Wednesday, 14 December 2011

About Joanna Wang (The artist I have chosen for this project)

The artist I have chosen for this project is Joanna Wang, who is a famous Taiwanese singer. I was really inspired by her voice and her every song and that is why I wanna make a website to introduce her music.

This info was taken from her wikipedia, which according to her youtube account was edited by her so it should be accurate. In her words, she said "ps, i edited my own wiki, i'm a badass."

Joanna Wang (Chinese: 王若琳, pinyin: Wáng Ruòlín) is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter, daughter of famous music producer Ji-ping "Bing" Wang (王治平). Born in Taipei but raised in Los Angeles, Wang dropped out from Gabrielino High School when she was 16. Her debut album, Start From Here, was released in January 2008 as a double-disc set, one in English and the other in Chinese. The album reached #1 in Taiwan and has been popular throughout the Southeast Asian region. In June 2008, it was released in Japan. Her second album, Joanna&王若琳, which includes her all-original endeavor, The Adult Storybook, was released in January 2009. She has stated on her youtube description and in other interviews that she dislikes the debut and rejects it as her own work.

As she was partially raised in the United States, she was exposed to many classic pop music acts, including but not limited to: The Beatles, Queen, and Oingo Boingo. Among her major influences are Danny Elfman, Yoeko Kurahashi (倉橋ヨエコ), Paul McCartney, and video game soundtracks, most notably those from the Castlevania, Zelda, and Mario series.

She is also a left-handed guitarist.

She has performed some of her own work and has covered various popular songs in English and in Chinese on Taiwanese television programs.

* 2008: Singapore Hit Awards 2008 - Outstanding Newcomer
* 2008: 9th CCTV-MTV Music Awards - Most Popular New Female Artist of the Year in Hong Kong and Taiwan
* 2008: Metro Hits Music Awards - Metroshowbiz Hits Mandarin Songwriter Singer Big Award
* 2008: Metro Hits Music Awards - Metro Radio Hits Most Voted Newcomer Award
* 2008: China Mobile Wireless Music Awards - Most Potential New Female Singer
* 2008: 2008 Beijing Chinese Pop Music Awards - Best Composer-Singer Newcomer
Chinese name王若琳 (Traditional)
PinyinWáng Ruòlín (Mandarin)
Birth nameWang Ruolin
BornAugust 1, 1988 (age 23)
TaipeiRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Other name(s)Joanna
Label(s)Sony BMG (Taiwan)
Years active2008 - Present
ParentsWang Chi-ping
InfluencesQueen, Paul McCartney, Oingo Boingo, Yoeko Kurahashi

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