Hey Girl (group)

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Hey Girl
2007TaipeiITMonth ChineseGamer HeiSeHuiMeiMei.jpg
2007 Taipei IT Month: Members from Hey Girl at booth of Chinese Gamer International Corp.
Chinese name 黑Girl (traditional)
Chinese name 黑Girl (simplified)
Pinyin Hēi Girl (Mandarin)
Origin Taiwan
Other name(s) Hei Se Hui Mei Mei (Mean: Blackie Beauties)
Occupation singers, actors, commercial models
Genre(s) Mandarin pop
Label(s) Linfair Records 2006-2007.6
Warner Music Taiwan 2008.5- 2009
M'stones 2011-now
Years active 2005–now
Current Members Hsiao Hsun
Ya Tou
Chi Ting
Past Members Pei Tong Tong
Gui Gui
Da Ya
MeiMei
Apple
Ning Er
Hsiao Man
Yeun Fei
Si Ya

Hey Girl is Taiwanese girl group. Channel [V] held an audition for the show Blackie's Teenage Club (我愛黑澀會), a variety show that aims to create new female entertainers in Taiwan. At the end of 2005, Channel [V] picked nine members to represent the other girls. These nine members were Gui Gui, Ning Er, MeiMei, Apple, Hsiao Hsun, Ya Tou, Hsiao Man, Pei Tong Tong, and Da Ya. Together, they are affectionately known as the Nine Beauties (Chinese: 九妞妞; pinyin: Jiǔ Niū Niū) for short.

The nine members were separated into two groups for their third EP release: Da Ya, Hsiao Man, Ya Tou, Gui Gui, and Apple comprised Pink (traditional Chinese: 粉紅高壓電; pinyin: Fěn Hóng Gāo Yā Diàn; literally: "high-voltage pink"), and Mei Mei, Hsiao Hsun, Ning Er, and Pei Tong Tong comprised Honey (traditional Chinese: 甜心轟炸機; pinyin: Tián Xīn Hōng Zhà Jī; literally: "sweet-hearted flying bombers").

Issues and Scandals[edit]

Departure of Pei Tong Tong[edit]

On October 5, 2007 Pei Tong Tong left Hey Girl (including the Wo Ai Hei Se Hui show). It is rumoured that she left because of a rift with band leader Da Ya [1] over an alleged affair with Pei Tong Tong's boyfriend at the time, Hakka-Pac; other sources suggest that Pei Tong Tong was forced to depart due to violations of her contract.[2][3] Pei Tong Tong reports that she began cutting herself during this stressful period.[2][3]

Moving forward, Pei Tong Tong has stated that she plans to concentrate on her singing and dancing.[4] She is currently working for Momo Kids, a Taiwanese television company featuring children's programming.[5]

Departure of Gui Gui[edit]

Gui Gui has currently left the management of Channel V, where all the band members originate from. Andy Ge has admitted to the press that she is unlikely to renew her contract, with an ambiguous post on her own blog, Gui Gui had admitted to the news.

While Andy Ge also clarifies, Hey Girl is not under Channel V management so Gui Gui is still with Hey Girl and will be attending promotions per usual.

However, the Hey Girl promotion following his statement did not include Gui Gui who was said to be busy with MIT promotion before and during their promotion. On the 6th Of May 2009, Andy Ge announced to the press that Gui Gui will not be renewing her contract with Channel V, he also states that her involvement with Hey Girl will have to be clarified with Warner Music, as Hey Girl do not belong to Channel V.

Departure of Hsiao Man[edit]

Hsiao Man has currently left the management of Channel V. She has signed to Eelin Model Agency. She has decided to leave Hey Girl to become a model.

Departure of Yeun Fei[edit]

On September 16, 2010, members of Hey Girl performed at an event in Nanchang which did not include Yeun Fei. Instead, it was a new member who was emerged from the event's promotional poster and the Hey Girl members' blogs. Ya Tou later confirmed in her Sina blog that Yeun Fei is no long a member of Hey Girl, but will continue to appear on the "Black Lollipop" show. The newest member, Chi Ting (子庭), has not yet appeared on any of the Channel V related shows and many fans seemed baffled and upset about the departure of Yeun Fei. Further speculations have suggested that the switch maybe due to Yeun Fei's high profile relationship with one of the Didi "EDD", which the management frowns upon.[6]

Departure of Si Ya[edit]

As of April 2011, Si Ya's personal "weibo" has listed herself as "without a management agent/agency". Subsequently, she did not appear in any of Hey Girl's promotional activities in China. She did, however, appeared in number of variety shows such as 麻辣天后宫 and 鑽石夜總會 as one of the special guests. On May 5, 2011, the Hong Kong promotion company has unveiled the "new" Hey Girl member which included only Ya Tou, Hsiao Hsun, and Chi Ting.

Departure of other members[edit]

Da Ya, Ning Er, MeiMei & Apple had also decided to leave Hey Girl as they are now signed to Andy Ge's new agency company "A Legend Star Ltd". Ya Tou and Hsiao Hsun are still in Hey Girl, but with 2 new members, Si Ya and Yeun Fei. Although it has been rumoured that Ya Tou and Hsiao Hsun will also leave after they have fulfilled their contracts to join A Legend Star, which never occurred.

Name Change[edit]

Originally, the group's name, Hei Se Hui Mei Mei, is a pun on the words "Mei Mei" (traditional Chinese: 美眉,1:beautiful girls) and "Hei She Hui" (traditional Chinese: 黑社會; literally: "black society; triad"). Later, after the group's move to Warner Music Taiwan, its name was changed to 黑Girl, and the English name officially became Hey Girl. The change in name resulted from the record company's concerns that scandalous rumors of other members of the show Wo Ai Hei Se Hui would be associated with Hei Se Hui Mei Mei (Hey Girl).[7]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Yako Chan (Ya Tou) (Leader)[edit]

  • Name: Chan Chi-Ching (Chinese: 詹子晴)
  • Birth Name: Chan Ya-Wen (Chinese: 詹雅文)
  • Birthdate: April 11, 1988 (age 25)
  • Stage Name: Ya Tou (Chinese:丫頭)
  • English Name: Yako Chan
  • Languages: Mandarin, English, Korean (a little bit)
  • Profession: Actress and Singer
  • Education: Hsing Wu College (English Program) Taipei, Taiwan

Albee Huang (Hsiao Hsun)[edit]

  • Birth Name: Huang Ching-Yi (Chinese: 黃瀞怡)
  • Birthdate: February 27, 1989 (age 24)
  • Stage Name: Hsiao Hsun(Chinese: 小薰)
  • English Name: Albee Huang
  • Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, Atayal
  • Profession: Actress and singer
  • Education: Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care and Management

Mia Chang (Chi Ting)[edit]

  • Name: Chang Chi-Ting (Chinese: 張子庭)
  • Birth Name: Chang Ting-Wei (Chinese: 張庭瑋)
  • Birthdate: September 23, 1985 (age 28)
  • Stage Name: Chi Ting (Chinese: 子庭)
  • Old Stage Name: Hung Tou, Chang Ai-Ping, Ting Ting (Chinese: 紅豆, 張艾蘋, 庭庭)
  • English Name: Mia Chang
  • Languages: Mandarin
  • Profession: Dancer, Singer and Model
  • Education: Chinese Culture University

Former[edit]

Julie Tsai (Pei Tong Tong)[edit]

  • Birth Name: Tsai Di-Tong (Chinese: 蔡玓彤)
  • Birthdate: December 10, 1986 (age 26)
  • Stage Name: Pei Tong Tong (Chinese: 貝童彤)
  • Old Stage Name: Tong Tong, Tong Tong Chieh Chieh (Chinese: 彤彤, 彤彤姐姐)
  • English Name: Julie Tsai
  • Languages: Mandarin
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, and Host
  • Education: National Chung Hsing Senior High School

Emma Wu (Gui Gui)[edit]

  • Birth Name: Wu Ying-Chieh (Chinese: 吳映潔)
  • Birthdate: August 11, 1989 (age 24)
  • Stage Name: Gui Gui (Chinese: 鬼鬼) (Ghost)
  • English Name: Emma Wu
  • Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English
  • Profession: Actress, Host and Singer
  • Education: Jhuang Jing Vocational School (Performing Arts)
  • Talent agency: Polyland International Entertainment.

Tina Chou (Da Ya) (Old Leader)[edit]

  • Name: Chou Yi-Pei (Chinese: 周宜霈)
  • Old Name: Chou Yun-Chen (Chinese: 周雲溱)
  • Birth Name: Chou Yi-Chun (Chinese: 周怡君)
  • Birthdate: October 21, 1984 (age 29)
  • Stage Name: Da Ya (Chinese:大牙) (Big Tooth)
  • English Name: Tina Chou
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, and Host
  • Education: Hwa Kang Arts School (Taipei, Taiwan)

MeiMei Kuo (MeiMei) (Old Subsidiary Leader)[edit]

  • Birth Name: Kuo Chieh-Chi (Chinese: 郭婕祈)
  • Birthdate: August 16, 1985 (age 28)
  • Stage Name: MeiMei
  • English Name: Alexis, Isabelle, MeiMei Kuo
  • Languages: Mandarin
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, Model and Dancer
  • Education: George Vocational High School of Taipei and Taipei National University Of The Arts and unezsa

Apple Huang (Apple)[edit]

  • Birth Name: Huang Wei-Ting (Chinese: 黃暐婷)
  • Birthdate: March 28, 1984 (age 29)
  • Stage Name: Apple
  • English Name : Louise, Victoria, Apple Huang
  • Language: Mandarin, Hakka, Cantonese (a little bit), Taiwanese
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, and Host
  • Education: Hwa Kang Arts School (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Siblings: Yuri Huang (Yao Yao)

Mini Chang (Ning Er)[edit]

  • Name: Chang Ning-Er (Chinese: 張甯兒)
  • Birth Name: Chang Hsiao-Chieh (Chinese: 張筱婕)
  • Birthdate: July 25, 1991 (age 22)
  • Stage name: Ning Er (Chinese: 甯兒)
  • Old Stage Name: Hsiao Chieh, Hsiao Chieh (Chinese: 筱婕, 小婕)
  • English Name: Mini Chang
  • Languages: Mandarin
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, Dancer, and Host
  • Education: Jhuang Jing Vocational School

Chanel Wang (Hsiao Man)[edit]

  • Name: Wang Ching-Chiao (Chinese: 王婧喬)
  • Birth Name: Wang Shu-Hsuan (Chinese: 王淑萱)
  • Birthdate: November 7, 1989 (age 24)
  • Stage Name: Hsiao Man (Chinese:小蠻)
  • English Name: Chanel, Shuan Wang
  • Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, and Model
  • Education: National Chung Hsing Senior High School

Ruby Lin (Yeun Fei)[edit]

  • Name: Lin Yeun-Fei (Chinese: 林允菲)
  • Old Name: Chen Ting-Yu (Chinese: 陳筳諭) & Lin Ting-Yu (Chinese: 林筳諭)
  • Birth Name: Chen Jung-Ying (Chinese: 陳融瑩)
  • Birthdate: August 5, 1990 (age 23)
  • Stage Name: Yeun Fei (Chinese: 允菲)
  • Old Stage Name: Yong Tu (Chinese: 勇兔)
  • English Name: Ruby Lin
  • Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese
  • Profession: Dancer, Singer, and Host
  • Education: Jhuang Jing Vocational School

Candy Chen (Si Ya)[edit]

  • Name: Chen Si-Ya (Chinese: 陳斯亞)
  • Old Name: Chen I-Ling (Chinese: 陳伊凌)
  • Birth Name: Cheng Yu-Ting (Chinese: 鄭羽婷)
  • Birthdate: (1993-01-03) January 3, 1993 (age 21)
  • Stage Name: Si Ya(Chinese: 斯亞)
  • Old Stage Name: Tang Kuo, I Ling (Chinese: 糖果, 伊凌)
  • English Name: Candy Chen
  • Old English Name: Emily Cheng & Nina Chen
  • Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English
  • Profession: Dancer and Singer
  • Education: Jhuang Jing Vocational School/Nan Chiang Industrial and Commercial Senior High School (Graduated)

Filmography[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2014[edit]

Short Film[edit]

2012[edit]

Film[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Discography[edit]

Digital Singles[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2006 Hey Girl I Love Blackie's Teenage Club Beauties' Private Diary : I Love Blackie Beauties
Hey Girl Shake It Baby Beauties' Private Day- Pink+Honey
Hey Girl I Want To Love Well Beauties' Private Day- Pink
Hey Girl 123 Pinocchio Beauties' Private Day- Pink
Hey Girl Shining Kiss Beauties' Private Day-Honey
Hey Girl Sunny Dolls Beauties' Private Day- Honey
2007 Hey Girl Happiness Bubble Beauties' Private Party : Happiness Bubble
Hey Girl Hello Breeze Of Love Brown Sugar Macchiato OST
2008 Hey Girl Call Big Sister Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl OOXX Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Female Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Hakuna Matata Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Bread With Jam Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Love Is Dreaming Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Souvenir Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Goodbye,The Fool! Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Who Said Hey Girl First Debut Album
Hey Girl Love Elastic Bonding Tapes Hey Girl First Debut Album
2011 Hey Girl Hey Girl Hey Girl
Hey Girl Lover And Friend Hey Girl

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2007 Lollipop & Hey Girl Bitter Sweet Brown Sugar Macchiato OST
Lollipop & Hey Girl Brown Sugar PK Show Brown Sugar Macchiato OST
2008 Lollipop - Hsiao Yu+A-Wei+Wang Chi & Hey Girl - Ya Tou+Hsiao Hsun+Hsiao Man Dear Baby The Legend Of The Brown Sugar Chivalries OST

Albums[edit]

EP[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

DVD[edit]

  • 2006 I Love Blackie Beauties Secret Dairy
  • 2007 Blackie Beauties Secret Party

Photo-books[edit]

  • 2007 Beauties' Private Party Full Colour Photo-book

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.ttv.com.tw Pei Tong Tong's alleged rift with Da Ya
  2. ^ a b www.dahe.cn Pei Tong Tong article #1
  3. ^ a b www.sooostar.com Pei Tong Tong article #2
  4. ^ www.libertytimes.com.tw Pei Tong Tong career update
  5. ^ www.momokids.com.tw Pei Tong Tong at Momo Kids
  6. ^ http://t.sina.com.cn/1746089664/wr0nRpEvGg#a_comment Ya Tou's Blog: "We do everything in accordance with the management. Yong Tu will continue to appear on Black Lollipop! She's a very dedicated and hard working member of the show! Hope everyone will continue to support her! The newest member is named Ting Ting! She is every down to earth and a very nice girl! Hope everyone will encourage her and support her! Thank you all"(September 17, 2010 19:56) (English Translation)
  7. ^ "NOWnews". 黑澀會美眉改名「黑Girl」 8月即將全新亮相