Few can match Joey when it comes to breaking Cantopop records. Our girl’s been breaking records since her debut. Joey’s debut EP released in 1999 still holds the record for spending the most weeks on IFPI Hong Kong’s sales chart at 23 weeks. A year later at age 20 she broke the then-record of being the youngest female singer to hold a concert at the prestigious Hong Kong Coliseum. Though the record has since been broken twice, it is unlikely anyone will beat Joey’s record crushing 10 JSG ‘Most Popular Female Singer’ and CRHK ‘Ultimate Female Singer Gold’ wins. Say all you want about record company politics, when all four major media outlets bestow their top awards on you for over a decade, you simply cannot deny Joey’s influence and success. And with Joey’s latest extended play, the record breaking diva is adding another round of pop chart records under her name.
Yesterday, Hong Kong internet celebrity and Joey super-fan 高登天后瓊姐 or ‘Kingjer’ posted on social media the above image celebrating the many records Joey’s newest EP broke. The following are the notable pop chart records broken by Me, re-do:
- The only album released in the 21st century (2000 and after) to have its singles spend a cumulative 14 weeks (or more) at #1 across Hong Kong’s four major pop charts. (Interesting note: the all-time record holder is Jacky Cheung’s 1995 album 過敏世界, the album containing Cheung’s original version of 這麼近那麼遠, with 19 cumulative weeks)
- Most cumulative weeks at #1 across Hong Kong four major singles charts for songs from a single female pop album
- The only album in Cantopop history in which all tracks are #1 songs
- Most cumulative weeks at #1 on CRHK’s ‘Ultimate Billboard’ radio song chart (4 weeks – tying the record set by the plugs off Eason’s 2005 album U87)
- 樂觀 is the only song from a female artist to spend two weeks at #1 on CRHK’s ‘Ultimate Billboard’ chart in the 2010s