Hua Chenyu is the champion of Hunan TV’s Singer 2020 who has won many other awards. OUR STREET STYLE
Nicknamed “Weirdo” and “Brother from Mars”, Chinese singer Hua Chenyu has shown that he is a force to be reckoned with.
After winning the Best Asian Artist award at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards, the 30-year-old singer has had a growing list of awards.
On April 25, Hua grabbed the champion of Hunan TV’s Singer 2020. He became the first post-90s generation winner and the youngest champion of the yearly competition, which has been held for four years.
In the final episode of Singer 2020, Hua sang his original song Seven Personalities. In this song, Hua used seven vocals to show seven different lives, namely the innocent, brutal, reasonable, self-asserted, romantic, pessimistic and crazy lives. This song quickly went viral on the internet.
Unlike other singers of his generation who typically approach music by evoking romance, Hua expressed a unique perspective. When he took part in Hunan TV’s singing competition show Super Boy in 2013, Hua performed an original song that had no lyrics. In Why Nobody Fights, a song from his debut album Quasimodo’s Gift, he repeatedly sang the words “why nobody fights” over different melodies.
与同时代大多数唱情歌的歌手不同，华晨宇展现的是一个独特的视角。在参加2013年湖南卫视歌唱选秀节目《快乐男声》时，华晨宇就演唱了一首没有歌词的原创歌曲。华晨宇的首张专辑《卡西莫多的礼物》中收录了一首名为《Why nobody fights》的歌曲，歌中，他用不同的旋律反复唱着“Why nobody fights”这句话。
For Hua, popularity is not the priority; rather, he prefers that his music be considered less mainstream.
“If one day, my song is sung by everybody on the streets, I might no longer want to sing it any more,” Hua said on the talk show Feichang Dao on iFeng. “I want to experience something fresh, and would be happy if people can accept different music styles. This would motivate me to produce better music, more fun things and let [audiences] experience something new.”
Hua’s talent and courage have, no doubt, helped him become “one of the most influential young [singers] in China”, noted China Youth Daily.