Kit Chan

by Koh, Jaime and Kong, Leng Foong

Kit Chan (陈洁仪) (b. 15 September 1972, Singapore – ) is a Singaporean singer, actress, author and Singapore’s first Youth Ambassador. Dubbed by the local Chinese media as Singapore’s “national treasure”, the multi-talented artiste has recorded numerous albums in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.1 She has also performed in musical productions, acted in films and television drama serials in Singapore and Hong Kong, and taken on the roles of album and music video producer among others. In addition, she has written poetry, authored a children’s book and was a partner of two fashion boutiques in Singapore.

Early life and education
Kit Chan was born in Singapore in 1972 and is the third of four daughters.2 Her parents owned the Chan Hong Kee provision shop in Chinatown, which has since been sold.3 Chan attended Fairfield Methodist Primary School,4 Raffles Girls’ School and Raffles Junior College.5 During her school days, Chan was in the school choir and performed in various school productions.6

Instead of furthering her studies at the university after completing her ‘A’ Levels in 1990, Chan chose to enrol at LASALLE College of the Arts to study drama, much to the disapproval of her parents.7 During her LASALLE course, Chan did a month-long attachment with theatre companies in London. This cemented her dream to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.8

A singing star is born
In 1989, when Chan was 17 years old, she was discovered by Billy Koh, a well-known Mandopop producer and co-founder of Ocean Butterflies, who engaged her to sing Count on Me Singapore for the Sing Singapore album. She was recommended by Huang Yuancheng, also a co-founder of Ocean Butterflies and a xinyao pioneer, who had heard her sing in a songwriting competition. Impressed by her vocal skills, Koh asked if Chan was keen to pursue a career in music. However, at the time, Chan was only interested in singing her own compositions and English songs. Koh did not press the matter but continued to engage her to sing jingles. Subsequently, when Koh broached the subject again in 1992, Chan agreed and was offered a recording contract with Ocean Butterflies.9 Before her singing career was officially launched, Chan performed at road shows with the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company.10

In 1993, Chan released her first Mandarin EP in Singapore and Malaysia under Ocean Butterflies, titled Do Not Destroy the Harmony 《不要伤了和气》.11 It won her the Media Recommendation Award (Local New Artiste) at the local Mandarin station 93.3 Hit Awards in 1994.12 In the same year, Chan dropped out of LASALLE – a year before she was due to graduate – to pursue her music career.13

She moved to Taiwan shortly after and released her first Mandarin album there in 1994 titled Heartache 《心痛》, which propelled her to stardom both in Taiwan and Singapore.14

In 1995, Chan was named Best Local Artiste at the 93.3 Hit Awards. In addition, Chan’s Heartache album won a silver award at Hong Kong’s FM99.7 Pop Music Awards.15

Musicals
In 1997, Chan’s singing career hit a roadblock after a contractual dispute arose between her production house, Ocean Butterflies, and distributor Ponycanyon.16 Because of the dispute, Chan could not release any Mandarin albums that year.17 Instead, her career took a new direction – she started acting and singing Cantonese songs. Her breakout performance was in Cantopop superstar Jacky Cheung’s Hong Kong musical, Snow.Wolf.Lake 《雪狼湖》in 1997. This helped Chan gain a strong following in Hong Kong.18

After her successful debut in Snow.Wolf.Lake, Chan acted in several other musicals. In 1998, she landed the lead role in The Legend 《漫步人生路》in Hong Kong, about the life and loves of the late Taiwanese songbird Teresa Teng.19 In 2002, she played the role of young Empress Dowager Cixi in Singapore Repertory Theatre’s English musical production, Forbidden City – Portrait of an Empress.20 She reprised the same role in 2003, 2006 and 2017.21

In 2003, Chan starred in her first Mandarin musical, What’s Love About 《爱情有什么道理》, opposite Hong Kong star Kenny Bee.22 Other musicals she performed in include Toy Factory’s December Rains 《雨季》in 201023 in Singapore and Matteo Ricci the Musical 《利玛窦》in 2019 in Hong Kong.24

Drama serials and films
In 2000, Chan took on a leading role as a doctor in the Hong Kong TVB drama serial, Healing Hands II, which also starred famous Hong Kong artistes Bowie Lam and Flora Chan.25

In 2002, Chan played the female lead of a gawky nerd in Cash is King, a joint production between Hong’s Kong Asia Television Limited and Singapore’s SPH Mediaworks.26 In 2011, she made her movie debut in the Hong Kong film, Lover’s Discourse, opposite Hong Kong veteran Eric Tsang,27 and in 2014, she played the titular character in Ms J Contemplates Her Choice, which premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival later that year.28

Back in the recording studio
In 1998, Chan was back to releasing Mandarin songs and albums such as 《入戏太深》 and Dazzling《炫耀》, after the legal dispute between her recording and distribution companies was settled.29

Three years later, Chan held her first solo concert in Singapore in June 2001. It was estimated that the concert cost $800,000 to stage, and Chan’s wardrobe alone cost $60,000.30 Her concert, labelled as a “homecoming party of sorts”, was hailed a success with Chan “charming fans with her sterling voice, explosive dance moves and casual repartee”.31

National Day songs
Chan is also associated with the National Day Parade (NDP) and its songs. In 1998, Chan sang both the English and Mandarin versions of Dick Lee’s Home at the NDP that year.32 Chan was again chosen to sing the theme song for the NDP in 2007, There’s No Place I’d Rather Be.33

In 2011, Chan was the executive producer for the remake of Home. This version, produced for Total Defence Day, featured almost 40 of Singapore’s singing stars.34 In conceiving the idea, Chan said she was inspired by the 1985 song We Are The World for African famine relief, which featured 44 American artistes.35

Taking a break
Chan indicated on several occasions that she wanted to take a break from her hectic work schedule.36 In 2004, Chan went on a hiatus and moved to the United States with her then banker boyfriend.37 She also completed a degree in popular music at LASALLE College of the Arts in 2006.38 In the following year, Chan became a public relations consultant with Hill & Knowlton and stayed with the company for 19 months.39

Making a comeback
After a six-year break from show business, Chan returned to the industry in 2010. She released an album, starred in a feature film, acted in a musical, staged concerts in Singapore and Hong Kong, and even started her own record label, Banshee Empire.40

Chan held her second solo concert in Singapore in 2011 and was a judge for Mediacorp’s reality singing competition, The Final 1, in 2013.41 In early 2014, Chan underwent surgery on her vocal cords, making a full recovery by 2015.42

In 2015, Chan became the first Singaporean artiste to take part in the China reality show series,I am a Singer. Even though she was eliminated after the first round, the competition sparked her biggest comeback, as it paved the way for her to enter the Chinese market, a market she had not ventured into before.43 That year she signed on with China’s Taihe Music Group.44

More than an artiste
Although she is well known for her performing prowess, Chan is more than an entertainer. She is also a role model, entrepreneur and writer. In 1998, Chan was appointed Singapore’s first Youth Ambassador by the National Youth Council to promote good moral values, a healthy lifestyle and volunteerism among young Singaporeans. She was identified as an example of a successful young Singaporean with a healthy and wholesome image for youths to emulate.45

In 1999, Chan became the first Singaporean and first Asian woman to be signed on by Shure, an American maker of microphones used in live concerts and recording studios, as a recognition of her high level of professionalism and performance.46 Subsequently, Chan set up two fashion boutiques: Flowers in the Attic in The Hereen in 2000 and Roses in the Loft in Plaza Singapura in 2002. Both boutiques have since closed down.47

Chan has also written poems and a book for children. In 2000, a collection of her English poems, Cork out of my Head: Poems by Kit Chan 《想入飞飞: 陈洁仪诗集》, was published in Taiwan. In the same year, I Write a Page, which also came with a CD recital of selected poems from the book, was published by Ethos Books in Singapore. In 2006, Chan co-authored a children’s book, Cathy and Jodie: The Princess and the Flea, with her friend Yong Siew Fern.48

Private life
In 2012, Kit Chan married her boyfriend of 13 years in a low-key affair.49 The couple, who has no children, divorced in 2017.50



Selected awards51
1994: Media Recommendation Award (Local New Artiste) – Singapore Hit Awards52
1995: Best Local Artiste – Singapore Hit Awards53
1996: Best Vocalist – Best Newcomer - RTHK 18th Top 10 Chinese Hit Awards (Hong Kong)
1997: Best World Chinese Female Singer – Golden Melody Award (Taiwan)54
1998: Outstanding Female Artiste – Hit Radio Pop Music Awards (Hong Kong)
1999: Best Local Artiste – Singapore Hit Awards
2000: Her World 1999 Young Woman Achiever (Her World magazine, Singapore)55
2000: Best Chinese Artiste Outside Hong Kong and Taiwan Territories – Hit Radio Awards 2000 (Hong Kong)
2000: Best Local Artiste – Singapore Hit Awards
2000: Top Local Artiste of the Year – COMPASS Award 2000 (Singapore)56
2001: Singapore Youth Award for Art and Culture, National Youth Council57
2002: Asia Awards for Excellence in Youth Work, Commonwealth Youth Programme Asia Centre58
2003: Outstanding Achievement in the Past Decade – Singapore Hit Awards59
2012: Global Chinese Music Awards Outstanding Achievement Award60
2012: 12th Chinese Music Media Awards Best Hifi Artiste Award (China)61
2015: QQ Music Awards, Chinese Music Honorary Award (China)62
2015: Music Pioneer Awards, Top 10 Hit Songs – “Spellbound” and Media Diamond Award (China)63
2015: Voice of Elle, Most Popular Music Achievement Award (China)64



Albums65
1993:不要伤了和气 (Do Not Destroy the Harmony) (Mandarin)
1994:心痛 (Heartache) (Mandarin)
1995:逼的太紧 (Mandarin)
1996:伤心 (Sadness) (Mandarin)
1996別让我恨你 (Don’t Let Me Hate You) (Mandarin)
1997:揭晓 (Revelation) (Cantonese)
1998:Home () (single – in Mandarin & English)
1998:有你愛过 (Cantonese)
1998:入戏太深 (Mandarin)
1999:炫耀 (Dazzling) (Mandarin)
2000:那天那夜(That Day That Night) (Mandarin)
2000:最好(Best of Kit Chan) (Cantonese)
2000:萝拉 (Lola) (Mandarin)66
2001:麻醉 (Cantonese)
2002:喜欢.洁仪.喜欢 (Mandarin)Home - Archives Online
2002: 陈洁仪的音乐实录 (Kit Chan Music Journey) (Mandarin)
2002:Dreamscape (陈洁仪的异想世界) (Mandarin/English)
2003:懂得 (Understand) (Mandarin/English)
2004:东弯土星 (East Toward Saturn) (Mandarin/English)
2008: 再爱一回 (Mandarin)
2011:重译 (Re-interpreting Kit Chan) (Cantonese/Mandarin/English)67
2012:想像空间 (Live, The Music Room: Concert Live Recording) (Cantonese/Mandarin/English)68
2016:天堂边缘 (The Edge of Paradise) (Mandarin)69
2018: A Time for Everything (Mandarin)70



Musicals
1997–2005: 雪狼湖 (Snow.Wolf.Lake)
1998: 漫步人生路 (The Legend)
2002, 2003, 2006, 2017: Forbidden City – Portrait of An Empress
2003: 爱情有什么道理 What’s Love About
2010: 雨季 (December Rains)
2019: 利玛窦 (Matteo Ricci the Musical)



Concerts71
2001: That’s Kit (Singapore)
2011: The Music Room (Singapore)
2012: Kit Chan x Chiu Tsang Hei concert (Hong Kong)
2015–2016: Spellbound (Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong)
2018: Kit Chan 25 Years On: A Time for Everything (陈洁仪:25年的绽放) (Singapore)72



Books
2000:Cork out of my Head: Poems by Kit Chan想入飞飞: 陈洁仪诗集》(Poetry, English with Mandarin translation, Taiwan edition)
2000:I Write a Page: Poems (Singapore/Malaysian edition of Cork out of my head)
2006:Cathy and Jodie: The Princess and the Flea



Films and television dramas
2000: 《妙手仁心 2》(Healing Hands II, TVB) (Hong Kong)
2001: 《胜券在握》(Cash is King, Asia Television Limited and SPH MediaWorks) (Singapore)
2011: 《恋人絮语》(Lover’s Discourse) (Hong Kong)
2014:《石头、剪刀、布》(Ms J Contemplates Her Choice) (Singapore)73
2017: 《我的甜蜜革命》(Patisserie Fighting) Mediacorp (Singapore)74



Authors
Jaime Koh & Kong Leng Foong



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