Tien in Hsinchu, October 2015
30 March 1983
|Education||Hu Kou High School of Hsinchu|
|Agent||A Tune Music CO., LTD|
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano, Ukulele|
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.
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任家萱 and Ella Chen陈嘉桦, and was signed under the Taiwanese record label HIM International Music.
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 22nd 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.
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.
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, Tien 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.
In September 2018, Tien officially left HIM International Music after 17 years and founded her own management company, A Tune Music (樂来樂好).
In April 2019, Tien signed a recording deal with Pourquoi Pas Music (PQPMusic; 何樂音樂) and announced that her fifth studio album and second concert world tour is in preparation.
Her music videos have accumulated more than 658 million views on YouTube, and she is the Chinese-language female singer with the most views on the platform. Her music video "A Little Happiness" became the first Chinese-language music video to exceed 100 million views on YouTube. She was the second female singer in Asia to reach 100 million views on YouTube.
Live recording series
- Live in Life (2018)
- 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
- 自己的房間 ("Stay") - First live recorded song of Hebe's new 「Live in Life」 live recording series
- 墨綠的夜 ("Jasper Night") - Theme song for the film Long Day's Journey Into Night
- Love! To Hebe Tour (2010–2011)
- To My Love Tour (2011–2012)
- Insignificance Tour (2013–2014)
- If World Tour (2014–2017)
- Magical Love (2001)
- The Rose (2002)
- Say Yes Enterprise: Cinderella (2004)
- Happy New Year 2004 (2004)
- A Disguised Superstar (2004)
- Reaching for the Stars (2005)
- The Lollipop (2007)
- Bull Fighting (2007)
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