15 March 2008

Elva Hsiao 萧亚轩

Elva Hsiao (萧亚轩) is a Taiwanese mandarin pop singer. She speaks and writes some English, due to having lived for a year or two during her highschool years in Vancouver, Canada. While in Vancouver, she entered the New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition 1998. She became one of the 12 finalists but did not place in the top 5. The song she sang was CoCo Lee's "Love Me A While Longer 愛我久一點".

Music career
Elva was originally signed to Virgin Records Taiwan, a sub-label of EMI, which created the stage name of 蕭亞軒 for her. Her self-titled début album in 1999 sold over 1 million copies in Asia and cemented her status in the Chinese music industry. For a year, Elva rested as record companies fought over her next contract. It ended up becoming a battle between Warner Music Taiwan and Sony BMG, with Warner Music winning the battle in the end.

However, Warner Music Taiwan faced some serious issues during this time, including executives resigning and a change of staff members. Many other Warner artists were affected and did not see much promotion. However, none faced as much trouble as Elva, whose album was delayed until September, then October, then November, December, until Warner announced that the album would be delayed indefinitely. This angered the fans, who had been waiting patiently. Their protests spammed the forums of Warner Music Taiwan, causing the entire website to be out of service for a week.

In June 2006, she released a new single, entitled "The World I Want" [我要的世界]. Elva and Warner Music announced in November that her newest album would be released on 22 December. The album is entitled [1087], signifying the number of days Elva had been absent from the Mandopop scene.

Links with Edison Chen Photo Scandal
During February 2008, Hsiao was drawn into the Edison Chen photo scandal. There was speculation following police revelations of more compromising photographs of unnamed celebrities. In an effort to contain the damage to her reputation, Hsiao issued a statement through her agent that she had "never been involved with Chen". She issued a "reward" of TWD100 million defying anyone to come forward with legally authenticated photographs, and also threatened to seek full redress from any parties for the "smears".

Film and other media work
In Taiwan, she has done television commercials for a wide diversity of products, ranging from cellular phones to jewelry to makeup, for major brands such as Avon, De Beers, Motorola, Pantene, and Sprite. She has had film roles in two movies: Infernal Affairs (2002) and The Butterfly Lovers (2004). She is rumored to be participating in Fresh Tomato For Sauce (Announced 2007) alongsides Rainie Yang and Cyndi Wang.

Movie Clips courtesy of rainycool, ImportWeed & rockinphuong.

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bluedreamer27 said...

gheeeh what i love about elva is her great skin complexion its not tooo white nor too dark gheeeh i love barbie chan of taiwan too haha

waliz said...

she is very talented...yes most chinese have a very nice skin complexion like Qi Qi..

bluecrystaldude said...

Lovely! I love the picture where she juggling apple :D

WoW said...

just wonder what about her face? She looks arrogant but charming.

oh you know QiQi huh! Is it because of SKII advertisement?

hm...intersting. During posting, I was wondering whether should I include that picture. Now it seems that I had made a right choice.

bluedreamer27 said...

haha yeah i noticed that too haha
by the way happy easter!!!

Laarnaay said...

The first photo looks like a local artist here, jennylynhttp://www.blogger.com/logout.g?d=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com%2Fcomment.g%3FblogID%3D1589091865471893263%26postID%3D5937305932393114472%26page%3D1%26isPopup%3Dtrue
Use a different account mercado hehehe.

lankapo said...

I love her eyes and her skin :)

Amy said...

Only till my natural death could I tell which of what I have been doing is right or wrong, so now I have to try to do well in everything, and then wait to die a natural death.

Amy said...

Some may be wicked, and some may be despicable. Only when I put myself in their position did I know they are more miserable than I. So forgive all that you have met, no matter what kind of persons they are.


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