Denise Ho Biography
Denise Ho (Ho Wan Si, TC: Ã¤Â½â€¢Ã©Å¸Â»Ã¨Â©Â©, SC: Ã¤Â½â€¢Ã©Å¸ÂµÃ¨Â¯â€”, pinyin: HÃƒÂ© YÃƒÂ¹nshÃ„Â«, born 10 May 1977 in Hong Kong with family root in Shunde, Guangdong) is a singer, actress.
Denise Ho, also known as HOCC, CC, and Goo, was the only female disciple of Anita Mui during the mid-1990s. She was born in Hong Kong and received education in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She started her career in 1996, after she was awarded the first prize in the 15th New Talent Singing Awards (Ã¦â€“Â°Ã§Â§â‚¬Ã¦ÂÅ’Ã¥â€Â±Ã¥Â¤Â§Ã¨Â³Â½). Originally contracted with Capital Artists Ltd., but she didn't have her debut album, First, until 2001.
She then briefly joined EMI in 2002. She produced, in total, one EP(HOCC2) and 4 albums. She won many awards, including No.9 in the Top 10 Best Hits for the song Goodbye Rosemary (Ã¥â€ ÂÃ¨Â¦â€¹Ã©Å“Â²Ã§ÂµÂ²Ã§â€˜ÂªÃ¨Å½â€°) and My Favourite Female Artist(Bronze) in the Commercial Radio Annual Awards in 2002.
After a relatively quiet 2003/2004, Denise returned to the limelight by hosting the TVB weekly music show, Jade Solid Gold. She also guest-starred in Hong Kong Heavenly Queen Sammi Cheng's 2004 Sammi vs Sammi concert in a musical segment that brought Denise critical acclaim.
In September 2004, Denise signed a contract with East Asia Music. The album Glamorous (Ã¨â€°Â·Ã¥â€¦â€°Ã¥â€ºâ€ºÃ¥Â°â€ž), which pays tribute to superstars of the 80's, was released in January 2005. In September 2005, Denise performed the musical Butterfly Lovers (Ã¦Â¢ÂÃ§Â¥ÂÃ¤Â¸â€¹Ã¤Â¸â€“Ã¥â€šÂ³Ã¥Â¥â€¡). She was the leading actress, also acting as producer and musical director of the musical. Her album of the same name gave her three no.1 singles - 'Becoming a Butterfly' (Ã¥Å’â€“Ã¨ÂÂ¶), 'Lawrence & Lewis' (Ã¥â€¹Å¾Ã¦â€“Â¯Ã¯Â¼Å½Ã¨ÂÅ Ã¦â€“Â¯) and 'Coffee in a Soda Bottle' (Ã¦Â±Â½Ã¦Â°Â´Ã¦Â¨Â½Ã¨Â£Â¡Ã§Å¡â€žÃ¥â€™â€“Ã¥â€¢Â¡), which are all based on the story of the Butterfly Lovers but also considered promoting homosexuality - garnering her the silver female singer award at the 2005 Commercial Radio Annual Awards.
Her friends from the Hong Kong showbiz include Candy Lo, Eason Chan, Wilfred Lau, Nicholas Tse, Joey Yung, Bobo Chan, Theresa Fu, and Miriam Yeung.
Among her Hong Kong showbiz friends, it was reported that she had a romantic relationship with lesbian lover Theresa Fu. Their relationship however, reportedly ended when Ho found a new lesbian lover leaving Fu heartbroken.
She would have her first concert in October,2006.