Tuesday, October 18, 2011

KOWLOON, HONG KONG (Frances Yip)

From Wikipedia:
Frances Yip Lai-yee is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer. She is best known for performing many of the theme songs for television series produced by TVB in the 1980s and early 1990s. Born on 22 Oct 1947, Frances is of Hakka ancestry, Yip hit international fame with her signature tune, The Bund from the TVB drama of the same title. Before her success, she tributed songs in her earlier albums originally performed by singers such as Adam Cheng, Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng. In her 41-year career, Yip has released more than 80 albums, mostly of songs in American English, Indonesian, Malay, Mexican Spanish, Japanese, Tagalog, Cantonese and Mandarin. She has performed on television, and in films, concerts and cabarets in more than 30 countries on five continents. Yip is fluent in both Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English. She recently overcame breast cancer.

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