Pakho Chau

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Pakho Chau
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Pakho Chau in 2013
Background information
Chinese name 周柏豪
Pinyin Zhōu Bǎiháo (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zau1 paak3 hou4 (Cantonese)
Born (1984-11-12) November 12, 1984 (age 33)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Model
Years active 2007–present
Genre(s) Cantopop, Pop, Rock
Instrument(s) Singing, Piano, Guitar
Label(s) Warner Music (2007–2017)
The Voice Entertainment Group (2017-present)

Chau Pak-ho, better known as Pakho Chau (not to be confused with entrepreneur Pak Hou Chau), is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and songwriter. He signed with Warner Music Group and officially entered the Hong Kong music industry in 2007. He left Warner Music in July 2017 and subsequently joined The Voice Entertainment Group and TVB New Media. He is also the founder of two fashion brands, XPX and CATXMAN.

Biography[edit]

Having once represented Hong Kong in basketball, Chau has also worked as a lifeguard, swimming teacher, and piano teacher. Chau also enjoyed a brief stint as a part-time model signed to Hong Kong modelling agency Starz People, becoming a model and spokesperson for many large companies and brands in Hong Kong.

After a while, Chau decided to pursue his long-time passion for music, and saved up money to go abroad and learn more about music and production techniques. However, he was encouraged by his modelling manager to stay in Hong Kong, and was soon introduced to a well-known record producer in Hong Kong, Chan Kwong-Wing (陳光榮). After an initial meeting, Chau worked in Chan's recording studio as an unpaid engineer for almost two years, recording and producing demos and commercial jingles.

His musical talent was noticed by Chan, and soon Chau was offered a recording contract and signed to Warner Music Group in 2007.

Career[edit]

Having learned the piano since the age of 5, and being able to play the guitar, Chau is also a songwriter. From his debut EP Beginning, Chau wrote one song, and penned the lyrics for four others.

Due to his work experience as a recording studio engineer, Chau also produces many of his own songs.

His debut single, "Same Sky" (同天空), rapidly gained airplay in Hong Kong, and instantly became a hit song. His second single, "Six Days" (六天) also achieved popularity.

Chau's popularity was determined within three days of the release of his debut EP Beginning, sold more than 6000 copies. This resulted in a strong demand for a second shipment of his debut EP.

In May 2008, a duet with Cantopop starlet Stephanie Cheng was released, called "Nothing Done" (一事無成). This song became massively popular, achieving commercial success and reaching the top of many music charts in Hong Kong.

In July 2008, in time for the Hong Kong Book Fair, Chau released a photo album, containing a collection of his own words and photos. This photo album was called "Here's Where It All Began" (我的開始在這裡), and sold extremely well, with a second edition being released the following month.

His second album, entitled Continue, was released on August 21, 2008.

After releasing several singles, Chau released Follow on July 10, 2009. This collection consisted of 4 new tracks, and several previously released tracks. Following on from the previous year, Chau released another photo album for the Hong Kong Book Fair, called "This Is My Time Machine" (假如我有時光 ‧ 机).

Discography[edit]

Extended Plays[edit]

  • Beginning (2007)
  • Continue (2008)
  • Remembrance (2010)
  • 本體分裂 Splitting(2011)
  • Get Well Soon (2012)
  • 同行 Togehther (2014)
  • White (2015)
  • Roundabout (2015)
  • One Step Closer (2017)

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 8 (2013)
  • Keep Going (2014)

Concerts/Tours[edit]

Concerts[edit]

Tours[edit]

One Step Closer Pakho Live 2017-2018[edit]

Tour
Date no.of shows Venue Note
28-30/4/2017 3 Hong Kong Coliseum 10th Anniversary Concert
3-side stage
23/9/2017 1 Guangzhou Gymnasium
21/10/2017 1 Cotai Arena
9/12/2017 1 Huizhou Olympic Stadium
13/1/2018 1 Shenzhen Gymnasium
20/1/2018 1 Nanhai Gymnasium
17/3/2018 1 Zhanjiang Sports Centre
Pending Pending Jiangmen
Pending Pending Dongguan
Pending Pending Shanghai

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Other Appearances[edit]

2003[edit]

  • Wildchild (野仔) - Zhang Mou (張某)

2004[edit]

  • Monie Tung (董敏莉) - Men And Women Eating (飲食男女), Pool Party (池畔派對)
  • Stephanie Cheng (鄭融) - Popular Applause (叫好叫座)
  • Renee Dai (戴夢夢) - Witness (當事人)

2005[edit]

2007[edit]

2010[edit]

  • Shiga Lin (連詩雅) - I Don't Wanna Be Lonely

Youtube Music Videos Views[edit]

Pakho Chau has accumulated over 80M video views on YouTue, being the second most viewed singer in the region. He has owned 19 music videos which reached over 1M views.

Top 5 MV
1. 我的宣言 My Vow
2. 傳聞 Rumors
3. 百年不合 A Hundred Year
4. 我不要被你記住 I Don't Want To Be Remembered
5. 無力挽回 Irreversible

Ranking Title Year Views Likes
1 《我的宣言 My Vow》 2013 11,457,289 27,080
2 《傳聞 Rumors》 2014 11,334,164 20,518
3 《百年不合 A Hundred Year》 2015 7,496,735 15,678
4 《我不要被你記住 I Don't Want To Be Remembered》 2010 7,118,615 11,118
5 《無力挽回 Irreversible》 2012 6,186,368 12,954
6 《還記得 Still Remember》 2014 6,051,306 16,775
7 《小白 Little White》 2015 3,117,686 9,818
8 《只有一事不成全你 Only One Thing Cannot Satisfy You》 2011 2,627,229 9,800
9 《現在已夜深 It's Late Now》 2014 2,582,113 6,816
10 《相安無事 We'll Be Fine》 2015 2,268,731 8,074
11 《莫失莫忘 Don't Forget》 2014 2,151,449 6,125
12 《最好不過 Best Though》 2010 2,092,598 5,380
  • Only listed videos with 2,000,000+ views


Awards[edit]

Advertisements[edit]

2003[edit]

  • K2 - advertisement
  • S. Square - advertisement
  • Sony - advertisement
  • Just Diamond - advertisement

2004[edit]

  • Nike League - advertisement
  • Coca-Cola - advertisement
  • Hong Kong Driving School - advertisement

2005[edit]

  • Champion clothes - spokesperson

2006[edit]

  • K2 - advertisement
  • Pizza Hut - advertisement

2007[edit]

  • Converse - advertisement
  • Indu Homme Menswear - advertisement
  • GP Wedding - advertisement
  • Puma AG Casual Wear - advertisement

2008[edit]

  • Online Game "Dance Mission" - spokesperson
  • Neway Karaoke - advertisement
  • MOOV.com - advertisement
  • Levi Strauss & Co. - advertisement
  • Clinique Men's Skincare - advertisement
  • ODM Watches - advertisement

2009[edit]

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