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Sandee Chan (simplified Chinese: 陈珊妮; traditional Chinese: 陳珊妮), born July 19, 1970 in the Philippines) is a singer-songwriter, music producer and director in Taiwan who generally sings and writes songs in Mandarin Chinese. Chan began playing the piano as a child and created her own songs while a student at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. She was signed by an independent record label after performing on university music contest Young Star in 1991, and wrote songs for Jeff Chang and Pinyuan Huang before releasing her debut single and album in 1994. She has released 14 solo albums.
Chang Yu-sheng (simplified Chinese: 张雨生; traditional Chinese: 張雨生; pinyin: Zhāng Yǔshēng; June 7, 1966 — November 12, 1997) was a Taiwanese male pop singer, as well as a composer and producer. His major accomplishment as a producer may have been the pop singer A-mei. While driving fatigued on October 21, 1997, he was fatally injured in a car accident and fell into a coma. He never regained consciousness and died on November 12 at the age of 31 after weeks of hospitalization.
He is known for his high vocals, capable of hitting notes such as the A above high C(A5) and the D above Soprano C(D6).
2007.11.12 ：the unpublished DEMOs and Best Hits of his life as a pop-singer:《如燕盘旋而来的思念》
Will Liu (traditional Chinese: 劉畊宏; simplified Chinese: 刘畊宏; pinyin: Líu Gēnghóng; born October 7, 1972) is a Taiwanese singer and composer. He is well known for his album "Caihong Tiantang" (彩虹天堂; "Rainbow Heaven") and is known as good friends with Taiwanese artists Jay Chou and Show Luo.
Liu's second album: "City of Angels" (天使之城) was released on May 18, 2007. There are 11 new songs including "幸福的距离" in this album. Almost all the songs are written by him personally.
Liu appeared in the movie Initial D (頭文字D, June 23, 2005), playing a minor role as an obnoxious professional racer, complete with outlandish dreadlocks, who picks and loses a street race with the protagonist, played by Jay Chou. He went on to land a major role in the movie Kung Fu Dunk, again as an enemy of Jay Chou's character - specifically, as the captain of a basketball team that wins games with all sorts of foul play.
Liu was formerly part of a Taiwanese boy band called "SBDW". He enjoys playing basketball and weight training.
Liu is a devout Christian and a member of the New Life Church, a Charismatic Christian church in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwanese tabloids have reported his evangelical outreaches to other figures
JerryC (simplified Chinese: 张逸帆; traditional Chinese: 張逸帆; pinyin: Zhāng Yìfán; born August 31, 1981), also known by his English name Jerry Chang, is a Taiwanese guitarist and composer. He is best known for his song "Canon Rock", a rock arrangement of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D. He began playing the guitar at the age of 17, and the piano before age 15. His style is influenced by classical music, neoclassical guitarists, as well as melodic metal bands such as Helloween and L'Arc-en-Ciel.
His most famous work, "Canon Rock", became an Internet sensation after South Korean guitarist Jeong-Hyun Lim performed a cover version in 2005. The song has garnered much media attention; both renditions have been featured on newspapers such as the New York Times, blogs, television shows and radios worldwide.
Chang was featured in the profiles section of the January 2007 issue of Guitar World magazine, along with a tab transcription of "Canon Rock" in the featured songs sections.
At the height of its popularity, "Canon Rock" was one of the top 10 downloaded guitar tabs on the Ultimate Guitar Archive, and currently is one of the most viewed videos on the popular video streaming website YouTube.
Sansan Chien (July 1, 1967 – October 24, 2011), whose Chinese name was 簡郁珊, was a composer of contemporary classical music who was also well-known in Taiwan for her teaching of music theory and composition.
She was born July 1, 1967 in Changhua, Taiwan, and grew up in the Taichung area. When she was fifteen, her family moved to the united states, settling in Sylvania, Ohio where she completed her high school education. She then earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from The University of Toledo Department of Music (1989), a master's degree in music composition from the Ohio University School of Music (1991), and a doctor of music degree in music composition from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (1997). During the time of her studies at Indiana University she became a naturalized US citizen, but opted to retain her ROC (Taiwan) citizenship as well.
Dr. Chien was a full-time assistant professor of music theory and composition at the National Kaohsiung Normal University Department of Music from 1997 to 2011. Previously, she was a part-time instructor of music composition at The University of Indianapolis and an associate instructor of music composition
Amber (born September 18, 1992) is a Chinese American pop singer active in South Korea. In August 2009, she was introduced as a rapper of quintet dance group, f(x).
Stage Name: Amber (엠버)
Real Name: Amber Liu
Date Of Birth: September 18th, 1992
Blood Type: B
Family: Older sister
Hometown: San Fernando Valley, CA (LA County)
Cindy Yen (traditional Chinese: 袁詠琳; simplified Chinese: 袁咏琳; pinyin: Yuan Yong-Ling; birth name: Cindy Wu, 吳欣雲, Wu Xing-Yun, born November 14, 1986) is a Taiwanese-American singer, songwriter, actress, Composer and producer. She was the first artist to be signed to Jay Chou's company, JVR Music, in 2009. In October 2009 she released her first self-titled album: Cindy Yen 袁詠琳. Her first single, "Sand Painting," a duet sung with Jay Chou and composed by Yen herself (notably the first time Chou has ever sung a song composed by someone else), became an instant success, rising to take the number one spot on multiple music charts in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Yen's music covers an array of styles ranging from R, soul, pop, and classical, to rock, acoustic folk, dance and hip-hop.
Cindy Yen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her mother is an accountant and her father a mathematics professor. Yen's parents both loved classical music, and began training Yen to listen to classical music at a very early age. Her mother, who had a deep love for the piano, started encouraging Yen to learn piano at the age of 4, hoping that Yen could be cultivated into a
Lan Tung is an erhu performer, concert producer, administrator and composer playing a dynamic role in the Canadian music community . Originally from Taiwan, she incorporates Chinese music with contemporary expressions in her works. At the same time, her strong interest in music outside her tradition has been a major drive in her artistic explorations. As the leader of the Juno Award nominated Orchid Ensemble, Tung has toured extensively in North America, working with composers, musicians, dancers, visual and media artists of various cultural backgrounds.
Tung has been playing the erhu for more than twenty years. She received her training at the Chinese Cultural University in Taiwan, where she has won numerous first prizes in national music competitions. She was a member of Taipei Youth Chinese Orchestra, and she has studied with Huang Ching-Ming, Chen Su-Feng and Lee Chun Tung in Taiwan, Ng K-B in Vancouver, the world-renowned American Chinese virtuoso Jebing Chen and the principal erhu player of the China Radio Orchestra Fun Ming Zhang.
Since moving to Canada in 1994, Tung has premiered numerous contemporary compositions, including chamber, solo, orchestral and electro-acoustic
Peggy Hsu (pinyin: Xu Zhe-Pei, born February 2, 1981) is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter, music composer and music producer. She is the founder and lead vocalist/keyboardist of the band “Le Cirque”.
Since her first appearance on the Mandarin music scene in 2001 with her self-written-and-produced debut album, Balloon, written when she was only 19 on her piano, Peggy has picked up Best Songwriter, Best Newcomer, Best Lyricist and other awards from the China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia market. Since 2009 she published her own music independently and now she is working closely with Wonder Music, a widely recognized Taiwanese indie record label. She has also written and composed a large number of songs for other Mandarin artists. Her recent works tend to be indie-pop and bossa-nova, jazz based style. In 2003 Peggy and her formed her own band called “Le Cirque”.
In 2007, Peggy Hsu won the 18th Best Music Album Producer of Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards– an equivalent of America’s Grammy Awards .
Lim Giong (Chinese: 林強; pinyin: Lín Qiáng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lîm Kiông; also known as Lin Chiang, born 7 June 1964 in Changhua, Taiwan) is a musician, artist, DJ, composer, songwriter, music producer, music director and also an actor.
Now, he is a leading figure on the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene.
His musical career began with the release of his 1st album, "Marching Forward" in 1990.
In his early days, he gave rousing performances of folk-pop music in Taiwan (mainly sung in Taiwanese Hokkien) such as "A Soundless Place" from the Dust of Angels soundtrack. He was associated with the genre known as New Taiwanese Song. Then, from his 3rd album "Entertainment World" recorded in England in 1993, his compositions become increasingly infused with electronic music, evolving even from drum and bass, break beat, ambient and electronica, to more experimental and freestyle work.
He introduces Taiwanese notes into pop-rock culture, and weaves complex musical fabrics.
In his works, the tradition meets the modernity, which creates the world of his own.
He arranges the traditional music with the electronic flavour quite successfully in his 4th album "China Fun" in 2002, and 5th album
Jay Chou; (born 18 January 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer, actor and director. In 1998 he was discovered in a talent contest where he displayed his piano and song-writing skills. Over the next two years, he was hired to compose for popular Mandarin singers. Although he was trained in classical music, Chou combines Chinese and Western music styles to produce songs that fuse R, rock and pop genres. He composes all his own songs, as well as songs for other singers.
In 2000, Chou released his first album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then he has released one album per year except in 2009, selling several million copies each. His music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and in overseas Asian communities. He has sold more than 28 million albums worldwide up to 2010. He debuted his acting career in Initial D (2005), for which he won Best Newcomer Actor in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by Hong Kong Film Awards for his role
SHOW commonly known by his nickname Xiao Zhu (Little Pig) is a Taiwanese Singer, Dancer, Actor, and Host.
SHOW started beating drums at the age of 3 and performed alongside his parents as a child, his mother was a singer and his father hosted parties & events. SHOW is dubbed Asia's Dance King by the Taiwanese media. In 2007, he opened up his own clothing brand STAGE in Taiwan, and later expanded the store to Hong Kong, and Singapore; his clothing brand can also be found in selected stores in China, USA, and Australia. SHOW is well known for hosting 100% Entertainment alongside Alien Huang and Butterfly Sister.
In 1996, Show entered the entertainment industry by contesting in a competition imitating Aaron Kwok. Along with three other contestants, they debuted as a quartet boy band in Taiwan. The boy band quickly disbanded as two members left for compulsory military service. That same year, he formed a duo group ROMEO with Ou Di. They released 2 albums, but the group soon disbanded also as Ou Di left for conscription. From 2000-2002 Show concentrated on hosting several variety game shows.
In 2003, he signed with Avex Taiwan and launched his solo career with the release of ShowTime.
Wu Bai (Chinese: 伍佰; pinyin: Wǔ Bǎi; Taiwanese Minnan: Gō·-pah, born Wu Chun-lin (Chinese: 吳俊霖; pinyin: Wú Jǔnlín; Taiwanese: Ngô· Chùn-lîm) on 14 January 1968) is a Taiwanese rock singer and songwriter. He formed the band Wu Bai & China Blue with Dean "Dino" Zavolta on drums, Yu Ta-hao (余大豪 Yú Dàháo, aka “Big Cat”) on keyboards, Chu Chien-hui (朱劍輝 Zhū Jiànhuī) on bass guitar and Wu Bai himself on lead guitar and lead vocals. Labeled "the king of live music," Wu Bai is considered to be one of the biggest rock music stars in East and Southeast Asia.
Wu Bai was born in Suantou, Lioujiao -- literally "Garlic Village" -- in Chiayi County in south-central Taiwan. His father was a retired Taiwan Sugar Corporation worker and his mother a betel nut vendor, and he had two younger brothers who died in a car accident. His nickname Wu Bai, meaning "five hundred," derives from several stories, none of which can be proven to be fact: one story says the name came from his early academic success when he scored 100 points on each of five examination subjects. However, an interest in music in his teenage years led to a decline in his academic performance and he failed to pass the university entrance
Hou Dejian (Chinese: 侯德健; pinyin: Hóu Déjiàn, Cantonese: Hau Dak-gin), born October 1, 1956, is a songwriter, composer, and singer from Taiwan.
Since the 1980s, his songs have been popular in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. His songs are written mostly in Chinese, with a few in English. The lyrics often reflect traditional Chinese thought, combined with a contemporary mentality.
In 1978, Hou Dejian wrote a song entitled "Descendants of the Dragon" (《龍的傳人》), with which he gained significant popularity. He left Taiwan for mainland China in 1983, despite the ban for the visit from the Republic of China government on Taiwan. He then witnessed and became a part of the hunger strike with three others in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing. He returned to Taiwan after being deported by the PRC authorities in 1990. He later migrated to New Zealand, and there he worked on writing books and screenplays.
In the late 1990's, Hou returned to Taiwan and became a music producer. In May 2011, Hou returned to Beijing for the first time since 1990 and made a surprised appearance at a concert. Hou is also an avid researcher of I Ching.
Ming Freeman, born in Taiwan, of Chinese and Canadian descent, is a multi-keyboardist and pianist, musical director, composer and producer who has toured or recorded with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Yanni, Ronnie Laws, Chuck Negron, Jeffrey Osborne, Paula Abdul, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, Jean Carne and Michael Henderson. Freeman is a featured keyboard soloist in many of Yanni’s DVDs such as Tribute filmed in India and China, Yanni Live at Royal Albert Hall in London, Yanni Live! The Concert Event, and Yanni Voices. Freeman has been noted to handle the more advanced keyboard work during Yanni's shows.
Valen Hsu, also known as Xiu Xiu (琇琇), (simplified Chinese: 许茹芸; traditional Chinese: 許茹芸; pinyin: Xǔ Rúyún) was born on 20 September 1974 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. She is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter. Hsu is widely known for her sad love ballads which have earned her the nickname "The Queen of Love Songs". Her songs are mostly sung in Mandarin Chinese and some in Cantonese.
A classically-trained pianist, she started playing the piano when she was 4. While she was attending high school in 1993, she was discovered while performing in a restaurant in Taipei, where many known pop artists began their careers. She was offered a contract with Taiwan’s What’s Music Record label and began work on her first commercial album, all before the age of 19.
Valen Hsu is known for her vocals, which are wispy yet strong and crystal-clear. Her singing voice and technique have been compared to Hong Kong's Faye Wong. In 1998, the Japanese magazine publication Asia Pop voted her as the best female pop vocalist in Asia. She has been known to deliver CD-quality live performances. Occasionally, she will play the piano while singing live at her concerts.
Valen Hsu has recorded 14