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Tanya to delight Shanghai fans on Christmas Eve
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Singaporean singer and songwriter Tanya Chua will hold her "Goodbye And Hello" concert at the Shanghai International Gymnastic Center on Christmas Eve. The 2007 album gained 7 Golden Melody Award nominations -- the Chinese equivalent of the Grammys -- where she won awards for best female artist and best album producer.

Chua, who made her debut 11 years ago, is known for her magnetic voice and composing skills. She has written songs for many of the top female stars singing in Chinese.

But the 33-year-old singer admits it is difficult to be a serious musician. She said she almost gave up two years ago, shortly before she received her first Golden Melody award.

"Rather than feeling honored, I felt comforted by the award. It was like an encouragement to sincere musicians like me," says Chua.

She has prepared more than 10 different pairs of high heels to wear during the concert which includes her song "Red High Heels," about women's relationship with shoes and she wants her female fans to wear high heels to the concert.

(Shanghai Daily December 22, 2008)

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