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Faye Wong
Faye Wong.jpg
Wong performin at a concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysie, 2011
Background information
Cheenese name
Pinyin Wáng Fēi (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Fei1 (Cantonese)
Birth name [fn 1]
Xià Lín (Mandarin)
Origin  Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Born (1969-08-08) 8 August 1969 (age 48)
Beijing, Cheenae
Ither name(s) Shirley Wong

Wong4 Zing6 Man4 (Cantonese)
Thrift sangster-sangwriter, actress
Genre(s) C-pop (baith Mandopop an Cantopop),
C-rock, dream pop, Buddhist muisic, J-pop
Vyce teep(s) Mezzo-soprano
Label(s) Cinepoly, EMI, Sony Music
Years active 1989–2005, 2010–present
Spoose(s) Dou Wei (1996-1999)
Li Yapeng (29 Julie 2005-13 September 2013)
Bairns Dou Jintong, born on (1997-01-03) 3 Januar 1997 (age 21)
Li Yan, born on (2006-05-27) 27 Mey 2006 (age 11)
Parents Wang Youlin
Xia Guiyin
Influenced bi Teresa Teng, The Cranberries,
Tori Amos, Cocteau Twins

Faye Wong (Cheenese: ; pinyin: Wáng Fēi) (born 8 August 1969) is a Cheenese[1]-Hong Kong[2] sangster-sangwriter an actress. Early in her career she briefly uised the stage name Shirley Wong (王靖雯). Born in Beijing, she muivit tae Breetish Hong Kong in 1987 an came tae public attention in the early 1990s bi singin ballads in Cantonese. Syne 1995 she haes recordit mai stly in her native Mandarin, aften combinin alternative muisic wi mainstream Cheenese pop.[3] In 2000 she wis recognisit bi Guinness World Records as the Best Sellin Canto-Pop Female.[4] Follaein her seicont marriage in 2005 she athdrew frae the limelicht, but returned tae the stage in 2010 amidst immense interest in the Sinosphere.[5][6]

Hugely popular in Mainland Cheenae, Taiwan, Hong Kong an Singapore, she haes gained a lairge follaein in Japan an aw an is tae date the anerlie C-pop airtist tae hae performit 4 times in Tokyo's Budokan [fn 2]. In the Wast she is best kent for starrin in Wong Kar-wai's films Chungking Express an 2046.[3][7] While she haes collaboratit wi internaitional airtists sic as Cocteau Twins, Wong recordit anerly a few sangs in Inglis, includin "Eyes on Me" – the theme sang o the video gemme Final Fantasy VIII. Wong is kent tae be reservit in public, an haes gained a reputation for her "ceulness".[8][9] In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, Jeroen de Kloet characterissit her as "sangster, actress, mither, celebrity, ryalty, sex seembol an diva aw at the same time."[10]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Concert Series Dates & venues Cover songs bi Faye Wong first recordit on concert albums Availability an trivia
Faye Wong Live In Concert 1994–95 (王菲最精彩演唱會) 18 concerts in Hong Kong (Dec 1994 – Jan 1995), 2 in Taipei, 2 in Kuala Lumpur an 7 mair in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York City, an Singapore

Tot: 29

(i) "I Will Marry You Tomorrow" (Mandarin song: 明天我要嫁给你 oreeginally performed bi Emil Chau); (ii) "One Thousand Words, Ten Thousand Phrases" (Mandarin song: 千言万语 oreeginally performed bi Teresa Teng) One o the concerts in Hong Kong wis published on CD, VHS an Laserdisc. The visual designer for the concerts wis the film director Wong Kar-wai. Unlik later series of concerts, thir performances included dancers an encores.
Faye Wong Scenic Tour 1998–99 (王菲唱游大世界演唱會) 17 concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum: 24 December 1998 – 9 Januar 99, 11 concerts in China, 2 in Japan, 2 in Singapore, 2 in Malaysia an 1 in Las Vegas

Tot: 35

(i) "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Inglis song oreeginally performed bi Queen);[11] (ii) "Awakening from Dreams" (Mandarin song: 梦醒了 oreeginally performed bi Na Ying) The New Year's Eve concert in Hong Kong wis published on CD an VCD. "Auld Lang Syne" is included in the recording, but wis actually sung bi the background vocalists rather than Faye Wong. In the Japan concert, she covered "Don't Break My Heart", a Mandarin song oreeginally performed bi Dou Wei.
Faye Wong Tour in 2000–01 11 concerts in China, 1 concert in Taipei, 1 in Melbourne, 1 in Sydney an 3 mair in Japan

Tot: 17

"Thank You for Hearing Me" (Inglis song oreeginally performed bi Sinéad O'Connor) One o the concerts in Budokan concert hall, Tokyo, Japan wis released on VCD an DVD.
No Faye! No Live! Tour 2003–05 (菲比尋常) 8 concerts in Hong Kong (Dec 2003), 8 mair in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Beijing, Taipei an Guangzhou

Tot: 16

(i) "Heart of Glass" (Inglis song oreeginally performed bi Blondie); (ii) "The Look of Love" (Inglis song oreeginally performed bi Dusty Springfield) One o the concerts in Hong Kong wis published on CD, SACD, VCD an DVD. The title sponsor wis the claedin company Baleno. "Those Flowers" (Mandarin song oreeginally performed bi Pu Shu) wis covered in the concerts in China.
Comeback Tour 2010-12 (巡唱) 36 concerts in different ceeties of Mainland China, 5 in Hong Kong, 3 in Taipei, 1 in Kuala Lumpur an 1 in Singapore

Tot: 46

Not yet released See abuin

Setleets[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein setleets anerlie include sangs published in the concert albums, no aw sangs performit throuoot the tours.

王菲最精彩的演唱會 Live in Concert
  1. 夢遊
  2. 夢中人
  3. 多得他
  4. 無奈那天
  5. 靜夜的單簧管
  6. Medley:
    1. Miss You Night & Day
    2. Simmer of Love
    3. 又繼續等
    4. Everything
    5. 不再兒嬉
  7. 從明日開始
  8. 明天我要嫁給你
  9. Medley:
    1. 天與地
    2. 用心良苦
  10. Medley:
    1. 如風
    2. 季候風
    3. 有一天我會
    4. 浪漫風暴
    5. Kisses in the Wind
  11. 流非飛
  12. 愛與痛的邊緣
  13. 知己知彼
  14. 胡思亂想
  15. 誓言
  16. 誘惑我
  17. 棋子
  18. 執迷不悔
  19. 容易受傷的女人
  20. 冷戰
  21. 千言萬語
  22. 出路
  23. 我願意
唱遊大世界王菲香港演唱會 Faye HK Scenic Tour
  1. Overture
  2. 感情生活
  3. 浮躁
  4. 暗湧
  5. 天空 (unplugged)
  6. 迷路
  7. 夢中人
  8. 夢遊
  9. 原諒自己
  10. 末日
  11. 墮落
  12. 天使
  13. 懷念
  14. 夢醒了
  15. 但願人長久
  16. 情誡
  17. 一人分飾兩角
  18. 為非作歹
  19. Di-Dar
  20. 曖昧
  21. Bohemian Rhapsody
  22. 你快樂 (所以我快樂)
  23. Auld Lang Syne
  24. 約定
  25. 償還
  26. 我願意
  27. 執迷不悔
王菲全面體演唱會 Faye Wong Japan Concert
  1. Overture
  2. 我願意
  3. 再見螢火蟲
  4. 矜持
  5. Medley:
    1. 半途而廄
    2. 只愛陌生人
  6. 開到茶靡
  7. 過眼雲煙
  8. 流浪的紅舞鞋
  9. 新房客
  10. 香奈兒
  11. 感情生活
  12. 掙脫
  13. 推翻 (unplugged)
  14. 你 (unplugged)
  15. 但願人長久
  16. 天空
  17. Separate Ways
  18. 天使
  19. Eyes On Me
  20. Thank You For Hearing Me
  21. 人間
菲比尋常 No Faye! No Live! Tour
  1. Overture
  2. 天空
  3. 誓言
  4. Medley:
    1. 純情
    2. 背影
    3. 夢中人
  5. 流浪的紅舞鞋
  6. 我願意
  7. 假如我是真的
  8. 只願為你守著約
  9. 但願人長久
  10. 新房客
  11. 香奈兒
  12. 將愛
  13. 開到荼蘼
  14. 償還
  15. 紅豆
  16. 暗湧
  17. 光之翼
  18. Heart of Glass
  19. 旋木
  20. 只愛陌生人
  21. The Look of Love
  22. 如風
  23. 愛與痛的邊緣
  24. 精彩
  25. Medley:
    1. 尾班車
    2. 靜夜的單簧管
    3. 守時
  26. 約定
  27. 給自己的情書
  28. 冷戰
  29. 人間
巡唱 Comeback Tour
  1. N/A (Not yet offeecially released)

Filmografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Films[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Inglis Title Oreeginal Title Role Notes
1991 Beyond's Diary BEYOND日記之莫欺少年窮 Mary
1994 Chungking Express 重慶森林 Faye Nominated—14th HK Film Awards for Best Actress
WonStockholm Film Festival for Best Actress
2000 Okinawa Rendez-vous 戀戰沖繩 Jenny
2002 Chinese Odyssey 2002 天下無雙 Princess Wushuang Nominated—22nd HK Film Awards for Best Actress
WonHK Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
2004 2046 Wang Jingwen
Leaving Me, Loving You 大城小事 Xin Xiaoyue

Televeesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Inglis Title Oreeginal Title Role Notes
1991 Traces of the Heart 別姬 Mei-fong TVB movie
1992 The Files of Justice (Part II) 壹號皇庭II Mandy TVB series
1993 Legendary Ranger 原振俠 Hoi-tong TVB series (20 episodes)
Eternity 千歲情人 Bou Ging-hung TVB series (20 episodes)
1994 Modern Love Story: Three Equals One Love 愛情戀曲:愛情3加1 Wun-gwan ane pairt of TVB series
2001 Love From a Lie ウソコイ Lin Fei Kansai TV series (11 episodes)

Fuitnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. Other C-pop artists who hae held concerts in the Budokan include Agnes Chan (2 times), Teresa Teng (1 time), 12 girls band (1 time), Jay Chou (2 times) an F4 (2 times).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Phillips, Tom (2013-09-16). "Chinese pop star Faye Wong separates from husband, igniting debate on divorce". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  2. "Faye Wong at Most Beautiful Women in Hong Kong Charity Photo Exhibition". Ming Pao. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mitchell, Tony (2006). "Chapter 13: Tian Ci – Faye Wong and English Songs in the Cantopop and Mandopop Repertoire". In Homan, Shane. Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture. Open University Press. pp. 215–228. ISBN 0-335-21690-0. Retrieved 4 Februar 2011. 
  4. "Best Selling Canto-Pop Female". Guinness World Records. Archived frae the oreeginal on 23 Mairch 2005. Retrieved 23 Januar 2011. 
  5. Sun Xi (5 November 2010). "Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong". Women of China. Retrieved 23 Januar 2011. 
  6. Chen, David (28 Januar 2011). "Pop Stop". Taipei Times. Retrieved 4 Februar 2011. 
  7. Huang Yan; Blanchard, Ben (26 Julie 2010). "China's Pop Queen Faye Wong Plans Comeback". Reuters. Retrieved 23 Januar 2011. 
  8. Smith, Jeff; Wylie, Jean (2004). "China's Youth Define "Cool"". The China Business Review. US-China Business Council. 7. Retrieved 23 Januar 2011. "The April 2004 "China Cool Hunt" survey polled 1,200 18- to 22-year-old students from 64 universities in Beijing and Shanghai about the who, what, and why of cool... Asian, not Western, musicians are viewed as cool by this generation. No international pop stars were among students' top 10 favorites. China's Wang Fei was the most popular singer, with 17 percent of the votes."
  9. "上海電台選最酷藝人, 王菲應份得獎" [Faye Wong fittingly wins Shanghai radio station's 'Coolest Celebrity Award']. Apple Daily (in Chinese). 16 Julie 1999. Retrieved 1 Aprile 2011.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)
  10. de Kloet, Jeroen (2005). "Wong Fei". In Edward L., Davis. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture. Routledge. pp. 659–660. ISBN 0-415-24129-4. Retrieved 19 Aprile 2013. 
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