Eason Chan is a Actor Hongkongais born on 27 july 1974
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Birth name Eason Chan Yik-shunNationality Hong kongBirth 27 july 1974
Eason Chan (陳奕迅; Chan Yick-shun) is a prominent male singer in Hong Kong's music industry. Eason Chan has been praised by Time magazine as a front runner in the next generation of Cantopop. He is considered by media to be Hong Kong's third "god of song" after Samuel Hui and Jacky Cheung. In 2012, Time Out Hong Kong crowned Chan as the "King of Asian Pop". Chan is ranked #6 in the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity Top 100 List.
His Cantonese album U87 was listed in 2005 by Time magazine as one of "Five Asian Albums Worth Buying".
Chan is a multiple winner of the prestigious Golden Melody Award. In 2003, he won "Best Mandarin Male Singer" and "Best Mandarin Album" for Special Thanks To.... In 2009, he won "Best Mandarin Album" for his Mandarin album Don't Want to Let Go. He won his second "Best Mandarin Male Singer" award in 2015, for the album rice & shine.
Chan has earned 100 million HKD in 2014.
Chan, born in Hong Kong, went to England to study when he was 12. He attended St. Joseph's kindergarten, St. Joseph's College in Hong Kong, Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire, England and later Kingston University, studying architecture. Chan returned to Hong Kong before the completion of his degree to participate in the 1995 New Talent Singing Awards Competition in which he won first place. Immediately after his victory, Capital Artists signed a contract with him, ending his future career as an architect while launching his successful career in music.
Chan married his longtime girlfriend Hilary Tsui (Haoying Xu) in 2006, and his wife is a former TVB actress. His daughter Constance Chan was born on 4 October 2004. Constance Chan's name was given by Eason's good friend and famous songwriter Wyman Wong. Chan gave up smoking after the birth of his daughter. He reportedly did it for Constance and the health of his voice. However, in 2007, he admitted in his concert that he has resumed smoking due to stress from his then ongoing "Moving on Stage" world tour.
On 9 December 2009, Eason carried the 2010 Olympic Torch through the downtown of Montreal, effectively becoming the only person of Chinese descent to carry both the Summer and Winter Olympic torch.