Sunday, January 20, 2008

KAREN KONG PROMO IN GURNEY

Date: 20 January 2008


Karen Kong is a new singer where she had his first album promo in Gurney Plaza. It is the first released album. She sang a song and the autograph session had also cancelled.



Bits and Bites of Karen Kong

Karen Kong (or Karen K to her fans) is a Malaysian singer of Chinese ethnicity. She was a student of S.M St Anne, Labuan, S.M.K Labuan, Tunku Abdul Rahman College and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. She was a participant in Malaysian Idol in 2004, but she was eliminated in the first round.
Kong's debut single was launched in January 2007. She immediately garnered attention due to her entire album being written in Malay, which is quite unusual for an ethnic Chinese artist in Malaysia. Her debut EP also includes her singles Cinta Hello Kitty and Ku Tak Upaya, both penned by fellow Malaysian songwriter Asmin Mudin (writer of Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor's Gemilang). Both were featured on several radio station top charts including ERA, Xfresh and others.

On 15 January 2007, Kong released her full Malay album, Mulakan, which not only featured the debut single, but also nine other tracks including Na Na Na Nada Cinta, a remake of the Japanese song La La La Love Song by Toshinobu Kubota.

On 17 July 2007, she made a first in the Malaysian music scene by being the first artiste to hold a web concert. In September, she announced her plan to produce a Mandarin album (and her Chinese stage name, as stated above). The album, titled Showtime, which has since been finished and scheduled for release on 27 October, however, hit a snag when it was found that retail stores refuse to distribute or sell the album. This lead her company to only sell her album in a 50-leg promotional tour around the country.

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