On Sept. 15, Billboard China and QQ Music, a subsidiary of Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME), launched the original music collection THE ONE Endless Dream.
Over the past six months, through a joint selection and recommendation process by QQ Music and Billboard China’s editorial team, 30 musical works were selected. Together, they create a collection that presents unlimited creativity in original Chinese music.
The original music collection THE ONE Endless Dream crosses dimensions and music genres, bringing together 30 groups of highly representative singers and musicians from various fields in the Chinese music industry, including angel-like vocalist Zhou Shen, Chinese soul singer-songwriter TIA RAY, versatile cross-genre singer Fiona Sit, Chinese rap star Ma SiWei , stylistic icon MIKA, young singer Pinlin Zhao, Tencent Music artist Nono Chen and more, as they convey the voice of China to the world.
In the collection, 30 high-quality original musical works are presented in three chapters: Dream Big, Dream Crazy, and Dream Wild. From big names to emerging original musicians, these music creators, with their boundless and wildly imaginative musical aspirations, not only bring fans great music, but also inspire them to set free their imaginations, dare to dream big, and courageously pursue their dreams. In this collection, Laure Shang’s “Follow Your Heart” is an inspiring declaration of bravery, Lala Hsu’s “Behind the Earth” conveys unwavering determination to venture into the unknown, Bonan Yao encapsulates love and creates a dream that never wakes with his “Dumbbell,” Chen Zhuoxuan’s “Skylight” signs “there are more dreams to pursue,” and Jiaqi Chen’s “Set Off” takes listeners on a fantasy journey of freedom with the rhythm of the music.
THE ONE Endless Dream is not only a collection for discovering amazing music, but also a platform for talented music creators to shine on a bigger stage, bringing “Chinese Treasures” paying attention to for music fans worldwide.
In March, Billboard China teamed up with QQ Music to launch the global original music competition THE ONE, collaboratively working with TME’s Qimingxing Music Assistant, Tencent Musician Platform’s NEW FORCES PLAN and premium labels to set up three major competition units: Musical Work, Fresh Face and Label, aimed at discovering music “dream makers” with unlimited creativity and helping talented music creators in reaching a broader audience.
This original music collection also includes several high-quality original musical works uncovered through the three units of THE ONE. Among them, PinkWave from the Qimingxing Musical Work Unit, Jiayuan Dou from the Label Unit, and Slow-mo, Fuzi Zuo, and Duanpaoxiaoshuo from the Fresh Face Unit have all showed their outstanding creative prowess, and with their unique and fresh original compositions, they have demonstrated the thriving vitality of the Chinese original music.
To propel these talented music creators and their exceptional musical works into the international spotlight, Billboard China and TME will collaborate to integrate their internal resources. QQ Music and Tencent Musician Platform, subsidiaries of TME, will provide extensive promotional resources for the collection, while Billboard China will also continuously cover its official overseas websites and Chinese official social media channels. Furthermore, the collection will have a special collaboration with Billboard China Live to start a series of performances, providing selected musicians with more performance opportunities, and boosting them to step onto bigger stages, thus extending their dream of music boundlessly.
Tencent Music Entertainment Group has been consistently perfecting its service system and industry collaboration capabilities, integrating resources from various sectors in the industry, and continuously constructing a service system and support ecology for high-quality original content. Going forward, Tencent Music Entertainment Group aspires to continue leveraging its capabilities, discovering more exceptional original musicians and Chinese original musical works, continuously propelling high-quality development and worldwide propagation of Chinese music, and championing Chinese originality.