Xiaohan (lyricist)

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Xiaohan (Chinese: 小寒; pinyin: Xiăo Hán) is a female Chinese Pop Music lyricist based in Singapore.

Biography[edit]

She published her first lyrical work ('義無反顧' performed by 阮丹青) in 1998.[1][2][citation needed] Ever since 2000, where she earned a nomination spot in the Singapore Hit Awards with '你抽的煙', Xiaohan has been a consistent nominee in the annual event.[unreliable source?][3][4][citation needed] She became the first female to be crowned Best Local Lyricist at the Singapore Hit Awards 2002 with '紙飛機'.[5][unreliable source?][citation needed] Xiaohan reclaimed the title again in 2004, with '無底洞'.[5][unreliable source?][citation needed] She held on to the title in 2007, 2008 and 2010 with '雨天' (Performed by Stefanie Sun), '達爾文' and '抛物綫' (Both performed by Tanya Chua) respectively.[unreliable source?][5][6][7][citation needed] In addition to the Singapore Hit Awards, Xiaohan's lyrical works were also recognised in Singapore Compass Awards as well as Singapore eAwards.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] '達爾文' garnered Xiaohan her first regional Best Lyricist nomination in Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards in 2008.[15]

From the Chinese pop music scene, Xiaohan expanded her scope to penning lyrics for musicals.[unreliable source?][unreliable source?][16][17][18][citation needed] She was also involved in the Speak Mandarin Campaign 2006, a fund-raising album "Hands United" for the 2004 tsunami victims and being a judge in various competitions.[19][20][21][citation needed]

She is currently the co-director of Funkie Monkies Productions with Eric Ng.[22][23][24][citation needed]

With the collaboration of Funkie Monkies Productions with Royston Tan, Xiaohan participated in the making of the soundtracks for Royston Tan's blockbusters, "881" and "12蓮花"[25][unreliable source?][26][citation needed] In 2008 and 2009, Xiaohan had the honour of penning the mandarin version of the Singapore National Day theme song, titled '晴空萬里' (performed by Joi Chua) and '就在這裡'(performed by Kelvin Tan) respectively.[27][citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Years Awards & Nominations
2000
  • 7th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Nomination (你抽的煙)
2002
  • 9th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (紙飛機)
2004
  • 11th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Nomination (归属感, 夜盲症)
  • 11th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (無底洞)
2005
2006
  • Singapore Compass Awards 2006, Best Local Chinese Pop Song (我的爱)
2007
  • Singapore Compass Awards 2007, Best Local Chinese Pop Song (双栖动物)
  • 13th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (雨天) Best Local Lyricist Nomination (障眼法, 一下下)
2008
  • 19th Golden Melody Award, Best Lyricist Nomination (達爾文I)
  • 14th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (達爾文) Best Local Lyricist Nomination (一人一半)
  • 8th Global Chinese Music Awards, Best Lyrics (達爾文)
2009
  • Singapore Compass Awards 2009, Young Songwriter of the Year
  • Singapore e-Awards 2009, Best Local Lyricist Award (同花順)
  • 15th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Nomination (同花順,疼憨人)
2010
  • TVB8, Best Lyrics Award (寂寞先生)
  • Singapore e-Awards 2010, Best Local Lyricist Award (拋物線)
  • 16th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (拋物線) Best Local Lyricist Nomination (假動作,手中線)
2011
  • Singapore Compass Awards 2011, Best Chinese Pop Song (寂寞先生)
2012
  • The Association of Music Workers in Taiwan, Top 10 Quality Single (孤獨患者)
  • Singapore e-Awards 2012, Best Local Lyricist Award (孤獨患者)
  • 17th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Nomination (複製人,眼淚是膠囊,逞強)
2013
  • Life Theatre Award Special Mention for SongWriting(老九)
  • 18th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (十萬毫升淚水) Best Local Lyricist Nomination (淚若雨下、十萬毫升淚水)
  • The Association of Music Workers in Taiwan, Top 10 Quality Single (十萬毫升淚水、邊愛邊學)
2014
  • 18th Singapore Hit Awards, Best Local Lyricist Winner (對的人錯的時候) Best Local Lyricist Nomination (對的人錯的時候、楓葉做的風鈴、傷者)
2015
  • Singapore Compass Awards 2015, Best Soundtrack (十萬毫升淚水)

Representative Lyrical Works[edit]

  • 紙飛機 (林憶蓮)
  • 詞不達意 (林憶蓮)
  • 為我好 (梁靜茹)
  • 無底洞 (蔡健雅)
  • 達爾文(蔡健雅)
  • 踮起腳尖愛 (洪佩瑜)
  • 平衡感 (Alin)
  • 我的愛(孫燕姿)
  • 雨天 (孫燕姿)
  • 平常心 (張惠妹)
  • We are One (蔡健雅、那英、林憶蓮、張惠妹、楊丞琳、蕭亞軒、Alin、小S)
  • 單 (楊丞琳)
  • 摩天輪 (田馥甄)
  • 一人一半 (伍家輝)
  • 敢傷 (蕭亞軒)
  • 寂寞先生 (曹格)
  • 孤獨患者 (陳奕迅)
  • 淚若雨下 (喬毓明)
  • 一生一事 (EXO)

Representative Literary Works[edit]

  • 眼淚是膠囊 (2011)
  • 無指幸福 (2013)
  • 回不去的候車站 (2015)
  • 幸好我不是滿分女生 (2017)

Musicals Involved[edit]

  • 老九 (2005, 2012 & 2017),
  • 快樂 (2005)
  • 聊斋 (2010)

Movie Soundtracks[edit]

  • 881 OST 1 & 2
  • 12蓮花 OST
  • 小字條

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xiaohan, "Xiaohan Lyrics Website Song List[permanent dead link]", 7 June 2012
  2. ^ Lyrics Extracted from 阮丹青 – 忠告[義無反顧] album, September 1998, "阮丹青 – '義無反顧'", 8 June 2012
  3. ^ OMY.SG, "Introduction to Judges for OMY Blog Awards", 8 June 2012
  4. ^ 聯合早報副刊, Published on 21 September 2005, "新加坡金曲獎2005入圍名單 孫燕姿入圍7項 林俊傑入圍6項", 8 June 2012
  5. ^ a b c Xin Msn Yes 93.3FM, "Past Winners of Singapore Hit Awards", 7 June 2012
  6. ^ The Straits Times, Published on 29 October 2007 "Winner's roll", 8 June 2012
  7. ^ Xin Msn, Published on 29 October 2010 "Singapore Hit Awards 2010 Winners List unveiled!", 8 June 2012
  8. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 23 May 2006, "新加坡词曲版权协会颁奖 他们得奖", 8 June 2012
  9. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 21 May 2007, "第12届新加坡词曲版权协会颁奖礼 最佳歌曲《双栖动物》出自“吵架与高烧”", 8 June 2012
  10. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 19 May 2009, "词曲版权协会增设“本地音乐推动奖” 本报记者为首届得主", 8 June 2012
  11. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 12 July 2011, "小寒:改编歌词应确认获得改编权", 8 June 2012
  12. ^ 中國報, Published on 11 July 2011, "林俊傑否認愛上女主播 Archived 16 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.", 8 June 2012
  13. ^ COMPASS, Published on 17 May 2009, "Compass Annual Awards Presentation", 8 June 2012
  14. ^ COMPASS, Published on 10 July 2011, "16TH COMPASS AWARDS PRESENTATION – LIST OF RECIPIENTS", 8 June 2012
  15. ^ The Straits Times, Published on 24 May 2008, "Trio vying for Taiwan awards", 8 June 2012
  16. ^ The Theatre Practice, "Creators of Liao Zhai Rocks Archived 11 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.", 8 June 2012
  17. ^ The Straits Times/聯合早報/我報/聯合晚報/U周刊, "Various Media Coverage on Liao Zhai Rocks Archived 11 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.", 7 June 2012
  18. ^ The Straits Times, Published on 17 March 2011, "Take a Bow, Musicals",8 June 2012
  19. ^ Promote Mandarin Council, Published on 30 October 2006, "Speak Mandarin Campaign Celebrates with Movies, Music and Metaphors", 8 June 2012
  20. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 18 March 2009, "讲华语运动30年:当年戏谑讲zua ji 今天经商靠华语 Archived 22 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine.", 8 June 2012
  21. ^ The Straits Times, Published on 14 April 2009, "Jarod's a star", 8 June 2012
  22. ^ Funkie Monkies, "About Funkie Monkies Archived 18 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine., 7 June 2012
  23. ^ The New Paper, Published on 26 November 2010"He spends $6,000 a year on insurance Archived 30 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine., 8 June 2012
  24. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 5 February 2011, “小飞侠” 小寒欢迎黄韵仁回到地球, 8 June 2012
  25. ^ Sinema, Published on 20 October 2007, "Eric Ng on 881 Soundtrack 2", 7 June 2012
  26. ^ 聯合早報, Published on 4 September 2008, "《12莲花》电影原声带", 8 June 2012
  27. ^ People's Association-Culture Shiok, Published in September 2010, "Sep 2010 Feature – Xiao Han’s lyrical `World of Words’![permanent dead link]", 8 June 2012

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