Rainie Yang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.
Rainie Yang
Rainie Yang 2010.jpg
Yang in 2010
Chinese name 楊丞琳 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨丞琳 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Chénglín (Mandarin)
Jyutping Yèung Sìnglàm (Cantonese)
Birth name Lily Yang
Yang Cheng Lin
Ethnicity Han
Origin Taiwan
Born (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 30)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, Actress, Host
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Electric Piano, Piano
Voice type(s) Mezzosoprano
Label(s) Sony Music Taiwan (2005–2014)
EMI Music (2014–present)
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts 4 in Love (2000–2001)

Rainie Yang (traditional Chinese: 楊丞琳; simplified Chinese: 杨丞琳; pinyin: Yáng Chénglín; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Iû Sêng-lîm ; born 4 June 1984) is a Taiwanese singer, Golden Bell Awards actress and TV host.

Career[edit]

Rainie Yang in 2012

Yang began her career in 2000, as a member of Taiwanese quartet girl group 4 in Love, where she was given the stage name of Rainie, matching the weather theme of each member. The group's popularity in the music industry was mediocre and they achieved limited success.[1] After the group disbanded in 2002, Yang continued to pursue a career in the entertainment industry as a TV host, hosting shows such as "Guess Guess Guess" variety show. After playing supporting roles in several Taiwanese dramas, including the Meteor Garden, she landed the lead role, as Qi Yue, in the CTV drama Devil Beside You opposite Mike He in 2005. Devil Beside You was well received, allowing Yang's career to take off. The same year, she released her debut album, My Intuition, featuring her hit "曖昧" (Intuition) as the theme song of Devil Beside You and 理想情人" (Ideal Lover) as an insert songs of Devil Beside You.

In 2006, she released her follow-up album, Meeting Love, which also sold very well at around 1.4 million. On 8 January 2007, Yang recorded her last "Guess Guess Guess" show due to her busy schedule and focus upon her music/acting career. Hoping to portray herself as a "serious" actress, Yang co-starred in the lesbian-themed film Spider Lilies alongside Isabella Leong. However, after co-starring in Spider Lilies, Yang returned to her previous cute image by becoming the lead actress in the drama Why Why Love, co-starring with Mike He and Kingone Wang, which aired during the summer of 2007. She subsequently released her third album, My Other Self on 7 September 2007. It features the theme song from Why Why Love, "缺氧" (Lacking Oxygen) and the insert song "完美比例" (Perfect Example).

On 23 April 2008, while filming the Taiwanese drama Miss No Good in San Chih, Taiwan; Yang fell heavily from the stairs, and was sent to Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei. The stairs were located between the third floor, where the dressing room was located, and the first floor, where the film set was located. The crew originally thought the falling object was a light frame, but upon hearing a groan, they realized it was her. After an X-ray examination, doctors diagnosed Yang's injury as a spinal contusion. After leaving the hospital, producer Angie Chai took Yang to a Chinese massage therapist.[2] Miss No Good, starring Yang and Wilber Pan, was aired during the fall/winter of 2008 and met with much success. During this period of time, she also released her 4th album, Not Yet a Woman, which features the insert song "太煩惱" (Too Much Trouble) and the theme song "帶我走" (Take Me Away) that were featured Miss No Good.

In 2009, Yang starred in ToGetHer with Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit and George Hu. Next she filmed The Child's Eye in Thailand, a horror flick directed by the Pang Brothers with Elanne Kong, and also Taiwanese drama Hi My Sweetheart with Show Luo, which first aired on CTS and GTV on 1 November 2009.[3] After promoting Hi My Sweetheart, Yang released her fifth album, Rainie & Love...?, on New Years Day, 2010.[4] Due to the success of Devil Beside You and Miss No Good overseas, Yang entered J-pop in 2010 by releasing a Japanese version of her hit "曖昧" (Intuition) as her first Japanese single.[5]

Yang released her first collection album, Whimsical World Collection on 23 April 2010. It consists of 3 CDs and a DVD with 3 new tracks, 35 previously released tracks and 15 music videos from her five studio albums. Followed by her first concert, held on 24 April 2010 at Taipei Arena, with Jerry Yan as her special guest[6]

On 22 October 2010, she was awarded Best Leading Actress in a Television Series at the 45th Golden Bell Awards, for her role as Chen Bao Zhu (陳寶茱) in Hi My Sweetheart.

In 2011, Yang released her 6th album Longing For, which features "我們都傻" (We are all silly) that was an insert song of Love You.

In 2012, Yang starred in the short film, HeartBeat Love, alongside Show Luo. On 17 August, she released her 7th studio album Wishing For Happiness. Her second concert tour, titled Love Voyage, began on December 14.

On 23 August 2013, Yang released her 8th studio album Angel Wings.

In 2014, Yang parted ways with Sony Music Taiwan, and signed to EMI Music, a revived label that is now a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album # Title Released date Label
1st My Intuition (曖昧) 9 September 2005 Sony Music Taiwan
2nd Meeting Love (遇上愛) 19 March 2006 Sony Music Taiwan
3rd My Other Self (任意門) 7 September 2007 Sony Music Taiwan
4th Not Yet a Woman (半熟宣言) 7 November 2008 Sony Music Taiwan
5th Rainie & Love...? (雨愛) 1 January 2010 Sony Music Taiwan
6th Longing For (仰望) 29 July 2011 Sony Music Taiwan
7th Wishing For Happiness (想幸福的人) 17 August 2012 Sony Music Taiwan
8th Angel Wings (天使之翼) 23 August 2013 Sony Music Taiwan

Compilation albums[edit]

Album # Title Released date Label Format
1st Whimsical World Collection
(異想天開 新歌加精選) Yi Xiang Tian Kai
23 April 2010 Sony Music Taiwan 3CD + DVD

Concert DVD[edit]

Album # Title Released date Label Format
1st 10 Years of Rainie – Whimsical World Live
(十年有丞 楊丞琳 異想天開 Live)[8]
12 January 2011 Sony Music Taiwan 2DVD
2nd “Love Voyage” Concert Deluxe Edition
(搶先熱戀 楊丞琳 為愛啟丞 影音雙搶先聽版)[9]
1 February 2013 Sony Music Taiwan CD + DVD

Singles[edit]

Single # Single Information Track Listing
1st Aimai (曖昧) (Japanese Single)[5][10]
  1. "Aimai" ("曖昧" (Ai Mei) [My Intuition] Japanese version)
  2. "Koi no Mahō" ("恋の魔法") ("青春鬥" (Qing Chun Dou) [Tick Tock] Japanese version)

Concerts[edit]

Solo concert[edit]

Rainie Yang 'Whimsical World' Concert Tour 2010
Date Location Venue Special Guests
24 April 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena Jerry Yan
16 October 2010 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium -
Rainie Yang 'Love Voyage' Concert Tour 2012-2013
Date Location Venue Special Guests
14 December 2012 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Coliseum -
15 December 2012 Show Luo
16 December 2012 Coco Lee
12 January 2013 Singapore Singapore Expo (The MAX Pavilion) -
23 March 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena Wu Ching-feng
29 June 2013 Genting Highlands, Malaysia Arena of Stars Jiro Wang
20 July 2013 Shanghai, China Shanghai Grand Stage (Shanghai Gymnasium) -
19 October 2013 Macau, China CotaiArena -

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Title Role Notes
2001 流星花園 Meteor Garden Xiao You (小優)
流星雨 Meteor Rain Xiao You (小優)
陽光果凍 Sunshine Jelly Mei
2002 愛情白皮書 Tomorrow Yuan Chen Mei (袁成美)
2003 花香番外篇 Lavender 2 Xiao Xiao (小小)
粉紅教父小甜甜 The Pink Godfather Bao Xiao Ting (包小婷) / Chen Tian Shi (陳天使)
原味的夏天 The Original Scent of Summer Yang Pan Pan (楊盼盼)
2004 候鳥e人 Love Bird Jiang Ding Han (江丁韓)
極速傳說 Legend of Speed Juliet / Gao Yun (高雲)
天空之城 City of the Sky Lu Bin Yan (陸彬燕)
2005 聊齋系列之阿寶篇 Strange Tales of Liao Zhai Zheng Ah Bao (趙寶玉/阿寶)
惡魔在身邊 Devil Beside You Qi Yue (齊悅)
2007 換換愛 Why Why Love Tong Jia Di (童嘉蒂) Nominated - 43rd Golden Bell Awards for Best Leading Actress
2008 不良笑花 Miss No Good Jiang Xiao Hua (蔣小花)
2009 愛就宅一起 ToGetHer Chen Mo Mo (陳默默)
海派甜心 Hi My Sweetheart Chen Bao Zhu (陳寶茱) 45th Golden Bell Awards for Best Leading Actress
2011 醉後決定愛上你 Drunken To Love You Lin Xiao Ru (林曉如)
陽光天使 Sunny Girl Chen Yang Guang (陳陽光)
2014 一見不鍾情

Films[edit]

Year Chinese Title English Title Role Notes
2001 初戀嗱喳麵 Merry Go Round Carlily Pang
2007 刺青 Spider Lilies Xiao Lü (小綠) / Jade Nominated - 44th Golden Horse Awards for Best Original Song
2010 童眼 The Child's Eye Rainie
2012 再一次心跳 HeartBeat Love Yang Xiao Yu (楊小羽) Short Film
想幸福的人 Wishing for Happiness Chen You Lan (Xiao Lan) 陈右岚 (小岚) Short Film
2014 極光之愛 Endless Nights in Aurora

TV shows[edit]

  • Guess Guess Guess (CTV) – 30 September 2002 to 8 January 2007
  • 100% Entertainment – 2005
  • Azio Entertainment News – 2002 to May 2004
  • TVBS Game Show – 2003
  • Jacky Live! – 2003

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2005 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards
新城勁爆頒獎禮
Best New Artist Rainie Yang Won [11]
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards
IFPI香港唱片銷量大獎
Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year My Intuition (曖昧) Won [12]
2006 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards
新城國語力頒獎禮
Best Mandarin Singer Rainie Yang Won
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards
IFPI香港唱片銷量大獎
Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year Meeting Love (遇上愛) Won [13]
6th Global Chinese Music Chart Awards
第六屆全球華語歌曲排行榜
Best Female New Artist Rainie Yang Won
2007 HITO Radio Music Awards
HITO流行音樂獎
Top 10 Songs of the Year[Note 1] "遇上愛" (Meeting Love) Won [14]
Hong Kong TVB8 Awards Top 10 Gold Songs "缺氧" (Lacking Oxygen) Nominated [15]
Metro Radio Hits Music Awards
新城勁爆頒獎禮
Best Mandarin Singer Rainie Yang Won [16]
Singer-Dancer Grand Prize (跳唱歌手大獎) Rainie Yang Won
YAHOO! Search Awards
YAHOO! 搜尋人氣大獎
Favourite International Female Artist Rainie Yang Won
Favourite International Female Actress Rainie Yang Won
2008 43rd Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Why Why Love Nominated [17]
YAHOO! Search Awards
YAHOO! 搜尋人氣大獎
Favourite International Female Artist Rainie Yang Won
Favourite International Female Actress Rainie Yang Won
2009 Singapore Hit Awards
新加坡金曲獎
Favourite Female Artist Rainie Yang Nominated
2010 45th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Hi My Sweetheart Won [18]
Singapore Hit Awards
第16届新加坡金曲獎
Most Popular Female Artiste Rainie Yang Won [19][20]
Taiwan Next Magazine Entertainment Award
壹週刊娛樂大賞
Top 10 Artist of the Year Rainie Yang Won
Channel V's Music Chart Award
V頻道 音樂飆榜
Favourite Female Artist Rainie Yang Won
US Complex Magazine The Sexiest Taiwanese Female Celebrity (popular vote) Rainie Yang Won
2011 Taiwan Next Magazine Entertainment Award
壹週刊娛樂大賞
Top 10 Artist of the Year Rainie Yang Won
2012 Singapore Entertainment Awards
新加坡e乐大赏
Most Popular Female Singer Rainie Yang Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards
新城國語力頒獎禮
Songs of the Year "我們都傻" (We Are All Silly) Won [21]
Best Asia Singer Rainie Yang Won
Most Popular Idol Rainie Yang Won
Most Popular Partner Award Rainie Yang and Show Luo Won
Next Magazine Entertainment Awards
第三屆壹週刊娛樂大賞
Top 10 Artist of the Year Rainie Yang Won
2013 Yahoo! Taiwan
Yahoo!奇摩名人娛樂
Most Popular Female Artist Rainie Yang Won [22]
Music Radio China Top Chart Awards
2012年度Music Radio中国TOP排行榜
Golden Melodies of the Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won [23]
Favourite Campus Female Singer of the Year Rainie Yang Won
Recommended Singer of the Year (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Rainie Yang Won
17th Global Mandarin Chart Music Award
第17屆全球華語榜中榜
Best Crossover Female Singer Rainie Yang Won [24]
Best Music Video (Hong Kong/Taiwan) "忘了" (Forgotten) Won
HITO Radio Music Awards
Hito流行音樂獎
Breakthrough Act of the Year Rainie Yang Won [25]
Most Popular Female Singer Rainie Yang Won
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won
3rd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards
第三屆全球流行音樂金榜
Top 20 Golden Melodies of the Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won [26]
6th CSC Music Awards
第六屆城市至尊音樂榜
Best Female Singer of The Year Rainie Yang Won [27]
Top 20 Golden Melodies of the Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won
Singapore Hit Awards 2013
第十八屆新加坡金曲獎
Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick of the Pops Award: Top 10 Hits "忘了" (Forgotten) Won [28]
Most Popular Female Artiste Rainie Yang Nominated
2013 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Taiwan Act Rainie Yang Nominated [29]
2014 HITO Radio Music Awards
Hito流行音樂獎
Most Popular Female Singer Rainie Yang Won [30]
Hit Fm Favourite Artist Rainie Yang Won
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year "天使之翼" (Angel Wings) Won

Note[edit]

  1. ^ The order is not specified for the Top 10 Songs of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese)"關於 "Rainie"". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ (Chinese) Huang, Ailian (23 April 2008). "Rainie Films and Hurts Spine 杨丞琳拍片 摔伤脊椎". ZaoBao. 
  3. ^ (Chinese)"沒時間". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ (Chinese) Li, Xia (2 December 2009). "杨丞琳全新造型曝光 珍珠装幻化欧洲洋娃娃". oeeee.com. 
  5. ^ a b (Chinese) Zhen, Feng (4 December 2009). "Rainie Will Enter Japanese Music, Japanese Version of Ai Mei to be Released". oeeee.com. 
  6. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com 楊丞琳為演唱會豁出去 攀岩登高宣佈嘉賓 2 April 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-11
  7. ^ Music Week EMI re-launches in China and South East Asia 30 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-02
  8. ^ (Chinese) 10 Years of Rainie – Whimsical World Live DVD info 12 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-19
  9. ^ (Chinese) “Love Voyage” Concert Deluxe Edition 1 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-12
  10. ^ Yesasia.com Aimai (Japanese Single) info 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-14
  11. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2005 winners list 26 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-05
  12. ^ (Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2005 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19
  13. ^ (Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2006 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19
  14. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio 2007 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-20
  15. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com Hong Kong TVB8 Awards 2007 Top 10 Gold Songs nomination list 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-29
  16. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2007 winners list 26 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  17. ^ (Chinese) TTV 43rd Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  18. ^ (Chinese) TTV 45th Golden Bell Awards homepage 20 September 2010. Retrieved 25 Sep 2010.
  19. ^ (Chinese) 16th Singapore Hit Awards nomination list 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15
  20. ^ Rainie Yang and Show Luo for Most Popular Artiste at SHA 2010 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15
  21. ^ (Chinese) Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards winners list 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  22. ^ (Chinese) Y!名人娛樂 2012年度人氣大獎/楊丞琳翻盤奪冠超開心 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  23. ^ (Chinese) Music Radio China Top Chart Awards winners list 26 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  24. ^ (Chinese) 17th Global Mandarin Chart Music Award winners list 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  25. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 3 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  26. ^ (Chinese) 3rd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards winners list 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  27. ^ (Chinese) 6th CSC Music Awards winners list 16 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  28. ^ (Chinese) Singapore Hit Awards 2013 nomination list 20 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-06
  29. ^ (Chinese) MTV Reveals The Nominations For The “2013 MTV EMA” 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  30. ^ (Chinese) [1] 3 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-03

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