Canto-pop star Gloria Tang to follow in footsteps of the big names with solo gigs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 July, 2010, 12:00am

Canto-pop singer Gloria Tang Chi-kei (pictured), better known as G.E.M., will take the stage at the Hong Kong Coliseum in December or January next year, making the 19-year-old the youngest singer to have a solo concert at the prestigious venue.

'I'm really happy I can have this opportunity,' said Tang, at the Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Awards ceremony at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday. She sang with the 30 award winners on stage.

With only three studio albums under her belt after a two-year career, Tang is worried about her concert programme, despite having still months to prepare.

'I only have about 20 songs. I'll probably need to sing a lot of covers as well,' Tang said. She said it was an honour to perform on the same stage as some of the city's top singers, including Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, Anita Mui Yim-fong and Andy Lau Tak-wah.

'I'm not sure if my career is progressing too fast and smooth. I'm definitely going to work my hardest,' Tang said.

She didn't seem too worried about ticket sales for her upcoming concerts.

'I don't want to think too much because it will only put pressure on me. When I was preparing for my concert last November in Star Hall, I got so stressed out and had to see a doctor more than 10 times in a month.'