HCM CITY — Pop singer Hoàng Thùy Linh will perform at the 8th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union TV Song Festival (ABU TV Song Festival), a televised music gala event to be held in Japan next month, featuring artists from the Asia-Pacific region.
Linh and singers from 10 countries and territories will perform at the festival, which was organised by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in co-operation with Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK).
Linh began her singing career in 2002 after performing in the girl band Thiên Thần (Angels), one of the country’s most popular teen bands.
Two years later, she played a role in Đường Đời (Path of Life), a 25-part TV series produced by Việt Nam Television. The film won a Golden Prize for best TV show at the Việt Nam Television Festival in 2005.
Last year, Linh received a master's degree in film directing from the Hà Nội University of Theatre and Cinematography
She has performed in dozens of films and TV shows by talented directors such as Huy Thuần and Lưu Trọng Ninh, and has appeared in many TV commercials and ads as well as magazine covers.
She has released 13 albums and 17 music videos (MV), including top pop and pop-dance hits Hoàng Thùy Linh - Vol.1 and Đừng Vội Vàng (No Hurry).
Her latest MVs, Để Mị Nói Cho Mà Nghe (Let Me Tell You) and Tứ Phủ (The Four Palaces), which feature folk music won acclaim from audiences and critics.
Để Mị Nói Cho Mà Nghe, released in June, has attracted 72.5 million hits on YouTube.
Tứ Phủ, a production between composer-producer Hồ Hoài Anh and songwriter Ngân Vi, saw more than 3 million views three days after its release on YouTube in August.
Tứ Phủ features electronic and folk music with old words used in Đạo Mẫu, or worship of Mother Goddesses, in Việt Nam.
In the work, Linh sings about Thoải Phủ (Water Palace), one of four palaces in Tứ Phủ, which consists of Thiên Phủ (Heaven Palace), Nhạc Phủ (Highlands Palace) and Địa Phủ (Earth Palace).
“Linh’s Tứ Phủ received some criticism but it has quality. It combines traditional and modern elements,” said musician Nguyễn Văn Chung of HCM City.
The ABU TV Song Festival, based on the famous Eurovision Song Contest, consists of two shows, Radio Song Festival and TV Song Festival.
Linh’s music will be broadcast live to the world through ABU TV Song Festival which opens on November 17. — VNS