Elva Hsiao

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Elva Hsiao
Elva Hsiao 2001cut.jpg
Birth name Hsiao Ya-Hsuan (蕭亞軒)
Born (1979-08-24) August 24, 1979 (age 35)
Zhongli City, Taoyuan County (now Zhongli District, Taoyuan City), Republic of China
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) Sony Music Entertainment

Elva Hsiao (Chinese: 蕭亞軒, born August 24, 1979) is a Taiwanese singer.

Biography[edit]

She was educated at John Casablanca's College in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is fluent in both written and spoken English. While in Vancouver, she attended the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition in 1998 with her birth name of Hsiao Ya-Chih (). She became one of the 12 finalists but did not place in the top 5. She sang CoCo Lee's "Love Me A Little Longer (Chinese: 愛我久一點)". In that competition there were 3 other Taiwanese recent singers, 183 Club member Jacky Chu (祝釩剛), who was the winner, DJ Ruby Lu (盧春如), 1st Runner-Up and Michelle*Vickie (蜜雪薇琪) member Michelle Hsu (now known as Mimi or Michelle). In 2010, she admitted to receiving double eyelid surgery at a media event, after years of speculation from netizens.[1]

Music career[edit]

Elva was originally signed to Virgin Records Taiwan, a sub-label of EMI, which created the Chinese stage name (蕭亞軒) for her. Her self-titled début album in 1999 sold over 1 million copies in Asia and cemented her status in the Chinese music industry.

Film and other media work[edit]

In Taiwan, she has done television commercials for a wide diversity of products, ranging from mobile phones to jewellery to makeup, for major brands such as Avon, De Beers, Motorola, Pantene, and Sprite. She has had film roles in two movies: Infernal Affairs (2002) and The Butterfly Lovers (2004). She is no longer participating in Fresh Tomato for Sauce (Announced 2007). However, she is currently in talks to play a role in the TV series Less Than Zero, a retake on Bret Easton Ellis' famous novel that will be set in Taipei. She will play the role of Julie Chang, a UCLA business major interning in Taipei with Smith Barney.

Discography[edit]

Studio[edit]

# English Title Chinese Title Released Label
1st Elva Hsiao Self-Titled Album 蕭亞軒同名專輯 17 November 1999 Virgin Records Taiwan
2nd Red Rose 紅薔薇 15 August 2000 Virgin Records Taiwan
3rd Tomorrow 明天 21 April 2001 Virgin Records Taiwan
4th 4U 11 February 2002 Virgin Records Taiwan
5th Love's Theme Song, Kiss 愛的主打歌,吻 1 November 2002 Virgin Records Taiwan
6th In Love with Love 愛上愛 16 May 2003 Virgin Records Taiwan
7th Fifth Avenue 第五大道 31 December 2003 Virgin Records Taiwan
8th 1087 1087 22 December 2006 Warner Music Taiwan
9th 3-Faced Elva 3面夏娃 15 June 2008 EMI Music Taiwan
10th Diamond Candy 鑽石糖 9 October 2009 Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)
11th Miss Elva 蕭灑小姐 24 September 2010 Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)
12th I'm Ready 我愛我 23 December 2011 Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)
13th Shut Up and Kiss Me 不解釋親吻 1 September 2014 Sony Music (Taiwan)

English album[edit]

# Name Released Label
1st Elva First 23 October 2001 Virgin Records Taiwan

Compilations[edit]

# English Title Chinese Title Released Label
1st Beautiful Episode 美麗的插曲 16 July 2004 Virgin Records Taiwan
2nd Love Elva... Remix & More 最熟悉的...蕭亞軒 8 December 2006 Virgin Records Taiwan
3rd Super Girl 愛無畏 22 December 2012 Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2000 Hong Kong TVB8 Awards Best New Artist (Bronze) Elva Hsiao Won [2]
2001 World Music Awards Best Selling Chinese Artist Elva Hsiao Won [3]
2008 Metro Radio Mandarin Music Awards Songs of the Year "I'll Be There" from 3-Faced Elva Won [4]
Best Singer Dancer Elva Hsiao Won
Best Female Singer (overseas) Elva Hsiao Won
Best Asia Singer Elva Hsiao Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elva Hsiao confesses to double eyelid surgery". Xin MSN Entertainment. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ (Chinese) TVB8 2000 TVB8 Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-07-02
  3. ^ Lucky 13 For Monaco’s World Music Awards Radio Caroline. Europa Productions. 2001-05-02. Retrieved 2011-02-21
  4. ^ (Chinese) Metro Radio 2008 Metro Radio Mandarin Music Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-27

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