When it comes to Chinese male singers, there will be a long list of Chinese male singers appear in your mind. Here I compile a list of the top 10 most popular Chinese male singers who enjoy huge popularity in China and even all over Asia.
- Leslie Cheung 张国荣
Leslie Cheung (1956 -2003) was a famous and influential singer and film actor in Asia and the global Chinese community. He was one of Hong Kong music prominent singers in the 1980s.He once received the highest Hong Kong music award “The Golden Needle Award”. He was the first renowned Chinese music singer in South Korean with most album sales in Korean. His movies like “Farewell My Concubine” and “Temptress Moon” are also known to the world. His most famous songs like “Monica”, “A Thousand Dream of You”, “Bygone Love”, “Wild Wind” and “Silence is Golden”, won many awards in various music festivals. Tormented by emotional-sentimental troubles, the 47-year superstar committed suicide by jumping off a high-rise hotel on April 1, 2003.
- Andy Lau 刘德华
Andy Lau is a Hong Kong Cantonese pop singer and actor. In the 1990s, Lau was branded by Hong Kong media as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of along with Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung and Leon Lai. He has recorded hundreds of songs. He also held a Guinness World Record of the “Most Awards Won By A Cantopop Male Artist”. Hisn representative songs like “I Hate Myself For Loving You”, “Happy Monkey” , “I Have Fun By Myself “, “As Time Goes By”, “Secret Admiration”, “Diamond Tears”, “Thank You For Your Love”, “When I Met You”, etc.
- Jacky Cheung张学友
Jacky Cheung, known as the “God of Songs” in Chinese world, is a famous pop singer from Hong Kong. he has over a hundred platinum discs to his name, and millions of fans around the world. Jacky Cheung is Asia’s most successful singing star and has sold more than 60 million records in total. In “Jacky Cheung 1/2 Century World tour”, he set a Guideness World record for the largest combined audience for a live act in 12 months, with 2,048,553 audience members.His popular songs include “Best Wishes”, “Farewell Kiss”, “Loving You More Every Day” and “Love Sparks”.
- Aaron Kwok 郭富城
Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is a well-known Hong Kong singer-actor. The Hong Kong media gave him, Jacky Cheung, Andy Lau and Leon Lai the title Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings. Due to his excellent dancng skills, he is dubbed as “Hong Kong’s Michael Jackson” and “Dancing King of Asia” by the media. His representative songs like “Wild City”, “Sing This Song”, “The Most Excited Empire”, “The Memorandum”, “Love’s Call”, “Iron Curtain Temptation”, “Listen to the Wind’s Song”, “A Magic to City” .
- Jay Chou 周杰伦
Jay Chou is considered as a creative singer who integrates Chinese with Western music styles to produce songs that mix R&B, rock and pop genres together. His songs enjoys great popularity throughout the whole Asia and overseas Asian communities. He has more than 28 million albums sold worldwide up to 2010. His representative songs like “Tornado”, “Blue and White Porcelain”, ”Love Confession”, “Nunchakus”, etc.
- JJ Lin 林俊杰
JJ Lin made his debut in 2003 with his first album Music Voyager. His big breakthrough came with the hit “Jiangnan”. His fourth album, Cao Cao, made him more popular in Asia. JJ is also good at writing melody and he composes all songs of his albums. His representative works are “Practice Love”, “Always Online”, “The Dark Knight” and “Someday”.
- Jeff Chang张信哲
Jeff Chang is a male singer from Taiwan. He is good at slow and sentimental Mandarin pop ballads. Starting from 1987, he has released about 50 successful albums and is often called the “Prince of Love Ballads”. With bright, gentle, emotional voice, he has attracted numerous female fans. His representative songs like “Over Fire”, “Miss”, ”True Love”, etc.
- Leehom Wang 王力宏
Leehom Wang is an American Chinese singer. His musical style is known for fusing Chinese elements with hip-hop and R&B. Wang has been active since 1995 and released 25 albums. His representative songs like “ The One and Only”, “Unbelievable”, “Kiss Goodbye and Change Me”.
- Eason Chan 陈奕迅
Eason Chan is an excellent Cantonese pop singer and actor. He was praised by the U.S. “Time” magazine as a front runner of Hong Kong Cantopop. He is also called the Hong Kong’s third “God of Song” after Samuel Hui and Jacky Cheung by the media . When the Cantopop music was in decline, he could temporarily propped up the sky of Cantopop with his excellent singing skill. His representative songs like “Exaggerated”, “Under Mount Fuji”, “King Of Karaoke” , “Better Not To Meet”, “White Rose”, “To My Friend”, “Bicycle”, “Naked”, “Tropical Island Serenade”.
- Wakin Chau 周华健
Wakin Chau is a famous Chinese singer from Taiwan. He enjoys great popularity in China and Southeast Asia. He has released more than 60 albums and sold more than 35 million records. His representative songs include “Friends”, “The Flowery Heart”, “Love Follows Us” and “The Song Of A Ferryman”.
These listed male singers are just based on their popularity and achievements as well as my own views. What do you think? Please leave comments below to let me know who is your favorite Chinese male singers.