Tien Chong

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Tien Chong
張天
Born (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 26)
United Kingdom [1]
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
Years active2017–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
  • Mofo Music Ltd [2]
  • HeySong Corporation [3]

Tien Chong (simplified Chinese :张天; traditional Chinese :張天; pinyin :Zhāng Tiān; born 25 September 1994), is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter debuted in 2017. [4] She was one of the seven first round competitors of Singer 2018 , [5] where she was eliminated on week five. [6]

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Early life

On 25 September 1994, Chong was born in the United Kingdom. Chong's father is Singaporean law student and her mother is British nurse. [1]

Career

Chong has been moved around so often, she had stayed in Singapore, United Kingdom, Thailand and Hong Kong. Recently, she settled down in Hong Kong to pursue her music career. [2] [1] [7] Tien is a contralto. [2]

Career Beginning: 2014-2017 [2]

Chong was signed to MoFo Music in 2014 and has been developed and managed by Director/Producer Kelvin Avon

Chong was the voice for the HTC One M9 international campaign. She had co-written with the UK based producer/DJ SanXero, New York writer Curtis Richa, and has supported Hong Kong artist/producer Jun Kung for his ‘Alive On Stage’ performance at McPherson Stadium.

In July 2015, she was invited to a songwriting camp in London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios where she wrote with different well-known songwriters.

On August 19-20th 2016 she flew to Cuba to perform as the invited guest to Cuban Fusion Flamenco guitarist Reynier Marino at the National Theatre of Cuba for 2 nights as part of the 90th birthday celebrations of Fidel Castro.

Chong also starred in the DBS Bank sponsored series ‘Sparks” which premiered mid-March 2017 and she sang the theme song for the online ad campaign. Since then she has performed at Atlas Bar opening (Singapore), Daybreaker (Hong Kong) and many more.

Singer 2018 and TIEN: 2018-present

Under Mofo Music Chong released her first single, "Breathless" , where the debut album was pending to be released. [8]

Chong debut on the first week round contestant of Singer 2018 . [9] Following the premiere episode (where she placed 2nd [10] ), she was recognized as the "dark horse" by the Chinese media, [1] and her participation had led to a rise of numbers of her followers from Weibo from around 100 fans to around 16,000 fans. [11] [12]

Chong remained in the competition for four more weeks until her elimination on week five. She later returned to the competition on the sixth week as return performance, and another on the 12th week, the Breakouts, with the latter failing to qualify for the finale.

Details

RoundEp.Broadcast DateSongOriginal SingerRankPercentages of VotesNote
1112 Jan 2018《Queen Bee》Suite215.99%
Dancing Diva Jolin Tsai
Lady Marmalade Labelle
219 Jan 2018 Shape of You Ed Sheeran 84.19%Tien was one of the arrangers
326 Jan 2018 Hello Adele 510.21%
242 Feb 2018Me Leslie Cheung 73.69%
59 Feb 2018 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford 83.01%Eliminated
I Don't CareTien Chong
616 Feb 2018Tightrope WalkerJames LiN/AN/AReturn Performance
Tightrope Janelle Monáe
Breakout126 April 2018 Rose, Rose, I Love You Yao Lee 83.20%Rap Lyrics are written by herself
Eliminated

Overall Ranking and Percentage of Votes

Singer 2018 has four rounds of competition, and the overall ranking and percentage of votes was counted for every two shows, (the exception was on week three, due to the withdrawal of GAI.)

RoundPercentage of Votes of the first show
(Ranking)
Percentage of Votes of the other show
(Ranking)
Overall Percentage of VotesOverall RankingNote
115.99% (2)4.19% (8)10.09%6
N/A10.21% (5)10.21%5Challenge Round was counted alone after the withdrawal of contestant GAI.
23.69% (7)3.93% (8)3.81%7Eliminated

Discography

Studio Album

#Album InfoTracklisting
1TIEN [13]
CD
  1. Funkistry
  2. Carousel (Promotional Song for Adrift)
  3. Breathless
  4. Sinister
  5. 365 Days
  6. Start Me Up
  7. I Don't Care
  8. Work It Out
  9. I Understand
  10. Superstars

Singles

List of singles by TIEN Chong
TitleReleased DateAlbumRef.
Over Me
  • Label: MoFo Music Ltd
April 4, 2016non-album single [14]
Superstars
  • Label: Soundcloud Demo
October 28, 2016TIEN
Blind I
  • Label: Soundcloud Demo
October 29, 2016non-album single
Breathless
  • Label: Mofo Music Ltd.
November 9, 2017TIEN [15]
I Don't Care
  • Label: Mofo Music Ltd.
June 8, 2018 [16]

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