Twins - 雙生兒
|Twins are a Hong Kong-based female Cantopop duo created in the summer of 2001 by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG). Twins are Charlene Choi Cheuk-Yin and Gillian Chung Yan-Tung. They are a popular group in Hong Kong and a top band in China. Their fanbase includes: Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Australia and United States. Their music has always targeted young teens, and have released albums for kindergarten and Infant school levels - which they sing in Cantonese or English|
|In 2004 they begin to attract a wider audience by venturing
into different styles of music which increased there public image all
over China. During December 2005 a rumour mentioned the splitting of the
two singers. However, they attended the May 2006 MTV Asia Awards in Thailand
together where they won the Hong Kong Favourite artist award.
However, there was an unfortunate incident in 2008 when pictures of Gillian appeared on the internet. The Edison Chen photo scandal would rock the Hong Kong entertainment industry. Local actor Edison Chen and a number of high-profile female celebrities including Gillian Chung, Bobo Chan and Cecilia Cheung, were shown in sexual acts with the explicit photos uploaded on the Internet. The scandal garnered the attention of international media including CNN, MSNBC, and The Guardian.
The scandal raised a number of questions regarding legal issues and netizen's online rights that went far beyond the usual music discussion. Please also bear in mind that whilst Hong Kong people tend to be a little more modern and Western thinking than their Mainland contemporaries - this was far too much a scandal for them, and was unacceptable!
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