ANU are a Tibetan rap duo from China. They were founded in 2016 by Gonpa and Payag. They are from Nangqên County, northwest China's Qinghai province.[1]

ANU Ranglug
OriginNangqên County, Qinghai, China
Genres
Years active2016–present
Members
  • Bāyǎ (巴雅) Tibetan: Payag
  • Gōng Bā (宫巴) Tibetan: Gonpa

NameEdit

"ANU" means "teenagers".[1]

ANU means youth and their full name in Tibetan ཨ་ནུ་རིང་ལུགས། (anu ranglug) literally means the doctrine/philosophy of ANU, or, ANUism.[2]

HistoryEdit

In July 2016, ANU released their first EP ANU, which included two songs, ANU and Living Hometown. On December 27, they released their single, Joke / It's All A Game.[3]

On May 20, 2017, they released their second single, Fly.[4]

In 2018, their third single GA·GA and fourth single 1376 were released on February 14 and July 31, respectively. High Peaks Pure Earth translated the music video to “1376” into English. The video by ANU features both established and new singers and rappers from all over Tibet, TMJ, Dekyi Tsering, Tashi Phuntsok, Uncle Buddhist and Young13DBaby.

In January 2019, they participated in China's long-running singing competition Singer 2019[5] as the first professional challenger of the season and won Pre-Challenge-Face-Off, defeated Liu Yuning.

Many of their songs and music videos have been translated into English by the translations website High Peaks Pure Earth: https://highpeakspureearth.com/tag/anu/

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumEdit

No. English title Released Notes
1 ANU 2016

SinglesEdit

No. Title Released Notes
1 ANU 6 July 2016
2 离乡 6 July 2016
3 Joke 27 December 2016
4 FLY ༼འཕུར༽ 20 May 2017
5 1376 31 July 2018
6 Just to find you - 2018
7 一闪一闪亮晶晶 - 2019
8 路弯弯 - 2019
9 观心阁 - 2019
10 Apologise - 2019
11 GA·GA 13 February 2019
12 SARDUBA 19 February 2019
13 扎西德勒 Tashi Delek 22 October 2019
14 不要了 25 October 2019
15 Phamnyong Naumanyong 29 December 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 西藏说唱ANU组合秀文化魅力 藏语RAP显独特风采. sina (in Chinese). 2017-12-05.
  2. ^ "Music Video: "Fly" by ANU". 19 July 2017.
  3. ^ English translation available here https://highpeakspureearth.com/music-video-its-all-a-game-by-anu/
  4. ^ ANU加强版《Fly》正式上线 即将再掀藏风热潮. sohu (in Chinese). 2018-10-17.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" 《歌手2019》第3期“藏族组合ANU”踢馆成功说明了什么?. eastday.com (in Chinese). 2019-01-27. Archived from the original on 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-02-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)