Tian Zhen

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Tian Zhen
Born 田震
(1966-05-02) May 2, 1966 (age 51)
Beijing, China
Alma mater The Affiliated High School of Peking University
Occupation singer-songwriter
Years active 1984–present
Genre(s) Pop, rock, folk
Spouse(s) Zhang Weining

Tian Zhen (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tián Zhèn; born 2 May 1966) is a Chinese rock singer from Beijing.

Early life[edit]

On May 2 1966, Tian Zhen was born in Beijing to Dai Li and Tian Zhenhua. Both of her parents are the members of the army — her father is a soldier, and her mother is a solo singer. Tian is the youngest of all four children, she has 3 elder brothers.[1]

Tian is the alumni of The Affiliated High School of Peking University.

Career[edit]

She has described Tina Turner as her favorite singer. Unlike her female Chinese vocalist predecessors, she writes and composes her own songs.[2]

Tian, along with Mao Amin, Na Ying are regarded the greatest female singers of that generations. Tian's masterpieces such as Perseverance (执着), Cheers,Mate(干杯,朋友),What a big tree(好大一棵树),The girl from Ali Mountain(阿里山的姑娘), Night Stand (水姻缘), Roses in the storms and rainbows(风雨彩虹铿锵玫瑰) , are very successful songs.

Personal life[edit]

Tian married her manager Zhang Weining.[3] They have no children.

Tian suffered Thrombocytopenia, a serious blood disease around 2006.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 1984 Beautiful Bay (美丽的海湾; Měilì de Hǎiwān)
  • 1984 Nameless Little Flower (无名的小花; Wúmíng de Xiǎohuā)
  • 1984 Monica (莫尼卡; Mòníkǎ)
  • 1995 Perseverance (执着; Zhízhuó)
  • 1996 Self-titled Tian Zhen (田震;Tián Zhèn)
  • 1997 Let it Be (顺其自然; Shùn qí Zìrán)
  • 1998 Cheers,Mate (干杯,朋友; GānBēi PéngYǒu)
  • 2000 Shock (震撼; Zhènhàn)
  • 2001 Night Stand (水姻缘; Shuǐ yīnyuán)
  • 2005 38.5 ºC
  • 2006 Thanks Tian (干杯,田震; Gānbēi, tiánzhèn)

Related artists/bands[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 揭秘田震为什么退出歌坛 Retrieved 2016-12-03
  2. ^ Baranovitch, Nimrod (2003). China's New Voices: Popular Music, Ethnicity, Gender, and Politics, 1978-1997. University of California Press. p. 158. ISBN 9780520936539. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ 田震与老公的十年爱恋撩开神秘面纱 Retrieved 2016-12-03
  4. ^ 田震患血液病复出首谈病情 Retrieved 2016-12-03

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Awards and achievements
Top Chinese Music Chart Awards
Preceded by
First Year Awarded
Best Female Artist, mainland China
2001
Succeeded by
Chen Lin