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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Kelvin Kwan is a cantopop singer from Go East, a subdivision of Universal Music.[1][2]

Family backgroundEdit

Born into a wealthy family, Kwan was raised in Canada.[3] His father is Hong Kong record producer William Kwan, an executive for the Hong Kong division of PolyGram, who played in the band Teddy Robin and the Playboys with his brother Teddy Robin in his youth.[1][4] Due to the elder Kwan's close relationship with Hong Kong singer Alan Tam, Tam became Kelvin Kwan's godfather.[1] Kwan and Jill Vidal shot to stardom by filming anti-drug commercials in Hong Kong.

CareerEdit

MusicEdit

In 2004, during the summer vacation after his first year of university in Toronto, Kwan went on a trip to Taiwan; after a night of karaoke with his father's ex-coworkers, Kwan was offered an audition, and was signed to Universal Music's Taiwan division. A year later, he moved to Hong Kong.[1] Tam immediately took Kwan under his wing, teaching him how to face the media and deal with their queries about his personal life, which began to arise in July 2006 after he was seen attending a concert with fellow Universal Music singer Gia Lin.[5] Tam's relationship with Kwan continued to be a boost to Kwan's career; in August 2006, the pair recorded a music video of the duet "Big Cry Baby (大喊包)", which secured Kwan's popularity in the Hong Kong music industry.[6] However, Tam has not been reticent in pointing out Kwan's flaws and errors publicly; in a September 2006 interview with the Sing Tao Daily, he criticised Kwan's public speaking abilities and suggested he concentrate harder on singing during performances; Kwan reportedly felt awkward and hurt by Tam's words.[7] Regardless, Kwan still credits a great deal of his success to Tam claiming that he would not be where he is today without his help and guidance.[1]

Kwan's debut album, titled "IF", was released on 11 October 2006.Template:Fact Among the songs on the album was Big Cry Baby, which only 5 days after the album's release was ranked as China's 4th most popular duet by China Central Television.[8]

Community serviceEdit

Kwan and Jill Vidal participated in a number of community service activities aimed at preventing drug use and shoplifting. They were the spokepersons for the "Say no to drugs" campaign (向毒品說不), a program aimed to prevent the younger generation to avoid drugs.[9] In 2006 and 2008 Kwan and Jill Vidal took part in a "Anti-drug promotion" (禁毒滅罪耀北區) in Hong Kong's north district.[9]

ArrestEdit

On 3 March 2009, Kelvin Kwan and his girlfriend Jill Vidal were arrested in Tokyo over alleged possession of marijuana during an investigation into shoplifting. The drugs were alleged to have been brought in from Hong Kong.[3][10] Kwan's godfather, Alan Tam, expressed disappointment with Kwan.[11] On 28 March, he was released and he returned to Hong Kong[12] On 2 April, he delivered a prepared speech where he expressed his "regret and remorse".[13]

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Kwan announced he would temporarily set aside his entertainment career. Baptist University journalism professor To Yiu-ming remarked that Kwan's press conference was a leaf out of Edison Chen's playbook, and that both "failed to show their courage and sincerity" by refusing to answer public questions.[14]

DiscographyEdit

  • 2006: IF
  • 2007: 你當我什麼 (What Do You Take Me For)
  • 2008-10-22: Hello...My Name Is

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

wuu:关楚耀 zh-yue:關楚耀 zh:關楚耀

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