Good news just keep rolling in for Princess of Rock Jessie Chung! After a thousand fans attended Jessie’s launching show in Dongguan, Guangzhou, China, Future Entertainment & Music Group Australia brought in the electrifying news: There You Are is now certified platinum!
On Thursday afternoon, Future Entertainment & Music Group Australia held the “There You Are Platinum Award Press Conference” at SPAC in Shah Alam. Jessie Chung’s There You Are has stayed in the top ten of the international chart for eight consecutive weeks, an applaudable accomplishment. In addition, the album has been climbing at full speed up Baidu’s Music Chart, reaching the dizzy heights of 6th place as of December 30th.
Chairman of the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) and Managing Director of Warner Music Malaysia & Singapore Darren Choy praised, “Jessie’s previous album There You Are was really well-received and popular. This fact can be further established by the music videos in it, which has each garnered more than one million views on YouTube, this is an achievement that you rarely see. Moreover, her new album Be Strong has been going from strength to strength, so far its total views on YouTube has already surpassed one million in a short period, congratulations.”
General Manager of Malaysia’s physical record distributor PMP Entertainment Mr. Wong expressed that Jessie Chung’s certified platinum record is a rarity, a scarcely seen feat in this age where physical record sales are unpopular among the masses. In three months, There You Are’s total sales exceeded more than 15,000 copies, this is something local artists of today have trouble achieving. Besides, the newly released album Be Strong has already sold nearly 5,000 copies in a week; the results are just remarkable.
Jessie Lays Bare Her Reason for Singing
Upon receiving her first platinum certified album, Jessie Chung couldn’t help but express her joy and bare her soul to the conference attendees. Although successful in her business, she chose to carry on her music career to send positive messages to and help the emotionally wounded. While discussing about the victims who committed suicide due to cyber bullying, Jessie began to sob and divulged that she has always been despised by many due to her special identity. While in Canada, her insecurities even pushed her to a point where she almost committed suicide. Thankfully, on the day she decided to end her life, God saved her and gave her a chance to comprehend the meaning of her life, which is strengthening the weak so they can survive in a world of hate.
“I accepted this calling. I told God ‘Here I am’, which is why my album ‘There You Are’ came into existence.” As she finished her speech, Jessie Chung took a deep bow towards the crowd and expressed her gratitude to all the supporting media and fans as she shed more tears.