- Name :
- Leslie Cheung (张国荣)
- Pinyin :
- Zhang Guo Rong
- Other Names :
- Nationality :
- Hong Kong, China
- Birth :
- Sept. 12, 1956
- Died :
- Apr. 1, 2003, 46 years old
- Genres :
- Cantopop, Mandopop
- Representative Works :
- Movies: Ba wang bie ji (霸王别姬), Dong xie xi du (东邪西毒), Qian nv you hun (倩女幽魂) Music: Feng ji xu chui (风继续吹), Chen mo shi jin (沉默是金), Qian nv you hun (倩女幽魂), Dang ai yi cheng wang shi (当爱已成往事), Ye ban ge sheng (夜半歌声), Monica, Qian qian que ge (千千阙歌), Feng zai qi shi (风再起时), Shen qing xiang yong (深情相拥)...
Lesile Cheung Summary
Leslie Cheung (Zhang Guo Rong), born in 1956 and died on April 1st, 2003, is a famous singer and actor and musician all over the Chinese society, one of the most important singers in 1980s.
Leslie Cheung is a successful singer, he not only got the top of his career, but also kept his position for 20 years, he never faded.
Leslie Cheung Biography
As a singer, Leslie Cheung is one of the representational persons in Cantonese music.
He won the 2nd place in Amateur Singer of Asia Contest in 1977, and went into Music career since then. Leslie released album Feng ji xu chui (风继续吹), the same name title song became one of the most popular songs.
In 1984, his song Monica was sang through out all streets. Monica also became the milestone work in Hong Kong pop music.
In 1987, Leslie's album Summer Romane became best seller of IFPI that year, since then his album kept breaking this record.
Leslie Cheung's album Chong ai (宠爱) sold out 2,000,000 copies in one year, it's the NO. 1 album in rank published by IFPI.
Leslie outside China
Leslie is also well-known in Asian regions.
Since 1980s, he was already popular in South Korea, he was one of the most popular foreign pop stars there. In 1987, his album Ai mu (爱慕) sold out 300,000 copies in Korea, broke the record of Chinese album sales in Korea.
Leslie held 20 concerts in Japan, this broke the record of Chinese male artists' concerts in Japan.
Leslie is also popular in Europe and America. In 1994, his movie Ba wang bie ji (霸王别姬) won the Best foreign movie of Golden Global award.
Farewell to Leslie
At 18:41 p.m. April 1st, 2003, Leslie Cheung jumped off from the 24th floor of Hong Kong Oriental Wenhua Hotel, and died at 19:06 in hospital, Leslie was 46 when he died.
The night of his gone was considered an end of an era.
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