I Know Everything - Chapter 466
Chapter 466: Choosing songs.
“Then why didn’t you sell it?”
Around noon the next day, Chen Huan asked He Qiang as he sat in his office.
After class, He Qiang couldn’t help himself but tell Chen Huan what happened last night.
What Old Chi said was right.
Under the circumstance where the official work wasn’t there anymore, this large draft that was just as good as the official work became the sole artwork.
So the people that came later wanted to buy for their collection.
After all, Old Hai’s works were highly respected in Zhejiang as a regional big figure.
Everyone would feel that their atmosphere would become better with a calligraphy like that at hand.
So the final price was raised until it was 1.3 million, which was the market price 50k per square foot.
But He Qiang refused without hesitation and according to him, Wang Ling looked regretful.
“It’s a gift given to me by my student so it can’t be valued by money.” He Qiang replied solemnly.
“It’s nothing, the most important thing in a gift it’s the intention behind it. Doesn’t matter what the object is.” Chen Huan said, “If it can’t substantially help you, I’ll be even happier!”
“Forget it, we don’t even know how to spend the money, let’s just put it away.” He Qiang waved his hand.
Chen Huan agreed after some thought.
The calligraphy was made only a day ago and it hadn’t been touched by time yet so it looked new now.
It would be more realistic if they take it out a few years later or even ten years later.
Moreover, it was already endorsed by several disciples of Old Hai so the calligraphy would be spread in the circle and its authenticity would be without doubt.
Chen Huan was feeling very satisfied with the unexpected situation he created as it proved the effectiveness of the Charm Talisman.
This was just the intermediate level, if it was at advanced level, he would probably replicate the calligraphy from Chu Suiliang or Liu Gongquan.
At that time, it would be insulting if they didn’t bid at least dozens of millions.
Of course, that was just a thought.
If he wanted to make their calligraphy, he must find silk paper or xuan paper made 1300 years ago, it was the first condition.
Anything else would be useless.
All in all, it meant that the modern calligraphers’ work wasn’t valuable. If the Good Lord gave him ‘Painting (Intermediate)’, he would be able to imitate the work of Qi Baishi and Zhang Daqian.
The starting price would be 20 or 30 million and if he sold a few more, wouldn’t it be possible to get another 100 million to donate it for more rewards?
After He Qiang left, Chen Huan had some free time so decided to ponder the songs to choose for Han Dong’er.
Chen Huan bragged to her that he would write a few more songs for her new album.
Han Dong’er herself didn’t care much about it as she didn’t want to tire Chen Huan but she would obviously like it if there were songs that suited her.
The song ‘A Little Happiness’ was more suitable for a singer with a gentle and magnetic voice.
For example, Zhou Jing, another Empress, was very suitable.
However, Chen Huan hoped she could diversify her music types and was always restricted to the cold and haughty genre, which would greatly restrict her future path.
It was like the empress Zhou Jing and Xu Ping as both of them had a wide range and could sing several genres of songs.
Their reputation and audience range would increase so they naturally became the new generations of empresses.
‘A Little Happiness’ didn’t have any distinguished features in terms of music or in terms of singing skills.
But its biggest strength was it was a very warm song that easily attracted especially young people.
Han Dong’er had a lot of fans but compared to the empresses, she was lacking in quantity and quality.
‘A Little Happiness’ was the perfect weapon to add to her new batch of fans.
The song was filled with warmth and the favorite genre by the young people.
Those fans were a bit different than Han Dong’er’s previous fans and they were a bit younger.
So adding them would greatly benefit her and expand her influence.
When singers were making an album, most of them would consider what type of album they would make.
For example, Guan Yili would release his first album soon and was basically the same genre as ‘Tolerance’.
It was true for the three songs Chen Huan gave him.
Chen Huan wondered if that type would draw more fans to him.
But Chen Huan knew that the album would make the people who were already fans of him become even harder fans and that they would definitely buy the album on a large scale.
The title of ‘Prince of Love Songs’ would be nailed to Guan Yili soon.
What were Han Dong’er core fans?
It was obviously the haughty and confident music, the kinds of songs that didn’t involve much love while being ethereal.
So Chen Huan chose a song that would especially develop her further.
‘Upwards to the Moon’.
This masterpiece by Teacher Sha would please the wider public more than ‘Alive’, which was another of her songs.
But it was very ethereal at the same time.
The treble reached the sky and it was so mesmerizing that people would think they were listening to a goddess sing, it wasn’t something normal singers could do.
If she sings it well, it would be like a goddess.
And it would be a natural disaster if it wasn’t sung well.
Of course, Han Dong’er voice could perfectly control ‘Upwards to the Moon’.
She may lack a tad bit of mellowness for a song like ‘Qinhai Tibetan Plateau’ but a pop song like ‘Upwards to the Moon’ fitted her voice and interpretation style.
So when she got ‘Upwards to the Moon’, she even praised Chen Huan against all odds.
With the haughty attitude of the goddess with facial paralysis, she liked Chen Huan but if he wanted her to say some sweet words, it would be harder than going to the heaven.
For her to praise Chen Huan meant that she was very, very happy.
The other two songs Chen Huan prepared for her were ‘A Whale in the Sea’ and ‘At least I still have you’. ‘A Whale in the Sea’ wasn’t a godly song sung by a singer but an adaptation of a song made by a netizen.
The original singer was amazed when it came out and loved it, it spread to everywhere.
Many singers participating in a talent show and thought that their voice was good would select this song.
Because it had a warmth and healing feeling, like Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, it was being wrapped around by a warm fresh air, it was very comfortable.
This was also suitable to Han Dong’er’s ethereal singing and it was also a song she loved.
As for the other song, ‘At least I Still Have You’, it was a song with a lot of emotions.
It could be seen as the affection between a couple, as well as between a mother and her daughter or a mother and her son.
This song could be used on many occasions and in his previous life, this was the first super hit by Empress Lin after she came back, hitting many top charts and music awards.
Now that Chen Huan gave it to Han Dong’er, he obviously hoped she would be like Empress Lin, sweeping the world away with it.
This wasn’t some delusion.
Each of the four songs given by Chen Huan was a classic of its own right, they were all songs that allowed Han Dong’er to show her skill and gain many fans.
Each of them could become the title song of an album.
However, it was combined into a single album, it was like a waste.
But since it was related to Han Dong’er fight to become an empress, Chen Huan felt like a ‘waste’ like that was very worth it.
Wasn’t it an incredible feat to personally push a 20 years old into becoming an empress?
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