After fending off all other contenders and winning Five Music’s championship, Taiwan’s top radio station i Radio also came in with good news: Jessie’s new single “Be Strong” squeezed into the top ranks of i Radio’s International chart, debuting at second place. On the second week, Jessie Chung came back with a vengeance and reigned at the Number One spot with the support of the media and Taiwanese fans!
Jessie Chung was taken aback by the achievements brought on by her album Be Strong. She never thought that her Australian label-produced album would be this popular in Taiwan, as her contenders this time included established international artists such as Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, Madonna, and Coldplay, etc. In regard to the double championship achieved with this album, Jessie humbly said that her boss and producer are the ones who should receive the most credit.
|Jessie Chung's New Album Be Srong Scores Two No.1 Chart Positions and Crosses Platinum Mark|
Chairman of RIM Darren Choy stated that the previous album There You Are has already done extremely well, but Be Strong managed to out do it by topping two charts. Jessie is currently the only Malaysian singer to have two simultaneous championships in the international charts of Taiwan.
|Jessie Chung's with her Platinum Record, Be Strong|
Every music video on Jessie Chung’s Be Strong album surpassed the million view mark on YouTube in less than two months, indicating the amount of popularity they have garnered. Her album sales also surpassed 15,000 physical copies in three months, reaching platinum status!
|Jessie Chung's new album Be Strong cake for cake cutting ceremony|
|Jessie Chung's New Album Be Srong Scores Two No.1 Chart Positions and Crosses Platinum Mark in Taiwan|
To bring Jessie and her talent around the world, her boss in Australia employed Neil McLean, an artist manager who has had 33 years of experience in the media sphere and is currently a renowned television producer and host in Australia. He remarked that Jessie is a legend, and he has the confidence that Jessie will soon become a household name in Australia.
As for Jessie’s agenda this year, she stated that her manager has opened up opportunities in the Australian and European music scene for her, and she’ll be flying to Australia this year to promote her album and perform. Her label has prepared for Jessie 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.
As for the Music Box Stage Play, which is currently held in abeyance, her manager stated that it will be showing at the end of this year in performing art centers all across the country after Jessie’s wedding.
Jessie's fans also comes to stage to surprise her, with a nice gift box inside has got photos of Jessie and letter to Jessie.
|Surprise gift box to Jessie's by her fans|
** Five Music’s International Chart is Taiwan’s first and only chart that determines its rankings solely through album sales.
** The rankings of i Radio’s International Chart are determined through internet polling, i Radio DJ votes, total airplay, and total record sales (Five Music, G-music, Books.com.tw).