My Artist is Reborn – Chapter 55 – Record

The popularity of “Rebirth” on the Internet continued, and Ye Cang’s album constantly broke records, even opening a post dedicated to it on the entertainment forum.

——How many records has Ye Cang broken with his album?

LZ made a little statistic, based on the actual performance of all singers in the past three years.

1. The highest speed of selling 100,000 physical albums has been achieved. 

2. The fastest entry into the top ten song charts. 

3. The largest number of songs in the top ten music charts at the same time. (Meanwhile there are 6 songs, but LZ thinks it will still change. If all ten songs occupy a place in the top ten of the music charts, he will be the first singer to take all top ten spots since the appearance of music charts.)

4. The shortest time for an album to be played 10 million times. 

The post quickly became popular, and the data was constantly updated. 

22L: Newspaper! “No Desire, No Demand” has just entered the top ten. Now, Ye Cang has a total of 7 songs in the top ten of the music charts. PS, I think it will be 8 songs soon. “Blade” has just entered the top 20. 

23L: Newspaper! “Blade” is in the top ten, with 8 songs, only two places left from the top 10 songs, Cang Cang!

28L: Shit, seeing this post, my blood is boiling. 

31L: I didn’t even listen to rock and roll, but this album has been on the front pages these days, and many people in my circle of friends recommended it, so I listened to it for a moment out of curiosity. Then I bought the whole album, I even ordered the physical copy, and now I’m awaiting the delivery. 

46L: My parents were biased against rock and roll. They always thought they were yelling. I played this album once, and my parents almost cried. Now they asked me to load it on their mobile phone.  [laughing and crying] [laughing and crying] [laughing and crying]

109L: Just updated the data, and the sales volume of “Rebirth” reached the top!! [throwing flowers]

The album “Rebirth” was like an irrational hurricane, directly sweeping the whole Chinese music circle. What’s more, it was amazing that his album had more than one popular song. Beside “The World After Death” and “Long Night,” the quality of the other nine songs was not inferior, and all of them had an audience.

Different people would be poked in the softest part of their souls by different songs, and everyone could feel the resonance of each song. It can be said that any song on his album, taken to other singers, could be used as the main song, which showed how high the quality of this album was.  

And the fans’ feedback on this album was also very direct.

As a result, after the album sales entered their second week, the speed of sales not only did not decline, but continued to rise at an alarming rate, and even on the streets you could hear songs from “Rebirth”.

At this time, Shen Huai found out something was wrong.

Ye Cang’s sales volume was rising rapidly, but on a certain music platform, the data was somewhat abnormally high, and often it would suddenly rise in the wee hours of the early morning.

The first time, Shen Huai thought it was only a coincidence, but after paying more attention to the statistics, he finally realized the problem.

Without hesitation, he directly called Chen Chiyu. 

Chen Chiyu had just finished a project and was half dead from fatigue. He was finally asleep, when he was called directly by Shen Huai.

“Brother Shen! Boss Shen! What’s the matter with you? I haven’t slept for 36 hours. I finally fell asleep. You had to call me at this point?” 

Shen Huai listened to his resentful voice and said lightly, “Do you want to make some money?”

Chen Chiyu immediately became energetic. “I will listen to your orders.”

Shen Huai: “Not sleepy?”

Chen Chiyu: “Before the power of money, let alone 36 hours, even 72 hours, I am not sleepy.”

Shen Huai: “…”

He has long been used to his good friend’s temperament, and he didn’t bother with smalltalk, saying directly what was going on on the music platform. 

Chen Chiyu frowned for a moment and thought, “It’s really abnormal. I’ll check it for you. As per agreement, I will give you results within three days.”

“Good,” Shen Huai agreed and then paused again. “If you can give me a result tomorrow night, the reward will double.”

Chen Chiyu: “Shit!”

Chen Chiyu got up from the bed, his face full of curiosity. “Big brother, there’s something wrong with you!” 

Shen Huai: “…”

He could almost imagine Chen Chiyu’s expression at the moment. He could not help saying, “Time is money. Why don’t you hurry to check it out?”

Chen Chiyu: “It is necessary to check, but there is still time to talk for two minutes.”

Shen Huai: “…” If it wasn’t for the sake of them being friends for many years, he would have hung up already.

Chen Chiyu: “Come on, tell your brother what has happened to you recently. This is simply not your previous style!”

Shen Huai was somewhat helpless. “What happened to me before?”

Chen Chiyu: “For example, increasing the payment and rushing, you wouldn’t have done it before.” 

Shen Huai: “…”

Realizing that Shen Huai considered hanging up, Chen Chiyu hurriedly sped up his speech. “Hey, do you like that artist under you?” 

Shen Huai’s fingers instantly stilled.

Chen Chiyu was still chattering. “I think you are obviously more attentive to him than to your previous artists, you know. In the past, although you were also very responsible at work, you gave me the feeling that you were merely doing business, or, as you said, just investing.” 

“Just like your first two artists, you would not feel sad when they left. You would only feel disappointed at most, but if you change to this, well… Ye Cang, if it was him, what would you do if he left with another agent?”

Shen Huai froze, even though he knew what Chen Chiyu was saying was hypothetical, when he thought of this scenario, he had some difficulty breathing.

Chen Chiyu made an analysis and finally concluded “… To sum it up, the only explanation is that you feel different about him. I can’t think of any other explanation except for you liking him.”

Shen Huai was silent.

He always thought he was hiding it well, but he didn’t expect that even outsiders like Chen Chiyu could see it clearly. 

Chen Chiyu was still speaking, “Believe me, brother, if you like him, don’t be a pussy! If he doesn’t like you, smash him with money… “

The more Shen Huai listened to him, the more outrageous he became. Even though he was very well-raised, he also sometimes wanted to beat people up. “You shut up!”

Chen Chiyu: “This is just some friendly advice…”

Shen Huai: “One more word will reduce the payment.”

Chen Chiyu: “…”

Shen Huai breathed a sigh of relief. Ye Cang’s matter had been buried in the bottom of his heart. He didn’t expect it to be dug up by Chen Chiyu, which left his mind in a confused state now.

He was silent for a while before saying, “It’s not a matter of liking each other or not. The public view on homosexuality has not become more tolerant over time, it’s perhaps even harsher than it was 30 years ago. Especially regarding public figures, once there is a scandal, it is likely to destroy their career.”

“I know how important singing on stage is for him, even more important than his life. I can’t destroy him, even if there’s just a minor chance. And… ” He paused. “Maybe I’m selfish. I’m more scared that one day he will have to choose between the stage and me. No matter what he will choose in the end, it will become a scar that will never disappear.”

These words, Shen Huai never said to anyone, they were  just buried in his heart, but in the face of his friend, they finally poured out.

After hearing this, Chen Chiyu for the first time did not play any tricks, but said solemnly, “Huai, you are just too rational.”

“In career, reasoning will let you weigh out the gains and losses to make the most correct judgment, but regarding emotions, it is useless most of the time.”

“Huai, don’t be too hard on yourself. Try to believe in this relationship. Maybe the result will be better than you think? Even if there is a choice, it is his initiative, not your fault… “

Chen Chiyu hesitated for a moment before saying, “Huai, the chance of meeting someone you like is very small, the chance of loving each other is even smaller. Don’t miss it just to regret it.”

Shen Huai didn’t respond. Chen Chiyu didn’t dare to say more. He just sighed and hung up.

Shen Huai threw his cell phone on the bed and felt that after talking to Chen Chiyu, his whole heart became more confused. 

Shen Huai didn’t sleep well that night because of his worries. Although he returned to his normal appearance the next day, Ye Cang was still acutely aware that there was something wrong. 

He was going to take the route of boiling frogs in warm water, so he was very restrained in front of Shen Huai recently, but when he got into the car, he finally couldn’t help it.

“Huai, are you in a bad mood today?”

Shen Huai was stunned, but facing Ye Cang’s worried eyes, he didn’t dare to look at him directly. His fingers curled up involuntarily and he whispered, “It’s nothing.”

Ye Cang still wanted to ask, but Xue Chengge suddenly screamed, “Brother Ye! ‘Rebirth’ just won the diamond record! It’s the fastest album in history to get a diamond record!” 

Shen Huai and Ye Cang were intrigued by his words. Xue Chengge held up his mobile phone, showing the official Weibo of the Music Association, which just issued the certification. 

Although Shen Huai knew for a long time that Ye Cang’s album would go diamond sooner or later, he did not expect that it would be so fast. 

Before they could enjoy it, all kinds of congratulatory calls came in. Even Ming Wei, who had always been calm, was crazily delighted. She told Shen Huai that according to the current sales speed and the evaluation of the album by the outside world, it can be said that Ye Cang already won the Golden Melody Award this year. 

Ye Cang looked at the busy Shen Huai and could only swallow his words.

It was just that after that, he was a little distracted on the program, but everyone thought he was a bit absent-minded because of his good performance, and they all expressed their understanding. 

However, with this honor coming, there were still many chores. Shen Huai had to restrain his emotions and devote his energy to this matter. 

Ye Cang was too quick and too sudden. This was a tough battle that caught him off guard. However, Shen Huai handled it very well. He showed extraordinary ability both online and offline, which also made many people in the industry notice him.

And the circle of those silently self made agent fans not only grew further, but also happily found a lot of food. 

However, on this happy day, Shen Huai received the bad news from Chen Chiyu.

After he checked, he found that there was a loophole in the music platform and was afraid that Ye Cang’s data had been tampered with.  

Not only tampered with, but tampered with so badly you can only imagine it was not from goodwill. 

Shen Huai’s face immediately sank. “I see. Help me check if you can find the person behind it. I’ll solve the rest.”

Edited by : Mochi Rabbit

Proofreader: Taalia

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Raven White

    Thank you for the translations!

  2. Evra

    Yes Huai, you have to find it first and announce this first

  3. Mizushi

    Mutual pining but one loves so much that he’s scared of the consequences ( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` )
    Thank you for the chapter!

  4. eggcorn

    Honestly, it sucks but Shen Huai is right about everything, and it really speaks to his maturity and the depth of his love that he’s able to assess the situation and make a decision to save his loved one from being torn apart even if they could be together. We know this story has a happy ending, but he doesn’t.

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