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Jody Chiang

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Birth name  Jiang Shuhui (江淑惠)
Years active  1981-2015
Genres  Taiwanese pop
Instrument(s)  vocals, guitar
Parents  Chiang Chen

Occupation  Singer, songwriter
Role  Singer
Origin  Taiwan
Name  Jody Chiang
Siblings  Chiang Shu-na
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Born  September 1, 1961 (age 54)Chiayi, Taiwan (1961-09-01)
Also known as  Jiang Hui, Second Sister (二姐), Diva of Taiwanese Music (臺灣歌后)
Albums  Enjoy Records, INC., When I Wanted to Marry, 紅線, 半醉半清醒, Words After Drinking, 愛作夢的魚
Similar People  Chiang Shu‑na, Hung Jung, Fei Yu‑ching, 黃乙玲, Wang Leehom
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Jody Chiang or Jiang Hui (Chinese: 江蕙; pinyin: Jiāng Huì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kang Hūi), born Jiang Shuhui (Chinese: 江淑惠; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kang Siok-hūi), is a Taiwanese popular singer. She began recording in the 1980s and retired in 2015, having released 60 albums. Her trademark ballads and folk songs are typically sung in Taiwanese. Her role in Taiwan's popular music scene is often compared to that of Teresa Teng. She is the older sister of Chiang Shu-na.

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Early career

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Chiang's mother was a food vendor and her father a glove puppeter. She grew up in a poor family and quit school at the age of ten to began singing at warehouses and bars in Beitou, Taipei. She started her commercial singing career in 1981 with a Japanese language album, and was signed to Country Records two years later. Chiang held her first concert in April 2008. The singer has released 60 albums and won eleven Golden Melody Awards over her career. Chiang is known as "Second Sister" amongst her fans, because she is the second eldest of four siblings. Chris Hung and Chiang are known as the King and Queen of Taiwanese pop.

Farewell concerts

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On 2 January 2015, Chiang announced that she would end her singing career that year with 16 farewell concerts between July and September in Taiwan. Tickets to her final performances sold out quickly. The concert promoter, Kuang Hong Arts Management, faced protests by Chiang's fans and eventually announced nine additional performances only to see those tickets sell out in thirty minutes. The first farewell concert was staged at Taipei Arena on 27 July. The final concert of Chiang's career took place at Kaohsiung Arena on 13 September, and featured a retirement ceremony in which she locked a microphone in a box and threw the key into the crowd. The concerts held were recorded and sold as a DVD, released in October 2016.

Personal life

Chiang is the second eldest of four siblings, three sisters and one brother. In 2009, she was reported to be chased for large amounts of debt due to her eldest sister's gambling problem. Chiang's younger sister Chiang Shu-na is also a singer.

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