Reviews: CD

Updated: 2007-01-23 06:41

The Chinese Madonna

In her first CD album Universal Gravitation, Wan Qian (Regina Wan) from Shanghai presents a number of tracks reminiscent of the power pop beats of a modern Madonna.

Though still a new name to most people, Wan has shown her versatility in performing arts including roles in the National Theatre Company's drama Wilderness and Man and a popular TV series named Secret Order 1949 aired last April.

Her songs Pink Love and Universal Gravitation gained her the award "Best New Singer of the Year" voted by 11 radio stations in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Dance music seems to be Wan's main direction, as is indicated in her latest album released by Starzbank Music of Shanghai.

Mu Qian

(China Daily 01/23/2007 page20)