Jody Chiang

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Jody Chiang
Birth name Jiang Shuhui (江淑惠)
Origin Republic of China
Born (1961-09-01) September 1, 1961 (age 53)
Chiayi, Taiwan, Republic of China
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Genre(s) Taiwanese pop
Instrument(s) vocals, guitar

Jody Chiang or Jiang Hui (Chinese: 江蕙; pinyin: Jiāng Huì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kang Hūi), born as Jiang Shuhui (江淑惠), is a Taiwanese popular singer. Her nickname is Second Sister (二姐) because she is the second eldest of four siblings. She is often called the Queen of Taiwanese music.[1] She began recording in the 1980s and maintains an active career today, even though she stopped competing for Best Taiwanese singer award after 2003. Her trademark ballads and folk songs are typically sung in Taiwanese. Her role in Taiwan's popular music scene is often compared to that of Teresa Teng. She is the older sister of Chiang Shu-na.

Also, despite starting her commercial singing career in 1983, she never held a concert until 2008.

Personal life[edit]

She is the second eldest of four children with a tough upbringing. Her father was a glove puppet master, but because of the low income, she and Chiang Shu-na started singing in restaurants and pubs, as such, she never graduated from primary school until she was 15.

In 2009, she was reported to be chased for large amounts of debt due to her eldest sister's gambling problem. But Jody responded by saying she has severed ties with her sister as well as declared herself bankrupt due to Jody's finances had been managed by her.