Thursday, July 26, 2007

Nhu Quynh’s Future at Asia and the Possible Reason She Left Paris By Night




Before Nhu Quynh left Asia, she was their top singer and her status was at the highest peek and the fame continued to rise when she joined Paris By Night but with all the new comers coming to Thuy Nga, Nhu Quynh is no longer their top artist. And although Nhu Quynh is one of the top Vietnamese singers in the U.S. there has to be a time when her spotlight dims a bit. She cannot hug the spotlight to herself anymore and it time to step down for new comers. We all know the kind of genre Nhu Quynh sings, which are Vietnamese folk music and other old school styles. However, that is it for her, because Nhu Quynh simply cannot do pop music or upbeat songs like she used to. Nowadays even if she wants to it just doesn’t sound right like I stated in my post about Nhu Quynh butchering Vang Trang Khoc. However, Nhu Quynh is still popular and a favorite of the media. Even with the negative press coming from her controversial pregnancy and wedding drama, Nhu Quynh can only gain from it. Even with all the media attention, there’s trouble for Nhu Quynh behind the scene in term of status among others in the biz and how long he success will last until the curtain close down. Nhu Quynh is a household name, but then what? She needs to continue to keep herself at the top and maintain her popularity, which is probably one of the reasons behind Nhu Quynh’s decision to keep her baby’s father name hidden and a secret. Yes I’m saying it a publicity stunt. Look at Phuong Thanh, she did the same and she even said that she would tell us whom the father of her baby is if one day she steps down from singing and is no longer love by audiences.

Let’s focus on the reasons why Nhu Quynh’s career future is in danger. It is obvious that she aged and that it can be a bit if a problem even though we see elder sings still continue to sing regularly on shows but those are occasionally when there is a special theme such as the Vietnam War that they needed elder singers to take on old songs. Also the elder singers are there to bring variety and attract the older crowd. Secondly there are so many new comers who are equally talented and possibly even better looking than Nhu Quynh. One of the biggest competitions it seems for Nhu Quynh in Paris By Night is Minh Tuyet who climbed to the top over the years starting out at Tinh Production and finally she is now a pop princess. Minh Tuyet is still climbing up and at a high peek, while Nhu Quynh is at her highest peek and climbing down. Fans of Nhu Quynh when she was at Asia are now grown up and younger fans simply leave Nhu Quynh because they don’t want to listen to “old music.” Nhu Quynh used to sing fun pop songs and duets but now she only sings old school stuff and really sad songs. Her comeback to try and gather the younger fans failed because when she takes on popular song such as “Vang Trang Khoc” that people heard before, it makes it impossible to do great on. But looking at Minh Tuyet’s fans who range from young boys who have crushes on her, girls who idolize her, and to older males who fantasize her. Minh Tuyet is able to do pop songs and sing the current genre that young audiences are into, and even do some old school music and sound great. Furthermore she has the advantage of being younger. Minh Tuyet is able to keep her status because she can actually sing and is very good at it unlike new comers who come and go because they either do not have the great talent or the good looks to maintain the audiences’ interest in them. For Nhu Quynh, she is heading in a different direction toward having a family and settling down. For any women or for anyone there is a time in their life that they want to take a break and settle down. Although it doesn’t seem that Nhu Quynh is going to leaving the stage soon but she is definitely heading toward that direction and possibly thinking of it.

Since her status went down in Thuy Nga production, Nhu Quynh signed with Asia hoping to be something fresh and exciting for audiences. Also with Asia they will promote her more and she will be at a high status. However, Nhu Quynh is still Nhu Quynh, even moving to a new production, she cannot only do so much. There is no way Asia can give Nhu Quynh a new image. And if they plan to, how will they change her? A younger or mature look? Just look at how unsuccessfully Asia is with Ngoc Ha. So what will Nhu Quynh’s future be like with Asia? Only time can tell if she made the right choice. Generally looking at Nhu Quynh, her status in the showbiz, and the reasons she left Paris By Night; I have come up with some of ideas and theories. It is not accurate but is my opinions and I want to share them. However, I want to know you your opinion and what you think, so please leave a comment.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also heard that Nguyen Hung is leaving PBN because PBN did not renew his contract. Do you know if that is true? Is he leaving?

Karly said...

Hmm.. I'm not sure but that's interesting. We will have to see what happens, if Nguyen Hung continues to be on PBN's videos.

Anonymous said...

youre so full of crap! more than one singer can be popular at once, just because minh tuyet gained record sales doesnt mean nhu quynh has to leave PBN. stop trying to sound so dramatic and making up your own story so your story is juicier. just write the facts, news, what's real!

Anonymous said...

Minh Tuyet is at another level, considering her style, voice quality and appearance. In the long term, Nhu Quynh will be a longer lasting image. Minh Tuyet is just like a Linda Trang Dai, shining brightly then disappeared, leaving little behind in the heart of the crowd

anna said...

the reason why she left PBN is because 3rd class wannabee singer ha phuong was in talk of buying PBN .since she realized that she can never beat NQ at singing. she decided to ask her rich husband to buy PBN so she get revenge in NQ. that tells you right there that if you don't have talent just marry a rich guy and he'll buy you a music company. my source are very reliable since it is from a well known singer who knows NQ very well .

Anonymous said...

You can't compare NQ with MT. Viet Accent is bias. They are two different styles of music. Don't mix apple and orange. Makes you an idiot. NQ has been famous long before she was in Thuy Nga and Minh Tuyet was around. She has helped Thuy Nga gained more notoriety through her past performances. So get your facts straight. I sell more NQ cds than MT from my music store. I think MT's fans all download her music from the internet considering her fans are young and can't afford to buy CDs.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I never liked Minh Tuyet's voice. It verges on "chipmunk" sounding. NQ sounds sweeter. As for the image deal, MT is current pop but that doesn't mean NQ's star is burning out. What NQ really needs is to choose better songs. It's all about song choice. As for her image, I wouldn't change NQ's image. It's almost trademarked for me.

Anonymous said...

For the "Elder singers" part, I must disagree. They are NOT just there because of the Viet Nam war shows or any other specific subject of the video. They are there because they are legendary singers! How can Minh Tuyet beat Huong Lan? Thanh Tuyen? etc. Im 19 and I would rather listen to them and Nhu Quynh more than all those other Pop singers.

Administrator said...

I prefer Nhu Quynh over Minh Tuyet because I like Nhu Quynh's song choices. Her voice is very pure and sweet. Nhu Quynh's style is more of a decent and traditional lady where as Minh Tuyet is more of a wild, seductive, and party type. That is not to mention the looks, Nhu Quynh looks way better than Minh Tuyet in my eyes. I like a few songs of Minh Tuyet too, but not many.

In general, I like Viet Accent for providing more candid pictures of Viet singers. But the opinions from Karly, the Viet Accent'owner, are very bias and negatives. I would appreciate if you can be more professtional, but not taking sides.

Anonymous said...

Nhu Quynh is beautiful and she's got a great voice.

As for MT, she's got no talent and always manages to look cheap and nasty.

So, what were you thinking comparing Nhu Quynh to MT!

Alex said...

Interesting insight.

For those complaining about her opinion, it is her blog after all. She simple post news regarding to viet pop and as continuously state in this post - it's her opinion. If you disagree, go ahead and say so...but don't get butthurt and start verbal attacks.

Anonymous said...

She's old. She can't do that cute, shy, butterfly eyes anymore. In other words, she's used up, her voice is alright, but I think PBN knew that she was unattractive and therefore wont get the old men fans anymore. So they kick her to the curf because there are plenty of replacements. One rumor I heard is that she was in a class with another singer, the female singer that is married to Huy MC, I dont know her name, she sang with Bang Tam in PBN 92. They said NQ said if that girl sings with PBN then she wont. But it made sense because that girl did sang for PBN way back for about 3 shows and disappear. And now right when NQ disappeared from PBN, that girl came about immediately.

Anonymous said...

Correction

clash instead of class

Bang Kieu instead of Bang Tam

Anonymous said...

I heard shes leaving because Nguyen Ngoc Ngan the MC at pbn is hitting on her XD

Anonymous said...

you gotta be kidding me right? how can you even compare the two?
NQ is beautiful and talented, MT dresses like a skank and sounds like she's inhaled helium. It seems like you're implying MT is better looking than NQ which is totally absurd. With all that money she's making, MT should go fix her teeth. That overbite is hideous.

Anonymous said...

This whole story is BS. Nhu Quynh will be discovered over and over by younger people like me! She is my favorite and it doesn't matter if she gets old, her voice is great!

Anonymous said...

Well, we all have our opinions about what is hot what is not... you on the other hand write like you know all the facts, which you dont. Let me start a blog about you and write dum shit like this about you....

Anonymous said...

Nhu Quynh is a great singer. Minh Tuyet is pretty but her voice is mediocre. If Nhu Quynh wants to make a comeback, she just need to pick better songs. No one can sing like her!

Anonymous said...

Nhu Quuynh - You are such a beautiful woman. I wish you many successes in life. I admire you and your beauty (Christian)

Anonymous said...

Why are you guys comparing NQ and MT?! Even though they both sound great together, I think NQ sounds WAY better! Even though NQ is getting old, she has an AMAZING voice. Don't judge by age, judge by voice! MT just sounds like her voice cracks all the time. NQ doesn't look like she has aged at ALL. I think NQ is WAY better