羽泉..羽泉..羽泉.. Where do I even start?! Well, I can start of by saying that I am absolutely in love (with their music). And I think my 老公 is at a point where he can not even stand listening to their music anymore, because I play their music 24/7 and sing like I know all the lyrics, which I obviously don’t..
Anyways, this is how it all started; when I was around 13-14 years old I was obsessed with K-pop, I would listen to it all the time, and whenever my Korean friends were traveling to South Korea they would always bring me back some posters of G Dragon or Taeyang. After a while, they became too “simple” for me, and I guess I started discovering more and more Chinese music, such as 王力宏, and 罗志祥 (Taiwanese). After being in love with both of them for a long time, and planning my wedding with not only Lee Hom, but with Show Luo as well. I suddenly discovered 羽泉, and I quickly cancelled all my plans with Lee Hom and Show Luo and gave 羽泉 my full attention. And ever since, I’ve been in a relationship filled with love and happiness, and many many tears, tears of joy and tears of sadness. Wow, and all this just because of a music group?!
I assume quite a few of you guys know about 羽泉, but here’s something for you who don’t. They are known as the most successful pop duo within China (Mainland), and their music have been on the music charts almost non-stop for the past years. Their name “Yu Quan” is a combination of their two names Yu from Chen Yufan and Quan from Hu Haiquan. Chen Yufan is a typical and cool Beijinger while Hu Haiquan comes from North-East China and is known as the moody poet of the 2 of them. Put them together and they are greater than the greatest and they have made people all around the world love them!
Hu began writing poems, learned how to play the piano, and tried music composition a long time ago. Before the band was formed, both wrote songs for other singers and acted separately as producers.
In 1998, when they both started singing in Beijing pubs, their style, and their passionate performances drew attention from Beijing’s music community, including Rock Music International Limited, which soon after signed the group.
Their first album ‘The Most Beautiful’ was a big hit. All the songs in this album were produced by the singers themselves. Each of the songs was inspired by their own life experiences, and the audience loved their music. The title track ‘The Most Beautiful’ is such a beautiful melody that many pop music lovers can sing along, and the song has been sung by many other famous stars.
Following the success of the album, “The Most Beautiful,” Yu Quan released other albums including “Be Cool Till the End”, “Passion,” “Can’t Do Without You,” and “30”. “Be Cool Till the End”, the title track of their second album also became an instant hit after being released, and it still is a big hit today.
15 years, six albums, and more than 60 songs; No wonder why I love them as much as I do, that’s definitely something to be proud of! Though rumor once said that the two would split up, but the truth is that they are determined to continue as a group. And what’s more, it’s their music that matters.
Oh, and how can I forget?! In 2013, they won the first season of “我是歌手” (I Am a singer) which is a singing competition who gathers many famous and well-known singers and they compete against each other to see who is the “best”, though they are all great.. People say that Yu Quan won with the help of Deng Chao, because he is so famous, other say they won because of their singing and the energy they put into each performance. I think they won because of who they are, and their energy level when they perform, they put so much effort into every performance!
Anyone else who know or like 羽泉? 😀