The Chinese film industry is divided into several sectors. China has a well-known film industry around the world, and regional industries are equally important in China. Several Chinese singers have performed in a variety of regional languages throughout their careers. Here are some singers who performed in regional languages.
1. Teresa Teng
She was possibly the most famous Chinese singer, beginning professionally as a child in the 1960s and continuing until her death in 1995 at the age of 42. Her romantic ballads and folk melodies are well-known. Even though the majority of her songs have been covered, her rendition of several songs remains the most well-known.
2. Anita Mui
Anita Mui was the youngest of four children born in Hong Kong. Her father died when she was young, leaving her in poverty and forcing her to work alongside her siblings to make ends meet. Mui dropped out of high school before the age of 16 and worked as a singer to support her family. Mui was the winner of the New Talent Singing Awards in 1982. She joined Capital Artists and began releasing albums.
Gloria Tang was born in Shanghai, China, and moved to Hong Kong with her family when she was four years old. Her family was very musical and encouraged her to pursue her musical interests from an early age. Tang began writing her songs as a young adolescent and supplemented her singing with piano lessons.
4. Liu Huan
Liu Huan is a singer and songwriter from China. He is a modern-era pop music pioneer in China. He balances his musical career with teaching Western music history at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics.
5. Jane Zhang
Jane Zhang was born in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Zhang grew up in a poor family and began singing in pubs as a child to help support her family. Zhang finished third in the singing competition Super Girl in 2005. Her participation in the competition catapulted her into the spotlight, and she was signed by Huayi Brothers Media Corporation in 2006 when she began releasing albums.
6. Jolin Tsai
She is dubbed the "Queen of C-Pop" and is one of China's most influential female singers. On stage and in her music videos, Jolyn frequently employs a variety of musical styles and visual images. Jolyn is widely credited with popularising dance.
7. Faye Wong
Faye Wong is a Hong Kong singer, songwriter, and actress who was born in Beijing in 1969. People dubbed her the "Diva of Asia." She always incorporates music from mainstream Chinese pop. She is also the Best Selling Canto-pop Female according to Guinness World Records.
8. Jacky Cheung
Jacky Cheung is one of the "Four Heavenly Kings." For modern Chinese music, he has been dubbed the "God of Songs." Jacky is also the best-selling Chinese musician, with over 120 million records sold worldwide. Jacky sings Cantonese, Mandarin, modern English, Japanese, and Korean pop songs. He is well-known for his rich baritone voice and dramatic vibrato.
9. Andy Lau
Andy Lau is a singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who was born in 1961. In the 1990s, he was named one of Hong Kong's Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop. Andy also holds the Guinness World Record for "Most Cantopop Male Artist Awards Won," with 292 in 2000!
10. Wong Ka Kui
He co-founded the rock band Beyond and served as its lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter. After learning about the restrictions on original music in Hong Kong, Beyond decided to relocate its career to Japan. In January 1992, Beyond signed a worldwide management contract with the Japanese record label Amuse.