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what do you think of this news, does taiwanese artists seems to be really a bit ahead of others??? let's share ideas..

BEYOND CUTE: Singeractress Rainie Yang is a favourite leading lady for Taiwan’s quirky TV dramas.



CELEBRATED: Singer Wang Lee Hom debuted as a film actor in Ang Lee’s ‘Lust Caution’ where critics praised his performance.



GO GIRLS: S.H.E. are also in-demand product endorsers in mainland China.




HIGHEST PAID: His popularity for playing the lead role in ‘Meteor Garden’ has made Jerry Yan one of the biggest stars across the region.



BREAKING BARRIERS: US-born Vanness Wu of F4 went beyond the group’s ‘pretty boy’ image and has done movies with Hong Kong stars and collaborated with a Korean pop star.




Taiwan has overtaken Hong Kong as the capital of Asia’s pop culture, giving fans an endless array of pop stars backed by sleek packaging, kitsch and a smattering of talent.

Being a pop star these days means you have to be a singer, actor, product endorser, director. In short, you have to do everything and be everywhere from music billboards to TV and silver screens.

Taiwan stars fit this bill perfectly and one very good example is Jay Chou.




But there are enough stars to fill that void and capture the short attention span of Asian fans. The names Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, Vic Chou and Ken Zhu—collectively known as F4—became household names through Meteor Garden, perhaps the first idol drama that conquered language barriers and cultural differences. The F4 fever swept across the region from Hong Kong to Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia, up to mainland China.

The famous quartet of pretty boys are perhaps Taiwan’s biggest entertainment exports, so popular across the region that the country’s tourism ministry even tapped them as tourism ambassadors for the Japanese and Korean markets. They have become big in Japan, where the pop culture is just as thriving; the 30,000 tickets for the group’s three-night concert in Japan this month were all sold out in only half an hour.




Perhaps this could be attributed to the lack of younger Hong Kong artistes that could capture the imagination of Asia’s large and young fan base that extends to those who do not speak Mandarin and Cantonese.

This is not to say that Hong Kong has fizzled out in the pop world. Stars like Twins, Cecilia Cheung, Nicolas Tse, Edison Chen and Shawn Yue have made their marks but given Hong Kong’s paparazzi-like media environment, the focus has been more on the scandals that these stars have been embroiled in than on their talents. So while many would argue that Hong Kong stars have more to show in the talent department, the sleek packaging of those from Taiwan has given their stars the edge.

There are good reasons why the Taiwan pop scene now has the leading edge in the region’s entertainment scene.

See cites the well-oiled entertainment infrastructure in the country, pointing to the “strong network of platforms”, which ranges from newspapers and TV to cable TV, karaoke and digital new media. “When something is ‘happening’, practically everyone knows it,” she adds. And in Taiwan, being a tri-media star—from TV, films to music—has become the rule more than an exception. If you’re not multi-tasking, if your face is not plastered on commercials, you are not famous enough.

(By YASMIN LEE ARPON In Bangkok and BOON CHAN In Singapore/ ANN/ AsiaNews)
Credit: simple of kenforever for posting and andrea of multiply -JVKV



Posted 11/2/08
Huh, what do you mean?
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Love Wang Li Hong, Jay Chou and Vanness! Like Jerry Yan and the rest of F4 too. Haven't seen Wang Li Hong's new movie yet.

Don't like Rainie or SHE

I agree that Taiwan is ahead of Hong Kong in entertainment right now
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Good for the f4. I mean they really deserve it. Meteor Garden was my first Taiwanese drama ever. So, I've known f4 since I was young.

Like hell, sold in just half an hour? I wish I can attend their concert.
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Huh, what do you mean?



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oh, i'm sorry if my post is a bit long but to make it short my question would be do you think that taiwanese artists are more "popular" or somewhat advance in their field like in drama or music when it comes to being known to asia???:) hope i made it a bit clearer
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Good for the f4. I mean they really deserve it. Meteor Garden was my first Taiwanese drama ever. So, I've known f4 since I was young.

Like hell, sold in just half an hour? I wish I can attend their concert. :(


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hehehe same wish as mine i wish i can attend those series of concerts in japan here are some pics to share with you (thanks to daomisyel-multiply - JVKV)











- saying a praying before the concert

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No?

There are a few extinguished Taiwanese artists, like Jay Chou and Leehom.

But Rainie's far from the status of Maki, who can actually act and isn't stupid.

And F4's all but abandoned and far from the popularity of DBSK.

Taiwan's entertainment industry is definitely the most popular out of all the Chinese-speaking industries (Hong Kong, mainland, and Singapore), but it's still far from Korea and Japan.

The only thing I like better about the mandarin music industry than the Korean one is that the most popular singers are the most popular solely for their talents (Jay Chou, Stefanie Sun(Singapore), JJ Lin (Singapore), Jane Zhang (mainland), etc.). But even there, other than Jay Chou, SHE (occasionally), and Leehom, I've been shying away from Taiwanese artists. After the introduction of Super Girls, competition winners have also replaced many Taiwanese artists as the most popular artists in mainland. And Hong Kong will always go for Cantonese artists first.

Yet when you look at boyband/girlband-wise, Taiwan sucks Most of F4, Fahrenheit, and Lollipop members really can't sing nor dance, and many of them aren't even into singing. They just don't have the lasting effects of DBSK because the majority of them truly lack the musical and dancing abilities. Look at BoBo. They went to Singapore for vocal lessons and Korea for dancing lessons. Why? Because none of the Taiwanese boybands seems to have had any and the training's simply inadequate in Taiwan.

On the drama side, I think it's obvious that Taiwanese dramas have the lowest budget out of all the major drama industries (Hong Kong, mainland, Korea, and Japan). On the other hand, Taiwanese dramas do have more unique plot than Korean ones, which has the same plotline over and over again.
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well yes...taiwanaise are getting more and more popular
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Even though I don't know mandarin I'm gonna give an opinion because I love taiwanese music

I think Jay Chou creates the most amazing music ever.
I love how he mixes beats with classical instrument, how all of his songs just gives me the chills!
He really is a rare talent!

Another one is Wang Lee Hom, although I think he's originally from China
I guess I like him because I can feel the emotion in his songs, also he has great looks

As for girls I have to say that S.H.E have a great combination of their different voices
They're also really cute!

NanQuanMaMa - Oh My God I LOVE their music!
It's so creative and the different tones of their voices just go really well together!

JJ - I love his song, it's just simple as that. And he has a beutiful voice!

Nicky Lee probably has the best voice out of all.
The way he sings R'n'B and smoother songs just melts your heart.
Too bad he doesn't have the looks, if he did he would probably smash all the other artists to the ground!

Sodagreen - Even though I've only heard one of their songs I just can't help but to be amazed!
His voice is so unique and the song Xiao Qing Ge is awesome!

Will Pan - How can you not like this adorable guy? And he has many great songs which just lifts you spririts right up!

David Tao
Have only heard one album of his but I really liked most of his songs
Like Melody, it's so pretty

Hm... probably know alot more I just can't remember them right now
(also, even though I like Fahrenheit I don't think that they are the best singers... sorry. But I still love them!)
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Even though I don't know mandarin I'm gonna give an opinion because I love taiwanese music

I think Jay Chou creates the most amazing music ever.
I love how he mixes beats with classical instrument, how all of his songs just gives me the chills!
He really is a rare talent!

Another one is Wang Lee Hom, although I think he's originally from China
I guess I like him because I can feel the emotion in his songs, also he has great looks

As for girls I have to say that S.H.E have a great combination of their different voices
They're also really cute!

NanQuanMaMa - Oh My God I LOVE their music!
It's so creative and the different tones of their voices just go really well together!

JJ - I love his song, it's just simple as that. And he has a beutiful voice!

Nicky Lee probably has the best voice out of all.
The way he sings R'n'B and smoother songs just melts your heart.
Too bad he doesn't have the looks, if he did he would probably smash all the other artists to the ground!

Sodagreen - Even though I've only heard one of their songs I just can't help but to be amazed!
His voice is so unique and the song Xiao Qing Ge is awesome!

Will Pan - How can you not like this adorable guy? And he has many great songs which just lifts you spririts right up!

David Tao
Have only heard one album of his but I really liked most of his songs
Like Melody, it's so pretty

Hm... probably know alot more I just can't remember them right now
(also, even though I like Fahrenheit I don't think that they are the best singers... sorry. But I still love them!)


would like to recommend Khalil Fong.. he's from hong kong but his sogns are mandarin.. hope you'll like him!
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ummm..
what's with vic's blue hair?
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joe chen is a good actress
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rainie looks weird with that emo hairstyle she should at list die it black
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ummm..
what's with vic's blue hair?



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thanks for the replies about vic's color blue hair hehehe also not sure but i guess they already did that with pepsi commercials but now i'm not sure...i'll try to research on that for you great day!
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hehehe same wish as mine i wish i can attend those series of concerts in japan here are some pics to share with you (thanks to daomisyel-multiply - JVKV)











- saying a praying before the concert



OMG! and now, I'm totally envious to those people who attended the concert. :(
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