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Location : MeDaN-InDoNeSiA
Registration date : 2007-08-26

PostSubject: Gary Cao Ge   Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:10 pm

Gary Cao (born July 9, 1979 in Malaysia), also known as Cao Ge is a Malaysian singer.
He received his early education in Canada. He went on to continue his studies at Auckland University, New Zealand when he was 16.

In 2006 he won Hong Kong TVB's Newcomer Singer award and has since released 2 albums. His big break occurred with the release of his Mandarin version of "Superwoman", a song initially recorded by Karyn White. Cao wrote some chart-topping songs in Taiwan sung by S.H.E, Cyndi Wang, and Aaron Kwok.

In a recent interview with MTV, Cao admits (fluently in English) that he is a shy guy who doesn't express himself well through words but well enough in the songs he sings. His early influences came from admiration of Stevie Wonder and R Kelly.

He is one of the rising singers that has been compared to David Tao and Jay Chou.

Albums :
1.格格 Blue
Released: January 26, 2006
Format: CD
Label: Rock Records
Chart position(s): #1 (TAIWAN G-music Chart)

Released: December 27, 2006
Format: CD
Label: Rock Records
Chart position(s): #1 (TAIWAN G-music Chart)

Gary collaborated with another fellow Malaysian singer Guang Liang(光良) for the song "Teenage Years(少年)", in Guang Liang's album "Fairy Tale(童话)".

Gary has also sung together with Genie Chuo(卓文萱) in the song "梁山伯與茱麗葉".

He later sang with Vivian Hsu(徐若瑄) in the song "I Still Believe".

He also sang with Beatrice Xu Wei Lun in the song "Freedom".

Compositions :
Gary has also been doing compositions for many other artistes.

Aaron Kwok(郭富城) - "只有你", "我了", "我的问题你没回答"
Cyndi Wang(王心凌) - "睫毛彎彎"
S.H.E - "大女人主义", "星星之火"
Huang Ping Yuan(黄品源) - "不要害怕"
Show Luo(羅志祥) - "幸福獵人"
Annie Yi(伊能靜) - "月兒亮彎彎"

Awards :

2006 6th Global Chinese Music Awards, Outstanding Regional Artiste (Malaysia)
TVB 8 Mandarin Music Awards (Hong Kong), Gold for Best Newcomer
Guang Zhou Golden Melody Awards, Gold for Best Male Newcomer
Guang Zhou Golden Melody Awards, Top 10 Golden Melodies for "Superwoman"
Malaysia Entertainment Association, Best Composer for "少年" (shared with Guang Liang)
Malaysia Entertainment Association, Top 10 Original Songs for "少年" (shared with Guang Liang)

2007 7th Music Chart Awards, Best New Artiste

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