Fish Leong

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Fish Leong
Fish Leong @Chengdu-3.JPG
Leong at Chengdu in 2009.
Born (1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 44)
Years active1998–present
Tony Chao
(m. 2010; div. 2019)
Musical career
LabelsRock, B'in, Universal

Fish Leong (simplified Chinese: 梁静茹; traditional Chinese: 梁靜茹; pinyin: Liáng Jìngrú, born 16 June 1978) is a Malaysian singer. Having sold more than 18 million records, she achieved popularity and success in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Early life and breakthrough[edit]

Leong was born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.[1] R&B singer Z-Chen is her older cousin. She debuted her singing career in Taiwan and signed to Rock Records in October 1997. She then adopted the English name "Fish", because the last character of her Chinese name "茹" sounds the same as "魚" (fish) in Cantonese.[2] She was discovered by Jonathan Lee, who later also became her godfather. She received Mandarin training upon arriving in Taiwan as her mother tongue is Cantonese. Her debut album, Grown Up Overnight, was released in September 1999, but had many promotions cancelled due to the 921 earthquake. Her singing career managed to take off after the release of her second album, Courage (2000).[3]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]


  • The Sonnet of Three Days (2021)




Year English title Original title Role Notes
2010 Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰 Ma Libing 马丽冰 aka Barley-Bing (Iced Barley)[4]
2015 Where's the Dragon? 龙在哪里? Cow [5] Voice


Year English title Original title Role Notes
2009 My Queen 敗犬女王 Radio DJ Guest appearance

Personal life[edit]

In February 2010, Leong married Taiwanese wine merchant Tony Chao in Boracay, Philippines, and their child Anderson Chao was born in April 2014.[6] On September 8, 2019, Leong announced their divorce at a press conference for her new album in Taipei.[7] She declined further comments on alleged cheating by Chao.[7]


  1. ^ 100 memorable Malaysian women - Part 1
  2. ^ 100 memorable Malaysian women - Part 1
  3. ^ "Fish Leong's Early Valentine's Day". 22 November 2007.
  4. ^ Ian Yee (25 May 2010). "Ice Kacang Puppy Love". R.AGE. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Where's the Dragon?". CRIMSON FOREST FILMS. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Singer Fish Leong has given birth to a boy, Anderson Chao". The Straits Times. 18 April 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Singer Fish Leong confirms that she has divorced businessman husband". The Star. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

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