Saturday, February 28, 2009

Show Luo's "Trendy Man" tops Taiwan album chart

Taiwanese pop idol Show Luo's (罗志祥, Luo Zhixiang) latest album Trendy Man (潮男正传) reached No.1 on this week's G-Music Mandarin album charts. The chart is based on retail sales for the week February 20-26 (see the latest chart here but in Chinese).
Album cover for "Trendy Man" (courtesy of Gold Typhoon Music)

Trendy Man
is Show's sixth studio album and was released at the very end of 2008. This is its first week at number one, displacing American-Taiwanese singer Leehom Wang's CD Heart.Beat. Trendy Man is, at least in my opinion, a fairly routine and conventional effort with the usual mix of upbeat dance numbers and emotional ballads that are par for the course in Mandopop. However Show has a huge fan base in Taiwan; last year he was crowned Favourite Artist of Taiwan at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards, as well as Favourite Male Singer at the Chinese Pop Awards. He also co-hosts the Taiwanese variety show, 100% Entertainment.

Singles released from the album so far include: 个中强手 (Best of the Bunch or Hot Shot); and 搞笑 (Making Jokes).

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