Y2J (band)

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Y2J
Chinese name 神木與瞳 (traditional)
Chinese name 神木与瞳 (simplified)
Pinyin Shén Mù Yǔ Tóng (Mandarin)
Origin Taiwan
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Mandopop, Taiwanese Rock
Label(s) Universal Music Taiwan (2008–present)
Years active 2008–present
Current Members Jane Huang
Yuming Lai
Official Website Umusic.com.tw

Y2J (traditional Chinese: 神木與瞳; simplified Chinese: 神木与瞳; pinyin: Shén Mù Yǔ Tóng) is a Taiwanese rock band composed of two participants (Yuming Lai and Jane Huang) from the 2007 season of One Million Star, a singing competition. The band released its debut album "Live For You" on August 25, 2008.

The two-member band's English name is derived Yuming Lai's first initial (Y), the number of band members (2), and Jane Huang's first initial (J).[1] The band's Chinese name "Shenmu yu Tong", means "sacred tree and pupil (of the eye)". "Shénmù" (神木), meaning "sacred tree", comes from a large tree in Lai's village which shares the name "Yuming". "Little Tong" (瞳 tóng, "pupil")" is a nickname Jane Huang has had from childhood.[1]

Member history[edit]

Yuming Lai (Lai Ming Wei) (June 25, 1984 -), was born in Taoyuan County, Taiwan, to a mother of the Atayal indigenous tribe. He graduated from Yongfeng High School and the Grand Cathay Institute of Technology. In 2007, he decided to participate in the One Million Star Taiwanese singing competition. In January 2008, he was crowned champion of the competition.

Jane Huang (Huang Mei Zhen) (January 19, 1983 -), was born in Taitung County, Taiwan. She is a member of Taiwan's Puyuma aboriginal people. In 2007, she finished seventh in the One Million Star Taiwanese singing competition, but her strength in the rock genre was clear. With the strong support of her fans, she became the popular vote winner.

In January 2008, the duo got their big break when they were signed to the Universal Music Taiwan record label. Since then, they have released a Chinese version of the song "We Rock" from the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. In August 2008, their debut album was released in Taiwan, China, and other parts of East Asia, with music videos for the first single "Live For You" and several other songs.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album # Album Title Album Information
1st Live For You
Album # Album Title Album Information
2nd Guardian

Tracklists[edit]

Live For You (standard edition)

  1. 為你而活 / Live For You / Wei Ni Er Huo
  2. 武裝的薔薇 / Armed Rose / Wu Zhuang De Qiang Wei
  3. 愛在末日前 / Love Before Doomsday / Ai Zai Mo Ri Qian
  4. 理由 / Reasons / Li You>
  5. 愛鍊 / Chains Of Love /Ai Lian
  6. Be Your Love
  7. 草戒指 / Grass Ring / Cao Jie Zhi
  8. 終結 / The End / Zhong Jie
  9. 美麗 / Beauty / Mei Li
  10. 不放 / Not Letting Go / Bu Fang

Live For You (deluxe edition)

  1. 為你而活 / Live For You / Wei Ni Er Huo
  2. 武裝的薔薇 / Armed Rose / Wu Zhuang De Qiang Wei
  3. 愛在末日前 / Love Before Doomsday / Ai Zai Mo Ri Qian
  4. 理由 / Reasons / Li You
  5. 愛鍊 / Chains Of Love /Ai Lian
  6. Be Your Love
  7. 草戒指 / Grass Ring / Cao Jie Zhi
  8. 終結 / The End / Zhong Jie
  9. 美麗 / Beauty / Mei Li
  10. 不放 / Not Letting Go / Bu Fang
  11. 法仔鼓 / Fa Zi Gu
  12. Se-Ma-Se-Nay Ku
  13. 組曲:理由/愛鍊 / Zuqu: Li You/Ai Lian / Suite: Reasons/Chains of Love

Guardian

  1. 崩裂前聲嘶力竭
  2. 守護者 (主唱︰黃美珍)
  3. 好想為你哭 (主唱︰賴銘偉)
  4. 寬恕
  5. 轉淚點 (主唱︰賴銘偉)
  6. 跟我一起怪 (主唱︰黃美珍)
  7. 信徒
  8. 耶路撒冷
  9. 捍衛真愛
  10. Q & A
  11. 親愛的是我 (Demo版) (主唱︰賴銘偉) (Hidden Track)

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