Faye Wong (Cheenese: 王菲; pinyin: Wáng Fēi) (born 8 August 1969) is a Cheenese-Hong Kong 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. In 2000 she wis recognisit bi Guinness World Records as the Best Sellin Canto-Pop Female. Follaein her seicont marriage in 2005 she athdrew frae the limelicht, but returned tae the stage in 2010 amidst immense interest in the Sinosphere.
|Pinyin||Wáng Fēi (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Wong4 Fei1 (Cantonese)|
夏林[fn 1] |
Xià Lín (Mandarin)
|Origin||Fowkrepublic o Cheenae|
8 August 1969|
Shirley Wong |
Wong4 Zing6 Man4 (Cantonese)
C-pop (baith Mandopop an Cantopop),|
C-rock, dream pop, Buddhist muisic, J-pop
|Label(s)||Cinepoly, EMI, Sony Music|
|Years active||1989–2005, 2010–present|
Dou Wei (1996-1999) |
Li Yapeng (29 Julie 2005-13 September 2013)
Dou Jintong, born on 3 Januar 1997 |
Li Yan, born on 27 Mey 2006
Wang Youlin |
Teresa Teng, The Cranberries,|
Tori Amos, Cocteau Twins
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. 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". 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."
- 1989: Shirley Wong (王靖雯)
- 1990: Everything
- 1990: You're the Only One
- 1992: Coming Home
- 1993: No Regrets (執迷不悔)
- 1993: 100,000 Whys (十萬個為什麼)
- 1994: Mystery (迷)
- 1994: Random Thoughts (胡思亂想)
- 1994: Sky (天空)
- 1994: Ingratiate Oneself (討好自己)
- 1995: Decadent Sounds of Faye (菲靡靡之音)
- 1995: Di-Dar
- 1996: Restless (浮躁)
- 1997: Faye Wong (王菲)
- 1998: Scenic Tour (唱遊)
- 1999: Only Love Strangers (只愛陌生人)
- 2000: Fable (寓言)
- 2001: Faye Wong (王菲)
- 2003: To Love (將愛)
- 2015: Be Perfunctory (敷衍)
|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
|(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
|(i) "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Inglis song oreeginally performed bi Queen); (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
|"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
|(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
|Not yet released||See abuin|
The follaein setleets anerlie include sangs published in the concert albums, no aw sangs performit throuoot the tours.
|Year||Inglis Title||Oreeginal Title||Role||Notes|
|1994||Chungking Express||重慶森林||Faye||Nominated—14th HK Film Awards for Best Actress |
Won—Stockholm Film Festival for Best Actress
|2002||Chinese Odyssey 2002||天下無雙||Princess Wushuang||Nominated—22nd HK Film Awards for Best Actress |
Won—HK Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
|Leaving Me, Loving You||大城小事||Xin Xiaoyue|
|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)|
- Phillips, Tom (2013-09-16). "Chinese pop star Faye Wong separates from husband, igniting debate on divorce". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
- "Faye Wong at Most Beautiful Women in Hong Kong Charity Photo Exhibition". Ming Pao. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
- 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 February 2011.
- "Best Selling Canto-Pop Female". Guinness World Records. Archived frae the oreeginal on 23 March 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
- Sun Xi (5 November 2010). "Return of the Inimitable Faye Wong". Women of China. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
- Chen, David (28 January 2011). "Pop Stop". Taipei Times. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
- Huang Yan; Blanchard, Ben (26 July 2010). "China's Pop Queen Faye Wong Plans Comeback". Reuters. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
- Smith, Jeff; Wylie, Jean (2004). "China's Youth Define "Cool"". The China Business Review. US-China Business Council. 7. Retrieved 23 January 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."
- "上海電台選最酷藝人, 王菲應份得獎". Apple Daily (in Chinese). 16 July 1999. Retrieved 1 April 2011. Unkent parameter
- 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 April 2013.
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