Hsiao at Man Power Concert in Beijing, July 2015.
Hsiao Ya-chih (蕭雅之)
24 August 1979
|Alma mater||Fu-Hsin Trade & Arts School|
|Agent||Tian Di He|
|Traditional Chinese||蕭 亞 軒|
|Simplified Chinese||萧 亚 轩|
|Also known as||Hsiao Ya-hsuan (personal name)|
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|2001||World Music Awards||Best Selling Chinese Artist||Won|
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