UGLY BEAUTY in charts, 27th to 30th week / UGLY BEAUTY dans les charts, de la 27è à la 30è semaine

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🇬🇧 UGLY BEAUTY is still doing well, see for yourself below:

Physical sales

27th week – 5music – 2019/6/21 – 2019/6/27
Out of top 20

28th week5music – 2019/6/28 – 2019/7/4
UGLY BEAUTY represents 2,36% of CD sales
29th week5music – 2019/7/5 – 2019/7/11
UGLY BEAUTY represents 3,27% of CD sales
30th week5music – 2019/7/12 – 2019/7/18
UGLY BEAUTY represents 1,35% of CD sales

Digital sales

27th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/6/21 – 2019/6/27
Album ranking
28th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/6/28 – 2019/7/4
Album ranking
29th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/7/5 – 2019/7/11
Album ranking
30th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/7/12 – 2019/7/18
Album ranking
27th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/6/21 – 2019/6/27
Song ranking
28th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/6/28 – 2019/7/4
Song ranking
29th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/7/5 – 2019/7/11
Song ranking
30th weekKKBOX TW – 2019/7/12 – 2019/7/18
Song ranking
27th week – iTunes TW: live ranking (albums)
28th week – iTunes TW: live ranking (albums)

29th week – iTunes TW: live ranking (albums) – out of top 20

30th weekiTunes TW: live ranking (albums)
27th weekiTunes TW: live ranking (songs)
#18 – Romance
28th weekiTunes TW: live ranking (songs)
#19 – Womxnly
29th weekiTunes TW: live ranking (songs)
#16 – Womxnly

30th week – iTunes TW: live ranking (songs) – out of top 20

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Jolin wins Song of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2019 Golden Melody Awards ! / Jolin remporte les récompenses Chanson de l’année et Album de l’année aux Golden Melody Awards 2019 !

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🇬🇧 Last night, the 2019 Golden Melody Awards were held in Taipei, Taiwan !

Jolin was nominated in 7 categories, and won an award in two of them:

Album of the Year Award*
UGLY BEAUTY – WON

*This category has no language limitation, every album nominated in every “Best Album” category (Mandarin, Hakka, Taiwanese, Aboriginal) was nominated in this one.

“Thank you to the fans who’re shouting out for me. I never think I can become one of the excellent albums. I wanna thank my team. When making this album, I explained a lot about what I want to express. All the years, this is the album that I spend the most time to understand me. As a female, when you have an opinion, you want to say something from your heart, you need to say it bravely, make your decision bravely. This is what I’ve found in this album, my true self. Thank you to Tom Wang and Rain Hsu from Eternal. When making the album, we are supporting, encouraging each other and exchanging opinions. I cant believe I’m in this career for 20 years, thank you Ms Ke for believing in me and has given me lots of resources. Thank you, my friends, for giving me lots of support, and my fans thank you! Also my team, I felt sorry for Grass Jelly Production for not getting the Best Music Video. They spend maximum effort on me, really thank you all of them behind the scenes. And also my production team, Razor Chiang, Howe Chen, Starr Chen, OZI, they’re really supporting me, I truly thanks them for real. Thanks! I love y’all!!!!!!”

Jolin Tsai, acceptation speech for Album of the Year
English translation by jolinmuse@Twitter

“Ugly Beauty was unique in its style. Taiwanese society has experienced different kinds of sorrow over the past year. A lot of albums have expressed it in a melancholic way, but Jolin Tsai’s album healed the public in an entertaining and enjoyable way. It took the jury two rounds of voting to declare “Ugly Beauty” Album of the Year.”

陳珊妮 Sandee Chan, President of the Jury

Song of the Year Award
玫瑰少年 Womxnly – WON

“Really thank you Razor Chiang and my scandal internet friend Ashin, this song is full of life. Thank you Hou Chi-Jian (Director of the Yeh Yung-Chih documentary from PLAY World Tour and of We’re All Different, Yet The Same MV), for introducing me the story of Yeh Yung-Chih. Yeh reminds me that in any situation, I might be the minority. Making me be more empathy to love everyone around me. This song is dedicated to him and also everyone who thinks that you got no chance or no one chooses you. You must remember, you choose yourself, support yourself! Thank you!”

Jolin Tsai, acceptation speech for Song of the Year
English translation by jolinmuse@Twitter

Best Mandarin Album Award
UGLY BEAUTY – LOST
希遊記 Shi’s Journey – 孫盛希 Shi Shi – WINNER

Best MV Award
怪美的 Ugly Beauty – LOST
Slow / Oriental – Sunset Rollercoaster – WINNER

Best Single Producer Award
Starr Chen & Jolin for 怪美的 Ugly Beauty – LOST
不開燈俱樂部 BKD ClubYELLOW – WINNER

Best Female Mandarin Singer Award
Jolin Tsai – LOST
Sandy Lam – WINNER

Best Vocal Recording Album Award
UGLY BEAUTY – LOST
0 – Sandy Lam – WINNER

She’s considered the biggest winner of the night because she won awards in two of the most important categories of the GMAs.

Jolin also performed 怪美的 Ugly Beauty with 32 dancers !

She did not walk the red carpet because she did not want to this year, and announced it officially a day before the GMAs.

Jolin and other artists had a few interviews after the ceremony, here’s a summary:

  • Fellow singer 艾怡良 Eve Ai won the Best Composer Award: she revealed that Jolin, who was sitting next to her, asked her to write her a song !
  • 玫瑰少年 Womxnly MV story version has not been filmed yet, they’re waiting for the right script.
  • When the pressure was very high during the GMAs, Jolin shouted “Fuck !” to release it. It was a way to relax and cheer for herself.
  • The Tour is still in preparation.

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Jolin releases a Dance Video for 玫瑰少年 Womxnly ! / Jolin sort une Dance Video pour 玫瑰少年 Womxnly !

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🇬🇧 It was announced only yesterday that a dance video would be provided for 玫瑰少年 Womxnly !

Jolin explained why she decided to release a dance video before the official MV:

“When I first started writing (the song), I wanted to show the beauty of my body. When I heard the arrangement, my body could not help but sway. It made me enjoy dancing in an instant. It’s like the body is emitting the language it wants! Love yourself is respecting your body’s intuitions and reactions. “

Jolin Tsai

She asked Ryan Parma, a director from LA who already collaborated with Korean singer CL for Hello B+tches, to film the dance video.

It took 10 hours to film Jolin and her 14 international dancers in a sequence shot (long take). They rehearsed for 3 days before the shooting.

The meaning of 玫瑰少年 Womxnly‘s lyrics is only expressed by the choreography.
The dance video is also showing Jolin’s acting and performing skills !

Director: Ryan Parma / Choreographer: Kiel Tutin
Making with comments in English by director & choreographer

Jolin expressed her gratitude on Instagram to the dancers, choreographer, and director:

This new video provided once again an English translation for foreign fans, you can check it out by clicking on CC in the video or here:

This translation has been made for Jolin’s team by Bingo Bilingual ! They also provided previously a translation for 怪美的 Ugly Beauty MV.

Finally, screencaps from the dance video are now available as well !

Idol Producer Season 2, English subs available for the 3rd episode, TV version of performance at 2019 Super Star Red & White available, & UGLY BEAUTY in charts, 7th week: still #1 on 5music, KKBOX TW… / Saison 2 d’Idol Producer, sous-titres anglais disponibles pour le 3è épisode, version TV du passage à l’émission 2019 Super Star Red & White disponible, & UGLY BEAUTY dans les charts, 7è semaine : toujours #1 sur 5music, KKBOX TW…

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🇬🇧 Subbing team Qing Chun You Ni subs shared their latest release, the third episode of Idol Producer Season 2. Enjoy !

Jolin has joined the show this year as a dance mentor.


TV version of Jolin’s performance at 2019超級紅白藝能大賞 2019 Super Star Red & White finally aired on February 4th for Chinese New Year !

Setlist
怪美的 Ugly Beauty / 玫瑰少年 Womxnly / Play我呸 PLAY

UGLY BEAUTY is still going strong for its seventh week, see for yourself below:

Physical sales

5music – 2019/2/1 – 2019/2/7
UGLY BEAUTY represents 6,89% of CD sales

Digital sales

KKBOX TW – 2019/2/1 – 2019/2/7
Album ranking
KKBOX TW – 2019/2/1 – 2019/2/7
Song ranking
iTunes TW: live ranking (album) – screencap taken on February 7th at 9:41 AM France time
#6 腦公 Hubby
iTunes TW: live ranking (songs) – screencap taken on February 7th at 9:44 AM France time

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Jolin performs 玫瑰少年 Womxnly and 腦公 Hubby at signing session, talks about 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure for POP radio, reveals the meaning of every UGLY BEAUTY song in new video / Jolin chante 玫瑰少年 Womxnly et 腦公 Hubby pendant une séance d’autographes, parle de 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure pour POP radio, dévoile le sens de chaque chanson d’UGLY BEAUTY dans une nouvelle vidéo

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Yesterday Jolin was in Taipei for the 1st signing session of UGLY BEAUTY.

Besides performing 玫瑰少年 Womxnly at the beginning and 腦公 Hubby at the end of the event, Jolin had lots of interaction with fans.

Her mother (and Whoohoo) also made a special appearance for a surprise orchestrated by Jolin for her birthday ! Fans sang “Happy Birthday” to her.


On January 15th, Jolin has been interviewed by POP radio.

Summary:

  • Jolin’s new song “甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure” is talking boldly and explicitly about lust. She thinks that this is healthy and does not have to be taboo. She said that many people do not know their own body, they rely on guessing, and exaggerated acting. “How can I feel comfortable ?” Jolin said: “There must be much more educators to teach everyone, only then there will be much less sexual violence.”
  • “惡之必要 Necessary Evil” was preset right away as the opening song when it was still in the demo stage.
  • “甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure” was the first song of the album to be recorded. After adjusting the arrangement several times, Jolin added a sense of speed, to complete the feeling of being in ecstasy, the song has a hidden meaning that she wants to bring to the fans.
  • Jolin originally only wanted to release the album digitally. Afterwards, in order to provide fans the feeling of opening a physical version, CDs have been produced. Radio anchor said: “I own all your albums physically, how could I be missing this one ?” Seeing that he and her fans were madly obsessed with physical albums, Jolin said: “I’m very envious of your desire to grab things, if it was me I could forget about it right away”. She laughed and said that she was not interested in grabbing things. But she feels that it’s like being enthusiastic like a child, and that sharing on social networks is also kind of fun too.
  • Jolin shared a discovery she made after an improvisation course she took: “You don’t have to sing so high, you don’t have to sing so loudly, I can move myself.” She confided that she used to blindly pursue singing technique when she had insufficient self-confidence. “Because skill equals to good singing, it is equal to be the best female singer.”
    It was like this until she found her most comfortable and unrestrained style, then she dared to use her own voice on the new album. She hopes to bring positive messages to fans through the album, just like hearing a speech somewhere, you can get an upward boost.

“Big sister talks about UGLY BEAUTY !”

“Big sister talks about UGLY BEAUTY !”
That’s the name of the video uploaded on Jolin’s Youtube channel, she’s explaining the songs’ meaning in the video’s description. Translation below !

The order of the album’s tracks is like a message in the brain all day. You get up in the morning, experience a bunch of desires, emotions, and finally you have to go dream, rest well, face yourself, and another day comes once again.
1 “Necessary Evil”
Evil is not just evil for me.
It’s a lot of private emotions.
“Necessary Evil” is the prelude of the album.
It’s a bit like a horror movie because I want to tell everyone that going into your inner world is actually so horrible.
I want you to go to your heart to dig your inner story.
Maybe it’s very dirty inside. There are a lot of things that you don’t want to let others know.
First of all, you must love yourself.
You must also admit that you have such emotions.
When you are willing to face them, it doesn’t have to become the evil of your imagination.
2 “Womxnly”
I heard this rhythm when I was composing.
I really wanted to write about “the freedom of the body.”
When the rhythm of freedom is in the music, our body is the most sacred.
This rhythm makes me feel that I have to respect my body’s intuition.
And that I don’t have to live in the framework of society, I don’t have to think that femininity must be bad or that I have to be masculine, it must be what you want to pursue.
Whether it’s male or female, it’s actually a gender identity. It doesn’t have an established framework.
3 “Ugly Beauty”
Ugly Beauty’s entire album is about stories of emotion.
Something that happened to me or that I found out in my diary. I hope you can learn more about the “ugly beauty” after watching the MV.
In fact, I am like everyone else.
There will be a lot of uncertainty.
This is the life story that I stood up again from the mud.
4 “KARMA”
These lyrics have a feeling of revenge for women.
I think this topic is very interesting.
I believe that everyone will have a day with a fight in their mind with black angels.
Of course, if you really want to retaliate against that person, the best way is to live better than him.
5 “Lady In Red”
I really like red very much.
Red, it has its own kind of power.
Red is blood, passion is a wound.
It’s the origin of life, it’s something we can’t lack.
When I was communicating with the producer, I said:
“I want a feeling of a ghost story.”
Because when you want to walk into the muddiest place in your heart, it’s actually a bit painful.
There is a feeling of a ghost that no one is going to save you from.
6 “Sweet Guilty Pleasure”
The most basic desires of mankind: sexual desire, appetite, any hope and wish.
In fact, it is reminding you to face it.
It’s just like a dessert for me.
There is a little bit of guilt, but it is a very unforgettable feeling of happiness.
Everything has its two sides. See how you think about it.
In the arrangement, there is a deliberate intention to create that kind of emotions to be high and then to calm down and then high.
There is a blood pulsing drama tension.
7 “Romance”
Everyone in the face of love will inevitably fantasize about some romantic plots.
Everyone’s view of romance is not necessarily the same as in movies.
Maybe there is a little difference between TV life and the real life.
In the portrayal of the lyricist Wyman Wong, there is a different interpretation of the definition of romance.
8 “Vulnerability”
The lyrics are how I am in love. I used to be timid.
In feelings, we can often fall later.
I am even more reluctant to admit that I don’t want to show my most vulnerable side to the other side.
As the lyrics say, if I didn’t have any wound, could it be considered a nice accomplishment ?
Sometimes we have to believe in the power of love.
9 “Hubby”
The most fanciful song in the album.
When I watch a drama, I often fall into pink bubble fantasy mode.
I think that I am so cute.
This is a fun activity.
I hope this song will one day be a wedding march for everyone.
10 “Life Sucks”
Ugly Beauty’s entire album is a bit like a conversation with our brain.
We have a lot of thoughts coming in every day.
Sometimes they’re negative, sometimes they’re happy, sometimes they’re irrelevant.
In fact, every day, you will encounter negative things that you have to fight against.
When you encounter bad things that ruins your mood, you will lose your willpower and your motivation.
But after all, you still have to face the impact of life on you.
We can only tell ourselves that these negative things will eventually leave us.
11 “Shadow Self”
This song is about dreams.
It’s only you and yourself when you’re asleep.
You will face a very naked dream.
I really believe in the words that the subconscious wants to tell you.
That is the most honest self. In the song, I hear a voice in my dream. It is also one of the subconscious dreams that record my own self-confidence.
I also encourage everyone to write down their dreams to analyze them.
Maybe it will tell you something different.

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