Elva Hsiao

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Elva Hsiao
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Hsiao at Man Power Concert in Beijing, July 2015.
Born
Hsiao Ya-chih (蕭雅之)

(1979-08-24) 24 August 1979 (age 39)
NationalityTaiwanese
Alma materFu-Hsin Trade & Arts School
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active1999–present
AgentTian Di He
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Also known asHsiao Ya-hsuan (personal name)
Genres Mandopop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels EMI

Elva Hsiao (Chinese :蕭亞軒; pinyin :Xiāo Yăxuān, born 24 August 1979) is a Taiwanese singer and actress.

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Biography

Hsiao was educated at John Casablanca's College in Vancouver, Canada. In 1998, she attended the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition, and she became one of the twelve finalists but did not place in top five. In 1999, she released her debut self-titled album. In 2010, after years of speculation from netizens, she admitted at a public event that she had received a double eyelid surgery. [1]

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Discography

Studio albums

<i>Elva Hsiao</i> (album) album

Elva Hsiao is the debut album by Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao, released on 17 November 1999 by Virgin Records Taiwan.

<i>Red Rose</i> (Elva Hsiao album) album by Elva Hsiao

Red Rose is the second studio album by Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao, released on 15 August 2000 by Virgin Records Taiwan. The songs, "Personal Highlight" and "Rose", reached number fifteen and forty-three respectively on Hit FM Annual Top 100 Singles in 2000.

<i>Tomorrow</i> (Elva Hsiao album) 2001 album by Elva Hsiao

Tomorrow is the third studio album by Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao, released on 21 April 2001 by Virgin Records Taiwan. The songs, "I Love You Lots" and "Tomorrow", reached number twenty–six and forty–nine respectively on Hit FM Annual Top 100 Singles in 2001.

Compilation albums

Awards

YearAwardCategoryResultRef
2001 World Music Awards Best Selling Chinese ArtistWon [2]

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References

  1. "Elva Hsiao confesses to double eyelid surgery". Xin MSN Entertainment. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. Lucky 13 For Monaco’s World Music Awards Archived 18 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine Radio Caroline. Europa Productions. 2001-05-02. Retrieved 2011-02-21
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