Compiled by GERARD GIMINO, C ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
KING of Mandopop Jay Chou is set to release his latest album on July 15 following an eight-year hiatus, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Chou uploaded a video titled Jay Chou Documentaire Sur La Musique (French for Jay Chou Music Documentary) on YouTube showcasing snippets of his latest album which were done in Paris.
In the video, Chou claimed that he wrote a song at Gare du Nord, one of the six large mainline railway station termini in Paris.
“There is a piano at the station! The environment is so cool and it changes the creative atmosphere. Some people (write their music) in bathrooms during a shower.
“The creative environment is important.
“I wanted to challenge myself to write a song at the train station,” he said.
Chou released his last album Jay Chou’s Bedtime Stories in 2016.
When contacted, JVR Music confirmed that Chou’s album will be released on July 15.
> Hong Kong superstar Sammi Cheng is believed to have forgiven her husband, singer Andy Hui, for cheating due to advice from her late father, reported China Press.
In conjunction with Fathers Day, the 49-year-old singer listed out on her Instagram profile some advice her late father had given her about love.
They include “not only love but also admire your spouse” and “not to give up easily”.
Her father died of an illness in 2020 after spending a month in hospital.
It was earlier reported that Hui was caught kissing an actress 20 years his junior at the back of a taxi in April 2019.
Hui then made a public apology, cancelled his concerts and took a hiatus from work.
He recently hinted about plans for a comeback in the entertainment scene.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.