Stephy Tang

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Stephy Tang
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Stephy Tang in January 2007
Chinese name 鄧麗欣 (traditional)
Chinese name 邓丽欣 (simplified)
Pinyin Dèng Lìxīn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Dang6 Lai6-jan1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Born (1983-10-15) 15 October 1983 (age 30)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, actress
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) Gold Label (2002-2011)
Neway Star (2011-present)
Associated acts Cookies
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tang.

Stephy Tang (born 15 October 1983) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. She was formerly the leader of the pop group Cookies.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Tang graduated from Buddhist Sum Heung Lam Memorial College and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education's Department of Fashion Design. In 2002, she joined Hong Kong music group Cookies and became the lead singer. She sang with Alex Fong in 「好心好報」, 「好好戀愛」, 「十分.愛(合唱版)」 (which won a Jade Solid Gold Award for the best duet in 2006), 「我的最愛」, 「重愛」 and 「七年」. She also appeared on TVB's variety show Beautiful Cooking. Tang is able to speak Hakka, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Music career[edit]

Tang started her singing career in the music group Cookies. The main style of music from Cookies was teen pop. When Tang started her solo singing career, her record company, EMI, wanted a change to a more grown-up look and style. Some songs on her first album, Coloring Stephy, had a more mature and soft jazz influence than her previous music in Cookies. Generally, the album was widely heard and was popular, and it was certified Gold by IFPI Hong Kong.

Tang's second solo album was Fantasy. The album had a total of five editions. One was a deluxe edition which contains a DVD featuring her music videos from this album. The only difference between the other four was the color themes of the album covers: red, yellow, blue, and green, which were four different themes for photo shoots.

Her third album is Dating Stephy. This album also features different covers, and a special edition was released three months after the original release. The album also sold as well as her previous two. There was no official announcement of the certification, as Gold Label Entertainment Ltd and EMI Music Hong Kong did not participate in IFPI Hong Kong. However, the newspapers announced that Dating Stephy has sold over 30,000 in one month, and it was at least Gold certified.[1]

In 2007, she performed at the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Charity Gala at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with many other artists.

Tang performed her first headline solo concert, called "Stephy, See Thru Live 2007". It was held from December 7 to 9, 2007 at the Star Hall in Hong Kong. A live album was released featuring songs performed at this concert.

She also did a Mandarin version of "Breaking Free" from High School Musical with Anson Hu.

Tang released her new album The Red Album in November 2008. Some tracks in this album, such as "女兒紅", have led to media attention on the improvement in Tang's voice.

In July 2009, Tang published her first romance novel, Running Alongside Me (陪著我走). The book takes the form of a diary about a girl who has recently broken up with her lover. She goes on a cruise and writes about the things she sees and does. This book also includes 100+ pages of photos, making it a photo book as well.

In December 2009, Tang released her collection of "Greatest Hits" plus "New Songs" songs in a 2CD+ DVD Collection called 'Music Cafe' which includes four new songs, including Running Alongside Me, which served as the same name as her novel. The collectors edition comes with a mousepad featuring Tang's face that is available in two designs.

In 2011, Tang left her previous record company Gold Typhoon and signed to Neway Star as her new record label.


Personal Life[edit]

Tang and Alex Fong (her colleague in multiple movies including L for Love L for Lies (我的最愛) Love Is Not All Around (十分愛) Marriage with a Fool (獨家試愛)) have reportedly been in a relationship for 7 years as of 2013. This was announced by Mark Lui at his THANK YOU Concert at the HK Coliseum in June 2013.


Discography[edit]

Cookies[edit]

Cantonese Album (EP)

  1. Happy Birthday (2002)
  2. Merry Christmas (2002)
  3. All the Best (2003) - first album as Mini-Cookies
  4. 4 Play (2004)
  5. 4 in Love (2004)

Karaoke Album

  1. Holidays (2002)
  2. Channel Cookies (2003)

Mini Concert Album

  • 903 California Red: Eleven Fires Concert (2004)

Solo[edit]

Cantonese Album

  1. Coloring Stephy (2005 August 5,2nd ver:2005 September 28) (Certified Gold 25,000 units shipped in September)
  2. Stephy Fantasy (2006 March 28,2nd ver:2006 June 5) (has sold 20,000 copies)
  3. Dating Stephy (2007 February 14,2nd ver:2007 May 10) (has sold 35,000 copies in May)
  4. Stephilosophy (2007 December 21) (Certified Gold 20,000 units shipped in December)
  5. The Red Album (2008 November 27)
  6. Music Cafe (2009 December 23)
  7. No One Knows (2010 July 15)

Other Albums

  • 17 May 2006 - All About Women (金牌女兒紅) - Track 05 - Let It Flow, and Track 08 - 偏愛 (with Kary Ng (吳雨霏))
  • 14 June 2007 - Another Chivas Music Experience Concert Live - Track 10. 愛與痛的邊緣

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Film
Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes With
2001 Merry-Go-Round None Herself Guest None
2002 Nine Girls and A Ghost 九個女仔一隻鬼 Ka Ka Lead Role Edison Chen
2003 Feel 100% 百分百感覺 Cherie Lead Role Shawn Yue
Dragon Loaded 2003 龍咁威 Man Ching Lead Role Ronald Cheng
Love Under the Sun None Herself Guest None
2004 Dating Death 失驚無神 Lai Lead Role Edwin Siu
My Sweetie 甜絲絲 Chan Tze Keung Lead Role Sammy Leung
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded None Maggie Peyton (Cantonese Voice Dub) Lead Role None
2006 Marriage with a Fool 獨家試愛 Kwong Mei Bo Lead Role Alex Fong
Love @ First Note 戀愛初歌 Amy Main Cast None
2007 Trivial Matters 破事兒 Cheung Ho Kei Main Cast None
Love in Macau 濠情歲月 Chu Yanhong Lead Role Alex Fong
Love Is Not All Around 十分愛 Kwong Mei Bo Lead Role Alex Fong
In Love with the Dead 塚愛 Luk Wai Lead Role Shawn Yue
2008 L for Love L for Lies 我的最愛 Kwong Mei Bo Lead Role Alex Fong
La Lingerie 內衣少女 Ho Kei Miu Lead Role None
Nobody's Perfect 絕代雙嬌 Lam Fung Kiu Lead Role None
2009 Love Connected 保持愛你 Bo Lead Role Justin Lo
Poker King 撲克王 Ho Siu Yung Main Cast Louis Koo
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box 越光寶盒 Painted Skin Guest None
72 Tenants of Prosperity None Wu Lei Yuk Main Cast Bosco Wong
2011 All's Well, Ends Well 2011 None Arnold Cheng's Niece Supporting Role None
Mr. Zhai 宅男總動員之女神歸來 Wen Rou Lead Role Alex Fong
Summer Love Love 戀夏戀夏戀戀下 Herself Guest None
Let's Go! None Annie Lead Role Juno Mak
East Meets West 2011 None Herself Main Cast Eason Chan
Hong Kong Ghost Stories 猛鬼愛情故事 Phoenix Guest None
2012 Princess's Temptation 公主的诱惑 None Lead Role Liang Tian
Love in Time 等,我愛你 Tina/Chi Ling Lead Role Bosco Wong
The Guillotines 在断头台 Red Devil Main Cast None
Bleeding Mountain 在山的恶魔 None Lead Role Ron Ng
2013 Badges of Fury 不二神探 None Main Cast None
2014 The True Love 不愛不散 Main Cast
Hello Babies
Golden Brother

Television[edit]

Television
Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes With
2002 Feel 100% 百分百感觉 Herself Main Cast None
2003 Four Songs, Wonder Tales None Lead Role None Alex Fong
Not Just a Pretty Face 美麗在望 Herself Guest None
Aqua Heroes 戀愛自由式 Poon Siu Fung/Stephy Main Cast Matt Yeung
Hearts of Fencing 當四葉草碰上劍尖時 Herself Guest None
2007 Colours of Love 森之愛情 Yan Main Cast Alex Fong
2011 Wind and Rain in Peach Blossom Town None None Lead Role Alex Fong
2012 Chinese Traditional Magic 大戏法 Shen Xin Ping Lead Role Yu Shaoqun
2013 Towering Cannon None TBA Main Cast-upcoming None
To Advance Toward the Victory None TBA Guest-upcoming None

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Books[edit]

  • 2002 - Delicious Cookies
  • 2006July 18 - 不要忘記 (Bat Yiu Mong Gei)
  • 2007March 19 - Stephy & Alex 十分愛
  • 2008March 13 - 我的最愛Stephy & Alex電影寫真
  • 2008July - 內衣少女電影小說 (La Lingerie Movie Novel)
  • 2009July 22 - 陪著我走 Visual Diary (Pui Jeuk Ngo Zau)
  • 2009December 18 - Heart Sweet 心甜

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lo and behold". Malaysia Star. 21 Oct 2008. 
  2. ^ "Stephy Tang". imdb.com. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stephy Tang". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 4, 2010.