Hebe Tien

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Hebe Tien
Hebe hsinchu 20151017.jpg
Tien in Hsinchu, October 2015
Background information
Chinese name 田馥甄
Pinyin Tián Fùzhēn (Mandarin)
Born Tien Fu-chen
(1983-03-30) 30 March 1983 (age 35)
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Other names Tian Fuzhen
Ethnicity Han (Hakka)
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 2001–present
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals, Piano, Ukulele
Label(s) HIM International Music
Associated acts S.H.E

Hebe Tien (Chinese: 田馥甄; pinyin: Tián Fùzhēn; born 30 March 1983) is a Taiwanese singer and actress. Born and raised in Hsinchu, Taiwan, she rose to fame in the early 2000s as a member of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. The release of her debut album, To Hebe (2010), established her as a solo artist. Tien's song, "A Little Happiness", the theme song of the 2015 Taiwanese film Our Times, was a major hit in most Mandarin-speaking parts of Asia.[1]

Career[edit]

S.H.E[edit]

On 8 August 2000, HIM International Music held a "Universal 2000 Talent and Beauty Girl Contest" in search of new artists to be signed onto their label. The staff of the TV show "Cruel Stage" encouraged Tien to participate in this televised competition. The contest had about 1,000 contestants, and after several rounds of competition, seven contestants remained for the final round. In the first round, Tien's voice began to crack while singing "Return Home". As a result, she decided to sing in a lower key in the final round, choosing Singaporean singer Kit Chan's "Loving You". However, because she was unfamiliar with the song, about ten seconds of the final lyrics went unsung. Following the competition, the Taiwanese record company gave all seven contestants an audition. The show's manager appreciated her straightforward personality and powerful vocals. As a result, Tien was invited to become a member of S.H.E, with Selina Jen and Ella Chen, and was signed under the Taiwanese record label HIM International Music.

2010—2012[edit]

Following a very successful career with S.H.E, Tien debuted as a solo music artist in 2010 to similar success and critical acclaim for her music albums. In May 2011, Tien’s album <To Hebe> was nominated for four awards in the 22th Golden Melody Awards. Also, <To Hebe> was selected as the Top Ten Albums by the Association of Music Workers in Taiwan and her song <LOVE!> was chosen as the Top Ten Singles.

In September 2011, Tien launched her second album <My Love>. On October 17, 2012, this album’s song <Still In Happiness> reached 10 million views on YouTube, making Tien the first Chinese female singer whose music video scored 10 million views. On January 21, 2013, <Leave Me Alone> from her first album also reached 10 million views on YouTube, making Tien the first Chinese singer who have 2 music videos with more than 10 million views. On May 2012, <My Love> received a total of seven nominations in the 23rd Golden Melody Awards and it was also the album with most nominations for that Golden Melody Awards.

2013—2015[edit]

In November 13, 2013, Tien launched her third album <Insignificance>. The album’s title song reached one million views on YouTube within four days and the album sold 40,000 copies in Taiwan within a week. Tien became the female singer with the highest selling album for that year. In May 2014, her album <Insignificance> was nominated for two awards in the 25th Golden Melody Awards. In the same year, Tien was awarded as the Best Taiwanese Singer in the MTV Europe Music Awards.

In 2014, Tien embarked on her world tour If World Tour, which it spanned 1002 days, comprising 38 concerts in 24 cities around the world. On 6 December 2014, Tien began her first concert for <If World Tour> in Taipei Arena. Tickets for both concerts in Taipei were sold within 10 minutes. It ended with 2 concerts in the If Plus Taiwanese leg in Kaohsiung on 3-4 September 2017.

In early 2015, Tien’s songs in three albums received more than 10 million views on YouTube. In July 2015, she sang <A Little Happiness> for a Taiwanese film Our Times. In September 2015, she sang a movie soundtrack <Pretty Woman> for another film <Go Lala Go>. In the same year, <Learning From Drunk> and <Insignificance> from her third album received more than 10 million views.

2016-present[edit]

On July 13, 2016, Tien launched her fourth album Day By Day. On August 20, 2016, Tien’s song "A Little Happiness" reached 100 million views on YouTube, making her the first Chinese-language singer with more than 100 million views. Tien is also the second Asian female singer with 100 million views.

In February 2017, she performed the Chinese theme song for the film Beauty and the Beast with Chinese singer Jing Boran. In May 2017, her album Day By Day was nominated for two awards at the 28th Golden Melody Awards.

YouTube views[edit]

Her music videos has accumulated more than 658,000,000 views on YouTube, and she is currently the Chinese-language female singer with most views on YouTube. Her music video of "A Little Happiness" has exceeded 100 million views on YouTube, becoming the first Chinese-language music video to do so in the website's history.[2][3] She is also the second female singer in Asia who reached more than 100 million views on YouTube.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 熱情 ("Passion") - Commercial single for Whisper sanitary pad in China
  • 小幸運 ("A Little Happiness") - Theme song for the film Our Times
  • 姐 ("Pretty Woman") - OST for the film Go Lala Go 2
  • 看淡 ("As It Is") - Theme song for the television series A Touch of Green
  • 美女與野獸 ("Beauty and the Beast") - Chinese theme song for the film Beauty and the Beast, featuring Jing Boran
  • 愛了很久的朋友 ("Ai Le Hen Jiu De Peng You") - OST for the film Us and Them
  • 最暖的憂傷 ("Miserable Warmth") - Theme song for the television series Here to Heart

Tours[edit]

  • Love! To Hebe Tour (2010–2011)
  • To My Love Tour (2011–2012)
  • Insignificance Tour (2013–2014)
  • If World Tour (2014–2017)

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ hermes (2017-04-15). "More than A Little Happiness for Mandopop fans". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Hebe's". www.taipeitimes.com. Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  3. ^ 玉春雷娛樂文創 (2015-07-20), 【我的少女時代 Our Times】Movie Theme Song - 田馥甄 Hebe Tien《小幸運 A Little Happiness》Official MV, retrieved 2017-06-12 
  4. ^ Boy, Goody. "【音乐】 Hebe 田馥甄十首破千萬點閱率音樂MV,好聽到耳朵都懷孕了! - GOODY". www.goody25.com (in code). Retrieved 2017-06-12. 

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