Rainie Yang

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Rainie Yang
Rainie 2013 concert.JPG
Yang in 2013
Background information
Chinese name楊丞琳 (traditional)
Chinese name杨丞琳 (simplified)
PinyinYáng Chénglín (Mandarin)
Born (1984-06-04) 4 June 1984 (age 34)
Taipei, Taiwan
OccupationSinger, actress, television host
Years active2000–present
NationalityTaiwanese
Genre(s)Mandopop
Instrument(s)Vocals
Voice type(s)Mezzo-soprano
Label(s)Sony, EMI, Sun
Associated acts4 in Love
AncestryShunde, Guangdong, China
Awards
Golden Bell Awards
Best Leading Actress in a Television Series
2010 Hi My Sweetheart

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 television host.

Early years[edit]

Yang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, her father was from the Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong, China. She spoke Cantonese at home. By the time she was 13, she had to start working because her father's business failed, which led to her parents being divorced. She attended Hwakang Arts School in Performance Arts.

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 musical industry achieved limited success.[1] After they disbanded in 2002, Yang continued to pursue her career in the entertainment industry as a TV host, hosting shows such as the variety show Guess. After playing supporting roles in a series of Taiwanese TV dramas, including the highly popular pan-Asia hit Taiwanese series Meteor Garden, she landed the leading role as Qi Yue, in the Taiwanese drama Devil Beside You with Mike He in 2005. In the same year, she released her debut album, My Intuition, featured the hit song "Intuition" as the theme song of Devil Beside You and "Ideal Lover".

In 2006, she released her second album, Meeting Love. On 8 January 2007, Yang recorded her last Guess episode due to her busy schedule and focus on her musical and acting career. Hoping to portray herself as a "serious" actress, Yang co-starred in the lesbian-themed film Spider Lilies with Isabella Leong. However, after co-starring in Spider Lilies, Yang returned to her previous cute image by becoming the leading role in the drama Why Why Love, 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, "Lacking Oxygen" and the insert song "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 Will Pan, was aired during the fall and 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 "Too Much Trouble" and the theme song "Take Me Away" that were featured Miss No Good.

In 2009, Yang starred in To Get Her with Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit and George Hu. Then 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 Lo.[3] After promoting Hi My Sweetheart, Yang released her fifth album, Rainie & Love...?, on the New Year's Day of 2010.[4] Due to the success of Devil Beside You and Miss No Good overseas, Yang entered J-pop industry in 2010 by releasing a Japanese version of her hit "Intuition" as her first Japanese-language single.[5]

Yang in 2010.

Yang released her first compilation album, Whimsical World Collection, on 23 April 2010. It consists of 3 new tracks, 35 previously released tracks and 15 music videos from her previous five studio albums. On 22 October 2010, shewon Best Actress at the 45th Golden Bell Awards, for her role as Chen Baozhu in Hi My Sweetheart.

In 2011, Yang released her sixth studio album Longing for..., which features the song "We Are All Silly", an interlude of Love You.

In 2012, Yang starred in the romantic short film, Heartbeat Love, with Show Lo. On 17 August 2012, she released her seventh studio album Wishing for Happiness. Her second concert tour, Love Voyage, embarked on December 14.

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

In 2014, Yang signed to EMI Taiwan, a revived label that is now a subsidiary of Universal Music Taiwan.[6] Her ninth studio album, A Tale of Two Rainie, was released on 12 December 2014. In the same year, she starred in the Chinese TV Drama, Love at Second Sight.

On 30 September 2016, her tenth studio album Traces of Time in Love was released. It was nominated for three awards at the 28th Golden Melody Awards, including Song of the Year, Best Lyricist, and Best Single Producer for the title track "Traces of Time in Love", made her join the prestigious list of having been nominated for all three biggest entertainment awards of Taiwan, Golden Bell Awards (television), Golden Horse Awards (motions) and Golden Melody Awards (music). In the same year, Yang starred in Life Plan A and B as Zheng Ruwei.

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
2 Rainie Yang Essential 12 December 2017

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][7] 27 January 2010 Sony
2 "Youth Lies Within" (青春住了誰)[8] 15 September 2017 Sun Entertainment Taiwan
3 "1,001 Wishes" (一千零一個願望 (單人版)) 16 November 2017
4 "Lessons In Love" (忘課) 4 June 2018

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 N/A
Love Voyage Tour
Date Location Venue Special Guests
14 December 2012 Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum N/A
15 December 2012 Show Lo
16 December 2012 Coco Lee
12 January 2013 Singapore The MAX Pavilion N/A
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 N/A
19 October 2013 Macau CotaiArena N/A
21 September 2014 Atlantic City, United States Circus Maximus Theater N/A
Youth Lies Within Tour
Date Location Venue Special Guests
16 December 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena Yoga Lin
17 December 2017 Jacky Wu
24 February 2018 Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum Jason Chan
25 February 2018 4 in Love
20 May 2018 Guangzhou, China Guangzhou International Sports Arena Will Pan
4 August 2018 Chengdu, China Sichuan Gymnasium
25 August 2018 Beijing, China Cadillac Arena
6 October 2018 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Arena
13 October 2018 Wuhan, China Optical Valley International Tennis Center
27 October 2018 Hangzhou, China Yellow Dragon Sports Center
11 November 2018 Macau Cotai Arena

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Meteor Garden Xiaoyou
Sunshine Jelly Mei
2002 Tomorrow Yuan Chenmei
2003 Lavender 2 Xiaoxiao
The Pink Godfather Bao Xiao Ting / Chen Tianshi
The Original Scent of Summer Yang Panpan
2004 Love Bird Jiang Dinghan
Legend of Speed Juliet / Gao Yun
City of the Sky Lu Binyan
2005 Strange Tales of Liao Zhai Zheng Ahbao
Devil Beside You Qi Yue
2007 Why Why Love Tong Jiadi
2008 Miss No Good Jiang Xiaohua
2009 To Get Her Chen Momo
Hi My Sweetheart Chen Baozhu
2011 Love You Lin Xiaoru
Sunny Girl Chen Yangguang
2014 Love at Second Sight Fei Luoluo
2016 Rock Records in Love Chen Li-xin
Life Plan A and B Cheng Ru-wei
2018 My Ex-Man Li Chin-ai

Film[edit]

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

Variety show[edit]

Music videos[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2005 Metro Radio Hits Music Award Best New Artist Won [9]
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year My Intuition Won [10]
2006 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Best Mandarin Singer Won
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year Meeting Love Won [11]
Global Chinese Music Chart Awards Best Female New Artist Won
2007 Hito Radio Music Awards Top 10 Songs of the Year[Note 1] "Meeting Love" Won [12]
Hong Kong TVB8 Awards Top 10 Gold Songs "Lacking Oxygen" Nominated [13]
Metro Radio Hits Music Awards Best Mandarin Singer Won [14]
Singer-Dancer Grand Prize Won
Yahoo! Search Awards Favourite International Female Artist Won
Favourite International Female Actress Won
2008 Golden Bell Awards Best Actress Why Why Love Nominated [15]
Yahoo! Search Awards Favourite International Female Artist Won
Favourite International Female Actress Won
2009 Singapore Hit Awards Favourite Female Artist Nominated
2010 Golden Bell Awards, Best Actress Hi My Sweetheart Won [16]
Singapore Hit Awards Most Popular Female Artiste Won [17][18]
Taiwan Next Magazine Entertainment Awards Top 10 Artist of the Year Won
Channel V's Music Chart Awards Favourite Female Artist Won
US Complex Magazine The Sexiest Taiwanese Female Celebrity (popular vote) Won
2011 Taiwan Next Magazine Entertainment Awards Top 10 Artist of the Year Won
2012 Singapore Entertainment Awards Most Popular Female Singer Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Songs of the Year "We Are All Silly" Won [19]
Best Asia Singer Won
Most Popular Idol Won
Most Popular Partner Award with Show Lo Won
Next Magazine Entertainment Awards Top 10 Artist of the Year Won
2013 Yahoo! Taiwan Most Popular Female Artist Won [20]
Music Radio China Top Chart Awards Golden Melodies of the Year "Forgotten" Won [21]
Favourite Campus Female Singer of the Year Won
Recommended Singer of the Year (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Won
17th Global Mandarin Chart Music Award Best Crossover Female Singer Won [22]
Best Music Video (Hong Kong/Taiwan) "Forgotten" Won
Hito Radio Music Awards Breakthrough Act of the Year Won [23]
Most Popular Female Singer Won
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year "Forgotten" Won
Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Top 20 Golden Melodies of the Year Won [24]
CSC Music Awards Best Female Singer of The Year Won [25]
Top 20 Songs of the Year "Forgotten" Won
Singapore Hit Awards Top 10 Songs Won [26]
Most Popular Female Artist Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Taiwanese Act Nominated [27]
2014 Hito Radio Music Awards Most Popular Female Singer Won [28]
Hit Fm Favourite Artist Won
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year "Angel Wings" Won
2015 Hito Radio Music Awards Best Duet "Snore" (feat. Will Pan) Won [29]
Top 10 Mandarin Songs of The Year Won
2017 Golden Bell Awards Best Leading Actress in a Television Series Life Plan A and B Nominated [30]

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. ^ Music Week EMI re-launches in China and South East Asia 30 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-02
  7. ^ Yesasia.com Aimai (Japanese Single) info 27 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-14
  8. ^ Yesasia.com 楊丞琳單曲「青春住了誰」找回初心 8 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-08
  9. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2005 winners list 26 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-06-05
  10. ^ (in Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2005 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Archived 2 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-04-19
  11. ^ (in Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2006 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-04-19
  12. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio 2007 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-20
  13. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Hong Kong TVB8 Awards 2007 Top 10 Gold Songs nomination list 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-29
  14. ^ (in Chinese) Sina.com Metro Radio Hits Awards 2007 winners list 26 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  15. ^ (in Chinese) TTV 43rd Golden Bell Awards homepage Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  16. ^ (in Chinese) TTV 45th Golden Bell Awards homepage 20 September 2010. Retrieved 25 Sep 2010.
  17. ^ (in Chinese) 16th Singapore Hit Awards nomination list 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15
  18. ^ Rainie Yang and Show Luo for Most Popular Artiste at SHA 2010 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-15
  19. ^ (in Chinese) Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards winners list 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  20. ^ (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
  21. ^ (in Chinese) Music Radio China Top Chart Awards winners list 26 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  22. ^ (in Chinese) 17th Global Mandarin Chart Music Award winners list 19 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  23. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 3 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  24. ^ (in Chinese) 3rd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards winners list Archived 8 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  25. ^ (in Chinese) 6th CSC Music Awards winners list 16 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  26. ^ (in Chinese) Singapore Hit Awards 2013 nomination list 20 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-06
  27. ^ (in Chinese) MTV Reveals The Nominations For The “2013 MTV EMA” 17 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-18
  28. ^ (in Chinese) [1] 3 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-03
  29. ^ (in Chinese) NOWnews 蔡依林、潘瑋柏雙登大贏家 完整得獎名單. Retrieved 2015-06-01
  30. ^ http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170823/1188652/

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