Nguyen Anh 9

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Nguyen Anh 9
Native name
Nguyễn Ánh 9
Birth nameNguyen Dinh Anh
Born(1940-01-01)January 1, 1940
Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
DiedApril 14, 2016(2016-04-14) (aged 76)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Occupation(s)Songwriter, pianist
Years active1958–2016

Nguyen Anh 9 (born Nguyen Dinh Anh, January 1, 1940 – April 14, 2016) was a Vietnamese songwriter and pianist.

Early life[change | change source]

He was born in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam on January 1, 1940. He was raised in Nha Trang and in Saigon. Nguyen Dinh Anh studied at Taberd until 1954 and went to Da Lat.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Nguyen Anh 9 started his songwriting career in a very accidental way when touring Japan with Khanh Ly. Nguyen Anh 9 played the guitar he was holding right away and sang: "Không! Không! Tôi không còn, tôi không còn yêu em nữa..." ("No! No! I'm no longer, I'm no longer in love with you..."). When coming back to Vietnam, Khanh Ly suggested he write this song. At her suggestion, he finished writing his first song in a short time.

The song "Không" (No) was first recorded by Khanh Ly on vinyl with the disc title Tình ca quê hương (Native land love songs). "Không" became one of the signature songs of Elvis Phuong's singing career, as well as some other Nguyen Anh 9's songs such as "Ai đưa em về" (Who takes you home), "Chia phôi" (Parting), "Một lời cuối cho em" (One last word for you),... many performed by Elvis Phuong on the stage of Queen Bee discothèque in Saigon in early 1970s.

In 1982, Nguyen Anh 9 returned to the music industry. He continued to take part in the concerts and piano shows in many places. Nguyen Anh 9 was also invited to write the soundtracks for some movies such as Mảnh tình nghiệt ngã (Ill-fated love affair), Mênh mông tình buồn (Immensely sad love).

Death[change | change source]

He died of pneumonia and heart failure in Ho Chi Minh City, aged 76.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nguyễn Ánh 9: Đừng đổ lỗi cho nhạc xưa, Thể thao & Văn hóa".
  2. "Nhạc sĩ Nguyễn Ánh 9 qua đời".
  3. "Nhạc sĩ Nguyễn Ánh 9 qua đời".