Friday, March 22

Chung receives platinum record for ‘There You Are’


KUCHING: Jessie Chung received a platinum record award for exceeding total record sales of 15,000 copies of her ‘There You Are’ album within just three months in 2016 from Warner Music Malaysia and the album’s physical CD distributor PMP Entertainment.

Chung’s debut English album was well-received by the public during its release last year.

She will be promoting her new album ‘Be Strong’ in China, Australia, and European countries to meet her fans.

She wanted to encourage people especially those depressed, with her songs.

At an appreciation dinner with family and friends here on Monday, she said she would be spending most of her time working in Australia and China.

Warner Music Malaysia and Future Entertainment and Music Group Australia have awarded Chung the Outstanding Achievement in the Music Industry Award for her achievement in music charts in Taiwan and YouTube views for the album ‘There You Are’.

‘There You Are’ took a top two position in Five Music’s International Chart and also in i Radio’s International chart.

The album has stayed in the charts for a consecutive eight weeks.

She is the only Malaysian singer to enter Taiwan’s Five Music’s International Chart.

On i Radio International Chart, Chung surpassed Lady Gaga.

Among criteria to enter the international chart include online votes (30 per cent), DJ votes (30 per cent), radio airplay (30 per cent) and album sales (10 per cent).

The album has also been climbing up Baidu’s Music Chart, reaching sixth place.

The total music video views on YouTube for ‘There You Are’ has surpassed six million within five months.

Chung was nominated for the Asia Best Lady Singer Award in the Lady of Excellence Award 2017.

The award ceremony will be held this November in Singapore.