 and debuted at No.3 on the Guangzhou New Music Charts.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hazza grew up in Ipswich, Australia and attended West Moreton Anglican College. Hazza completed his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics at Griffith University.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Type Award Result
2012 56.com Short Film Awards Most Popular Internet Celebrity Won
2013 Guangzhou top 10 Music Chart Best Male Newcomer Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ QT Singer has 10m fans – in China
  2. ^ a b (in Chinese), Sina Entertainment News [1]
  3. ^ (in Chinese), Xinhua News 51.com Short film awards
  4. ^ (in Chinese) GDTV World "In Pursuit of Chinese Dreams"
  5. ^ Griffith University News Article "Harry Tops The Charts in China"
  6. ^ (in Chinese) Xinhua News "Hazza Discussing Music Dreams"
  7. ^ (in Chinese), News Express 新快报 [http://epaper.xkb.com.cn/view.php?id=893020]
  8. ^ (in Chinese) Guangzhou New Music Charts week #38 "Week #38 Chart List"

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