Chinese Band: May Day 五月天
Mayday (五月天), is a rock/pop band from Taiwan that dreams of being the “Beatles for Chinese People” (华人的披头四). I’ve often wondered why they’d limit themselves to just the Chinese. The band has five members: Lead singer Ashin 阿信, Guitarist/Band Leader Monster 怪兽, Guitarist Stone 石头, Bass Player (+random other instruments) Masa 玛沙, and Drummer Guanyou 冠佑 (formerly known as Yanming 谚明, or just Ming).
For English-language information on Mayday, including album reviews and news, there is no better place than Mayday Blue.
Mayday is one of the most popular bands in Taiwan as well as on the Chinese mainland. Its”Nowhere World Tour 2012″ attracted great attention and a stream of fans at every stop. The band has won the award for Best Band at the Golden Melody Awards a total of four times thusfar.
Income: 97.9 million yuan (US$15.8 million)
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 43
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 53
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 75