Bai Kwong was one of the preeminent divas of Shanghai in the 1930s, when the city was a hot spot for jazz prior to the Japanese occupation of China. She is sometimes likened to a Chinese Billie Holiday. In 2003 her music experienced a revival of popularity when a few of her songs were remixed by Ian Widgery and featured on the compilation album The Original Shanghai Divas. The album proved so popular, an extended re-release, Shanghai Lounge Divas (2004), was compiled, featuring the original versions in addition to the remixes. Moreover, her song "Waiting 4 U" was featured in the film The Forbidden Kingdom (2008).
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