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|Chinese name||楊乃文 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||杨乃文 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Yáng Nǎiwén (Mandarin)|
|Origin||Republic of China|
2 March 1974 |
Taipei, Republic of China
|Label(s)||Amuse/East Asia (????–present)
Silver Fish Records (2004–????)
Rock Records (2001–2004)
Faith Yang (Chinese: 楊乃文; pinyin: Yáng Nǎiwén, born 2 March 1974 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a rock musician and fashion model. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied biology and genetics at Sydney University. In 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best Female Performer got nominated for Best Album (Silence).
After graduating from Sydney University, Yang returned to Taiwan to start a music career. She soon gained recognition at the university and pub circuit in Taiwan while touring with her backing band - Monster. In 1996 she signed with Magicstone records. Her first two albums are heavily influenced by the Australian pub rock style, with a gothic undertone noticeable in tracks such as "Silence", "Fear" and "Monster", while her third album has a lighter pop style, with only hints of the anger evident in the first two recordings. All three albums were huge hits in Taiwan and in 2000 Faith won the Taiwan Golden Music awards for Best Female Performer got nominated for Best Album (Silence).
Faith did not renew her contract with Magicstone, claiming the label had become too commercial for her style of music. In 2004 it was reported that she had signed with Sony label Silver Fish Records. Her first album with Silver Fish Records, "Continuation (女爵)", was released December 2007, with "Self-Selected," an album of English-language covers, released in April 2009.
Faith also works as a fashion and cosmetics model for companies such as Rado and Neutrogena, as well as continuing to tour on the Taiwan pub circuit. She has also considered a number of acting roles. In 2000 Faith played a lead part in the 20 part web movie "175 Degrees of Colour Blindness (175度色盲)".
|Date of release||Label||Title|
|1999||Magicstone||Rest(静止) (Music video VCD)|
|1999||Magicstone||Monster Live CD|
|2004||Rock Records||First Selection|
|2004||Rock Records||Faith (Music video DVD)|
- "Faith Yang Sings in Taipei". Welcome to Anhui (Anhui Daily Press Group). 16 June 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
- Official site
- Faith Yang discography at MusicBrainz
- Faith Yang's Chinese lyrics and English Translation from amw168.com