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Jacky Cheung
Jacky Cheung, January 2007
Background information
Chinese name 張學友 (traditional)
Chinese name 张学友 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Xúeyǒu (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zoeng1 Hok6-jau5 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born 10 July 1961 (1961-07-10) (age 60)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, Lyricist, Actor
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop, Operatic pop, Jazz, R&B
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar
Voice type(s) Baritone, Tenor, occasional falsetto
Years active 1984 – present
Spouse(s) May Lo Mei-mei (羅美薇)(1996-present)
Children 2 daughters
Ancestry Tianjin, China

Jacky Cheung (born 10 July 1961) is a Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor. Along with, Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau and Leon Lai, he is one of the Cantopop Four Heavenly Kings. As of May 2003, he has sold more than 25 million records.

Acting career

Jacky Cheung, Avenue of Stars
Cheung's hand print an autograph at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong.

While Cheung is known for his singing, he has also acted in many films. He received the Best Supporting Actor award as well as the Best Supporting Actor Golden Horse Award. He also received the Best Actor Award at the New Delhi Film Festival. His song Perhaps Love, which serves as the theme song for the multi-award-winning film Perhaps Love, also won the Best Song Award at the 2005 Hong Kong Film Award and the CASH Best Song Award. As of October 2017, he is one of a handful of Chinese singer-actors who have never starred in a television drama.

Ceremonies and spokesperson

Cheung was named the spokesperson for Hong Kong Disneyland in 2004. He took part in a number of large-scale marketing events organised by The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, beginning with the hosting of a TV program, Magical World of Disneyland. He recorded a multi-lingual song for Hong Kong Disneyland, entitled One. The music video for One was filmed at Hong Kong Disneyland. He also recorded for the Hong Kong Disneyland: The Grand Opening Celebration Album.

In December 2006, Cheung performed live the theme song "Together Now" at the Opening Ceremony of the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. He was introduced as "the most popular Asian performer in the world".

In 2010, Cheung, Jane Zhang, and K'naan sang a Mandarin version of "Wavin' Flag (The Celebration Mix)" for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

In 2012, Cheung sang "中国节拍·震动世界", the cheering song of China for the 2012 London Olympics.

Personal life

On 15 February 1996 in London, he married Hong Kong actress May Lo Mei-mei, with whom he has two daughters. He is a Buddhist and a vegetarian.

In March 2009 he became the first Cantopop/Mandopop artist to contribute items to the Hard Rock franchise memorabilia collection. Items are to be exhibited at the Hard Rock hotel in Macau. A donation was also made to the Children's Cancer Foundation and ORBIS Macau.

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