taipei: (中国 // 魏晨)
2012-02-17 08:05 pm

[pimp post] Amy's Guide to the Super Boys (in other words, my favorites)

Basically, Super Boy is a national singing competition in mainland China which started in 2007 as a spinoff of the already institued Super Girl competition (their post shall come later). The aim of the show is to uncover new talent among potential male stars. The show is strongly linked to the company EEMedia, and many if not most of the finalists end up signing a contract with them at the end of the competition. So far, there have been two seasons of Super Boy, one in 2007 and one in 2010. In this post I will cover the contestants who are both the most famous and my personal favorites.

Something I think is great and important to notice is that there is a nice variety among the Super Boys. Quite a few of them go the pop route, but there are R&B singers (Allen Su), indie singers (Liu Xin) and even some rockers (Wang Ye) in the crowd. Then there's Chen Chu Sheng who is difficult to categorize but undeniably genius.

Downloads for Wei Chen and Yu Hao Ming can already be found at my livejournal here. I already plan to upload Chu Sheng along with a few other male artists, so let me know if you want anything else (I have downloaded almost all of the music listed here, save for Allen Su and Zhang Jie).

There are a lot, okay. )
taipei: (stock // the music)
2012-02-15 08:47 pm

[downloads] iMe, Andrew Tan, Bii, Jeno Liu.

iMe is a five member girl group from mainland China under EEMedia, the same company as Top Combine, 8090 and Wei Chen. Three of them are former Super Girls contestants, one of them is half Thai, half German, and the fifth is Korean.
哎咿呀 -- first EP
Help Me -- Thai CF single

Andrew Tan
Andrew Tan is a Malaysian singer with an amazingly beautiful voice. He is based in Taiwan under the same company as Bii.
Grand Debut -- first album
Stardom -- first mini-album
Love Again. Stardom -- second album

Bii is half Taiwanese, half Korean. He sings in both Korean and Mandarin, and just recently got back from his military service.
Bii -- first EP
Bii Story -- first album

Andrew Tan & Bii
勢在必行 (single)

Jeno Liu
Jeno is another former Super Girls contestant and used to be with EEMedia, where she was known as Jade, until she switched to HIM International Music, going from a mainland company to a Taiwanese one. She's known for her soulful voice and androgynous looks.
Stringed Puppets -- first EP
I am just what I am -- first album
Forward -- second EP
Journey, Songs of the Heart -- second album

* [personal profile] gongjins, turns out that Jade Liu's current name is Jeno Liu. Sorry for the misinformation! The files all are named Jade Liu, but that's because I'm lazy.

Another quick note: On Jeno's second album, she actually does a cover of Andrew Tan's song "Stardom," the title track of his mini-album. :)
taipei: (中国 // 魏晨)
2012-02-06 09:09 am

[pimp post] 8090

Left to right: Guo Le, Han Ye, Chen Xiao, Zhang He, Jiang Chao, Lu Xinyou, Xu Jiawei

You know you can't resist those faces. )