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Anita Mui

Anita Mui
Anita at the "Anita Classic Moment Live 2003" concert in the Hong Kong Coliseum.
Chinese name 梅艷芳 (traditional)
Jyutping Mui4 Jim6-fong1 (Cantonese)
Born (1963-10-10)10 October 1963[1]
British Hong Kong[2]
Died 30 December 2003(2003-12-30) (aged 40)[3]
Hong Kong
(cervical cancer)
Resting place Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Other name(s)
  • 阿梅 (Ah Mui)
  • 梅姐 (Mui Je; lit. Big Sister Mui)
  • 何加男 (Karen Ho)
Occupation Singer, actress
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Contralto[4][5]
Years active 1982–2003
Parents Tam Mei-kam (mother)
Influenced Grasshopper, Andy Hui, Denise Ho, Patrick Tam, Edmond Leung, Eason Chan, William So

Anita Mui Yim-fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress. During her prime years, Mui made major contributions to the Cantopop music scene while receiving numerous awards and honours. She remained an idol throughout most of her career, and was generally regarded as a Cantopop diva.[3] Mui once held a sold-out concert in Hammersmith, London, England, where she was dubbed the "Madonna of Asia (東方麥當娜)" and brought her to further international fame.[2] That title stayed with her throughout her career, and has been used as a comparison for both Eastern and Western media.[6][7][8]

In the 1980s, the gangtai style of music was revolutionised by Mui's wild dancing and on-stage femininity.[9] She was famed for her outrageous costumes and high-power performances in combination with contralto vocals, which are rare in female artists.[4] Her fan base reached far beyond Hong Kong into many parts of Asia, including Taiwan, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia, and other countries as well. In the Hong Kong entertainment industry, where stars often rise and fall quickly, Mui remained in the spotlight for 21 years (1982–2003). Her career came to a halt in 2003 when she announced that she had cervical cancer, and she died later that year at the age of 40.[3][7] Mui's continuing commemoration by the Hong Kong entertainment industry was due not only to her music and film legacies, but also her involvement in charity and humanitarian work.


  • Career 1
    • 1963–78: Early years 1.1
    • 1982–89; 1994–2003: Music 1.2
    • 1983–2002: Acting 1.3
    • 1992–2003: Community work 1.4
    • Death and legacy 1.5
      • Will 1.5.1
  • Incidents 2
    • Canadian citizenship 2.1
    • Banning of "Bad Girl" in Guangzhou 2.2
  • Discography 3
    • Studio albums 3.1
      • Cantonese 3.1.1
      • Japanese 3.1.2
      • Mandarin 3.1.3
    • Concert albums 3.2
    • Compilation albums 3.3
    • Singles 3.4
      • 1980s 3.4.1
      • 1990s 3.4.2
      • 2000s 3.4.3
  • Tour setlists 4
  • Awards 5
    • Concert Tours/Specials 5.1
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


1963–78: Early years

Mui experienced much hardship in her childhood. She was the youngest daughter in a family of four children.[7] Her elder sister, Ann Mui, was also a singer. The children were raised in a single parent family. In some of her interviews, Mui mentioned that she had never met her father. This meant that she had to help provide for her siblings at an early age, dropping out of school at the age of 13 or 14. More hardship followed the family when the bar that her mother ran was destroyed by a fire.[2] To make a living, Mui entered the show business at around the age of four.[6][10] She performed Chinese operas and pop songs in theatres and on the streets.[6][10] Both Mui and her elder sister Ann performed in practically any nightclub that offered them a chance to make a living.[2] At the age of 15, due to the frequency of performances at different venues (up to six venues per day) that she had, her voice was affected due to the development of nodules (聲帶生繭) on her vocal chords. Following the advice of the doctor, she took a year off and to keep herself occupied, she attended art lessons with her cousin. After a year, she started performing again despite the change in her vocal range, which lowered her voice by an octave (eight keys). Her newly found distinctive voice became an important trademark in her entire career.

1982–89; 1994–2003: Music

In 1982, as encouraged by her sister, Mui competed in the first New Talent Singing Awards. It was the New Talent Singing Awards where Mui got a big break by emerging champion with the song "The Windy Season" (風的季節) originally sang by Paula Tsui, beating over 3,000 contestants.[10][11] Despite her title as "new talent" at that time, she had already been a singer for more than 10 years from street and club performances during her childhood.[12]

As an award to winning the New Talent contest at the time, Mui's first album was released with the local record company Capital Artists.[12] Her debut album Debt Heart (心債) drew a lukewarm response from the audience. However, the subsequent album fared much better, as she developed her personal style and image. In 1983 and 1984, she won the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs award back to back.[13][14] Her winning streak continued as she won another major award in 1985, her first top 10 Jade Solid Gold Best Female Singer award.[15] Thereafter, she won the award every year until 1989.[16][17][18][19] She was awarded the Gold Songs Gold Awards (金曲金獎) in 1989 for the song Sunset Melody (夕陽之歌), which became one of her signature songs throughout her career.[20]

Mui released 50 albums in total.[21] Her best selling album was the 1985 "Bad Girl" (壞女孩), which sold over 400,000 copies (platinum 8x by Hong Kong's standards).[12] In her career, she sold 10 million albums.[6][10] Hong Kong had a population of about only five million in the 1980s.

In terms of live performances, in 1985, at the age of 21, her first concert was held lasting 15 nights (thus being one of the youngest singers to hold a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum). Beginning in late 1987, a series of 28 consecutive concerts at the Coliseum were held through early 1988. This established a record at the time and dubbed Mui the title of "Ever Changing Anita Mui" (百變梅艷芳), which had become her trademark.[22] Her popularity was also gaining prominence outside of Hong Kong, as she was invited to sing at the 1988 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Seoul together with Janet Jackson.[23] She performed in 300 concerts in her career.[6][10]

In 1990, during the birthday celebration with the fan club, Mui announced that she would put an end to receiving music awards to give a chance to newcomers. She held farewell concerts for 33 consecutive nights before retiring from the stage. At the age of 28, she stepped down from the industry, only to return from retirement in 1994.[24] Mui mentored several Hong Kong newcomer singers who have since become successful, most notably Andy Hui, Denise Ho, Edmond Leung, the band Grasshopper, as well as Patrick Tam.[12] In 1998, at the age of 35, she was awarded the RTHK Golden Needle Award, being one of the youngest recipient to received the award as a lifetime achievement.[25]

Mui's star on the Avenue of Stars

1983–2002: Acting

Mui was also well known as an actress across Asia. As she starred in more than 40 films over a 20-year period.[26] Her films were mainly of the action-thriller and martial arts variety, but she had also taken comedic and dramatic roles. Her first acting award as a supporting actress was won at the Hong Kong Film Awards for her performance in Behind the Yellow Line (1984). Three years later in 1987, her performance in Rouge won her the Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards.[7] In 1989, she was awarded the Best Actress for her role in Rouge at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

In 1993, she starred in The Heroic Trio with Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung, and it proved to be one of her most popular action films. In 1994 and 1995, she found some international recognition by starring opposite Jackie Chan in The Legend of Drunken Master and Rumble in the Bronx.[2]

Later, in 1997, she also won another best supporting actress at Hong Kong Film Award for her role in Eighteen Springs. In 2002, she won Best Actress at the Changchun Film Festival Golden Deer Awards for Best Actress with her performance in July Rhapsody.[27] Her ability to successfully play a wide range of roles from comedy to tragedy allowed her to star in many lead roles.

Mui was originally cast in Zhang Yimou's House of Flying Daggers (2004), but she resigned only two weeks before her death. Zhang had reserved her scenes to be shot last due to her poor health.[28] Out of respect for Mui, Zhang did not cast another actress in the role and the character was removed from the screenplay. She received a dedication titled In Memory of Anita Mui (謹以此電影緬懷梅艷芳小姐) during the closing credits.[28]

Throughout her career, the triad leader in the 1980s and 1990s.[12] Rumours of affairs with leading actors also circulated.[2]

1992–2003: Community work

Mui was actively involved in charitable projects throughout her career. According to the posthumous memoirs of democracy activist Szeto Wah, Mui lent significant financial and material support to Operation Yellowbird, to help activists flee from China after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.[29] The Tibetan red-crown Shamar Rinpoche once said "She had a true heart. She was an unconventional woman and brought happiness to lots of people during her life."[6][10] Her establishment of a nursing home in San Francisco, prompted the mayor of the city in 1992 to name 18 April as "Anita Mui Day".[2] In 1993, she established the "Anita Mui True Heart Charity Foundation" (梅艷芳四海一心基金會). That same year, she was also one of the founders of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild.[12][30] Toronto declared 23 October 1993 to be "Anita Mui Day".[31]

One of the care centres established by Mui.

During the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, she initiated a fund raising concert titled the 1:99 Concert to raise money for SARS-affected families.[7] She was also awarded the "Fighting Against SARS Award" from RTHK and the newspaper Ming Pao.[30]

In 2003, she wrote and published the book The Heart of the Modern Woman (現代女人心). Profits from the book went to the Children's Cancer Foundation.[8]

On 23 September 2004, the "Anita Mui True Heart Digital Multimedia Studio" was opened at the University of Hong Kong. It included state of the art equipment for digital audio and video editing.[32] In Causeway Bay, an Anita Mui-themed cafe called "Happiness Moon" (囍月) is also dedicated to her legacy.[33]

Death and legacy

On 5 September 2003, Mui publicly announced that she had

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
for Behind the Yellow Line
Succeeded by
Deannie Yip
for My Name Ain't Suzie
Preceded by
Sylvia Chang
Golden Horse Awards for Best Actress
for Rouge
Succeeded by
Carol Cheng
Preceded by
Josephine Siao
for The Wrong Couples
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
for Rouge
Succeeded by
Maggie Cheung
for A Fishy Story
Preceded by
Shu Qi
for Viva Erotica
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
for Eighteen Springs
Succeeded by
Shu Qi
for Portland Street Blues
Preceded by
Alan Tam
Golden Needle Award
Succeeded by
Leslie Cheung
Preceded by
Cho Tat Wah, Shek Kin
Professional Spirit Award
Succeeded by
Jackie Chan, Yu Mo Wan
  • Anita Mui at the Internet Movie Database
  • Time Magazine, Essay, Farewell to Hong Kong's Sour Beauty, 12 Jan 2004
  • Goodbye, Anita Mui, Funeral photos

External links

  1. ^ (Chinese) "" 梅艷芳 focus. Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g UK telegraph. "UK telegraph." Anita Mui. Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Standard HK. ""Anita Mui's Mom loses court fight over $100m estate", The Standard, Retrieved on 14 June 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Farewell to Hong Kong's Sour Beauty". Time Magazine. 2004-01-04. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  5. ^ Anita Mui on YouTube singing Danny Chan's Waiting in its original key with the lowest A2 note
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Lexisnexis. "Lexisnexis." Star with a 'true heart' brought happiness to thousands of fans. Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
  7. ^ a b c d e f People Daily. "People Daily." The legend of Anita Mui: Shining star's lonely life. :Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  8. ^ a b c Thestar. "Thestar." Anita Mui, 40: Singer called Chinese Madonna. Retrieved on 19 June 2008.
  9. ^ a b c Baranovitch, Nimrod. China's New Voices. University of California press. ISBN 0-520-23450-2. pg 164.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i SCMP. "SCMP." Star with a 'true heart' brought happiness to thousands of fans. Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  11. ^ Broughton, Simon. Ellingham, Mark. Trillo, Richard. 2000 World Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides Publishing Company. ISBN 1-85828-636-0.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g HKVPradio. "HKPVradio" at the Wayback Machine (archived May 1, 2008). Anita Mui: Number One and Only . Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  13. ^ "RTHK award 1983." RTHK. Retrieved on 14 July 2008.
  14. ^ RTHK. "RTHK award 1984." RTHK. Retrieved on 14 July 2008.
  15. ^ TVB. "ten songs award 1985". Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  16. ^ TVB. "ten songs award 1986". Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  17. ^ TVB. "ten songs award 1987". Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  18. ^ TVB. "ten songs award 1988". Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  19. ^ TVB. "ten songs award 1989". Retrieved on 5 July 2008.
  20. ^ [2]
  21. ^ "Thousands say farewell to a superstar"." South China Morning Post. Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  22. ^ CNN. "Cancer claims Canto-pop diva Mui." CNN. Retrieved on 19 June 2008.
  23. ^ (Chinese) "Anitamuinet." 封面女郎 1988 section. Retrieved on 21 June 2008.
  24. ^ SCMP. "SCMP." Actresses hit wrong note in a year of off-key performances. Retrieved on 17 June 2008.
  25. ^ (Chinese) RTHK. "RTHK." 歷年十大中文金曲頒獎音樂會. Retrieved on 27 June 2008.
  26. ^ Chinadaily. "Chinadaily." HK pop diva Anita Mui dies of cancer. Retrieved on 14 July 2008
  27. ^ "" Film Festival Closes in Northeast China. Retrieved on 19 June 2008.
  28. ^ a b "" House of Flying dagger review. Retrieved on 19 June 2008.
  29. ^ Lee, Diana and Wong, Natalie (12 July 2011) "Stars who played their part". The Standard
  30. ^ a b HKpag. "Hong Kong performing artistes guild." Profile. Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
  31. ^ TVB. Our Anita Mui (我們的梅艷芳).
  32. ^ Hong Kong university. "Hong Kong university." A Star's Legacy to HKU Students. Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
  33. ^ (Chinese) Kwongwah e-newspaper. "Kwongwah e-newspaper." 香江懷舊情. Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
  34. ^ "" Anita Classic Moment Live Karaoke (DVD) . Retrieved on 23 June 2008.
  35. ^ (Chinese) Sina. "Sina entertainment." 梅艳芳传记北京悄然开播 负面内容一概不提. Retrieved on 4 July 2008.
  36. ^ (Chinese) Xinhuanet. "Xinhuanet." 梅艷芳菲. Retrieved on 4 July 2008.
  37. ^ Paper.wenweipo. "" 《我們的梅艷芳》特輯 下月11日播出. Retrieved on 1 November 2008.
  38. ^ "" 許志安梁漢文等出席梅艷芳紀念特輯錄制活動. Retrieved on 1 November 2008.
  39. ^ a b Man, Joyce (10 May 2011)."Anita Mui's mother loses battle over will", South China Morning Post
  40. ^ Gentle, Nick (Dec 23, 2005), "Anita Mui's mother, 82, wins special will payout", South China Morning Post
  41. ^ a b "Diva’s mum denied cash". Taipei Times (3 April 2009).
  42. ^ a b "Anita Mui's millions to stay in trust fund after mother loses court appeal", (10 May 2011), Channel News Asia (Singapore)
  43. ^ "梅媽被正式頒令破產". 新浪(明報). 2012-04-26. 
  44. ^ Chiu, Austin (5 January 2013). "Anita Mui's mother hurls shoes at lawyer". South China Morning Post.
  45. ^ "梅啟明破產 揚言跳樓". Sharp Daily. 18 January 2013. 
  46. ^ Chan, Thomas (15 May 2013). "Pop diva Anita Mui's mother to get allowance from trust". South China Morning Post.
  47. ^ a b Straitstimes. "Straitstimes, orig date 29 May 2000. Archived by" Did China over-react with A-mei ban?. Retrieved on 6 July 2008.
  48. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k (Chinese) "" Booklet found in the Capital Artist - Anita Mui Memorial Stamp Collection and Inside Cover of Tribute to Anita Mui 梅 憶錄 CD Collection. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.


See also

Year Native name English Name Released Formats
1985–1986 梅艷芳盡顯光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '85 television broadcast
1987–1988 百變梅艷芳再展光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert 87–88 LD/CD/VHS
1990 百變梅艷芳夏日耀光華演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '90 LD/CD
1991–1992 百變梅艷芳告別舞台演唱會 Anita Mui Final Concert VHS (limited edition)/DVD/VCD
1994 情歸何處II梅艷芳感激歌迷演唱會 Anita Mui Appreciating the Fans Concert TV broadcast only
1995 梅艷芳一個美麗的回嚮演唱會 Anita Mui in Concert '95 LD/CD/VCD
1999 百變梅艷芳演唱會1999 / 百變梅艷芳演唱會1999延續篇 Anita Mui in Concert 1999 / Anita Mui in Concert 1999 Part 2 Not released
2001 梅艷芳 Mui Music Show Anita Mui Mui Music Show Radio / TV broadcast only
2002 梅艷芳極夢幻演唱會 Anita Mui Fantasy Gig 2002 CD/DVD/VCD
2003 梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會 Anita Classic Moment Live CD/DVD/VCD

Concert Tours/Specials


Tour setlists

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RTHK TVB 903 997
"I'm So Happy 我很快樂" 2000 9 1 3 I'm So Happy
"Lessons In Love 愛的教育" 13 6 5
"Welcome Bed 牀呀! 牀! " 3 3 10 5
"Glamour Forever 芳華絕代" 2001 1 1 1 With
"Love is Difficult 相愛很難" 2002 1 1 1 1
"Single Woman 單身女人" 5 7
"Women's Sorrows (duet) 女人之苦" 9 On Hits (Special Edition)
"Return (Live Version) 似是故人來" 2003 9


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RTHK TVB 903 997
"Cover Girl 封面女郎" 1990 1 1 1 Cover Girl 封面女郎
"Yelia 耶利亞" 1 1 5
"Heart Remains Cold 心仍是冷" 1 1 3
"Heart Remains Cold (solo) 心仍是冷" 5
"Facing Fate with a Smile 笑看風雲變" 10
"Return 似是故人來" 1 1 1 Music Factory. Queen's Road East
"The Road Has Come to an End 路...始終告一段" 13 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part II
"Jungle of Desire 慾望野獸街" 1991 1 1 1 Jungle of Desire 慾望野獸街
"What Day 何日" 20 26 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part II
"Dream Temptress 夢姬" 1 1 1 Jungle of Desire 慾望野獸街
"Faithfully" 3 17
"Godfather's Woman 教父的女人" 25
"Touch" 1 3 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part I
"Too Late to Turn Back 回頭已是百年身" 1992 4 5
"It's Like This 是這樣的" 18
"Intimate Lover 親密愛人" 9 8 Intimate Lover 親密愛人
"Woman's Heart 女人心" 1993 15 Drama Of Life 戲劇人生
"Where Does Love Belong 情歸何處" 1994 1 1 1 1 It's Like This 是這樣的
"In The Hazy Rainy Night 朦朧夜雨裡" 1 5
"Like the Night 如夜" 1 1 6 1
"Grateful 感激" 1 10
"It's Not Me 他不是我" 10 IFPI 100%正版
"Free Your Head And Mind 放開你的頭腦" 3 4 1 Caution 小心
"Caution 小心" 22
"Drunk Twilight 醉矇矓" 13
"The Song Girl 歌之女" 1995 1 4 1 The Song Girl 歌之女
"Lonely Love 愛我的只有我" 14
"Total Eclipse 心全蝕" 14
"Love Does Not Compromise 愛是沒餘地" 27
"We Cried 我們都哭了" 6 We Cried 我們都哭了
"Night Snake 夜蛇" 1997 10 12 Illusions 鏡花水月
"Embrace The One In Front Of You 抱緊眼前人" 1 1 4 1
"Flower Woman 女人花" Flower Woman 女人花
"Day And Night 朝朝暮暮" 1998 11 9 Love Songs 情歌
"You Keep Me Here 你留我在此" 17 17 Variations 變奏
"Beautiful Penang 檳城艷" 13
"East Mountain Rainy West Mountain Sunny 東山飄雨西山晴" 8 8
"Moonlight On My Bed 床前明月光" 3 3 16 3 Moonlight On My Bed 床前明月光
"The Wolf Love The Sheep 愛上狼的羊" 3 9
"Brilliant Stage 艷舞台" 1999 3 4 3 7 Larger Than Life
"Nausea 不快不吐" 10
"Women's Problem 女人煩" 5
"Hanging The Bell On The Rattan 長藤掛銅鈴" 5 2 9 Nothing to Say 沒話說
"Dont Be a Woman in Your Next Life 下輩子別再做女人" 7 6


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
RTHK TVB 903 997
"Debts of the Heart 心債" 1982 1 Debts of the Heart 心債
"Red Doubts 赤的疑惑" 1983 1 Red Anita Mui 赤色梅艷芳
"Hand Over My Heart 交出我的心" 3
"Red Impact 赤的沖擊"
"Leaping in the Spotlight 飛躍舞台" 1984 6 Leaping in the Spotlight 飛躍舞台
"Don't Believe Love Is A Crime 不信愛有罪" 1
"The Years Flow Like Water 似水流年" 1 The Years Flow Like Water 似水流年
"Dream Embrace 夢幻的擁抱" 1985
"Manjusaka 蔓珠莎華" 1
"Towards A New Day 邁向新一天" 3 華星影視新節奏(第二輯)
"Bad Girl 壞女孩" Bad Girl 壞女孩
"Flame On The Iceberg 冰山大火" 1986 1 9
"Walking My Way Alone 孤身走我路" 3
"Dream Partner 夢伴"
"Temptress 妖女" 1 7 Temptress 妖女
"Break The Iceberg 將冰山劈開" 1 1
"Love Warrior 愛將" 3 1 1
"Gossip Girl 緋聞中的女人" 1987 6 16
"Burning Tango 似火探戈" 1 1 1 Burning Tango 似火探戈
"Decorated Tears 裝飾的眼淚" 1 1 6
"Cherish When We Meet Again 珍惜再會時" 3
"Relax 放鬆" 7 14
"Oh No! Oh Yes!" 17
"Flaming Red Lips 烈焰紅唇" 1 1 1 Flaming Red Lips 烈焰紅唇
"Church of Sadness 傷心教堂" 1 1 8
"If I Were A Man 假如我是男人" 1988 9
"Rouge 胭脂扣" 9 16
"Better Not To Meet 不如不見" 1 1 6 Drunk in Dreams Together 夢裡共醉
"Drunk in Dreams Together 夢裡共醉" 1 13
"Stand By Me" 1 1 1
"Love You, Miss You 愛你、想你" 25
"Lady 淑女" 1989 1 1 1 Lady 淑女
"Love at First Dance 一舞傾情" 1 2 6
"Night Leopard 黑夜的豹" 1 1 10
"Little Angel 小天使" 5 15 親親小天使歌集
"United In Heart 四海一心" 23 The Legend of the Pop Queen Part I
"Sunset Melody 夕陽之歌" 1 1 2 In Brasil
"Summer Lover 夏日戀人" 1 1 1
"Say It If You Love Me 愛我便說愛我吧" 7 15
"Life of Passion 火紅色人生" 14



  • Anita Classic Moment Live 梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會 — Mui Music Ltd. (Cantonese/Mandarin) (2004)
  • Anita Mui Forever 永遠的... 梅艷芳 — BMG Taiwan Inc. (Mandarin) (2004)
Other record labels
  • The Legend of the Pop Queen: Part I and Part II (1992)
  • Lifetime of Fantasies 情幻一生 (Ching waan yat sang) (1993)
  • Change[48] 變 (Been) (1993)
  • Wong tze tzi fung (Majestic) 皇者之風 (1993)
  • Dramatic Life 戲劇人生 (Hei kek yan sang) (1993)
  • Love Songs[48] 情歌 (Ching goh) (1997)
  • Love Songs II 情歌 II (Ching goh II) (1998)
  • Anita's 45 Songs 眾裡尋芳45首 (2001)
  • Tribute to Anita Mui 梅‧憶錄 (2004)
  • Faithfully 梅艷芳 (2008)
  • In Memory of Anita Mui 追憶似水芳華 (2013) (but labeled with incorrect grammar as "In the Memories of Anita Mui")

Capital Artists Ltd. (Cantonese)

Compilations that were released after 2004 are not listed here.

Compilation albums

  • Anita Mui Fantasy Gig 2002 梅艷芳極夢幻演唱會2002 — Cantonese/Mandarin (2002)
Music Nation Records Company Ltd.
  • Anita Mui 1997 Live in Taipei 芳蹤乍現台北演唱會實錄 — Mandarin (1997)
Music Impact Ltd.
  • Anita Mui in Concert 87-88 百變梅艷芳再展光華87-88演唱會 — Cantonese (1988)
  • Anita in Concert '90 百變梅艷芳夏日耀光華演唱會1990 — Cantonese (1990)
  • Anita Mui Live in Concert 1995 一個美麗的回響演唱會 — Cantonese/Mandarin (1995)
  • Anita Mui Final Concert 1992 百變梅艷芳告別舞台演唱會 — Cantonese/Mandarin (2006)
Capital Artists Ltd.

Concert albums

  • Moonlight on My Bed (or simply "Moonlight") 床前明月光 (Chuang qian ming yueguang) (1998)
  • Nothing to Say 沒話說 (Mei huashuo) (1999)
Anita Music Collection Ltd.
  • Caution 小心 (Xiaoxin) — Capital Artists Ltd. (1994)
    Hong Kong edition of this album consists of Cantonese versions of some Mandarin songs.
  • Flower Woman 女人花 (Nüren hua) — Music Impact Ltd. (1997)
Other record labels
  • Manjusaka[48] 蔓珠莎華 (Man zhu sha hua) (1986)
  • Ever-changing Anita Mui: Flaming Red Lips[48] 百變梅艷芳:烈焰紅唇 (Bai bian Mei Yan-fang: lieyan hong chun) (1988)
  • Intimate Lover[48] 親密愛人 (Qinmi airen) (1991)
Rock Records


  • Fantasy of Love / Debt of Love 唇をうばう前に / いのち果てるまで (kuchibiru woubau mae ni / inochi hate rumade) — EP (1983)
    "Fantasy of Love" is the Japanese version of the Cantonese song "Gau cheut ngo dik sum" (交出我的心). "Debt of Love" is the Japanese version of the Cantonese song "Sum chai" (心債).
  • Marry Me Merry Me / nantonaku shiawase 日い花嫁 / なんとなく幸せ (nichii hanayome / nantonaku shiawase) — EP (1983)
    Marry Me Merry Me is sometimes referred as Marry Me Marry Me.

Express (part of EMI Japan)

English titles are official English titles used by record labels for below releases.


  • With (2002)
Go East Entertainment Co. Ltd.
  • Sum chai (Debts of the Heart) 心債 (1982)
    Also includes solo recordings by members of the Hong Kong pop band, Siu Foo Deui (The Tigers) 小虎隊
  • Red Anita Mui[48] 赤色梅艷芳 (Chek sik Mui Yim-fong) (1983)
    Sometimes referred as Red 赤色 (Chek sik)
  • Leaping in the Spotlight 飛躍舞台 (Fei yeok mou toi) (1984)
  • Chi seoi lau nin (The Years Flow Like Water) 似水流年 (1985)
  • Bad Girl[48] 壞女孩 (Waai neoi haai) (1985)
  • Yiu neoi (Temptress) 妖女 (1986)
  • Burning Tango 似火探戈 (Tsi fo taam gwo) (1987)
  • Flaming Red Lips 烈焰紅唇 (Leet yim hung seon) (1987)
  • Mung leoi gung tzeoi (Drunk in Dreams Together) 夢裡共醉 (1988)
  • Mellow 醉人情懷 (Zeoi yun tsing waai) (1988)
  • We'll Be Together — EP (1988)
  • Lady 淑女 (Sook neoi) Artists Ltd. (1989)
  • In Brasil (sometimes referred as In Brazil) (1989)
  • Say It If You Love Me 愛我便說愛我吧 (Ngoi ngo been soot ngoi ngo ba) (1989)
  • Cover Girl[48] 封面女郎 (Fung meen neoi long) (1990)
  • Anita Mui (梅艷芳) (1991)
    Sometimes it is called Yook mong ye sau gaai (Jungle of Desire) 慾望野獸街
  • It's Like This[48] 是這樣的 (Si tze yeung dik) (1994)
    Sometimes, it is referred to as This Is Anita Mui 梅艷芳是這樣的 (Mui Yim Fong si tze yeung dik)
  • The Woman of Songs 歌之女 (Goh tzi neoi) (1995)
  • Illusions[48] 鏡花水月 (Geng faa seoi yu) (1997)
  • Variations 變奏 (Been tzau) (1998)
  • Larger Than Life (1999)
  • I'm So Happy (2000)
    Also includes a few Mandarin songs
Capital Artists Ltd.


Studio albums

Usually, English translations of Chinese titles from are used.[48] However, some English titles are different from the website, and some other albums are romanized in case that accurate translation may not be possible.


In 1995, Mui performed the song "Bad Girl" (壞女孩) in Guangzhou, China, where it was banned[9][47] because it was considered pornographic in nature.[9] The government authorities in Guangzhou were infuriated when she chose to sing the song on the last day of her concert.[47]

Banning of "Bad Girl" in Guangzhou

Mui moved to Canada in the 1990s and lived there for two years and was granted landed immigrant status. However, her constant absence from Canada resulted in her status being revoked.

Canadian citizenship


In 2005, Tam received a HK$705,000 lump-sum payment from the trust in May. She applied for and obtained a hardship grant to pay for medical expenditure of $50,000 in December; her application for funds from the estate to challenge the will was denied.[40] In 2008, Mui's estate was estimated to be worth HK$100 million. Tam Mei-kam contested the will, arguing that Mui was mentally unfit when she executed her will in 2003, weeks before her death. The High Court ruled that Mui was of sound mind when she signed the will, and that she simply did not trust her mother with money.[3][41] Through the years, Tam mounted several legal challenges to the will, and succeeded in having the life tenancy varied to $120,000.[41][42] Tam was reportedly owing $2 million in legal costs in 2011.[39] A fresh appeal by Tam and Mui's elder brother Peter Mui failed at the Court of Final Appeal in May 2011.[42] After that challenge, the Court of First Instance of Hong Kong declared Tam bankrupt on 25 April 2012 for failing to pay legal fees, whilst allowing her to continue receiving her monthly allowance.[43] In January 2013, the court ruled that the monthly tenancy of $120,000 to Tam, suspended since the previous July, would continue to be frozen due to mounting debts of the estate.[44] Mui's brother was declared bankrupt on 17 January 2013 for failing to pay legal fees relating to the appeals.[45] In May 2013, the court ordered the estate to pay Tam HK$20,000 a month for her living costs, as well as $240,000 to settle her overdue rent.[46]

In her will, Mui bequeathed two properties to her fashion designer, and the remainder to the Karen Trust – a trust she had set up and looked after by HSBC International Trustees. Its beneficiaries included her mother, Tam Mei-kam, and four nieces and nephews. The Karen Trust provided Tam with a life tenancy of HK$70,000 per month; upon Tam's death, the estate would go to the New Horizon Buddhist Association absolutely.[39]


On 11 October 2008, a show on TVB, titled "Our Anita Mui" (我們的梅艷芳), was dedicated to Mui. Many fans and off-stage personnel who worked with her had a chance to talk about their personal experiences with Mui. Singers who participated in the show included Andy Hui, Edmond Leung and Stephanie Cheng.[37][38] Mui was cremated and her ashes are interred at the Po Lin Monastery's mausoleum on Lantau Island.

In 1998, an ATV-produced television series Forever Love Song told a story of a character which was loosely based on that of Mui, but the character names were purposely changed. In 2007, a television series was produced in China titled "Anita Mui Fei" (梅艷芳菲) to tell the many dramas in her life. The 42 episode series was broadcast by China Education Television. Her friends Andy Lau and Leslie Cheung were also portrayed in the series, though some of the sensitive subjects such as her suffering from cancer, Cheung's suicide and her mother's real estate dilemma were avoided.[35] Alice Chan (陳煒) portrayed Mui in the series.[36]

[10][6] Thousands of fans turned out for her funeral at North Point in January 2004.[10] She was 40 years old.[8][7][3]).HK local time on 30 December 2003 at 02:50 (Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital' "Let's Just Kiss And Say Goodbye" on 15 November 2003, where she was accompanied by her friends on the stage. She eventually lost her battle to cervical cancer and died of respiratory complications leading to lung failure at The Manhattans Her symbolic act was to "marry the stage", which was accompanied by her hit song "Sunset Melody" (夕陽之歌) as she exited the stage. The very last song she performed on stage was "Cherish When We Meet Again" (珍惜再會時), a rendition of [34]

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