Rainie Yang

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Rainie Yang
Rainie Yang 2010.jpg
Yang in 2010
Background information
Chinese name 楊丞琳 (traditional)
Chinese name 杨丞琳 (simplified)
Pinyin Yáng Chénglín (Mandarin)
Birth name Yang Cheng-lin
Born (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 33)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, actress, TV host
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Mezzo-soprano
Label(s) Sony, EMI
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts 4 in Love

Rainie Yang (simplified Chinese: 杨丞琳; traditional Chinese: 楊丞琳; pinyin: Yáng Chénglín; born 4 June 1984) is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and TV host.

Career[edit]

Yang began her career in 2000, as a member of Taiwanese girl-group 4 in Love, where she was given the stage name Rainie. The group's popularity in the music industry was mediocre and they achieved limited success.[1] After the group disbanded in 2002, Yang continued to pursue a career in the entertainment industry as a TV host, hosting shows such as the variety show Guess Guess Guess. After playing supporting roles in several Taiwanese dramas, including the highly popular pan-Asia hit Taiwanese idol drama series Meteor Garden, she landed the main role as Qi Yue, in the CTV drama Devil Beside You opposite Mike He in 2005. Devil Beside You was well received, allowing Yang's career to take off. The same year, she released her debut album, My Intuition, featuring her hit song "曖昧" (Intuition) as the theme song of Devil Beside You and 理想情人" (Ideal Lover).

In 2006, she released her follow-up album, Meeting Love, which also sold very well at around 1.4 million. On 8 January 2007, Yang recorded her last "Guess Guess Guess" show due to her busy schedule and focus upon her music/acting career. Hoping to portray herself as a "serious" actress, Yang co-starred in the lesbian-themed film Spider Lilies alongside Isabella Leong. However, after co-starring in Spider Lilies, Yang returned to her previous cute image by becoming the main actress in the drama Why Why Love, co-starring with Mike He and Kingone Wang, which aired during the summer of 2007. She subsequently released her third album, My Other Self on 7 September 2007. It features the theme song from Why Why Love, "缺氧" (Lacking Oxygen) and the insert song "完美比例" (Perfect Example).

On 23 April 2008, while filming the Taiwanese drama Miss No Good in San Chih, Taiwan; Yang fell heavily from the stairs, and was sent to Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei. The stairs were located between the third floor, where the dressing room was located, and the first floor, where the film set was located. The crew originally thought the falling object was a light frame, but upon hearing a groan, they realized it was her. After an X-ray examination, doctors diagnosed Yang's injury as a spinal contusion. After leaving the hospital, producer Angie Chai took Yang to a Chinese massage therapist.[2] Miss No Good, starring Yang and Wilber Pan, was aired during the fall/winter of 2008 and met with much success. During this period of time, she also released her 4th album, Not Yet a Woman, which features the insert song "太煩惱" (Too Much Trouble) and the theme song "帶我走" (Take Me Away) that were featured Miss No Good.

In 2009, Yang starred in ToGetHer with Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit and George Hu. Next she filmed The Child's Eye in Thailand, a horror flick directed by the Pang Brothers with Elanne Kong, and also Taiwanese drama Hi My Sweetheart with Show Luo, which first aired on CTS and GTV on 1 November 2009.[3] After promoting Hi My Sweetheart, Yang released her fifth album, Rainie & Love...?, on New Years Day, 2010.[4] Due to the success of Devil Beside You and Miss No Good overseas, Yang entered J-pop in 2010 by releasing a Japanese version of her hit "曖昧" (Intuition) as her first Japanese single.[5]

Yang released her first collection album, Whimsical World Collection on 23 April 2010. It consists of 3 CDs and a DVD with 3 new tracks, 35 previously released tracks and 15 music videos from her five studio albums. Followed by her first concert, held on 24 April 2010 at Taipei Arena, with Jerry Yan as her special guest[6]

On 22 October 2010, she was awarded Best Actress at the 45th Golden Bell Awards, for her role as Chen Bao Zhu (陳寶茱) in Hi My Sweetheart.

In 2011, Yang released her 6th album Longing For, which features "我們都傻" (We are all silly) that was an insert song of Love You.

In 2012, Yang starred in the romantic short film, HeartBeat Love, alongside Show Luo. On 17 August, she released her 7th studio album Wishing For Happiness. Her second concert tour, titled Love Voyage, began on December 14.

On 23 August 2013, Yang released her 8th studio album Angel Wings.

In 2014, Yang parted ways with Sony Music Taiwan, and signed to EMI Music Taiwan, a revived label that is now a subsidiary of Universal Music Taiwan.[7] Her ninth studio album A Tale of Two Rainies was released on 12 December 2014. In the same year, she starred in the Chinese Drama Love at Second Sight which first aired on 10 August 2014.

On 30 September 2016, her tenth studio album Traces of Time In Love was released. In the same year, Yang starred in Life Plan A and B as Zheng Ruwei. The series first aired on 7 October 2016 on TTV.

Personal life[edit]

Since December 2014, she has been dating Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao. Li wrote the song "Xing Fu Guo Zi" ("幸福果子" ) for Yang in 2017.[8][9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

# Title Released Label
1 My Intuition 9 September 2005 Sony
2 Meeting Love 19 March 2006
3 My Other Self 7 September 2007
4 Not Yet a Woman 7 November 2008
5 Rainie & Love...? 1 January 2010
6 Longing For 29 July 2011
7 Wishing for Happiness 17 August 2012
8 Angel Wings 23 August 2013
9 A Tale of Two Rainie 12 December 2014 EMI
10 Traces of Time in Love 30 September 2016

Compilation albums[edit]

# Title Released Label
1 Whimsical World 23 April 2010 Sony

Live albums[edit]

# Title Released Label
1 10 Years of Rainie, Whimsical World Live 12 January 2011 Sony
2 Love Voyage Concert 1 February 2013

Singles[edit]

# Title Released Label
1 My Intuition (Japanese version)[5][10] 27 January 2010 Sony

Tours[edit]

Whimsical World Tour
Date Location Venue Special Guests
24 April 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena Jerry Yan
16 October 2010 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Love Voyage Tour
Date Location Venue Special Guests
14 December 2012 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Coliseum
15 December 2012 Show Lo
16 December 2012 Coco Lee
12 January 2013 Singapore The MAX Pavilion
23 March 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena Wu Tsing-fong
29 June 2013 Genting Highlands, Malaysia Arena of Stars Jiro Wang
20 July 2013 Shanghai, China Shanghai Gymnasium
19 October 2013 Macau, China CotaiArena
21 September 2014 Atlantic City, United States Circus Maximus Theater

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Meteor Garden Xiao You
Sunshine Jelly Mei
2002 Tomorrow Yuan Chen Mei
2003 Lavender 2 Xiao Xiao
The Pink Godfather Bao Xiao Ting, Chen Tian Shi
The Original Scent of Summer Yang Pan Pan
2004 Love Bird Jiang Ding Han
Legend of Speed Juliet, Gao Yun
City of the Sky Lu Bin Yan
2005 Strange Tales of Liao Zhai Zheng Ah Bao
Devil Beside You Qi Yue
2007 Why Why Love Tong Jia Di 43rd Golden Bell Awards for Best Actress nominated
2008 Miss No Good Jiang Xiao Hua
2009 ToGetHer Chen Mo Mo
Hi My Sweetheart Chen Bao Zhu 45th Golden Bell Awards for Best Actress won
2011 Love You Lin Xiao Ru
Sunny Girl Chen Yang Guang
2014 Love at Second Sight Fei Luo Luo
2016 Rock Records in Love Chen Li Xin
Life Plan A and B Cheng Ru Wei

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Merry Go Round Carlily Pang
2007 Spider Lilies Xiao Lü, Jade
2010 The Child's Eye Rainie
2012 HeartBeat Love Yang Xiao Yu Short film
Wishing for Happiness Chen You Lan (Xiao Lan) Short film
2014 Endless Nights in Aurora Alisha
2017 The Tag-Along 2 Li Shu-fen

Variety shows[edit]

Music video[edit]

  • 2004 - Show Lo - "Clown Fish"
  • 2012 - Show Lo - "You Are the World's Best Looking Girl"
  • 2017 - Vision Wei - "Unchanged"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2005 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards
新城勁爆頒獎禮
Best New Artist Rainie Yang Won [11]
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards
IFPI香港唱片銷量大獎
Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year My Intuition (曖昧) Won [12]
2006 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards
新城國語力頒獎禮
Best Mandarin Singer Rainie Yang Won
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards
IFPI香港唱片銷量大獎
Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year Meeting Love (遇上愛) Won [13]
6th Global Chinese Music Chart Awards
第六屆全球華語歌曲排行榜
Best Female New Artist Rainie Yang Won
2007 HITO Radio Music Awards
HITO流行音樂獎
Top 10 Songs of the Year[Note 1] "遇上愛" (Meeting Love) Won [14]
Hong Kong TVB8 Awards Top 10 Gold Songs "缺氧" (Lacking Oxygen) Nominated [15]
Metro Radio Hits Music Awards
新城勁爆頒獎禮
Best Mandarin Singer Rainie Yang Won [16]
Singer-Dancer Grand Prize (跳唱歌手大獎) Rainie Yang Won
YAHOO! Search Awards
YAHOO! 搜尋人氣大獎
Favourite International Female Artist Rainie Yang Won
Favourite International Female Actress Rainie Yang Won
2008 43rd Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan Best Actress Why Why Love Nominated [17]
YAHOO! Search Awards
YAHOO! 搜尋人氣大獎
Favourite International Female Artist Rainie Yang Won
Favourite International Female Actress Rainie Yang Won
2009 Singapore Hit Awards
新加坡金曲獎
Favourite Female Artist Rainie Yang Nominated
2010 45th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan Best Actress Hi My Sweetheart Won [18]
Singapore Hit Awards
第16届新加坡金曲獎
Most Popular Female Artiste Rainie Yang Won [19][20]
Taiwan Next Magazine Entertainment Award
壹週刊娛樂大賞
Top 10 Artist of the Year Rainie Yang Won
Channel V's Music Chart Award
V頻道 音樂飆榜
Favourite Female Artist Rainie Yang Won
US Complex Magazine The Sexiest Taiwanese Female Celebrity (popular vote) Rainie Yang Won
2011 Taiwan Next Magazine Entertainment Award
壹週刊娛樂大賞
Top 10 Artist of the Year Rainie Yang Won
2012 Singapore Entertainment Awards
新加坡e乐大赏
Most Popular Female Singer Rainie Yang Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards
新城國語力頒獎禮
Songs of the Year "我們都傻" (We Are All Silly) Won [21]
Best Asia Singer Rainie Yang Won
Most Popular Idol Rainie Yang Won
Most Popular Partner Award Rainie Yang and Show Luo Won
Next Magazine Entertainment Awards
第三屆壹週刊娛樂大賞
Top 10 Artist of the Year Rainie Yang Won
2013 Yahoo! Taiwan
Yahoo!奇摩名人娛樂
Most Popular Female Artist Rainie Yang Won [22]
Music Radio China Top Chart Awards
2012年度Music Radio中国TOP排行榜
Golden Melodies of the Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won [23]
Favourite Campus Female Singer of the Year Rainie Yang Won
Recommended Singer of the Year (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Rainie Yang Won
17th Global Mandarin Chart Music Award
第17屆全球華語榜中榜
Best Crossover Female Singer Rainie Yang Won [24]
Best Music Video (Hong Kong/Taiwan) "忘了" (Forgotten) Won
HITO Radio Music Awards
Hito流行音樂獎
Breakthrough Act of the Year Rainie Yang Won [25]
Most Popular Female Singer Rainie Yang Won
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won
3rd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards
第三屆全球流行音樂金榜
Top 20 Golden Melodies of the Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won [26]
6th CSC Music Awards
第六屆城市至尊音樂榜
Best Female Singer of The Year Rainie Yang Won [27]
Top 20 Golden Melodies of the Year "忘了" (Forgotten) Won
Singapore Hit Awards 2013
第十八屆新加坡金曲獎
Y.E.S. 93.3FM Pick of the Pops Award: Top 10 Hits "忘了" (Forgotten) Won [28]
Most Popular Female Artiste Rainie Yang Nominated
2013 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Taiwanese Act Rainie Yang Nominated [29]
2014 HITO Radio Music Awards
Hito流行音樂獎
Most Popular Female Singer Rainie Yang Won [30]
Hit Fm Favourite Artist Rainie Yang Won
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year "天使之翼" (Angel Wings) Won
2015 HITO Radio Music Awards HITO Best Duet Rainie Yang and Wilber Pan for "打呼" ("Snore") from Crown & Clown Won [31]
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year Won

Note[edit]

  1. ^ The order is not specified for the Top 10 Songs of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ "關於 "Rainie"" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  2. ^ Huang, Ailian (23 April 2008). "l Rainie Films and Hurts Spine 杨丞琳拍片 摔伤脊椎]" (in Chinese). ZaoBao. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  3. ^ 沒時間 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ Li, Xia (2 December 2009). "杨丞琳全新造型曝光 珍珠装幻化欧洲洋娃娃]" (in Chinese). oeeee.com. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  5. ^ a b Zhen, Feng (4 December 2009). "Rainie Will Enter Japanese Music, Japanese Version of Ai Mei to be Released" (in Chinese). oeeee.com. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  6. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com 楊丞琳為演唱會豁出去 攀岩登高宣佈嘉賓 2 April 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-11
  7. ^ Music Week EMI re-launches in China and South East Asia 30 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-02
  8. ^ "楊丞琳和李榮浩越愛越高調! 盤點愛上大陸人藝人", ETtoday, 13 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  9. ^ "楊丞琳、李榮浩讚歌傳情 ", Appledaily HK, 6 February 2015. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  10. ^ Yesasia.com Aimai (Japanese Single) info 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-14
  11. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2005 winners list 26 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-05
  12. ^ (in Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2005 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19
  13. ^ (in Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2006 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19
  14. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio 2007 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-20
  15. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Hong Kong TVB8 Awards 2007 Top 10 Gold Songs nomination list 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-29
  16. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2007 winners list 26 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  17. ^ (in Chinese) TTV 43rd Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  18. ^ (in Chinese) TTV 45th Golden Bell Awards homepage 20 September 2010. Retrieved 25 Sep 2010.
  19. ^ (in Chinese) 16th Singapore Hit Awards nomination list 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15
  20. ^ Rainie Yang and Show Luo for Most Popular Artiste at SHA 2010 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15
  21. ^ (in Chinese) Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards winners list 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  22. ^ (in Chinese) Y!名人娛樂 2012年度人氣大獎/楊丞琳翻盤奪冠超開心 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  23. ^ (in Chinese) Music Radio China Top Chart Awards winners list 26 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  24. ^ (in Chinese) 17th Global Mandarin Chart Music Award winners list 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  25. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 3 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  26. ^ (in Chinese) 3rd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards winners list 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  27. ^ (in Chinese) 6th CSC Music Awards winners list 16 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  28. ^ (in Chinese) Singapore Hit Awards 2013 nomination list 20 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-06
  29. ^ (in Chinese) MTV Reveals The Nominations For The “2013 MTV EMA” 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  30. ^ (in Chinese) [1] 3 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-03
  31. ^ (in Chinese) NOWnews 蔡依林、潘瑋柏雙登大贏家 完整得獎名單. Retrieved 2015-06-01

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