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Faye Wong

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Faye Wong

Faye Wong (王菲) is a Chinese singer, songwriter, lyricist, actress, and model.

Profile

  • Birth Bame: Xia Lin (夏琳)
  • Mandarin name: Wong Faye (王菲; Wang Fēi)
  • Cantonese name: Wong Ching-man (王靖雯; Wang Jingwen)
  • Birthdate: August 8, 1969 (1969-08-08) (age 48)
  • Birthplace: Beijing, China

Biography

Faye Wong was born in Beijing, China under birth name is Xia Lin (夏琳); she had her mother's surname because the Wong family was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution (her grandfather was once a congressman for the Republic of China). When she was fifteen, her name was changed to Wong Fei (王菲). She started singing in high school and idolized Teresa Teng.

At eighteen, she started modeling, but then switched to singing. She signed a contract with Cinepoly and released three albums under the stage name Shirley Wong (王靖雯, pinyin Wang Jingwen). However, these albums were largely frowned upon due to the fact that they were just covers of songs by American and Japanese artists. Wong headed to New York in 1991 for singing lessons.

She returned to Hong Kong two years later and released a few songs and has been a hit ever since. She has completely shed any R&B influence and has moved on to produce works of considerable originality and a more alternative flavor.

Chinese Discography

Albums

EPs

Compilations

Live Albums

Home Video

  • [1993] Faye MTV & Karaoke (2xLD)
  • [1994] Fayevourite Karaoke 2 (2xLD)
  • [1995] Di-Dar 999 (LD)
  • [1995] Faye Wong Live in Concert (DVD, LD)
  • [1996] Faye 'Willing' (VCD)
  • [1996] Faye Wong Live in Concert Karaoke Vol. 1 (VCD)
  • [1997] Faye 'Pledge' (VCD)
  • [1997] Faye Wong Live in Concert Karaoke Vol. 2 (VCD)
  • [1997] Faye & Kelly's Party (2xVCD, DVD)
  • [1999] The Best of Faye Wong DVD Karaoke (DVD)
  • [1999] Faye MV Karaoke (VCD, DVD)
  • [2000] Lovers & Strangers (VCD, DVD, LD)
  • [2000] Fable + Hits (VCD, DVD)
  • [2000] The Best of Faye Wang (VCD)
  • [2000] Faye HK Scenic Tour 98-99 Karaoke (DVD, VCD)
  • [2004] Faye Wong Live! (VCD, DVD, LD)
  • [2004] All-In (VCD, DVD)
  • [2004] Faye Wong Japan Concert (VCD, DVD)

Japanese Discography

Singles

Compilations

Home Video

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