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Angela Zhang
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Born (1982-01-19) 19 January 1982 (age 41)
Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwanese
Alma mater Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Occupation Singer, actress, host
Years active 2001–present
Family Connie Chang (sister)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Genres Mandopop
Instruments Vocals
Labels Linfair, Wonderful, Ocean Butterflies

Angela Zhang (traditional Chinese: 張韶涵; simplified Chinese: 张韶涵; pinyin: Zhāng Shàohán; born 19 January 1982), also known as Angela Chang, is a Taiwanese singer and actress. Zhang has released ten studio albums as of 2020.

She debuted and rose to fame with the Taiwanese television dramas My MVP Valentine (2002) and At Dolphin Bay (2003), although since 2004, when her debut album Over the Rainbow met with instant success, she has focused on her singing career. Aurora (2004) and Pandora (2006) sold millions in Asia, while another TV series that she starred in, Romantic Princess (2007), also became an international hit.

In 2008–09, she withdrew from the public eye for nearly a year and a half when her mother accused her of being unfilial and unsupportive. Zhang, in turn, claimed that her mother had squandered more than NT$100 million of her income. The media's relentless coverage of her family problems, exacerbated by Zhang's falling-out with her employer Linfair Records, accusing her of not doing enough to protect her which significantly derailed her career for many years. Zhang later returned after a few year hiatus when she compete in Hunan's reality singing competition Singer 2018, the seventh season of I Am a Singer where she served as a host and contestant. Having moved her career to mainland China, her 2019 album ?, under a new label, was the 56th best-selling album in China in 2019.

Zhang's maternal grandfather was an ethnic Uyghur, with the rest of her family Hakka. She grew up in Taiwan and Canada.

Early years

Zhang was born into an ethnic Hakka family from Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan. At the age of ten, Zhang moved to Singapore to study. After a few months, she returned to Taiwan because she "was not able to adapt (to life) there". Her family later migrated to Vancouver, where she attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School.

Personal life

Zhang's popularity rose as she played a leading role in the Taiwanese television drama My MVP Valentine with Taiwanese boy band 5566, followed by a leading role in another Taiwanese television drama At Dolphin Bay with Taiwanese actor Wallace Huo, in which she also sang the ending theme song (Yi Shi De Mei Hao) and English song (Journey). She has been nominated twice for Best Actress at Golden Bell Awards. She also has been nominated twice for Best Mandarin Female Singer at Golden Melody Awards. In 2010, Zhang became a spokesperson of Shanghai Expo 2010 and sang the theme song "The Window of the City".

Zhang performed at the first Formula 1 Festival in Shanghai.

The melody to her song titled Ying Xing De Chi Pang was used in 2007 on Chinese TV in an advertisement for Wrigley Gum.

In 2008 Zhang was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse.


Studio albums

Year Title Label
2004 Over the Rainbow Linfair
2006 Pandora
2007 Flower in the Wonderland
Ang 5.0
2009 The 5th Season
2012 Visible Wings Wonderful
2014 Angela Chang
2016 Head Over Heels Ocean Butterflies
2019 ? HIM International Music


Year Title Notes
2004 "Adoration to Happiness" featuring Will Pan
2007 "Blue Eyes" featuring Sodagreen
"3 People" featuring Claire Kuo and Christine Fan
"The Star with a Smile" featuring Claire Luo and Christine Fan
2009 "Perfect" featuring Harlem Yu
"Forever X'mas" featuring Elva Hsiao, Dee Hsu, Vanness Wu, and Lollipop F
2014 "Wholly Love" featuring Gillian Chung
2016 "See Love" featuring Nicky Wu, Lala Hsu, Jason Zhang, and He Jie


Feature films

Year Title Role
2005 Love Message Xue Wei
2011 10+10
2012 Shadows of Love Siu Ham
2017 Death Ouija 2


Year Title Role Notes
2002 My MVP Valentine Tian Yuxi (Xiao Xi) Main role
2003 At Dolphin Bay Yi Tianbian Main role
2004 La Robe de Mariage des Cieux Herself Cameo
2005 When Dolphin Met Cat Ning Yingzi
2006 Bump Off Lover Xu Yizhen/Xu Yijing Main role
2007 Romantic Princess Huang Fushan (Xiao Mai) Main role
2013 The Ultimate Entertainer Herself Contestant
2016 The Adventure for Love Xia Yi Rou Supporting role
Masked Singer China (Season 1) Herself Contestant
2018 Singer 2018 Herself/Contestant Show host/Finalist
Who's the Keyman Herself Guest, Episodes: 12, 13
Keep Running (season 6) Herself Guest, Episode 10
2019 Our Song Herself Guest/Substitute mentor, Episodes: 8, 9, 10
The Sound (Season 2) Herself Guest, Episode 10
2020 The Treasured Voice Herself Regular member
Perfect Summer Herself Guest, Episode 12
Crossover Singer (Season 5) Herself Guest, Episode 11
2021 The Treasured Voice (Season 2) Herself Regular member
Keep Running (Season 9) Herself Guest, Episode 10
SPOP Wave Herself Guest judge, Episode 5
2022 The Treasured Voice (Season 3) Herself Regular member
Ace vs Ace (Season 7) Herself Guest, Episode 6


Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2004 Metro Radio Hits Awards Best New Artist (Overseas) Won
2005 Japanese Music Awards Most Popular Song (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Won
Singapore Hit Awards Best Female Vocalist Nominated
Golden Melody Awards Best Mandarin Female Singer Aurora Nominated
2006 Golden Bell Awards Best Actress Bump Off Lover 17 Nominated
2007 Golden Melody Awards Best Mandarin Female Singer Nominated
Singapore Hit Awards Best Female Artist Won
Best Stage Performance Won
Artist of the Year Won
Southeast Hits Awards Most Popular Female Singer (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Won
Best Song Won
TVB8 Awards Most Popular Female Singer Won
Top Songs "Don't Hurt" Won
Hito Music Awards Top 10 Songs of the Year "Invisible Wings" Won
2008 Golden Bell Awards Best Actress Romantic Princess Nominated
2009 Hito Music Awards Top 10 Songs of the Year "Don't Want to Understand" Won
2013 Best Stage Performance Won
Good Voice Award Won
2014 Global Chinese Music Awards Best Album Won
Best Album Producer Won
All-Around Artist Won
2017 Hito Music Awards Best Stage Performance Won
Global Chinese Golden Chart Most Popular Female Singer Won
Music Radio Chinese Top Music Awards Best Female Singer Won
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