Teresa Teng

1953 - 1995

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Teng Li-chun (Chinese: 鄧麗君; pinyin: Dèng Lìjūn; 29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995), commonly known as Teresa Teng, was a Taiwanese singer, actress, musician and philanthropist. Referred to by some as the "Eternal Queen of Asian Pop", she is considered one of the most successful and influential Asian popular singers of all time. Teng is recognized as a cultural icon for her contributions to Chinese pop, giving birth to the phrase, "Wherever there are Chinese-speaking people, there is the music of Teresa Teng." A polyglot, her crystalline voice and emotionally resonant songs, have transcended geographical, linguistic, and political boundaries, captivating audiences across Asia for several decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Teresa Teng has received more than 2,250,967 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Teresa Teng is the 92nd most popular singer (up from 106th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Taiwan (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Taiwanese Singer.

Teresa Teng is most famous for her song "The Moon Represents My Heart" which has been covered by many other artists.

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  • 2.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Teresa Teng ranks 92 out of 4,381Before her are Alla Pugacheva, Françoise Hardy, Lata Mangeshkar, Anatoliy Solovianenko, Donna Summer, and Gloria Gaynor. After her are Steven Tyler, Harry Belafonte, Roy Orbison, Dieter Bohlen, Glen Campbell, and Robert Plant.

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Among people born in 1953, Teresa Teng ranks 18Before her are Richard Clayderman, Ahmad Shah Massoud, John Malkovich, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Richard Stallman, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen. After her are Benazir Bhutto, Jim Jarmusch, Carlos Queiroz, Paul Krugman, Fatih Terim, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Among people deceased in 1995, Teresa Teng ranks 18Before her are Dean Martin, Harold Wilson, Anatoly Dyatlov, Maurizio Gucci, Patricia Highsmith, and Hannes Alfvén. After her are Gerald Durrell, Edward Bernays, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Lana Turner, Murray Rothbard, and Donald Pleasence.

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In Taiwan

Among people born in Taiwan, Teresa Teng ranks 2 out of 116Before her are Tsai Ing-wen (1956). After her are Lee Teng-hui (1923), Ang Lee (1954), Momofuku Ando (1910), William Lai (1959), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Yuan T. Lee (1936), Terry Gou (1950), Chen Chien-jen (1951), Teruo Nakamura (1919), and Shu Qi (1976).

Among SINGERS In Taiwan

Among singers born in Taiwan, Teresa Teng ranks 1After her are Takeshi Kaneshiro (1973), Sally Yeh (1961), A-Mei (1972), Chou Tzu-yu (1999), Wu Bai (1968), Elva Hsiao (1979), Ken Chu (1979), Hebe Tien (1983), Angela Zhang (1982), and Aska Yang (1978).