Nan Quan Mama

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Nan Quan Mama
Chinese name 南拳媽媽 (traditional)
Chinese name 南拳妈妈 (simplified)
Pinyin Nán Quán Māmā (Mandarin)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Occupation Singers
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Alfa Music
Years active 2004–2011, 2015–present
Influences Jay Chou
Official website Nan Quan Mama@Alfa Music
Members
Devon Song
Jaffri Cao
Sing Hom
Vera Yen
Past Members
G-Power
Gary Yang
Lara Veronin
Chase Chang
Yuhao Zhan

Nan Quan Mama (traditional Chinese: 南拳媽媽; simplified Chinese: 南拳妈妈; pinyin: Nán Quán Māmā; literally: "south fist mother") is a Taiwanese music group. The name is a phrase in Chinese to explain having strength while being gentle as a mother. They are closely tied with the Taiwanese artist Jay Chou, but it was revealed after Lara and Chase Chang went solo that the name came from Jay's pen name when he was in high school when he started writing songs, and it was meant to mean 'Nan Quan's Mother', so it was actually a metaphor for Jay's mother.[1] The group was nominated for Best Singing Group at the 19th Golden Melody Awards in 2008.[2]

Each of the members contribute to composing their songs, and also sing together in most of their songs, although some of their songs are composed and sung solely by one of the members, such as the song "Crystal Dragonfly" (水晶蜻蜓) which was composed and sung by Lara. As of June 2006, they are the official spokespeople for Motorola in Taiwan.[3]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Devon Song (宋健彰) (2004–present)
  • Sing Hom (洪言翔) (2015–present)
  • Vera Yen (嚴正嵐) (2015–present)
  • Jaffri Cao (曹景豪) (2015–present)

Former[edit]

  • G-Power (鐘佐泓) (2004-2005)
  • Gary Yang (楊瑞代) (2004-2005)
  • Lara Veronin (梁心頤) (2005-2009)
  • Chase Chang (張傑) (2005-2009)
  • Zhan Yuhao (詹宇豪) (2004-2014)

Discography[edit]

Album# Title Release Date Label
1st Nan Quan Mama's Summer (南拳媽媽的夏天) 14 May 2004 Alfa Music
2nd Meal No.2 (2號餐) 17 August 2005 Alfa Music
3rd Color Palette! (調色盤) 26 May 2006 Alfa Music
4th Treasure Map (藏寶圖) 20 July 2007 Alfa Music
5th Difficult Kids (優の良曲南搞小孩) 25 July 2008 Alfa Music
6th Fighting With Bach (決鬥巴哈) 8 July 2010 Alfa Music
7th All New Attack (拳新出擊) 9 May 2016 Alfa Music

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2005 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards
新城勁爆頒獎禮
Best Mandarin Song "消失" (Disappear) Won [4]
Best Mandarin Group Nan Quan Mama Won
2008 19th Golden Melody Awards Best Singing Group Nan Quan Mama Nominated [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Episode 5 of Channel Mr. J
  2. ^ a b (Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 19th Golden Melody Awards winners list 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-12
  3. ^ Ho, Yi (2006-06-09). "Pop Stop". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2007-01-27. 
  4. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2005 winners list 26 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-05

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