Wanting Qu

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Wanting
Chinese name
PinyinQǔ Wǎntíng (Mandarin)
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born(1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 30)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
OccupationComposer, Lyricist, Singer
Genre(s)Pop rock, Pop, C-pop
Instrument(s)piano ,electronic keyboard, guitar
Label(s)Nettwerk, Universal Music China
 
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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Qu.
Wanting
Chinese name
PinyinQǔ Wǎntíng (Mandarin)
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born(1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 30)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
OccupationComposer, Lyricist, Singer
Genre(s)Pop rock, Pop, C-pop
Instrument(s)piano ,electronic keyboard, guitar
Label(s)Nettwerk, Universal Music China

Wanting Qu, simply known as Wanting (born October 10, 1983) is a Chinese singer-songwriter and pianist based in Vancouver.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Wanting was born and raised in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. She moved to Canada at 16 to study, eventually earning a degree in international business, and relocated to Vancouver where she began her musical career.[2]

In 2009, she became the first Chinese artist to be signed to the Nettwerk label;[3] she is managed by Terry McBride.[4] Her first album, Everything In The World (produced by Winston Hauschild and jointly released with Universal Music China in 2012)[5] went platinum in China within its first week on sale,[6] and her singles "You Exist in My Song" and "Drenched" were used in the soundtrack for the Hong Kong film Love in the Buff.[7][8]

In 2013, she became the first ever tourism ambassador for Vancouver, with the intention of raising Canada's profile among destinations for Chinese visitors. Qu will participate in a series of videos, bringing together her music with scenic imagery of British Columbia. She will also personally show fans around Vancouver and Whistler as part of a contest.[9]

Qu appeared on the 2013 CCTV New Year's Gala, where she performed "You Exist In My Song."[10]

The song "Star in You" from the album Everything In The World was featured in Degrassi: The Next Generation in the episode "Bitter Sweet Symphony, Part II" on Feb 22nd, 2013.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Awards[edit]

Global Chinese Music Awards[edit]

Qu has won three Global Chinese Music Awards.[12]

YearRecipientAwardResult
2012Wanting QuBest NewcomerWon
Outstanding Regional Artist Award (Beijing)Won
"You Exist In My Song"Best SongWon

Chinese Music Awards[edit]

Qu has won four Chinese Music Awards.[13]

YearRecipientAwardResult
2012Wanting QuBest New ArtistWon
Best New Original ArtistWon
Best Music ComposerWon
"You Exist In My Song"Best SongWon

Music Times Awards[edit]

Qu has won one Music Times Award.[14]

YearRecipientAwardResult
2012Everything In The WorldBest Album of the YearWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chinese pop singer Qu Wanting's pursuit of success at China Central Television; by Stanley Lee; published September 13, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  2. ^ Vancouver-based Wanting Qu starts North American tour at Northwest Asian Weekly; published October 15, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  3. ^ INTERVIEW: Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Wanting Qu at Misunderrated; by Jessie Lau, Jaime Chu, and Sherlock Lam; published April 17, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  4. ^ A bright future for Qu Wanting at China Daily, by Chen Nan; published August 24, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  5. ^ Wanting: the most popular artist you've never heard of, at CBC.ca, by Brad Frenette; published October 16, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  6. ^ Vancouver singer-songwriter Wanting goes platinum in China at the Vancouver Sun; published July 18, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  7. ^ A mountain of fun at Global Times, by Li Yuting; published August 14, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  8. ^ On an express train to stardom at China Daily, by Chen Nan; published August 10, 2012; retrieved October 19, 2012
  9. ^ Lee, Jeff. "Chinese singer-songwriter Wanting Qu new Vancouver tourism ambassador". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Mackinnon, Mark. "Celine Dion to headline China’s big televised new-year gala". The Globe And Mail. 
  11. ^ "Degrassi Season 12 Episode 32 February 22 2013 “Bitter Sweet Symphony (2)”". TuneFind. 
  12. ^ "Global Chinese Music Awards 2012 Winners List unveiled". XinMSN. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "第20屆中歌榜頒獎典禮獲獎名單". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "曲婉婷EXO抢占风云榜舞台 海内外势力正面交锋". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 

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