Shawn Tok

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Shawn Tok
卓轩正
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Background information
Birth name Shawn Tok 卓轩正
Born (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 23)
Origin Singapore
Genres Pop Music
Years active 2007–present
Website shawntok.com

Shawn Tok (Chinese: 卓轩正; born 8 January 1994) is a Singaporean singer. He studied in Loyang Secondary School and is the overall champion of the 2007 Campus SuperStar competition. At 13, Shawn has filmed a Kids' Central musical entitled School House Rockz, which was aired on 17 February 2008 as main character Fu Wen Bin. Shawn also stars in the Singaporean film Heng or Huat, which was released in January 2008. He also released his debut album "Travel With Time 和时间一起旅行", Single track "Tomorrow" and the latest "EP - Chapter 22" in early 2016.

Career[edit]

Campus Superstar 2007[edit]

Shawn won good remarks from the judges on Campus SuperStar competition.

Secondary 1 student Shawn Tok triumphed over 4500 contestants to be crowned the overall champion of the second season of Campus SuperStar 《校园SuperStar》, a spin-off from the wildly successful Project SuperStar 《绝对 SuperStar》. At 13, Shawn is the youngest contestant to win the title of this singing talent show for teens on Channel U.

A hot favourite from the start of the competition, Shawn was edged out in the earlier rounds. But has won so many fans that he returned into the ring in the Revival Round.

Shawn Tok 卓轩正, from Loyang Secondary School, Season 2's youngest competitor at a small age of 13, is well received by the judges and received commendable scores of 24 and 25 out of 30 from the judges in quarter-final 1A 4 June 2007, semi-final 2 and Revival Round on 16 July 2007, respectively. Despite his body size typical of that of a child, he is equipped with a cute image, backed with a strong, powerful voice. All 3 judges of Season 2 have high hopes for him.

The ratings of the Campus 校园 SuperStar was ranked No. 1 for the first 5 weeks after being aired on national TV (according to iWeekly Magazine) and immediately following shawn's elimination, the viewership fell from No. 1 to No. 7. During the Revival Round on 16 July, Shawn came back and hit the stage with his own rendition of JJ Lin's 木乃伊, the ratings returned to the No. 1 spot and lasted till the end of the competition.

Immediately following his win, this young boy was selected to front the latest TV campaign for MediaCorp. He also caught the eyes of local producer and made his acting debut in a telemovie God of Fortune 《天降运财》 which was released in early 2008.

Round Name Song Score Status
Quarter-finals 1 Shawn Tok 卓轩正 林俊杰 – 翅膀 24.0/30.0 IN
Quarter-finals 2 Shawn Tok 卓轩正 周杰伦 – 星晴 21.5/30.0 ELIMINATED
Revival Round Shawn Tok 卓轩正 林俊杰 – 木乃伊 25.0/30.0 IN
Semi-finals 1 Shawn Tok 卓轩正 欧得洋 – 满天星 (有福 片尾曲) 20.5/30.0 IN
Semi-finals 2 Shawn Tok 卓轩正 五月天 – 恋爱 ING 24.0/30.0 IN
Semi-finals 3 Shawn Tok 卓轩正 叶良俊 – 爱你不是爱给别人看 22.0/30.0 IN
GrandFinals Shawn Tok 卓轩正 林俊杰 – 西界/五月天 – 终结孤单 34.5/50.0 Male Champion
GrandFinals Shawn Tok 卓轩正 陶喆、蔡依林 – 今天你要嫁给我/曹格 – 世界唯一的你 33.0/50.0 Overall Champion

Shawn and Keely emerged as the winners of their respective male and female categories. Keely edged out Zheng Ning with a margin of 56% to 44%, while Shawn's popularity earned him a win with his score of 58%, as compared to Benjamin's 42%.
Shawn Tok 卓轩正 became the 2nd Campus SuperStar Champion when he triumphed over Keely Wee 阮诗凯 with a higher overall score. Shawn won Keely with a ratio of 58% to 42%.


2011-2014: Travel With Time[edit]

Shawn released his debut album in June 2011 titled "Travel With Time 和时间一起旅行" featuring a total number of 11 tracks. Of which, included in the album was an audio track of Shawn sharing his thoughts with his peers from Campus Superstar. The album charted at No. 8 in Singapore's CD Rama stores and one of the album tracks, "和时间一起旅行" peaked at No.15 on the Radio Billboard Chart (醉心龙虎榜) for 5 weeks in a row. Later in 2011, Shawn was nominated as the Most Popular New Comer for the Singapore Hit Awards hosted by Y.E.S. 93.3FM.

In 2014, the Digital Version of "Travel With Time 和时间一起旅行" was released onto iTunes as an EP Album with only 6 tracks available. The album re-entered the iTunes 'Top Album Chart' and peaked at No.7.


2014: Tomorrow[edit]

Shawn on "Tomorrow" MTV Shoot
Shawn on "Tomorrow" MTV Shoot

Currently studying in the University of Queensland, Shawn released a single in July 2014, titled 'Tomorrow' a day prior to his departure. The track illuminates the sentiments Shawn had prior to his departure as he transits into the next phase of his life.

The success and sales of the single exceeded expectations given that it was self-released with no commercialised production and promotion involved. It entered the iTunes Top 15 chart in less than an hour of release and peaked at No. 2 in less than half a day.

Filmed in a professional studio with a simple video concept, the Music Video for the single was self-directed by Shawn and assisted by his team. The Music Video portrays Shawn's true emotions, showing snippets of his farewell at the airport along with those of the studio shoot.


2016: Chapter 22[edit]

Shawn Tok - Chapter 22
Shawn Tok - Chapter 22

On 8 January 2016, Tok released his English-language Extended Play, Chapter 22, which was launched on his 22nd birthday. 'Chapter 22' offers pensive, openhearted stories rendered in a fair mix of upbeat melodies and ballad tones. The album choruses’ beautifully cinematic pieces, underpinned by a phase in life where you find yourself opening new doors but on the parallel, closing some. The composed exudes the most vulnerable and honest emotions as Shawn sings with maturity beyond his 22 years. It brings you closer to home, where the heart is. Shawn helmed the production of 22, managed and planned the record from Australia (where he’s based), from selecting the tracks to the recording arrangement and the album art design. The record was supposed to have coincided with Shawn’s 21st birthday, but was pushed back due to production and scheduling issues. After the album's release, Shawn performed "Feels Like Home" on web stream Toggle, and "Perfectly Strangers" on Mediacorp Channel 5’s "Not The 5 Show" in February 2016.

The album consist of 5 brand-new tracks, with a feature with actress, Shelia Tan. Mediacorp’s SuperBand Winner, Nic Lee as well as Singapore Idol finalist, Daphne Khoo contributed in song writing and composing.

Track listing:

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. Roller Coaster Dax Kong Joshua Goh, Shawn Tok 4:27
2. Perfectly Strangers Nic Lee Nic Lee, Joshua Goh 3:11
3. Shine For You Shawn Tok, Daphne Khoo Price Smith, Daphne Khoo 3:59
4. Once More (featuring Shelia Tan) Dax Kong Joshua Goh, Shawn Tok 3:24
5. Feels Like Home Desmond Mark Woo, Shawn Tok Desmond Mark Woo, Joshua Goh, Shawn Tok 2:33

"Chapter 22" was released digitally to the iTunes Store and it entered at number 2 on the iTunes Top Album Chart, behind Blackstar (album) by David Bowie and ahead of 25 (Adele album). "Feels Like Home" also charted at iTunes Hot Tracks, and peaked at #28 in Indonesia. The physical copies of 22 was then released a week later to Beesket outlets in Singapore.

List of awards & nominations[edit]

Campus Superstar[edit]

Year Competition Award Result
2007 Campus Superstar Male Champion Won
2007 Campus Superstar Overall Champion Won

Singapore Hit Awards 17[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2011 和时间一起旅行 Most Popular Newcomer Nominated

Achievement[edit]

ALBUMS
Year Title
2007 Best of Campus SuperStar II Compilation Album
《校园SuperStar II》
2007 December Stars Christmas Compilation Album
《新传媒群星英语圣诞》
2008 Kids Central School House Rockz Compilation Album
《儿童聚点频道音乐剧》
2009 MediaCorp Lunar New Year Compilation Album
《群星贺岁金鼠庆团圆》
2011 Travel With Time
《和时间一起旅行》
2011 Eco Music Challenge Compilation Album
2016 EP - Chapter 22
TELEVISION DRAMAS
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Heng Or Huat
《天降运财》
6128 Telemovie
2008 Kids Central Schoolhouse Rockz
《儿童聚点频道音乐剧》
Fu Wen Bin Singapore Musical
2010 MediaCorp Channel 5 Seven Days Eddie
2011 MediaCorp Channel 8 Stranded
《荒岛冒险记》
Ling Tian Bao Filmed in Indonesia
2012 Okto Dream School Jason Singapore Musical
ADVERTISEMENT
Year Title
2007 Speak Good Mandarin
MediaCorp Channel 8 / MediaCorp Channel U
2008 Power of TV
MediaCorp
2008 Kids Central School House Rockz Compilation Album
《儿童聚点频道音乐剧》
2008 The Sheng Siong Show Advertisement
《缤纷万千在昇菘I》
2009 Season Greeting Ringtone Ads
2011 QBB Ghee Spokesperson
Magazines, Taxis, Bus Stops, SBS Buses
TV VARIETY PERFORMANCES/APPEARANCES
Year Title Channel
2007 Music in the Air
《音乐格斗场》
MediaCorp Channel U
2007 Mission IV
《创业无敌手 IV》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2007 The Cancer Charity Show
《癌过有晴天 2007》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2007 Star Awards 2007 (Show I)
《红星大奖2007之戏剧情牵二十五》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2007 Star Awards 2007 (Show II)
《红星大奖2007》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2007 Good Morning Singapore
《早安!您好》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2007 On The Beat
《都是大发现!》
MediaCorp Channel U
2008 S-Pop Hurray!
《S-Pop 万岁!》
MediaCorp Channel U
2008 Chinese New Year Countdown @ Chinatown
《八方祥瑞鼠来宝》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2008 NTUC FairPrice Chinese New Year Show
《2008平价与你迎旺年》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2008 U Are The One
《唯我独尊》
MediaCorp Channel U
2008 The Chinese Challenge Grand Final
《华文?谁怕谁! 》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2008 The Sheng Siong Show
《缤纷万千在昇菘I》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2008 Countdown 2009 @ VivoCity
《8频道跨年派对》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2009 Okto! Live Game Show Okto
2009 Campus SuperStar Season III
《校园SuperStar III》
MediaCorp Channel U
2010 Star Awards 2010
《红星大奖2010》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2010 Countdown 2011 @ VivoCity
《8频道跨年派对》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2011 The Sheng Siong Show
《缤纷万千在昇菘》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2011 Foodie Dash
《食品大赢家》
MediaCorp Channel 8
2011 Singapore Hit Awards
《第17届新加坡金曲奖》
MediaCorp Channel U
2013 Campus SuperStar Season IV Concert
《《校园SuperStar IV》
MediaCorp Channel U
2016 Not The 5 Show
MediaCorp Channel 5
OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES/APPEARANCES
Year Title Venue
2007 AMK Hub Shopping Mall Opening Ceremony AMK Hub
2007 Panda Fund Raising Event Singapore Zoo
2007 Kampong Family Day Roadshow Punggol
2007 Light Up 2008! Aljunied GRC
2007 MediaCorp Channel 5's HD5 Event! Suntec City
2007 Southeast Asian Games Opening Ceremony Republic Polytechnic
2007 MoonCake Festival Chung Cheng High School
2008 Health & Wellness Roadshow Singapore Expo
2008 Simei Lunar New Year Show Simei
2008 Motor Sport Carnival Event Bedok Stadium
2008 Go Green! Youth Eco Concert Ngee Ann City
2008 MediaCorp Channel U Always Fun Party Jurong IMM
2008 City Harvest Church Special Guest Appearance City Harvest Church
2008 Singapore Youth Festival Opening Ceremony Singapore Indoor Stadium
2008 Singapore Youth Festival Award Ceremony Ngee Ann City
2008 A Little Musical Night Changkat Primary School
2008 Asia Pacific Food Fare 2008 Singapore Expo
2009 Yew Tee CC Singing Competition Yew Tee CC
2009 In Synergy Tanglin Secondary School
2009 Don't Forget The Lyrics 《我要唱下去! 》Roadshow Jurong IMM
2009 Asia Pacific Food Fare 2009 Singapore Expo
2009 Ghee Car Decal / 1003.F.M Various Locations
2011 《和时间一起旅行》Album launch HongKong Cafe
2011 RIWAY International Gala Dinner Penang, Malaysia
2011 Radio 75 Charity RoadShow AMK Hub
2011 Let's Talk 你在囧什么?独家首映会 Orchard Road, Cineleisure
2011 Eco Music Challenge Grand Finals 2011 Orchard Road, Orchard Central
2011 Nanyang Technological University Charity RoadShow Tampines 1
2011 Singapore Hit Award Launch Event 第17届新加坡金曲奖- 入围名单发布会 Jurong IMM
2011 Countdown 2012 Boon Lay
2012 Ghee NTUC Gameshow Nex Shopping Mall
2012 全国中学创意表演赛 2012 Chung Cheng High School
2012 Dazzling Christmas Concert 2012 Orchard Road, SCAPE!
2012 Campus SuperStarIV《校园SuperStar IV》Guerilla Street Show Various Locations
2013 Big Reunion Concert Orchard Road, SCAPE!
2014 2 Nights With Shawn Esplanade, Singapore
2015 SG50 Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane
2016 Concert In The Park Singapore Botanic Gardens
OTHERS
Year Title
2008 Singer for Singapore Youth Festival 2008 Theme Song
2011 Singer for National Environment Agency Compilation Album (Go Green)
2011 Released debut album, Travel With Time 《和时间一起旅行》
2011 Nominated for Most Popular Newcomer Singapore Hit Awards 2011 《第17届新加坡金曲奖》
2014 Released Single Track 'Tomorrow
2016 Released EP 'Chapter 22'

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Preceded by
Ng Chee Yang
Winner of Campus SuperStar
2007
Succeeded by
Jarod Lee