I know I haven’t posted about Jacky in a long time, but since his new Mandarin album is coming out tomorrow (well, technically today if we count HK time instead of U.S. time), I figured I’d “pre-celebrate” with this post!
Yesterday, Jacky held a press conference marking the official release of his album in Taiwan. The event was hosted by his good friend Mickey Huang and of course, there was a lot of funny banter between the two of them (I’m waiting for all the clips of the press con to come out, which I will post up once available). Jacky sang the second plug from his new album (the song is called “Tears of Time”) live during the event (aww, wish I could have been there!).
Actually, Jacky already held press conferences in HK and Mainland China in the past few weeks, but the reason why I wanted to point out the Taiwan one in particular is because of the “star-studded” nature of this press con. The organizers of the event specially invited 30 of Jacky’s friends (most of whom are A-listers in the HK entertainment industry) to record video segments congratulating him on the release of his new album. In addition to his “buddies” such as Harlem Yu, Tony Leung Chiu Wai (little Tony), Tony Leung Ka Fai (big Tony), Nick Cheung, Eric Tsang, Eason Chan, and close friends/colleagues such as Sandra Ng, John Woo, A-Mei Chang, Karena Lam, Alan Tam, Sandy Lam, Sammi Cheng, Tang Wei, etc. etc. etc. , the biggest highlight was the “reunion” of the 4 Heavenly Kings, as Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, and Leon Lai all recorded video segments that were aired at the press conference. I have yet to watch all the video clips, but I absolutely applaud the organizers for such a sweet gesture (Jacky is definitely well-loved in Taiwan)!
I will post up more clips once they come out. For the time being though, here are a few promo pics from Universal’s (Jacky’s record company) weibo that shows some of the friends who recorded video clips.
Oh and lastly….congratulations Jacky on the release of your new album! It was a long wait for us fans (7 years since release of his last Mandarin album, though the album itself was technically 10 years in the making), but definitely well worth it!!
P.S.: For those who haven’t done so already, please buy Jacky’s new album! Thank you!!