Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Hsiaos Dominate Taiwan Album Charts

Two weeks ago Elva Hsiao (萧亚轩, pinyin: Xiāo Yǎxuān) returned to the top of the G Music album charts with Diamond Candy 钻石糖), making it four times the album has held the top spot since its release at the beginning of October. Her return to the top was short-lived however, displaced the following week by the new release from another Hsiao...Jam.

It's the second time this year Jam Hsiao (萧敬腾 pinyin: Xiāo Jìngténg) has had a number one album. Back in July he held the top spot for a couple of weeks with his second studio album, Princess (see my earlier post). Less than five months later he's back with another studio record, Love Moments (爱的时刻 自选辑) which went straight to the top of the G Music charts for the week 13 to 19 November. Oh, and in the intervening period he also found time to put out a 2CD live concert version of Princess plus DVD.

Love Moments features mainly cover songs originally performed by some of Mandopop's leading divas such as Faye Wong and Jolin Tsai. Also included on the album is Endless Love (not the Diana Ross classic but a song originally by Taiwanese singer Wan Fang), which Hsiao first performed on the TV talent show that made his name, One Million Stars.

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