Monday, April 11, 2011

Faye Wong


# Name: 王菲 / Wang Fei
# English name: Faye Wong
# Real name: 夏琳 / Xia Lin
# Also known as: 王靖雯 (Hong Kong) / フェイ・ウォン (Japanese) / (Korean), Wong Fei
# Profession: Singer, songwriter, actress and model
# Birthdate: 1969-Aug-08
# Birthplace: Beijing, China
# Height: 171cm
# Weight: 50kg
# Star sign: Leo
# Chinese zodiac: Rooster
# Blood type: O

Faye Wong (王菲) (born August 8, 1969) is a Chinese singer, songwriter, actress and model. In Greater China, where she is an immensely popular icon, the Chinese word for diva (Chinese: 天后; pinyin: tiānhòu; Jyutping: tin1hau6; literally “Heavenly Queen”) often precedes her name in the press. She is also famous in Japan, parts of Southeast Asia and to some extent in the West.
Originally from Beijing, Wong started her career in 1989 in Hong Kong, rising to fame in the early 1990s. According to Guinness World Records, as of March 2000 her albums had sold 9.7 million copies in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, giving her the title of Best Selling Canto-Pop Female. She sings in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and has also released songs in Japanese and English (such as the Final Fantasy VIII theme “Eyes on Me”).