Cantopop King ready to rule again

After staging a comeback a decade ago, a tireless Sam Hui continues to entertain his fans around the world - this time as a family act. DYLAN TAN reports

Published Thu, May 29, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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CANTOPOP stars can forget about ruling the scene because the Godfather, Sam Hui, is not about to give up his reign.

Speaking over the phone from Hong Kong earlier this week, ahead of the Singapore stop of his current What a Wonderful World tour next Saturday, Hui says: "My life is still full of music and I enjoy the warmth of an audience so I will still perform for a long, long time to come."

And why not? The prolific 65-year-old singer-songwriter-actor - nicknamed "God of Song" and "Father of Cantopop" because of his knack for churning out one hit after another during the 70s and 80s - has enjoyed an extremely successful showbiz career that is now entering its fourth decade. During that period, he has recorded 23 Cantonese albums, four English ones, and starred in 26 movies.

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