Archive for July, 2008

Dominique Tsai – 天生慢熟

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Dominique Tsai was born in Australia, educated in Shanghai, but got her big break as a singer in Taiwan. With both a distinctive lookand a uniquely raspy voice, Dominique made her debut at the age of 19 with the 2005 album UV Ray under Alfa Music, the same music label as Jay Chou .

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Jane Zhang – Take it Like a Man

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Jane Zhang was born on October 11, 1984 and is a Chinese pop singer where she came to prominence after her third-place performance in the 2005 season of the Super Girl contest, a national all-female singing competition in the People’s Republic of China. Throughout the competition, she sang in English, Spanish and Cantonese in addition to Mandarin Chinese. She was given the nickname The Dolphin Princess during the competition for her ability to sing in the whistle register. She was given this nickname because Chinese musicians refer to the whistle register as the dolphin vocal sound due to the similarities between the pitch of the dolphin and the whistle register.

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Zhang Li Yin – Y

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Zhang Li Yin was born on February 28, 1989 in Sichuan, China and is also known by her Korean name Jang Ri-in, is the first and currently the only Chinese solo singer to break into the Korean music industry. Subject to much publicity, Zhang Li Yin has been nicknamed the Chinese BoA and the next leader of the Korean wave. She speaks both Mandarin, which is her first language, and moderate Korean, and has released singles in both Korea and China, singing in both languages.

Wan Xiaoli – Renard

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Wan Xiaoli is a folk-rock singer, guitarist, and harmonica player from China. He was born in 1971 and is originally from Ci County, Handan, Hebei but moved to Beijing in 1997. He has released two albums, in 2002 and 2007.

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