NSND Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hiền, also known by the stage name Thu Hiền (Đông Hưng, Thái Bình, 3 May 1952) is a Vietnamese traditional singer. She began by singing revolutionary songs,touring with field music troupe during the Vietnam War. Her performances mix accompaniment of traditional instruments such as đàn bầu and western keyboards.
Đông Hưng is a district (huyện) of Thái Bình Province in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam.
Thái Bình is a city in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. It is the capital of Thái Bình Province. The city is located 110 km from Hanoi. The city area is 67.7 square km, with a population of 210,000 people (2006).
The đàn bầu also đàn độc huyền is a Vietnamese stringed instrument, in the form of a monochord (one-string) zither.
Traditional Vietnamese music is highly diverse and syncretistic, combining native and foreign influences, and influences from Vietnam's ethnic minority groups. Throughout its history, Vietnam has been most heavily influenced by the Chinese musical tradition, as an integral part, along with Korea, Mongolia and Japan. The former Indochinese kingdom of Champa also exerted some influence on Vietnam's traditional music.
Nguyễn Du, pen names Tố Như and Thanh Hiên, is a celebrated Vietnamese poet who wrote in chữ nôm, the ancient writing script of Vietnam. He is most known for writing the epic poem The Tale of Kiều.
The Lý dynasty, also known as the Later Lý dynasty, was a Vietnamese dynasty that began in 1009 when emperor Lý Thái Tổ overthrew the Early Lê dynasty and ended in 1225, when the empress Lý Chiêu Hoàng was forced to abdicate the throne in favor of her husband, Trần Cảnh. During emperor Lý Thánh Tông's reign, the official name of Vietnam became Đại Việt. Domestically, while the Lý emperors were devout to Buddhism, the influence of Confucianism from China was on the rise, with the opening of the first University in Vietnam in 1070 for selection of civil servants who are not from noble families.The first imperial examination was held in 1075 and Lê Văn Thịnh became the first Trạng Nguyên(Zhuangyuan) of Vietnam. Politically, they established an administration system based on the rule of law rather than on autocratic principles. The fact that they chose the Đại La Citadel as the capital showed that they held onto power due to economic strength and were liked by their subjects rather than by military means like previous dynasties. Some of the noble scholar such as Lê Văn Thịnh, Bùi Quốc Khái, Doãn Tử Tư, Đoàn Văn Khâm, Lý Đạo Thành, Tô Hiến Thành made vast contributions culturally and politically, allowing the dynasty to flourish for 216 years.
Đoàn Thanh Lam is a famous Vietnamese singer. She is one of the four divas of Vietnam.
Lê Hồng Nhung is a Vietnamese singer. She is a top-ranking singer of Vietnamese contemporary music and has great achievements in the successful innovation of Vietnamese music since the 1990s. Nhung is also known for her many performances of Trịnh Công Sơn's songs. She is one of the four divas of Vietnam. Through music, she has brought great inspiration and musical creativity to later generations'singers, including Mỹ Tâm, Tùng Dương, Uyên Linh, Noo Phước Thịnh and Vũ Cát Tường.
Khánh Ly is a Vietnamese singer. She performed many songs written by Vietnamese composer Trịnh Công Sơn and rose to fame in the 1960s. Her last name was changed to Nguyễn following her marriage to South Vietnam journalist Nguyễn Hoàng Đoan in 1975.
Trần Thu Hà, also known as Hà Trần is a Vietnamese singer and producer. She is considered by the public and critics as one of the four divas in Vietnam, alongside Thanh Lam, Hồng Nhung and Mỹ Linh.
Lê Hiển Tông, born Lê Duy Hiệu, was the penultimate emperor of Vietnamese Lê Dynasty. He reigned from 1740 to 1786 and was succeeded by his grandson Lê Duy Kỳ.
Trần Dụ Tông, given name Trần Hạo (陳暭), was the seventh emperor of the Trần dynasty, and reigned over Vietnam from 1341 to 1369. Enthroned by Senior Emperor Minh Tông after the death of his elder brother Hiến Tông, Dụ Tông nominally ruled Đại Việt under the regency of the Senior Emperor until the latter's death in 1357 and held the absolute position in the royal court for twelve more years. The reign of Dụ Tông was seen by historical books as the starting point for the third phase of Trần Dynasty when the peaceful and prosperous state of the country began to fade away and the royal family fell into a long period of chaos before ultimately collapsing.
Prince Nhân Huệ Trần Khánh Dư (?–1339) was the adopted prince of the Retired Emperor Trần Thánh Tông and a general of Đại Việt army in royal court of four successive emperors of the Trần Dynasty: Thánh Tông, Nhân Tông, Anh Tông, and Minh Tông. Although notoriously known by his greedy character in peace, Trần Khánh Dư was a prominent general during the war of resistance by the Trần Dynasty against the second and third invasions of the Yuan Dynasty. Especially, Prince Nhân Huệ was considered as one of the most skilled commander of Trần navy who was credited with the victory of Đại Việt in Battle of Vân Đồn (1287).
Prince Yên Sinh Trần Liễu (1211–1251) was the elder brother of the Trần Thái Tông, the first emperor of Trần Dynasty. Initially, Trần Liễu was honoured by his younger brother with the title King Hiển but he was downgraded to Prince Yên Sinh after the short-lived revolt in fury of losing his pregnant wife, Princess Thuận Thiên, to the Emperor under the pressure of Imperial Regent Trần Thủ Độ. Besides this event, Trần Liễu was well known in the history of Vietnam for being father of Trần Hưng Đạo, commander-in-chief of the Đại Việt army during the second and third war of resistance against the Mongol invasion.
Empress Thuận Thiên (1216–1248) was the second empress of Trần dynasty, she succeeded her younger sister Empress Chiêu Thánh in 1237 by an arrangement of Trần Thủ Độ in which Prince Hoài Trần Liễu was forced to give up his 3-month pregnant wife Princess Thuận Thiên to the Emperor Trần Thái Tông. Thuận Thiên was born in the royal family of the Lý dynasty as the first child of the Emperor Lý Huệ Tông and Lady Thuận Trinh Trần Thị Dung with whom she witnessed the turbulent time of the Late Lý and Early Trần Dynasty. She was mother of four princes including the second emperor of the Trần Dynasty Trần Thánh Tông and grand chancellor Prince Chiêu Minh Trần Quang Khải.
Emperor Lý Anh Tông (1136–1175) of Đại Việt, was the sixth ruler of the later Lý Dynasty, from 1138 until his death in 1175. Since Lý Anh Tông, given name Lý Thiên Tộ (李天祚), was chosen as the successor of his father Lý Thần Tông at the age of only two, the early period of his reign witnessed the dominant position of Đỗ Anh Vũ in the royal court until his death in 1157, afterwards the Emperor ruled the country with the assistance of a prominent official named Tô Hiến Thành. The reign of Lý Anh Tông was considered the last relatively stable period of the Lý Dynasty before the turbulence during the reign of Lý Cao Tông.
Tô Hiến Thành was an official in the royal court of Lý Anh Tông and Lý Cao Tông, the sixth and seventh emperors of the Lý Dynasty. Being a capable official of Lý Anh Tông who helped the emperor in civil and military matters, Tô Hiến Thành was chosen by Lý Anh Tông for the regentship of his son Lý Long Trát. He was granted the title Prince and thus became the only possessor of the title who did not come from the Lý royal family. The achievements and loyalty of Tô Hiến Thành to the infant emperor Lý Cao Tông made him a highly praised figure in the history of Vietnam. Today, Tô Hiến Thành is considered one of the most prominent mandarins in the dynastic time of Vietnam.
Vietnam's Next Top Model, Cycle 1 is the first cycle of Top Model franchise to be produced in Vietnam by Vietnam Television and Multimedia JSC. The premiere was on September 30, 2010. In the season finale, the top 3 competed against each other on a stage.
Nguyễn Thị Hiền Thục, stage name Hien Thuc, is a contemporary Vietnamese pop singer. She did not win Gold in the Asia New Singer contest in 1999 as previously stated on here, to this date the only Vietnamese singer to place was My Tam with the Bronze in 2000. She took a break from her music career to start a family from 2002-2004. She is known to have diversity styles which is mostly pop as well as being famous for several ballad songs.
Phạm Trịnh Phương Thảo, also known by the stage name Thanh Thảo, is a female Vietnamese singer and actress. Her best known song is Búp bê đẹp xinh 2002. Her stage name Thanh Thao was chosen so as to not be mistaken with singer Phuong Thao. Beside being a singer, she used to be the chairman of Music Box Entertainment managing Tu Minh Huy, Ngo Kien Huy, Ngan Khanh, Nam Cuong, Justin Nguyen, Gia Han, Sa Khang, P&P band, Thuy Anh etc. After the law court with Thuy Vinh, in April 2011 she established new company named Thanh Thao Production. BE A STAR was a new product in order to search for new talents, like Ngo Kien Huy who was discovered in Vuon Toi Ngoi Sao produced by Music Box previously.
Vũ Thu Minh often known simply as Thu Minh, is a Vietnamese pop-singer. She is famous for pop ballads and dance-pop music and is referred to as the "Queen of Dance-pop in Vietnam". Thu Minh is also called "Vietnam's Celine Dion" and "The wind chime of Vietnamese music" due to her famous and rare soprano C or Spinto soprano singing voice that has a range from D3 (low) to C7 (high) with the highest belt note B5, headvoice C#6, and some whistle. She originally trained to be a ballet dancer, and, before the age of 30, she had never taken officially any professional music school.
Phạm Thị Huệ is a Vietnamese đàn bầu, đàn đáy, and đàn tỳ bà player, singer, composer and educator. She is the founder and owner of the Thăng Long Ca trù Theater in the Hanoi historic district and has become a leading exponent in the revival of ca trù singing throughout Vietnam.
Vũ Lệ Quyên, known by her stage name Lệ Quyên, is a Vietnamese singer. In 2004, she began professional singing career with her debut album named Giấc mơ có thật. She was known to everyone by series of seriously musical activities, thoroughly invested with ballad music, old music, pre-war music from the official start-up in the 2000s.