Congratulations to Han Geng on winning the World Music Award – Best Male Artist…!
In just 4 short years, Han Geng had swept 3 major International awards and all for his work as a singer. This is the irony, because years ago, he was labelled as having weak vocals and not a good singer.. yes I admit that he is not as good as other powerful singers BUT his voice has a unique and attractive quality which made him successful in his selections of songs. That is the key to his success and the secret weapon he has is GengRice who believed in him and supported him through thick and thin. If he is successful, then his GFs too will be reflected on favourably. No matter what happens, his Wings of Love will be by his side for the next 20 years. That was their pact with him..
In 2010, he was an unknown even in his own country..Fans outside of China thought that he must be very popular in China but it was on the contrary..He worked his way up through difficult situations where at times he was just being taken advantage of..Did you know that he even took on the task of being a narrator guide for visitors to the Great Wall, Beijing sector? He started off by singing theme songs for the country’s sports and national events… Have we forgotten that? Was it only 4 years ago that we journeyed with him in his career?
Han Geng is someone exceptional.. It seems that he is there just to break records and tread on unknown waters for a Chinese entertainer. He was the 1st foreigner to enter Korean entertainment. The first for a member of a boy-band to carry/run the Olympic torch.The first common guy aka celeb/entertainer who will be blasted into the Earth’s stratosphere.The first Chinese entertainer to receive an MTV-EMA award, the KCA and now the WMA..Also he is the first Chinese entertainer/singer to perform on an international stage together with the likes of Mariah Carey and Ricky Martin. Seems that his role is to break open doors for the Chinese entertainment industry..There are other singers/entertainers before him and yet they were not able to break that myth/barrier where pop music is naturally/normally dominated/determined/dictated by Western culture.
Here comes a Chinese guy who went through so much hardships and tears that took China and the entertainment industry by storm! Those who used to say that he is a nothing and a nobody, now have to bite their tongues and admit grudgingly that he has a lot of potential and talents. The bonus part is that he is easy to work with..His demands were simple and ordinary..He need not go naked to sell his music or to do drugs for him to be noticed!! He did it all by his own ordinary ability..No sex, no drama, no drugs, just plain Han Geng..!
All these times Han Geng has not compromised his principle of not allowing himself to be sensationalized in order to promote his work.
Here is an anecdote from one Gengfan in China. She related how she made an order for a cake from her local bakery to congratulate HG on his MTV-EMA win in 2012.. She took a long time in explaining to the baker on the spelling of Han Geng’s name..Naturally, the baker got it wrong, because he doesn’t know who Han Geng was! This time around, she ordered a cake for Han Geng’s win again from the same baker.. and know what? The baker spelt Han Geng’s name correctly and even told her that Han Geng won at the WMA!! Wasn’t that a picture of bliss? Of knowing that all the efforts in helping to promote Han Geng in our own little ways paid off!
News excerp from the WMA official website;
Chinese Superstar Han Geng who has just finished Transformers 4 coming out in June was voted World Best Male Artist by 20 Million fans on the official worldmusicawards website!
Han Geng got 20,000,000 fans to vote for him and that means his votes were a lot! Assuming that one fan voted 100 times in that duration, HG would have gotten 2 billions of votes!! WOW!!
In the interview after his win, Han Geng thanked his fans for not abandoning him the past two years because he has not produced any albums and he revealed that the 3rd album is under production and will be released sometime in Spring of next year..Start saving now friends to buy his 3rd album next year..I have a very big dream of hoping to see his name in the Billboards next year! hehehe…He got 3 international “A”s already and now there is one more “A” to collect..The Billboards Award…?