周笔畅:偶像十年︱I’m An Idol

周笔畅,中国著名歌手,出生在湖南,成长在深圳。这样的生活经历,让她从年少时代就不拘泥于传统,甚至对教条不屑一顾。她痴迷流行音乐文化,喜欢中性风格打扮,渴望追求与众不同的个性。
2005年,还是大学生的周笔畅,从最火的电视歌唱选秀节目“超级女声”中脱颖而出,成为了家喻户晓的超级明星。这个节目在当时吸引了中国电视史上最大的观众群,约4亿人收看了总决选的电视直播,并通过800万短信投票,选出了自己喜爱的歌手。
十年之后,周笔畅依然是中国乐坛当红的流行偶像。她几乎拿遍了中国所有的音乐类奖项,并获得了2014年MTV欧洲音乐奖“全球最佳艺人”大奖。2015年,周笔畅在北京、上海、广州和香港举办了5场演唱会,据统计,演唱会共吸引5万人次到现场观看,在线观看人数超过225万。
毋庸置疑,周笔畅今天的成就都源于十年前那场民选的“造星神话”,但她也一直在改变人们对她的刻板印象,力图展现更加自我的形象。然而,唯一不变的是她对音乐梦想的执着追求。(摄于2015年)

Bibi Zhou (Zhou Bichang), famous Chinese pop singer, was born in Hunan province, home town of Chairman Mao. She was raised in Shenzhen, which is selected by Deng Xiaoping as special economic zone of reform and opening up. The special life experience makes Bibi a different girl from norms. She rarely does things in conventional way and disregards for the rule book. She is obsessed with pop music culture and likes to dress up like a tomboy. What she pursuing is being herself.
In 2005, as a university student, Bibi won the second place of “Super Girls”, an American Idol-like singing contest show produced by Hunan satellite TV. And from then on, Bibi became a “Super Star”. The show drew the largest audiences in the history of Chinese television. By the time the finale aired, some 400 million people were tuning in. “Super Girls” is run democratically, eight million SMS votes flooded in on the night of the finale, after all, in China the opportunities to use votes to choose are relative few.
Ten years have passed. Bibi Zhou is still one of the most popular pop music idols in China. These years, Bibi took over almost all the Chinese music awards and won the Best Worldwide Act award at 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2015, Bibi Zhou held five concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. According to her official studio statistics, fifty thousand people came to the concerts and over 2.25 million people watch online.
There is no doubt that Bibi’s achievement is related to the democratically elected idol show, but she has been trying hard to change people’s stereotype of her, trying to show more of herself. However, the only thing that never change is her steady pursuit of music dream. (2015)


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