Ivana Wong

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Ivana Wong
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Wong at the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation, Hong Kong (2013).
Born
Wong Oi Chi (王愛之)

(1979-06-18) 18 June 1979 (age 39)
ResidenceHong Kong
Alma mater University of British Columbia
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Eric So(m. 2015)
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actress
2014 Golden Chicken 3
Best New Performer
2014 Golden Chicken 3

Asian Television AwardsBest Comedy Performance By an Actor/Actress
2015 Come On, Cousin

Chinese name
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Labels

Ivana Wong (Chinese :王菀之; pinyin :wang wan zhi; Jyutping :wong jyun zi; born 18 June 1979) is a Canadian-HongKongese Cantopop singer-songwriter and actress. In 2015, she won the Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer Awards in the 34th Hong Kong Film Award for her act in the film Golden Chicken 3.

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Jyutping romanization scheme for Cantonese

Jyutping is a romanisation system for Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK), an academic group, in 1993. Its formal name is The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Cantonese Romanisation Scheme. The LSHK promotes the use of this romanisation system.

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Biography

Wong's first public performance was at the CASH (Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong) Song Writers contest in 2000 in which her Mandarin piece "It is just misunderstanding and not tragic at all" placed first. Soon after she wrote songs for popular Chinese singers including Jacky Cheung, Sammi Cheng, and Jolin Tsai.

The Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Ltd.(CASH) is a copyright society in Hong Kong established in 1977 which aims to administer and enforce collectively the rights of composers and authors of musical works subsisting under the copyright law of Hong Kong SAR. Its motto is "your music partner" which demonstrates the relationship of CASH with its members, music users and public. The word "Author" here stands for "Lyricist" instead of the common understanding of an author. CASH has established the CASH Music Fund to promote a higher standard of local music composition and to encourage and develop songwriting talent by sponsoring a wide range of musical activities in Hong Kong.

Jacky Cheung Hong Kong actor and singer

Jacky Cheung Hok-yau is a Hong Kong singer, songwriter and actor. With more than 25 million records sold as of 2003, he is regarded as one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" and has been deemed the "God of Songs" of Hong Kong.

Sammi Cheng Hong Kong singer and actress

Sammi Cheng Sau-man is a Hong Kong singer and actress. She is one of the most prominent female singers in Hong Kong, with album sales of over 25 million copies throughout the Asia-pacific. Most notably in the 1990s, she was dubbed by the media as the "Cantopop Queen" and diva. Having success in entertainment industry for about three decades, Cheng has also been regarded as one of the most popular Hong Kong artists known in Asia Pacific.

She signed for Universal Music (環球唱片) in 2004 as an all-round artist (composer, lyricist and singer). On 5 October 2004, she sang with Jacky Cheung (張學友) "I am really hurt" (我真的受傷了) in his live performance and started to become well-known.

In May 2005, her first EP album "Ivana王菀之" was launched with excellent sales, ranked the best selling album in HMV for weeks. [1] Continuing on her success, a second album "I Love My Name" was released five months later in November 2005.

In 2008, Ivana's First Mandarin Album (王菀之Ivana首張國語創作專輯) was awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2008 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI. [2]

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. It is a non-profit members' organisation registered in Switzerland and founded in Italy in 1933. It operates a Secretariat based in London, with regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong and Miami.

Discography

Studio albums

Awards

Filmography

Television series

Film

<i>Golden Chicken 3</i> 2014 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Matt Chow

Golden Chicken 3 also known as Golden Chickensss is a 2014 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Matt Chow and starring Sandra Ng.

<i>Delete My Love</i> 2014 film by Patrick Kong

Delete My Love is a 2014 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed and written by Patrick Kong and starring Wong Cho-lam, Ivana Wong and Michael Hui.

<i>Break Up 100</i> 2014 film by Lawrence Cheng

Break Up 100 (分手100次) is a 2014 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Cheng.

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References

  1. "The five biggest winners of Metro Radio annual awards". CCTV. 8 January 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  2. IFPI Hong Kong 2008 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 April 2011