Aaron Kwok's online concert draws over three million viewers


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  • Monday, 11 May 2020

Cantopop star Aaron Kwok attracted more than three million viewers with an online charity concert held last Saturday. Photo: Instagram/Aaron Kwok

Cantopop star Aaron Kwok attracted more than three million viewers with an online charity concert held last Saturday. The live concert, titled Cheer Up And Dance, attracted more than 2.6 million viewers on Facebook and over 1.1 million viewers on YouTube.

The 54-year-old singer and actor, known as one of Hong Kong's Four Heavenly Kings, is well known for his dance moves. He was flanked by about 100 dancers wearing masks for the concert held on the rooftop of shopping complex Harbour City in Hong Kong.

Kwok kicked off the hour-long concert with one of his most beloved hits, Loving You Forever (1990).

He sang other hits including Crazy City (1994) and paid tribute to his mother, who died in February this year, saying she had influenced him to do charity work.

His concert reportedly raised more than HK$1 million (S$182,200) for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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由我的個人慈善基金會發起的《郭富城鼓舞。動起來網上慈善演唱會》終於順利圓滿完成。這是一次刻骨難忘的演出,於我自己個人的演藝印記上,亦記下了很美好的一頁。我是舞者出身,一定不忘初心,而於電影崗位工作上,亦得到幕後團隊關顧的養份,所以,我堅定決意為大家做點事。這場慈善演出由商討、研究、到落實,不足十天,完全是基於一份「有福同尋有禍願意分」的互助精神」,而燃起這團火。於疫情下,近百舞者,電影基層,有些失業了、轉行了、或是受傷了,然而因為今次的演出,目標和意義都齊了,所以大家是一呼百應地齊集,短短五天,就排練出精英的水準,舞蹈總監Sunny 亦功不可抹。有能力幫助別人是做人的福氣,我很開心,有這份福氣和百位並肩作戰的戰友,在一個空曠平台,沒有華衣美服、沒有升降台、沒有燈光煙火、沒有化妝間、沒有空調的狀況下,流著豆大的汗水,開心齊心地飛揚起舞,這份力量實在太震撼了,我認為這個《鼓舞,動起來慈善演唱會》在我的演唱會紀錄上必須佔有重要的一頁。謝謝大家的支持,特別是所有捐款的朋友,包括海港城帶頭捐予的一百萬,實在是一口強心針!希望這份捐款行動繼續下去,令今次籌募舒困經費的目標理想地完成。。演出是完成了,希望我演出的歌舞和發放的鼓勵,可以帶給大家一些快樂和正能量。我永遠記得這一天,百人共舞,一起鼓舞動起來。。為大家打氣。。為香港打氣。。 #郭富城 #健康旦 #郭富城國際關愛慈善基金 #團隊 #十天 ==== === === === === 「郭富城鼓舞。動起來網上慈善演唱會」已經圓滿完成,並於平台上架維持一個月的時間,所以捐款行動仍然是繼續的。各位如想捐款支持今次慈善項目,可依如下方法繼續捐款,而所籌得善款,將不扣除任何開支,全數透過郭富城國際慈善基金分配予各個合資格的專業舞蹈員及電影業界基層工作者。如各位往後仍願意支持Aaron 的慈善基金,仍然可以繼續捐款支持,本會將有善款,每月平均用於各項慈善項目。。 捐款方法如下: 可以透過Pay Pal捐款:paypal.me/AKLCICF 或存款予基金戶口: 郭富城國際慈善基金有限公司 Aaron Kwok Love and Concern International Charity Fund Limited 香港上海匯豐銀行HSBC:634-353288-838 支票捐款: 支票抬頭:郭富城國際關愛慈善基金有限公司 寄往:觀塘鴻圖道35號天星中心5樓「健康‧旦」收

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Kwok, who got his start in entertainment as a dancer, also urged the public to donate to dancers and other performing arts professionals whose incomes have been affected by the pandemic.

The event marked one of the rare times Kwok has allowed his elder daughter Chantelle to be photographed in public, though the three-year-old had a mask on.

His wife, Chinese model Moka Fang, showed up at the event with Chantelle. The couple have another daughter, one-year-old Charlotte, who did not appear at the event.

In an Instagram post after the show, Kwok wrote: "I was blessed to have these 100 comrades beside me, in an open space with no glamorous costumes, no stage lifts, no lights or fireworks, no make-up rooms, no air-conditioning, just sweating it out and dancing happily." – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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