Joanna Wang (Taiwan)

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Joanna Wang

Joanna Wang 王若琳, Taiwanese pop singer

Joanna Wang (Chinese: 王若琳, pinyin: Wáng Rùolín) 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 graduated from Gabrielino High School in 2006. 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.


Career

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.

Participant of the Strawberry Music Festival 2009.

Awards

  • 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

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