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Top 5 Most Influential Chinese Mandopop Musicians

Updated on December 14, 2017

What is Mandopop?

The term Mandopop refers to Mandarin pop music, typically used to represents the Mandarin language songs. Mandopop also is the first kind of Chinese popular music, it started at Shanghai, later popular at Taipei, Hongkong. In the year 2000, Mandopop growth rapidly in mainland China, and become the mainstream at here.

Top-5# Liu Huan

Chinese singer and songwriter, he is one of China's pioneers in pop music and is regarded as China's King of Pop. Liu Huan is an all-rounder in the musical area, he is good at rock and roll, local operas and combines Chinese music with foreign music. On Aug. 8, 2008, Liu sang a duet "You and Me" with Sarah Brightman at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.


You and Me - Beijing Olympic Song 2008

Top-4# Faye Wong

Chinese singer, songwriter, and actress. She has a unique style and voice and is Mezzo-soprano. Due to a song of "Let's Meet in 1998", she referred to Chinese Music "diva".

She has known by "Eyes On Me" in her early musical career, this song also becomes the best-selling video game music disc and winning "Song of the Year" at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards.


Faye Wong - Bored

Top-3# Lo Ta-yu

A Taiwanese singer and songwriter, he is good at making the connection of pop and rock music with his melodic lyrics. Lots of his songs became each younger' childhood memory. The most significant thing he shows to people is the positive attitude from his music.


Lo Ta Yu-Childhood

Top-2# Jay Chou

A Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer, actor, and director. His music has various types, rock, hip-hop, and blues, he also good at combining western music elements with Chinese culture. His songs do not like other pop music, he likes use songs to delivery a correct world value to people.

In 2000, his first album "Jay", which makes him gained praise throughout Asia and other Asian lives in western countries. He has sold more than 30 million albums and has various awards for his musical and movie's works, and won four World Music Awards. In 2003, he was the cover story of Time Magazine, named as New King of Asian Pop, which "acknowledging his influence on popular culture."


Jay Chou-Fearless

Top-1# Teresa Teng

A popular and influential Chinese pop singer, she’s known for romantic ballads and folk songs. Her songs have been covered by lots of singers, including Faye Wong. She recorded many memorable songs, and singing by Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Japanese, English and some few Indonesian, and the number of her songs up to 1000.


Teresa Teng-The Moon represents my heart

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