Teresa Teng

1953 - 1995

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Teng Li-Chun (traditional Chinese: 鄧麗君; simplified Chinese: 邓丽君; pinyin: Dèng Lìjūn; Jyutping: Dang6 Lai6-gwan1; 29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995), commonly known as Teresa Teng, was a Taiwanese singer, actress, musician and philanthropist. Referred to by some as "Asia's eternal queen of pop," Teng became a cultural icon for her contributions to Mandopop, giving birth to the phrase, "Wherever there are Chinese people, there is the music of Teresa Teng."With a career spanning almost 30 years, Teng established herself as a dominant and influential force in Asia throughout most of her career, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, and, to some extent, South Asia. She is often hailed as Asia's first pop superstar and by some as the pioneer of contemporary Chinese pop music—a major force in the development of the Chinese music industry by incorporating western and eastern styles into her music, replacing the most revolutionary songs then prevalent in mainland China and laying the foundation for modern Chinese popular music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Teresa Teng has received more than 1,710,580 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Teresa Teng is the 106th most popular singer (up from 112th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Taiwan and the most popular 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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  • 70

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  • 4.33

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  • 4.58

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Among singers, Teresa Teng ranks 106 out of 3,528Before her are Gigliola Cinquetti, Enya, Nina Hagen, Jenny Lind, Nancy Sinatra, and Bing Crosby. After her are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Lata Mangeshkar, Françoise Hardy, Roy Orbison, Renata Tebaldi, and Dolly Parton.

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Among people born in 1953, Teresa Teng ranks 24Before her are Tony Blair, Thomas Bach, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Mike Oldfield, Hulk Hogan, and Jim Jarmusch. After her are Nigel Mansell, Carlos Queiroz, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Alfred Molina, Fatih Terim, and Peter Stormare. Among people deceased in 1995, Teresa Teng ranks 20Before her are William Alfred Fowler, Dean Martin, Alec Douglas-Home, Jonas Salk, Donald Pleasence, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. After her are Edward Bernays, Louis Malle, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, Fred Perry, and Lana Turner.

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In Taiwan

Among people born in Taiwan, Teresa Teng ranks 3 out of 97Before her are Tsai Ing-wen (1956) and Ang Lee (1954). After her are Lee Teng-hui (1923), Teruo Nakamura (1919), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Steve Chen (1978), Yuan T. Lee (1936), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Brigitte Lin (1954), 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), Chou Tzu-yu (1999), A-Mei (1972), Ken Chu (1979), Elva Hsiao (1979), Hebe Tien (1983), Angela Zhang (1982), and Aska Yang (1978).