Category Archives: C-pop News

Guo Ziyu 郭子渝 Forced To Leave Chinese Idol Group Hit-5

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Source: Yahoo Singapore

Media: cpop wikia / Guo Ziyu (郭子渝), King Photos from Hit-5 (Hit-5)

Posted: Tuesday July 16, 2013 @3:07 p.m. PST

 

 It was revealed that mainland Chinese idol group HIT-5’s leader, Guo Ziyu, has recently withdrawn from the group.

According to QQ, despite his participation in the group’s new album, the singer announced his departure on 4 July, during HIT-5’s comeback showcase, supported by an official statement from the other members that Guo will be leaving the group after concluding the promotions for their album, “How Are You Doing”.

The statement read, “Due to our differences in regards to HIT-5 future developments, we have made a decision with our company that from now on, leader Guo Ziyu will be concentrating on his acting career.”

The statement also detailed that HIT-5 will function as a four-member group for the time being.

When asked regarding his departure, Guo revealed that it was not a choice he himself made, but in compliance with their company’s decision.

Guo expressed, “The company thinks that I am more suitable for acting. I respect their decision. But I have been with HIT-5 for five years and will never give-up on music.”

In related news, HIT-5’s latest album, “How Are You Doing”, a blend of hip hop, electropop and disco, was officially released in mainland China on 5 July.

 

 

JJ Lin Teary-Eyed Singing “Someday” For His Deceased Grandmother

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Source: Yahoo Singapore By Heidi Hsia

Media: Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Thursday August 1, 2013 @12:38 a.m. PST

 

Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin recently dedicated a song for his recently deceased grandmother at his concert show in Shenzhen. According to Apple Daily website, the singer, who postponed his activities earlier this month to attend to his beloved grandmother’s funeral, returned to work on 28 July to continue with his 2013 Time Line World Tour. During the show that was attended by around 10,000 fans, the singer mourned his grandmother’s passing and dedicated one of his hits, “Someday” to her. The singer was teary-eyed as he shared his sadness on the loss, and expressed, “This is an old song that I have not sung for quite a long time. Today I am dedicating this song to my grandmother. She never shed a tear during her illness, so I will not cry. I better not cry now.” The sombre mood of the show was lightened up hours later, when Hong Kong singer, Charlene Choi appeared to perform their duet, “Little Dimples” together. Reminding JJ about his love declaration to Hebe Tien in one of his earlier shows in Taiwan, Charlene invited a smile on JJ’s face. JJ Lin dedicates "Someday" to late grandmother