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Mandopop star Qu Wanting told record label boss to remember her

Published on Nov 7, 2012 4:05 PM

Rising Mandopop star Qu Wanting's name in pinyin spells naked ambition, and she certainly lives up to the name.

In an interview with Life!, Qu, 29, recounts her sales pitch to the co-founder of Canada's big indie Nettwerk Music Group, Terry McBride, at a Sarah McLachlan concert in 2005.

She told him: 'You don't know me, but I know you, just remember my name, my face, this Asian chick. I'm a singer-songwriter. I've songs but they're not ready. When they are, I hope you can take a listen'."

Four years later, in 2009, she mailed McBride a CD of songs. Ten days later, he asked her to a breakfast meeting and signed her to his stable of musicians, which include singer-songwriter McLachlan and electronic quartet Ladytron.

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