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Jessie's new single English album huge success in Taiwan
Published on: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: Malaysia's Princess of Rock Jessie Chung's new single English album "Be Strong" has notched a huge success in Taiwan.It scored two No. 1 Chart Positions while her album sales also surpassed 15,000 physical copies in three months, reaching platinum status. Upon its release, "Be Strong" has received major support from the Taiwanese, as enthusiastic media and radio stations pushed Jessie's album around the country to empower its people.

Jessie campaigned in Taiwan for two weeks; her album debuted atop the throne of Taiwan's most authoritative album sales chart, Five Music's International Chart, which is Taiwan's first and only chart that determines its rankings solely through album sales.

Jessie, who has now returned to Malaysia to celebrate and share the success with her fans, is currently the only Malaysian singer to have two simultaneous championships in the international charts of Taiwan.

Every music video on her album surpassed the million view mark on YouTube in less than two months, indicating great popularity.

After winning Five Music's championship, Taiwan's top radio station i Radio announced the good news: "Be Strong" squeezed into the top ranks of i Radio's International chart, debuting at second place.

On the second week, she returned with a vengeance and reigned at the Number One spot with the support of the media and Taiwanese fans.

On top of it, Jessie has also been informed by the Malaysian government that she would have the honour to represent her country in the Asean Business Awards, competing in the category for "Most Outstanding Businesswoman" and becoming the pride of Malaysia!

Jessie was taken aback by her achievements as she never thought that her Australian label-produced album would be this popular in Taiwan, given contending established international artists such as Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, Madonna and Coldplay.

According to her, the Taiwanese are really fond of "Be Strong", because every song on the album emanated positive energy, especially the title track "Be Strong", which became the newest hot single most played by Taiwanese DJs.

Future Entertainment & Music Group Australia held a celebration for Jessie's outstanding awards in Taiwan.

Darren Choy, Chairman of the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) cum Managing Director of Warner Music Malaysia & Singapore, and Lim Kim Sow, CEO of Malaysia's physical record distributor PMP Entertainment, were on hand to present Jessie with a platinum certification.

Darren noted that the previous album "There You Are" has done extremely well, but "Be Strong" outdid it by topping two charts. Lim said the 15,000 physical record sales is an incredible feat in the age of streaming and digital album sales, adding Jessie is a hardworking artist, and her hard work paid off this time.

To bring Jessie and her talent around the world, her boss in Australia employed Neil McLean, an artist manager with 33 years' experience in the media sphere and is currently a renowned television producer and host in Australia. Describing Jessie as a legend, he has the confidence that she will soon become a household name in Australia.

As for Jessie's agenda, she'll be flying to Australia this year to promote her album and perform.

Her label has prepared for her to promote her album in Thailand in August, and Jessie will fly to Australia in September to hold the legal wedding ceremony of her dreams at Gold Coast.


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