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, and musician. Referred 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 30 years, Teng remained widely popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s; she remained popular even up to the first half of the 1990s, up until her death in 1995. Teng was known as a patriotic entertainer whose powerful romantic ballads and performances revolutionized Chinese popular culture during the 1970s and 1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Teresa Teng has received more than 1,392,738 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Teresa Teng is the 112th most popular singer, the 3rd most popular biography from Taiwan (down from 1st 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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  • 70

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  • 4.85

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  • 4.24

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Among singers, Teresa Teng ranks 112 out of 3,541Before her are Harry Belafonte, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Klaus Meine, Gloria Gaynor, and Georges Moustaki. After her are Enya, Paul Anka, Anna Netrebko, Carmen Miranda, Eros Ramazzotti, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

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Among people born in 1953, Teresa Teng ranks 21Before her are Jim Jarmusch, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Mike Oldfield, Paul Allen, John Malkovich, and Hulk Hogan. After her are Peter Stormare, Nigel Mansell, Malcolm Young, Benazir Bhutto, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Among people deceased in 1995, Teresa Teng ranks 22Before her are Edward Bernays, Louis Malle, Donald Pleasence, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, and Jonas Salk. After her are Ginger Rogers, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Siad Barre, Milovan Đilas, Fred Perry, and Murray Rothbard.

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In Taiwan

Among people born in Taiwan, Teresa Teng ranks 3 out of 77Before her are Tsai Ing-wen (1956) and Lee Teng-hui (1923). After her are Ang Lee (1954), Chen Shui-bian (1950), Yuan T. Lee (1936), Teruo Nakamura (1919), Zheng Keshuang (1670), Su Tseng-chang (1947), Terry Gou (1950), 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), Hebe Tien (1983), Elva Hsiao (1979), and Aska Yang (1978).