Faith Yang

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Faith Yang
Faith Yang.jpg
Chinese name 楊乃文 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨乃文 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Nǎiwén (Mandarin)
Origin  Republic of China
Born (1974-03-02) 2 March 1974 (age 40)
Taipei, Republic of China
Genre(s) rock
Label(s) Amuse/East Asia (????–present)
Silver Fish Records (2004–????)
Rock Records (2001–2004)
Magicstone (1996–2001)
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Monster

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).[1]

Biography[edit]

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)".

Discography[edit]

Date of release Label Title
1997 Magicstone One
1999 Magicstone Silence
1999 Magicstone Rest(静止) (Music video VCD)
1999 Magicstone Monster Live CD
2001 Magicstone Ought To(应该)
2004 Rock Records First Selection
2004 Rock Records Faith (Music video DVD)
2007 AsiaMuse Entertainment Continuation(女爵)
2009 Self-Selected
2013 AsiaMuse Entertainment Zero

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faith Yang Sings in Taipei". Welcome to Anhui (Anhui Daily Press Group). 16 June 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 

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