|HOT SONG: Rapper-singer Tlinh’s MV 'Nếu Lúc Đó' (If Only) ranked No 1 on trending on YouTube in Việt Nam three days after its release, with 2.5 million views. Photo courtesy of Production House Zobra|
Two young Vietnamese female singers have gained fame as their new music videos have been on top of the MV chart on YouTube in Việt Nam.
Rapper-singer Tlinh’s MV Nếu Lúc Đó (If Only) ranked No 1 on trending on YouTube in Việt Nam three days after its release, with 2.5 million views.
The MV, released on March 2, has since earned more than 5.1 million views.
The song is composed by Tlinh and the MV’s producer 2pillz in hip hop style with catchy melodies.
Its lyrics written by the singer are inspired by her love story, expressing a woman’s pain and weakness after a broken love.
The 23-year-old told local media that the MV was part of her transformation journey, reflecting maturity in her music and style.
“I use music to express my feelings. I make music to encourage women and myself to keep being sexy, feminine and strong even if you’re hurt. It’s not a weakness, it’s a source of strength,” Tlinh said.
Tlinh invited Lâm Đạo Đạo, director and co-founder of Zorba Production House, to make her MV.
Đạo, who made the MV Strip ‘em Down for Tlinh, brought to audiences a love story of a beautiful woman who is very brave and strong as she is facing challenges in life.
Nguyễn Hân Như in Đồng Nai Province said: “The song’s lyrics, music and MV are addictive.”
Tlinh, whose real name is Nguyễn Thảo Linh, became popular after joining the first season of Rap Việt, a reality TV music show based on a Thai show called The Rapper.
She was named the second runner-up at the most-viewed TV show in Việt Nam in 2020.
She made her name among fans with productions such as Thích Quá Rùi Nè (Love You So Much) and Gái Độc Thân (Single Lady), which has attracted tens of millions views on YouTube.
Promoting traditional art
|INSPIRED BY CHÈO: Singer Hoà Minzy releases new MV 'Thị Mầu', inspired by Việt Nam’s most famous chèo opera 'Quan Âm Thị Kính' (Goddess of Mercy). Photo courtesy of the artist|
Singer Hoà Minzy released her new MV Thị Mầu on March 5, which is inspired by the character of a flirtatious woman from Việt Nam’s most classic chèo opera Quan Âm Thị Kính (Goddess of Mercy).
Composed by Nguyễn Hoàng Phong and mixed by Masew, the work features contemporary folk mixing with pop music, with lyrics featuring an introduction of Thị Mầu.
Phong said he wrote the song in 2016, conveying traditional values in hope that young people could come closer to chèo, a form of northern Vietnamese traditional stage art.
The MV ranked No 1 on trending on YouTube Việt Nam five days after its release with 4.8 million views.
The work features a young artist working hard to turn into the character of Thị Mầu.
It also has the participation of Meritorious Artist Thu Huyền, who was known for playing the role of Thị Mầu. The artist plays a chèo instructor in the MV.
“My idea of the MV was born three years ago. It’s not a story about a young artist, but reminds young audiences of our traditional art – chèo,” Hoà said.
“I believe my way is different. I love to mix contemporary music and traditional music with the use of modern visual effects in order to make the music and video easily approachable by young audiences, especially Generation Z,” she said.
Hoà became popular in 2015 with her MV Ăn Gì Đây (What We Should Eat), a production featuring contemporary folk music.
In 2020, she released the history-inspired MV Không Thể Cùng Nhau Suốt Kiếp (We Can’t Be Together Eternally), written by Mr Siro telling the sorrowful story of Empress Nam Phương.
The video wowed viewers thanks to its accurate depiction of the wedding ceremony of Emperor Bảo Đại and the empress, the last royal family of Việt Nam. Nhã nhạc (royal music) and hò Huế (the folk singing of Huế) are used in some parts of the video.
Since 2021, Hoà has participated in many TV reality shows such as Xuân Hạ Thu Đông Rồi Lại Xuân (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring Again) and Biển Của Hy Vọng (Sea of Hope) featuring live music performances at beautiful landscapes in Việt Nam.
The shows received a warm reception from audiences. VNS