Hong Kong Heavenly King Jacky Cheung is set to release his first album in seven years, Wake Up Dreaming, on December 23. In China, the album will be exclusively sold on popular Chinese website Tencent, a deal which is reportedly worth NT$300 million (approximately S$12.69 million).
During the press conference yesterday, Jacky shared that he was involved in the conceptualisation and production of the album that has incorporated folk and English rock elements.
Originally scheduled to drop in October, Wake Up Dreaming’s release was delayed for two months, which gave Jacky more time to practise his new songs.
Two singles from the album, “The Rest of Time” and “Tears of Time”, were first broadcast in October, which got Jacky’s fans excited for his highly anticipated comeback.
To commemorate Jacky’s 30th anniversary in the industry, the record company presented an award for his 15 best-selling albums, which have sold a total of 60 million copies to date, an unbeaten record among Mando-pop singers.
“Regardless of the sales figure, every album represents a milestone. I value each one of them very much,” Jacky said.
At the same time, the singer, who hopes to explore different areas of the music scene, also revealed that he is currently choosing scripts for a musical next year.