Cheung Cho KiuLyric-writing Instructor

    Lyric Writing Teacher of Baron School of Music
    90’s famous Hong Kong Lyricist
    The lyricist for “說散就散 which won the IFPI Global Top 10 Digital Single Award, and the song’s clickrate on the platform has surpassed billions
    Winner of the CASH Golden Sail Music Awards for the Most Widely Performed Song 

    Collaborating Singers 
    In 2012, the first personal work of Cheung was released. Singers who have performed her works include: Leon Lai, Janice Vidal, Alfred Hui, Twins, JC, Hui Jingyun, Karen Mok, Kay Tse, Hubert Wu, Stephanie Ho, Eason Chan, Shen Zhenxuan, Zou Wen Zheng, Ashley Wu, Hubert Wu, Stephanie Ho, Vincent Wong, Alan Tam, Rainky Wai, and more. 

    Awards and achievements for her works include: 

    • 別為我好” won the Top 10 Chinese Songs award at the 43rd Top 10 Chinese Gold Song Awards in 2021, 
    • 別為我好” was the most listened to song in JOOX Hong Kong’s Top 10 Songs in 2020, 
    • 別為我好” has more than one million clicks on YouTube in 2020, 
    • 說散就散 ” won the CASH Digital Song Award for the Most Widely Performed Song in 2018. 
    • 說散就散” has surpassed billions of clicks on online music platforms in 2016, 
    • 7 works of hers were nominated for the Best Lyrics Award at the Golden Sail Music Awards of the Hong Kong Composers and Authors Association in 2013, 
    • Joined the Hong Kong Composers and Authors Association in 2013, and, 
    • Her first personal work “非人生活for Terry Zou was released in 2012, and many others. 

    Popular Lyrics Work
    Even though she has only been in the industry for less than ten years, nearly a hundred of her lyric works have already been released, demonstrating how popular her works are. Her works include the following: 

    • JC –《說散就散》 
    • 張敬軒《懷舊情人》(HCFC主題曲)
    • 許靖韻《別為我好》 
    • 許靖韻、林奕匡《別為我好》(我未夠好版) 
    • 張敬軒《見或不見》 
    • Twins – 《失約》 
    • 黎明《我可以忘記你》 
    • 陳小春《愛的相反》 
    • 謝文欣《偶像傳奇》 
    • 海俊傑、李施嬅《二次緣》 
    • 莫文蔚《只是不夠愛》 
    • 袁婭維《不虧不欠》 
    • 許靖韻《原來我們都一樣》 
    • 許靖韻《沒完沒了》 
    • JC –《別𠱁我》 
    • JC –《現任朋友》 
    • 袁婭維 -《 說散就散(電影前任3:再見前任主題曲) 》 
    • 沙漠兄弟 田羽生《說散就散 (嘻哈版)》 
    • 衛蘭 -《You Go I Go 
    • 李治廷《不可思議》 
    • 沈震軒《講多變真》 (Collaborated with 希瑩) 
    • 陳偉霆《有借有還》(Collaborated with Ronald Ng) 
    • AOA – 《我主場》(Collaborated with Ronald Ng Lok Shing and Brian Tsang) 
    • 簡淑兒《我不是女神》 
    • Gen Neo – Come With Me 
    • 宋波濤 (Bobo) – 《與愛無關》, and many others 

    Background in Music and Career
    Cheung was inspired to love Cantonese lyrics after reading the book “原來你非不快樂 by famous lyricist Lin Xi.  As her interest grew stronger, she chose to study with Lin Xi in order to improve her lyric writing skills.  In 2011, Cheung enrolled in the “Certificate Course in Cantonese Lyric Writing” offered by our school, which inspired her love for Cantonese lyrics even more. She then decided to continue her studies in other advanced courses related to music composition and lyric writing. Her outstanding performance led to her being recommended and signed as a contract lyricist for Mr. Ronald Ng Lok Shing’s Solid Sound Productions Limited.  

    At that time, Lin Xi was very impressed with her potential and talent, believing that her lyric writing skills were of a very high level.  Therefore, Lin introduced Cheung to our school principal, Ronald Ng Lok Shing, and she became the lyricist for the new song “說散就散“. Finally, this song became a hit in mainland China and Hong Kong with a click rate exceeding billions. It won the “2018 CASH Gold Sail Award – Most Widely Performed Digital Song” and the “(“International Federation of the Phonographic Industry”) 2018 IFPI International Association Global Singles Year-End Sales Chart” with “說散就散” ranking 7th, successfully becoming a star lyricist in Hong Kong. 

     Beginning with Everyday Life in Lyric Writing
    Cheung divides lyric writing inspiration into two categories: long-term and immediate. Long-term inspiration is developed through daily life in order to improve your sense of touch with things. Different inspirations can appear every day if your sense of touch is strong enough, because we all experience different emotions and feelings. If we can capture them at that precise moment, we can use them as good material for lyrics. In terms of immediate inspiration, a song’s melody can easily inspire inspiration, and it can lead to personal feelings and stories, allowing the audience to resonate. 

    Cheung believes that students who have not studied lyric writing can choose some existing songs to adapt as practice, which will help them improve their lyric writing skills.