Chinawave: Anita Mui
Get to know Anita Mui, if you're into the likes of Lesli Cheung, Teresa Teng, and Madonna.
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She long drew comparisons to Madonna but was in a league of her own, rising to fame in HK bars as a young teen. Later she played stadiums worldwide in her legendary gangtai style and unusual contralto voice - right up to her untimely death aged 40. She was originally cast as the lead in House of Flying Daggers before her sudden demise, too.
Words by Alexandra Pereira