Jacky Cheung Bio, Age, Net Worth, Career, Height, Wife, Children
Jacky Cheung is a Hong Kong singer and actor who dubbed the “God of Songs”, and is regarded as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong pop music. Jacky Cheung is known for his technically skilled vocals, lengthy tours, and multimillion-selling albums.
Jacky Cheung’s album sales are more than 60 million worldwide and he has appeared in dozens of films that have been well received by both audiences and critics. Singing in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Jacky Cheung is one of Hong Kong’s national singing treasures.
He is now regarded as one of the genre’s most popular musicians and vocalists, both within the Chinese-speaking community and outside. Throughout the course of his 30-year career, he has published more than 50 albums, garnered various honors, including the 1994 Golden Melody Award for Best Male Singer.
Jacky Cheung Biography
Jacky Cheung Hok-yau born on 10 July 1961, is a 61-year-old Hong Kong singer and actor. Dubbed the “God of Songs”, he is regarded as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Hong Kong pop music. He is known for his technically skilled vocals, lengthy tours, and multimillion-selling albums.
Jacky Cheung Age
How old is Jacky Cheung? Born on 10 July 1961, Jacky Cheung is a 61-year-old Hong Kong singer and actor.
Jacky Cheung Height & Weight
Jacky Cheung stands tall 1.76 m and weighs 65 KG.
Jacky Cheung Education
Jacky Cheung attended North Point Government Primary School from 1967 to 1973, and graduated from Literary College in 1978, then went to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Jacky Cheung Nationality
Jacky Cheung Hok-yau is a Hong Kong singer and actor.
Jacky Cheung Career
His successful music and acting career has made Jacky Cheung one of Hong Kong’s icons. He was elected by Time Magazine as one of the “25 most influential people in the New Hong Kong”. He set the Guinness World record for the largest combined audience for a live act in 12 months during his “Jacky Cheung 1/2 Century World Tour”, with 2,048,553 audience members.
Jacky Cheung originally started working as a reservation officer for the airline Cathay Pacific. His music career started when he won the Amateur 18-Hong Kong district singing contest in 1984 with the song “Fatherland” by Michael Kwan. He outcompeted more than 10,000 other contestants.
After winning the contest, he was signed by the then Polygram Records, now Universal Music Group. Although encouraged by a bright start, he did not achieve immediate supremacy in Cantopop, then dominated by Leslie Cheung, Alan Tam, Anita Mui and Danny Chan. In 1985 he won his first two major awards together with the 1985 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards and the 1985 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards.
In the 1994 Billboard Music Awards in the US, he was named the most popular singer in Asia. He received numerous music awards both in Hong Kong and elsewhere, including the best-selling Chinese singer in the World Music Awards for two consecutive years in 1995 and 1996 held at Monaco. Jacky Cheung was also elected as one of the world’s Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1999.
In 1999, he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World by JCI (Junior Chamber International), a worldwide federation of young professionals and entrepreneurs. In 2000 he was awarded the Golden Needle Award by RTHK. This award, the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award, recognised outstanding contributions to the music industry.
Jacky Cheung won the Best Selling Cantonese Album Award at the Hong Kong IFPI Awards in 2005 with his live album, Jacky Live Performance, which he accepted in person for the first time in years. In the fast-changing scene of canto-pop, Jacky Cheung has maintained his popularity and sales power for more than 20 years after his debut, an incredible feat in Hong Kong pop music.
While Jacky Cheung is better known for his singing, he has also acted in many films. He received the Best Supporting Actor award in the 8th Hong Kong Film Awards for his work in As Tears Go By (1988) as well as the Best Supporting Actor Golden Horse Award for his work in The Swordsman (1990).
That same year he also collaborated with John Woo and Tony Leung in the film Bullet in the Head. He also received the Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival of India for his work in July Rhapsody (2002). His song Perhaps Love, which serves as the theme song for the 2005 award-winning film of the same name, also won the Best Song Award at the 2005 Hong Kong Film Award and the CASH Best Song Award at the 2006 CASH Gold Sail Music Awards.
On 15 February 1996 in London, Jacky Cheung married Hong Kong former actress May Lo Mei-mei. They met during the filming of Devoted to You in 1986, and have two daughters, Zoe, b. 2000, and Zia, b. 2005.
Jacky Cheung Wife
On 15 February 1996 in London, Jacky Cheung married Hong Kong former actress May Lo Mei-mei. They met during the filming of Devoted to You in 1986. May Lo Mei Mei was another one of the Cinema City girls – termed the “Happy Troupe Girls” from back in the mid-80s.
Jacky Cheung Children
Jacky Cheung have two daughters. His first daughter Yiu-Wah Cheung was born on August 3, 2000, and is currently 22 years. She is an actress just like her mother and father and is known for Kick Ass Girls (2013), She Remembers, He Forgets (2015) and A Lifetime Treasure (2019).
His second daughter Yiu-Huen Cheung was born on March 8, 2005, and is currently 18 years. Yiu-Huen Cheung appears to be very secretive and not the fame type to ride on her father’s fame hence has kept her life a secret from the public hence there are a lot not known about her at the moment.
Jacky Cheung Net Worth
Jacky Cheung has an estimated net worth of $145 million.
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