Jody Chiang

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Jody Chiang
江蕙
Birth name Jiang Shuhui (江淑惠)
Origin Taiwan
Born (1961-09-01) September 1, 1961 (age 53)
Chiayi, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Genre(s) Taiwanese pop
Instrument(s) vocals, guitar
Years active 1981-2015

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 1981, she never held a concert until 2008.[2]

On January 2, 2015, Chiang announced that she will end her singing career in 2015 with 16 farewell concerts between July and September in Taiwan. The singer has released 60 albums and won eight Golden Melody Awards over her career.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "第十二屆金曲獎 羅時豐第一次心安理得 江蕙臺灣永遠的歌后 12th Golden Melody Awards: Jiang Hui is forever Taiwan's music queen.". Liberty Times. 2001-05-06. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  2. ^ Chen, Christie (8 January 2015). "Queen of Taiwanese songs to say goodbye after four decades". Central News Agency. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Singer Jody Chiang to retire
  4. ^ "Strange timing". Inside Asian Gaming. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.