Angela Chang

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Angela Chang
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Chang in 2009.
Background information
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Shàohán (Mandarin)
Born (1982-01-19) 19 January 1982 (age 36)
Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Alma mater Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Occupation Singer, actress, host
Years active 2000–present
Nationality Taiwanese
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) Linfair Records
Wonderful Music
Ocean Butterflies

Angela Chang (simplified Chinese: 张韶涵; traditional Chinese: 張韶涵; pinyin: Zhāng Shàohán; born 19 January 1982) is a Taiwanese singer, actress who rose to fame through Taiwanese television drama My MVP Valentine. She subsequently debuted as a singer with her first studio album Over the Rainbow released in 2004 by Linfair Records and was met with instant success. In 2018, she participated in the popular Chinese singing contest Singer 2018 both as a host and contestant.

Early years[edit]

Chang is a Hakka people from Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan. When she was 10 years old, Chang moved to Singapore to study. After a few months, she moved back to Taiwan because she was not able to adapt there. Her family later migrated to Vancouver, Canada, and she studied in Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

Chang's popularity rose as she played a leading role in the Taiwanese television drama My MVP Valentine with Taiwanese boy band 5566, followed by a leading role in another Taiwanese television drama At Dolphin Bay with Taiwanese actor Wallace Huo, in which she also sang the ending theme song (Yi Shi De Mei Hao) and english song (Journey). She has been nominated twice for Best Actress at Golden Bell Awards. She also has been nominated twice for Best Mandarin Female Singer at Golden Melody Awards. In 2010, Chang became a spokesperson of Shanghai Expo 2010 and sang the theme song "The Window of the City".

Angela performed at the first ever Formula 1 Festival in Shanghai. Angela performed on Saturday, April 14, 2018.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2004 Over the Rainbow Linfair
Aurora
2006 Pandora
2007 Flower in the Wonderland
Ang 5.0
2009 The 5th Season
2012 Visible Wings Wonderful
2014 Angela Zhang
2016 Head Over Heels Ocean Butterflies

Collaborations[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004 "Adoration to Happiness" featuring Will Pan
2007 "Blue Eyes" featuring Sodagreen
"3 People" featuring Claire Kuo and Christine Fan
"The Star with a Smile" featuring Claire Luo and Christine Fan
2009 "Perfect" featuring Harlem Yu
"Forever X'mas" featuring Elva Hsiao, Dee Hsu, Vanness Wu, and Lollipop F
2014 "Wholly Love" featuring Gillian Chung[3]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Love Message Xue Wei
2011 10+10
2012 Shadows of Love Siu Ham

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 My MVP Valentine Tian Yuxi (Xiao Xi)
2003 At Dolphin Bay Yi Tianbian
2004 La Robe de Mariee des cieux Herself Cameo
2005 When Dolphin Loves Cat Ning Yingzi
2006 Bump Off Lover Xu Yizhen / Xu Yijing / A-Cat
2007 Romantic Princess Huang Fushan (Xiao Mai)
2018 Singer 2018 Herself/Host/Contestant Eliminated in finals

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2004 Metro Radio Hits Awards Best New Artist (Overseas) Won
2005 Japanese Music Awards Most Popular Song (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Won
Singapore Hit Awards Best Female Vocalist Nominated
Golden Melody Awards Best Mandarin Female Singer Aurora Nominated [4]
2006 Golden Bell Awards Best Actress Bump Off Lover 17 Nominated [5]
2007 Golden Melody Awards Best Mandarin Female Singer Nominated
Singapore Hit Awards Best Female Artist Won
Best Stage Performance Won
Artist of the Year Won
Southeast Hits Awards Most Popular Female Singer (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Won
Best Song Won
TVB8 Awards Most Popular Female Singer Won [6]
Top Songs "Don't Hurt" Won
Hito Music Awards Top 10 Songs of the Year "Invisible Wings" Won [7]
2008 Golden Bell Awards Best Actress Romantic Princess Nominated [8]
2009 Hito Music Awards Top 10 Songs of the Year "Don't Want to Understand" Won [9]
2013 Best Stage Performance Won
Good Voice Award Won
2014 Global Chinese Music Awards Best Album Won
Best Album Producer Won
All-Around Artist Won
2017 Hito Music Awards Best Stage Performance Won
Global Chinese Golden Chart Most Popular Female Singer Won
Music Radio Chinese Top Music Awards Best Female Singer Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "张韶涵是道地客家人,外婆拿手的自然是客家汤圆". 
  2. ^ "Shanghai to host Heineken F1 Festival". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  3. ^ Gillian Chung Releases New Song Featuring Angela Chang Jaynestars.com (May 31, 2014). Retrieved on June 16, 2014.
  4. ^ (in Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 16th Golden Melody Awards nomination list Archived April 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. 15 April 2005. Retrieved 2011-05-28
  5. ^ (in Chinese) Azio TV 41st Golden Bell Awards nomination list Archived October 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-06-24
  6. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Hong Kong TVB8 Awards 2007 winners list 16 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-29
  7. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio 2007 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-20
  8. ^ (in Chinese) Taiwan Television TTV 43rd Golden Bell Awards winners and nominees list Retrieved 2011-06-24
  9. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio 2009 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 15 June 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-25

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