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Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Jill Vidal, often referred to as Wei Si or simply as Jill, was a Hong Kong-based female urban pop singer. Vidal is of Chinese, Korean, and Filipino ethnicity with British nationality.[1]Template:Dead link Her twin sister Janice is also a singer in Hong Kong. She is British by citizenship.

Vidal and her then singer boyfriend Kelvin Kwan were arrested in Tokyo on 24 February 2009 over allegations of shoplifting and possession of marijuana.[2] Her boyfriend was released after 32 days' detention; Vidal was later charged with heroin trafficking – heroin weighing a total of 1.36 grams was found in her luggage in her hotel room.[3] On 24 April, Vidal was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, suspended for three years.[4]

BiographyEdit

Vidal is of mixed parentage with a Filipino father, Joey Vidal,[5] who has ancestry in Cebu, Philippines and a mother of Chinese and Korean descent from Seoul, Korea.

Vidal is also known by the Chinese name Wei Si. She was educated up to secondary school, and speaks English and basic Cantonese.

She gained prominence with campaigns in Hong Kong aimed at stopping youngsters from using drugs.[6]

Music careerEdit

By the end of 2005, Vidal entered into a contract with East Asia Record Production, who also signed her sister. She released her first song, Lonely, in December 2005.

Vidal released her debut album Hit Me, in 2006. In July 2006, her song Funny Jealousy became her first number 1 song in the Jade Solid Gold chart.

She made her film debut in the musical film, A Melody Looking and acted as Jill, a twin sister of Janice in the film directed by Leon Lai. It was released on DVD in December 2006. Being celebrity role models Vidal and Kelvin Kwan took part in Anti-drug promotions in 2006 and 2008.[7]Template:Dead link

Vidal is currently managed by Paciwood Music & Entertainment and by iHQ in Korea.Template:Citation needed

ArrestEdit

Vidal and her singer boyfriend Kelvin Kwan were arrested in Tokyo on 24 February 2009 over allegations of shoplifting and marijuana possession. Police were summoned during an argument the pair was having with a shopkeeper in the district of Shibuya and marijuana was subsequently found in a cigarette in their possession. Kwan confessed to the police that it had been given to him by a friend in Hong Kong, while Vidal said that she was not aware it was marijuana.[2] Urine tests later returned positive results for marijuana for both Vidal and Kwan;[8] police allegedly found another banned substance in the pair's luggage.[9] Kwan was released without charge after 32 days in jail.[10] Later, local journals reported that Vidal was being held on the suspicion of heroin trafficking — the unnamed banned substance previously reported to have been found in her luggage was heroin, in 11 packets, weighing a total of 1.36 grams.[3]

On 24 April, Vidal pleaded guilty in Tokyo court to heroin possession, and was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, suspended for three years.[4] A legal expert said the penalty was relatively light.[11][12]

DiscographyEdit

Year Album Title Released Date
2006 Hit Me 13 April
2006 Diamond Love 21 November
2008 Jillympics (新曲+精選) 8 August

FilmographyEdit

Release Date Title Chinese Title Role
2006, Nov A Melody Looking 緣邀之音Jill

Music pop chart Edit

Year Single Peak positions[13]
RTHK Chinese Pop CTHK Ultimate 903 Metro Radio Pop Chart JSG Billboard UFO Mandarin Pop
2006 "Cocoa" 4 6 1 - -
2007 "Rather You Not Know (寧願你不知道)" 1 2 1 3 -
2007 "Silly Girl (傻女)" 12 - - - -
2008 "Small Group (小圈子)" - - - - -
Total 1 - 2 - -

(note: # provisional)

Awards Edit

Year Awards Songs
2006 Metro Radio Top Dance Song:Bronze Funny Jealousy
2006 Commercial Radio New Artist:Silver Heart Breaker , Get Out , Funny Jealousy , 可可,Lonely
2006 TVB New Artist:Bronze

External linksEdit

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References Edit

ja:ジル・ビダル

wuu:卫诗 zh-yue:衞詩 zh:衛詩

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