Fish Leong

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Fish Leong
Leong in 2019
Leong Chui Peng

(1978-06-16) 16 June 1978 (age 45)
Other namesLiang Jingru
Liang Cuiping
Jasmine Leong
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1998–present
Tony Chao
(m. 2010; div. 2019)
RelativesZ-Chen (cousin)
Musical career
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese梁靜茹
Simplified Chinese梁静茹
Hanyu PinyinLiáng Jìngrú
JyutpingLoeng4 Zing6 Jyu4
Hokkien POJNiô͘ Chēng-jú
Birth name
Traditional Chinese梁翠萍
Simplified Chinese梁翠萍
Hanyu PinyinLiáng Cuìpíng
JyutpingLoeng4 Ceoi3 Ping4
Hokkien POJNiô͘ Chhùi-pêng

Fish Leong (born Leong Chui Peng on 16 June 1978) is a Malaysian singer and songwriter. Having sold more than 20 million records to date, she has achieved popularity and success in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Early life and breakthrough[edit]

Leong in Hong Kong, 2007

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 1999 Taiwan earthquake. Her singing career managed to take off after the release of her second album, Courage (2000).[3]

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.[4] On September 8, 2019, Leong announced their divorce at a press conference for her new album in Taipei.[5] She declined further comments on alleged cheating by Chao.[5]


Studio albums[edit]



Year English title Original title Role Notes
2010 Ice Kacang Puppy Love 初恋红豆冰 Ma Libing (Barley Bing or Iced Barley)[6]
2015 Where's the Dragon? 龙在哪里? Cow [7] Voice

Television series[edit]

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

Variety and reality show[edit]

Year English title Original title Notes
2022 Sing! China 中國好聲音 Mentor


  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. Archived from the original on 27 November 2007.
  4. ^ "Singer Fish Leong has given birth to a boy, Anderson Chao". The Straits Times. 18 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Singer Fish Leong confirms that she has divorced businessman husband". The Star. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. ^ Ian Yee (25 May 2010). "Ice Kacang Puppy Love". R.AGE. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Where's the Dragon?". CRIMSON FOREST FILMS. Retrieved 20 December 2019.

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