Singing in Chinese, French and English, Beilei represents an emerging generation of recording artists whose music maps a new geography. Born in Wenzhou, China and raised in Paris, France, her artistry is a passport that transports her worldwide.
Profoundly influenced by R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop and pop, Beilei found little encouragement for her musical aspirations from her traditional, business-oriented Chinese family. ï¿½So I got into this world with obstinacy and faith,ï¿½ she notes.
Both traits have served her well: she studied voice with Franceï¿½s most distinguished vocal coaches: Richard Cross, Armande Altaï¿½ and Yaï¿½lle Benzaquen; signed to management, and came to the attention of executives at Columbia, Virgin, Ariola, EMI, and EMC Records. She released a well-received debut single, but the industryï¿½s insistence on packaging her as an exotic China doll was in direct conflict with her career aspirations. "Industry people wanted an Asian sound with a Asian face. I wanted to sound like me and not express my roots through my music as a marketing tool...this is too clichï¿½ --My face already tells enough of my ethnicity."
Still, there is no denying that Beileiï¿½s stunning visual appeal is eye-catching and distinctive. A consummate performer, she been spotlighted at music festivals throughout France. In Morocco, she was featured on a tour sponsored by Mï¿½ditel (Mobile Oil), where she performed in 13 beach cities for audiences of thousands of listeners. It was in Paris that she met her future partner UJ, a guitarist and leader of a multicultural band. When he offered Beilei a spot fronting a group, she returned to Shanghai, China for three years of steady gigging ï¿½ 300 nights per year. Although this experience was invaluable, she wanted to learn more about the business side so she went to the source, enrolling in the Music Business Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California where she was named student of the year.
Now in Shanghai where she has founded a company, Soulway Entertainment with UJ, it all comes full cycle. With the release of In Between Two Worlds, she tells her story in words, music and narration. Naturally, the first three singles are in three languages: "My One & Only" in Chinese; "Zaijian" in French; and "Losin' Control" in English.
But it doesnï¿½t require a mastery of languages to appreciate Beilei. World-class vocals, captivating songs, and unlimited possibilities: the sound of Beilei is the sound of the future, where language, ethnicity and gender will ultimately be eclipsed by the power of the music.
My One & Only
The Most Romantic Wedding (2010 Shanghai Expo French Pavilion Romantic wedding Theme song)
In Between Two Worlds (May 2010)
Beilei In Between 2 Worlds
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Translation from chinese text: Its rare to see an artist who has such originality in China, Be...Translation from chinese text:
Its rare to see an artist who has such originality in China, Beilei represent a new generation of artist to make a statement through her unique music and story! Singing in french, chinese, english, the chinese songstress really has a world class vocal and stunning look....
Worked with some of biggest name & brands in China, Beilei is no doubt a in demand entertainer...
1. Welcome 2 My World
2. Losin' Control
3. My One & Only
4. Its B.E.I.L.E.I.
5. Life Without A Home
6. Perfect Woman
7. Stay 2 Nite
8. Get Up When I Want
9. The Sound of Shanghai
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