Phoenix Legend

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Phoenix Legend
OriginInner Mongolia and Hunan, China
GenresChinese popular music
MembersYang Wei Ling Hua (杨魏玲花)
Zeng Yi (曾毅)

Phoenix Legend (simplified Chinese: 凤凰传奇; traditional Chinese: 鳳凰傳奇; pinyin: Fènghuáng Chuánqí) is a Chinese popular music duo, consisting of female vocalist Yangwei Linghua (杨魏玲花) and male rapper Zeng Yi (曾毅).

Their music blends folk music with rap and hip hop elements and has a wide appeal with fans all over. In May 2012 Phoenix Legend was reported in the China Daily as having sold more than 6 million albums in China since 2005, and 10 songs from four of their albums have recorded one billion online hits.[1]

Their song "Above the Moon" (Chinese: 月亮之上; pinyin: Yuèliàng Zhī Shàng) brought them national attention after they performed it on the television show Star Boulevard.

Their song "Fly Freely" (自由飞翔) has also been placing high on Chinese download charts.

In 2009 the duo had a major hit song entitled The Most Dazzling Folk Style (最炫民族风) (also translated as the Hottest Ethnic Trend). This song has been downloaded more than 100 million times through cell phones and websites in China. The same year they joined the Art Troupe of the Second Artillery Corps, with the duty of entertaining soldiers in the People's Liberation Army's nuclear weapons units.[2]

In 1999, the duo first formed a group called Cool Fire, singing mostly Korean and American pop songs. Songwriter He Muyang heard Ling's voice on TV in 2003 and rewrote Above the Moonlight, a sentimental song he wrote in 1999 for the duo. In 2004, the group signed a contract with Peacock Bluehead and the song became a hit in 2005, after the group toured more than 20 universities in China.

Songwriter Zhang Chao has also written three popular songs for the group, including The Most Dazzling Folk Style and Moon Over the Lotus Pond.

The duo has also been gaining recognition outside China. The Most Dazzling Folk Style (最炫民族风) was used by cheerleaders during an NBA Houston Rockets game in April 2012 and also become an Internet sensation after being remixed and re-edited by fans.

Ling's husband Xu Mingchao (徐明朝) is in charge of promoting the duo's songs.


  • 2005-Above the Moon (月亮之上)
  • 2007-Fly Freely (自由飛翔)
  • 2007-Good Fortune As You So Desire (吉祥如意)
  • 2009-Most Dazzling Folk Style (最炫民族风)
  • 2010-Moonlight Over the Lotus Pond (荷塘月色)
  • 2011-Sing Loudly (大聲唱)
  • 2012-China's Tastes (中国味道)


  1. ^ China Daily
  2. ^ Geng Yang. "Second Artillery Corps Art Troupe: Phoenix Fantasy do not have a specific military rank [二炮文工团艺人:凤凰传奇等曾特招入伍无具体军衔]". International Business Times (in Chinese). Sina. Retrieved 3 June 2013.

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