A report on Cantopop

Twins at the height of the group's popularity
Mirror in 2020

Genre of pop music written in standard Chinese and sung in Cantonese.

- Cantopop
Twins at the height of the group's popularity

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Jacky Cheung in 2007

Jacky Cheung

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Hong Kong singer and actor.

Hong Kong singer and actor.

Jacky Cheung in 2007
Jacky Cheung in 2018
Cheung's hand print an autograph at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong.

Dubbed the "God of Songs", he is regarded as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong pop music.

Anita Mui

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Mui in 1968
Mui at the "Anita Classic Moment Live 2003" concert in the Hong Kong Coliseum
Mui's star on the Avenue of Stars
One of the care centres established by Mui.
Bronze statue of Anita Mui in Hong Kong

Anita Mui Yim-fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress who made major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and received numerous awards and honours.

Wong performing at a concert in Hong Kong, 2011

Faye Wong

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Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress, often referred to as the "Diva of Asia".

Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress, often referred to as the "Diva of Asia".

Wong performing at a concert in Hong Kong, 2011
Faye Wong in concert, Hong Kong, 2003.
One of Wong's comeback concerts in Beijing Wukesong Arena in November 2010. The concert was directed by Wong Kar-Wai.
Wong (far right) and friends attend the Beijing premiere of Eternal Moment (starring Li Yapeng), all wearing red scarves which symbolizes youth in China, February 2011
Faye Wong in concert, Hong Kong, 2011.

In 2000, she was recognised by Guinness World Records as the Best Selling Canto-Pop Female.

Zhou Xuan, the most notable singing star of the early Shanghai period.

Mandopop

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Mandopop or Mandapop refers to Mandarin popular music.

Mandopop or Mandapop refers to Mandarin popular music.

Zhou Xuan, the most notable singing star of the early Shanghai period.

The genre has its origin in the jazz-influenced popular music of 1930s Shanghai known as Shidaiqu; with later influences coming from Japanese enka, Hong Kong's Cantopop, Taiwan's Hokkien pop, and in particular the Campus Song folk movement of the 1970s.

Leslie Cheung in 1999

Leslie Cheung

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Hong Kong singer and actor.

Hong Kong singer and actor.

Leslie Cheung in 1999
Cheung's English name was inspired by the actor Leslie Howard (pictured) in Gone with the Wind.
Cheung's role in Days of Being Wild, directed by Wong Kar-wai (pictured), earned him a Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Cheung at a 1997 concert
Leslie Cheung leapt from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel (right) located at the Central district, Hong Kong Island.
3rd anniversary of Cheung's death, in Central, Hong Kong, 2006
"Miss You Much Leslie" exhibition at Times Square (Hong Kong), April 2013

He was one of the most prominent pioneers that shaped the identity of Cantopop during the 1980s and became known for his flamboyant, often outrageous stage appearance.

Lau at the 2013 Beijing International Film Festival

Andy Lau

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Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter and film producer.

Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter and film producer.

Lau at the 2013 Beijing International Film Festival
Lau being interviewed at the 2005 Hong Kong International Film Festival
Andy Lau in concert 2011
Lau's hand print and autograph at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

In the 1990s, Lau was branded by the media as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop and was named as "Fourth Tiger" among the Five Tiger Generals of TVB during the 1980s.

Li Jinhui, known as the father of Chinese pop

C-pop

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Abbreviation for Chinese popular music, a loosely defined musical genre by artists originating from the Greater China region.

Abbreviation for Chinese popular music, a loosely defined musical genre by artists originating from the Greater China region.

Li Jinhui, known as the father of Chinese pop
Buck Clayton, the American who helped bring Jazz influence to Shanghai.

There are currently three main subgenres within C-pop: Cantopop, Mandopop and Hokkien pop.

Gillian Chung

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Hong Kong actress and singer.

Hong Kong actress and singer.

She is a member of the Cantopop duo Twins, along with Charlene Choi.

Tam in 2006

Alan Tam

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Hong Kong singer and actor.

Hong Kong singer and actor.

Tam in 2006

He played a major role in developing the Cantopop scene in the 1980s as he was known for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements.

Chan at the launch of Bleeding Steel in July 2016

Jackie Chan

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Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, martial artist, and stuntman known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.

Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, martial artist, and stuntman known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.

Chan at the launch of Bleeding Steel in July 2016
Jackie Chan in The Fearless Hyena (1979), his directorial debut.
Chan on the USS Kitty Hawk in 2002 during the carrier's visit to Hong Kong.
Chan at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012
Jackie Chan on the set of Chinese Zodiac (2 May 2012)
Chan and Qin Hailu singing in Shanghai, China in August 2006
Jackie Chan tries on a fighter pilot's helmet with night vision goggles
Jackie Chan at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Jackie Chan's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jackie Chan arriving for the press conference of the movie Little Big Soldier in 2010.
Jackie with actor Vijay in 2008
The Hong Kong Star, in Hong Kong
Jackie Chan at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival
The Duke of Cambridge Prince William with actor Jackie Chan at the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade at the Natural History Museum, 12 February 2014
Jackie Chan in 2012 on the set of Chinese Zodiac

He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of music albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.