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Name: Faye Wong                                                                     
Born August 8, 1969 Beijing, China                                                   
Faye Wong is a Chinese singer, songwriter, actress and model. She is an icon         
popular in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and to     
some extent in the West.                                                             
One of the most distinguished female vocalists in recent Chinese music history,     
her fan base has grown so large and devoted that media in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and     
mainland China often place the title tiānhòu (天后, literally Heavenly Queen)   
before her name, while Japanese fans call her "Diva of Asia". An                     
intensely private artist, she is one of the very few singers widely popular on       
both sides of the Taiwan Straits, despite her apparent nonchalance toward the       
According to Guinness World Records, Faye Wong had sold 9.7 million copies of       
her albums as of March 2000, giving her the title of Best Selling Canto-Pop         
She has acted in several TV shows and films, most memorably in Wong Kar-wai's       
Chungking Express, a role that won her "Best Actress" award at the 1994             
Stockholm International Film Festival, and in 2046. She is known to many             
Final Fantasy fans for her Final Fantasy VIII theme "Eyes On Me", and has also       
been the spokeswoman of brands such as Head & Shoulders shampoo and Pepsi-Cola.     
Faye Wong has also graced the covers of Vogue Taiwan, Elle and Marie Claire Hong     
Kong, and has had spreads in Japanese Elle and other major Asian Fashion