Chang Chen-yue

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Chang Chen-yue
A-yue
Chang Chen-yue in 2009
Born (1974-05-02) 2 May 1974 (age 46)
NationalityTaiwan
OccupationSinger, songwriter, DJ, actor, guitarist, band member
Years active1993–present
Children1
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese張震嶽
Simplified Chinese张震岳
Musical career
OriginTaiwan
GenresMandopop, Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, drums
LabelsRock Records, Forward Music, Universal Music, Pony Canyon, Magic Stone, True Color
Associated actsFree Night, Superband
Websitetruecolor.mu

Chang Chen-yue (Chinese: 張震嶽; pinyin: Zhāng Zhènyùe; Wade–Giles: Chang Chen-yue; born 2 May 1974), also known as A-Yue and by his Amis name Ayal Komod, is an aboriginal Taiwanese rock and Hip-Hop musician, songwriter, singer and guitarist, and the frontman of his band, Free Night, also known as Free9. He is most widely known for his 1998 hit song "Ai Wo Bie Zou" (Love me, don't go). His 2013 album I am Ayal Komod was awarded the Best Album Award during the 25th Golden Melody Awards.

Chang is a Taiwanese aborigine of the Amis people.[1]

History[edit]

Chang released his first album I Just Like You (就是喜歡你) with labels Pony Canyon and Magic Stone in 1993 before following up with the album Have the Flowers Opened Yet?, with Taiwanese label Rock Records. Chang released his third and fourth albums This Afternoon is Very Boring (1997) and Secret Base (1998) with Magic Stone. The song Love Me, Don't Go from Secret Base was a massive hit in Mainland China and Taiwan. Both albums made the China Times Top 10 Albums list for 1998 and 1999 respectively. Chang crossed into Hip hop music in a collaboration with rapper MC HotDog in the song Wo Yao Qian from the album Secret Base. Chang appeared in the 1998 film Connection by Fate (超級公民), directed by Wan Jen, it was shown at the Venice Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI/NETPAC Award at The Singapore International Film Festival in 1999.[2]

In December 2000, Chang released the album Trouble, it was awarded Top 10 Albums by Chinese Music Media Awards. He released albums Orange and Orange 2 in April and July 2001 respectively, as well as changing his name to DJ Orange. Chang released his eighth album One Of These Days with Rock Records in 2002. In 2004, Chang released the album Useless Guy which included a complication of his most popular songs as well as new songs Heaven, I Will Miss You, and Useless People. Chang founded his own record label True Color in 2004 and released his first extended play Drunk (2005) with the label. Chang released an additional EP Goodbye in July of 2005 with Rock Records.

Chang released his ninth studio album OK in July of 2007. For his album he was awarded as the eighth best mandarin male artist by chinese tabloid Southern Metropolis Daily. He collaborated with singer Tanya Chua in the hit song Missing You is a Type of Illness (思念是一种病) from the album. The song was written by Chang and singer-songwriter Chyi Chin. Chang also collaborated with fellow rapper MC HotDog and Taiwanese TV anchor Patty Hou on the song Small Star. In 2008, Chang created the band Superband along with Jonathan Lee, Wakin Chau, and Lo Ta-yu. The band's first EP North Bound (2010), won the Jury Award at the 21st Golden Melody Awards. In their second 2010 EP, Go South, the song Give Me My Own Song was awarded as the Best Song of The Year at the 22nd Golden Melody Awards. They disbanded later that year after finishing all tours.

Chang released his 10th studio album I am Ayal Komod in July 2013. His album was awarded the Best Mandarin Album during the 25th Golden Melody Awards.[3][4] In 2015, he joined the Hip-Hop band 兄弟本色G.U.T.S., with rapper MC HotDog, E-SO, and Xiao Chun. The band is known for their hit song "Fei Tai Yuan"(FLY OUT). In 2017, he appeared as one of the judges alongside Kris Wu, Will Pan, Jane Zhang, and GAI. in the rap competition show, The Rap of China. The show had reached 1.3 billion views in a little over a month. Chang reappeared as one of the judges for seasons 2 and 3 of the show from 2018-2019, but did not reappear for season 4. He released his fourth EP Gone Away in October 2019.

Discography[edit]

List of Albums and EPs
Name Mandarin Year Type Label(s)
I Just Like You 就是喜歡你 1993 Album Pony Canyon, Magic Stone
Have the Flowers Opened Yet? 花開了沒有 1994 Album Rock Records
This Afternoon is Very Boring 這個下午很無聊 1997 Album Magic Stone
Secret Base 秘密基地 1998 Album Magic Stone
Trouble 有問題 2000 Album Magic Stone
Orange ORANGE電子音樂專輯 2001 Album Magic Stone
Orange 2 ORANGE電子音樂專輯2 2001 Album Magic Stone
One Of These Days 等我有一天 2002 Album Magic Stone, Rock Records
Useless Guy 阿嶽正傳] 2004 Album Rock Records
Drunk 馬拉桑 2005 EP True Color
Goodbye 再見 2005 EP Rock Records
OK OK 2007 Album True Colors, Rock Records
Empty Handed 兩手空空 2011 EP Rock Records
Perplexed 我想要的感覺 2011 Album N/A
I am Ayal Komod 我是海雅谷慕 2013 Album Rock Records
Gone Away 遠走高飛 2019 EP Rock Records

Awards[edit]

Year Session Album Award Finalists Results
2000 The 11th Golden Melody Awards [zh] 《Silence》 Best Composer 我給的愛 Nominated
2008 The 19th Golden Melody Awards [zh] 《OK》 Best Lyricist 思念是一種病 Nominated
2010 The 21st Golden Melody Awards [zh] 北上列車 Song of the Year 亡命之徒 Nominated
Best Lyricist Nominated
Best Band 北上列車 Nominated
Jury Award Won
2011 The 22nd Golden Melody Awards [zh] 南[下]專線 Song of the Year 給自己的歌 Won
Best Arranger Nominated
2014 The 25th Golden Melody Awards [zh] 《ZERO》 Best Composer 未接來電 Nominated
我是海雅谷慕 Best Mandarin Album 我是海雅谷慕 Won
Best Album Producer 賈敏恕我是海雅谷慕 Nominated
Best Chinese Male Singer 我是海雅谷慕 Nominated
2020 The 31st Golden Melody Awards [zh] 遠走高飛 Best Mandarin Male Singer 遠走高飛 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "人物 — 張震嶽:我要唱我的人生" (in Chinese). 21 May 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  2. ^ "1999 Singapore International Film Festival Award Winners". Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  3. ^ "2014金曲獎完整得獎名單" (in Chinese). 30 June 2014. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  4. ^ "第25屆金曲獎入圍暨得獎完整名單" (in Chinese). 29 June 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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