Give me an easy way of keeping up with Chinese pop music
January 11, 2013 12:51 PM Subscribe
Is there a Chinese version of the year-end Billboard 100 charts or the Now That's What I Call Music compilations? Something where I can just buy an album every so often and have an idea of what's being played on mainstream radio in mainland China, without having to dig through music blogs?
posted by Phire to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm Chinese and enjoy C-pop, but am no longer hanging out with friend who can send me the latest and greatest. Where and how do I get my Chinese music fix without investing a lot of time in curating and filtering?
I've found a few top-40s-in-China charts online, but a lot of them seem to feature western music quite heavily, which is annoying to sift through. I also know about the Sina music section
, but I've only found a weekly top 10 chart there, and checking in on that every week isn't ideal. I could be missing something, but that's what I'm asking you guys.
I'm definitely looking for pop music, preferably in Mandarin - think 梁静茹 or S.H.E. And I'm okay with the fact that I may be missing out on awesome indie gems - one step at a time.