Leo Ku

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Leo Ku
LeoKu2007.jpg
Chinese name 古巨基 (traditional)
Jyutping Gu2 Geoi6-gei1 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1972-08-18) 18 August 1972 (age 44)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Ge Jai
Occupation Singer, record producer,mv director,host,cartoonist,designer
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Instrument(s) Guitar
Label(s) Music Plus (EEG)
(2009–present)
Gold Typhoon (EMI)
(2003–2009)
EEI (Warner Music)
(1998–2001)
Music Impact (Sony BMG)
(1994–1998)
Years active 1991—present
Spouse(s) Lorraine Chan
Official website www.leoku.cc

Leo Ku Kui-Kei is a Hong Kong Cantopop and Mandopop singer, actor, TV host, model, cartoonist, MV director, and producer and designer, a major figure in popular music culture. Ku was selected the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong" in 2005 by the Government of Hong Kong. He is one of the few Cantopop artists who employ the use of falsetto (假音) – Because of this, many people, including David Tao, have praised this unique talent.

Career[edit]

Joining TVB in 1991, he has released over 35 albums and he has won nearly 300 male singer and music awards since kicking off his music career in 1994, including:

  • TVB "Jade Solid Gold Awards," "Favorite Male Singer" and "Golden Award"
  • Channel V, "the most popular male singer"
  • MTV Asia Awards "Favourite Artist of Hong Kong"
  • CCTV-MTV Music Awards "most popular male singer in Hong Kong"
  • "Hit King" Chinese music world's total annual election of the "Hit King" and "Most Popular Male Singer"
  • China Original Music Charts "most popular male singer in Hong Kong"
  • Chinese Music Media Awards, "the most media attention hundred male singer"
  • China Wind Shang Dadian "Fashion Outstanding Asian Singer"
  • Hong Kong "issued four United Music Awards," "media award (singer)", "Song of the Year" and "Album Award"
  • CRHK903 The songs Awards "Male Singer Award" and "My favorite male singer"
  • SINA Music music Popular Awards "My favorite male singer"
  • Yahoo Hong Kong Yahoo! Search Popularity Award "Local Male Artist"
  • IFPI Hong Kong Record Sales Award "the highest annual sales volume of the local male singer"
  • China Radio and Television Awards Best Original Song Award Presentation Ceremony of "Hong Kong and Taiwan the most popular male singer"
  • Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards – Extreme Global Chinese Gold Songs Award
  • Music Pioneer Awards list – "Pioneer of the most popular male singer," United 21 radio pioneer awarded the best singer, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Hong Kong and Taiwan the most popular male singer award Pioneer

In addition to Ku's career in Hong Kong, between 2000 and 2003 he played the male lead in two television drama series in mainland China, namely "Romance in the Rain" and "My Fair Princess III: Heavenly Earth" In his "Romance in the Rain" play as the first actor, "He Shuhuan", popular all over China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and other Asia Pacific areas, Ku became one of the most popular TV actors for CCTV. "Romance in the Rain" was not only the most renowned television series in China in 2001, but also had the highest rate of all the Chinese TV series replay between 2001 and 2004. It was also the 2001 Hong Kong TVB drama five highest rated one.

The most famous Mandarin Chinese song of Ku is "Really Want", the theme song for the drama series "Romance in the Rain." The song was broadcast in the whole of China Wen Lane Street, known, no cry of alarm. Moreover, his most renowned Canto-pop song is "Never Too Late" which appeared on many year-end lists about the best songs of 2006 in Hong Kong. Ku was also selected to be the first host and a contestant in the third season of the Chinese version of I Am a Singer.

Recognition of honorary[edit]

Ku's achievements in the entertainment industry for the public's approval. And in 2005 he appeared in the "Ten Outstanding Young Persons." Over the years Ku has tried to support social services and the establishment of "Leo Ku Children's Medical Charity Fund", the target beneficiaries of the fund for local and domestic health care needs children; In addition, Ku said he loves children, now he has to help raise 15 children, and later won the 2010 award ceremony of Hong Kong Service Awards presented Charity Star Award. Leo Ku and "Kubi" also in 2005, invited by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to cast wax, is the first in the history of its own by the celebrity star of the comic character combinations adding in the Wax Museum star-studded family. Ku was also the eighth torchbearer for the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay in Hong Kong.

Personal life[edit]

At his 39th birthday celebration on 18 August 2011, Ku finally revealed the secret that his assistant Lorraine Chan was his girlfriend for the past 17 years. For the first time, the couple took photos together when Ku was cutting his birthday cake.

Ku and Chan kept a romantic relationship since 1994, but both maintained a low profile and didn't want to make their romance public.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Leo Ku discography

Studio Albums[edit]

Leo Ku Have 21 Studio Albums

Year Album Information
1994 Explanation of Love (愛的解釋)
  • Release Date: July 1994
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
1995 Smile. Talk. Think. (笑說想)
  • Release Date: January 1995
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
Actually I... I... I... (其實我...我...我...)
  • Release Date: November 1995
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
1997 The Clock That Forgets Time (忘了時間的鐘)
  • Release Date: January 1997
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label: BMG
Enjoy Yourself Tonight (歡樂今宵)
  • Release Date: July 1997
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: BMG
1998 Flying Love and Dreams (愛與夢飛行)
  • Release Date: May 1998
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
Stall (路邊攤)
  • Release Date: September 1998
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label:
Be My Valentine
  • Release Date: December 1998
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: EMI
1999 Leo Ku (古巨基)
  • Release Date: March 1999
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label:
The Weather Changes (天氣會變)
  • Release Date: October 1999
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: EMI
2000 Treasure Hunting (尋寶)
  • Release Date: January 2000
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label:
2001 New Pattern
  • Release Date: January 2001
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: Warner
2003 Games (遊戲 - 基)
  • Release Date: November 2003
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: EMI
2004 Nobita (大雄)
  • Release Date: July 31, 2004
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: EMI
2005 Star Track(星戰)
  • Release Date: October 2005
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: EMI
Final Fantasy(最終幻想)
  • Release Date: November 2005
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label: EMI
2006 Human (我生)
  • Release Date: August 2006
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label: EMI
2007 Moments
2008 Still the Master of Love Songs (我還是你的情歌王)
Guitar Fever
2009 Strings Fever
2009 You Talkin' To Me?
2010 The Age (時代)
2011 The Era (大時代)
Amazing World (大時代) - EP
2012 Dire Au Revoir A Mes Amours (告別我的戀人們)

Compilation Albums[edit]

Leo Ku Have 6 Compilation Albums

Year Album Information
1996 Second Most Loved (第二最愛)
  • Release Date: August 1996
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
1998 Having You On This Day (有你這一天)
  • Release Date: December 1998
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2000 Greatest Hits
  • Release Date: January 2000
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2001 Deeply deeply In Love (戀戀情深)
  • Release Date: May 2001
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Label:
2005 Jade Solid Gold (勁歌金曲)
  • Release Date: February 7, 2005
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2008 Leo Ku 2008 Jade Solid Gold 2 - New + Best Selection
  • Release Date: March 2008
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:

Live Albums[edit]

Leo Ku Have 5 Live Albums

Year Album Information
2000 Leo Ku - 903 Concert (叱咤萬人幫勝利誓師音樂會)
  • Release Date: October 2000
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2004 Music is Live (拉闊音樂會)
  • Release Date: June 2004
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2005 Leo Ku in Concert 2005 (05 勁歌金曲演唱會)
  • Release Date: May 2005
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2007 Leo Ku The Magic Moments Concert 2007 (古巨基 The Magic Moments 演唱會 2007)
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:
2009 Leo Ku Eye Fever Concert 2009 (古巨基 Eye Fever 演唱會 2009)
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Label:

Creations[edit]

  • April 2003: Comic son Kubi (古比) was born
  • August 2003: The Story of Kubi Comics Vol.1(單行本)、The Story of Kubi Comics Vol.1 Limited Version(完全限定版)
  • August 2004: The Story of Kubi Comics Vol.2(單行本)、A Series of Kubi Stuff
  • July 2008: Kubi Children Series 1 – Kubi's Cup(Kubi好孩子系列(1)-勝利的水杯)、A Series of Kubi Stuff
  • November 2008: Kubi illuminations on the wall of buildings for Christmas and New Year(商廈外牆設計之Kubi燈飾-聖誕及新年)
  • November 2008: Own Label for clothes HOTDOG(個人服裝品牌"HOTDOG")

Films[edit]

Cantonese voice-overs[edit]

[1] [2]

Television series[edit]

  • November 1994: Instinct (笑看風雲)
  • January 1995: The Trail of Love (前世冤家)
  • August 1995: Stepping Stone (總有出頭天)
  • April 1997: Weapons of Power (英雄貴姓)
  • January 1996: Justice Bao (包青天之雪魄梅魂)
  • January 1997: Corner the Con Man (皇家反千組)
  • May 2001: Romance in the Rain (情深深雨濛濛)as He Shuhuan
  • 2002: My Fair Princess III (還珠格格III – 天上人間) as Yongqi
  • 2004: Sunshine Heartbeat (赤沙印記@四葉草2) as photographer
  • 2006: Twist Love (讓愛自由 / 不該讓女人流淚)
  • 2010: Youth Melody
  • 2011: Happy Marshal
  • 2014: Cao Cao (曹操) as Kong Rong

Television presenter[edit]

  • 1991: Entertainment News Program (娛樂新聞眼)
  • 1992: Jade Solid Gold (勁歌金曲-嘉賓主持)/Entertainment News Program (娛樂新聞眼)
  • 1993: Entertainment News Program (娛樂新聞眼)
  • July 1996: The Games of the Olympic Atlanta 1996 (1996年亞特蘭大奧林匹克運動會)
  • 1999: Jade Solid Gold (勁歌金曲-嘉賓主持)
  • November 2004: TVB Programme Preview 2005 (2005年無線節目巡禮)
  • 2005: Jade Solid Gold (勁歌金曲-嘉賓主持)
  • August 2008: The Games of the Olympic Beijing 2008 (2008年北京奧林匹克運動會)
  • October 2008: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – TVB Cantonese Version (係咪小兒科)
  • 2009: Judge on the singing competition show, 'The Voice' (zh:超級巨聲)

Radio presenter[edit]

  • 1993: Eccentric Radio (古怪收音機)

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Leo Ku". imdb.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Leo Ku". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 

External links[edit]