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Template:Cleanup-rewrite Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah, RN, (born February 3, 1974) is a Hong Kong actress and Cantopop singer. Before entering the entertainment business, she was a registered nurse at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong. She studied at the Holy Family Canossian College Kowloon. She entered the entertainment industry after coming third in the TVB 14th annual New Talent Singing Awards competition in 1995,[1] and has steadily gained popularity ever since.

Miriam was managed by Gold Label after previously being contracted with Capital Artists and Cinepoly Records, and her manager was the revered Paco Wong. In late 2006, she left Gold Label and joined Amusic, the company co-founded by Leon Lai, in 2007.[2] Miriam is currently co-hosting Minutes to Fame (Season 3) with Sammy Leung.

Singing careerEdit

As a singer, Miriam has had many songs that have been mainstream hits and award winners, such as Why Aquarius (可惜我是水瓶座), Maiden's Prayer (少女的祈禱), "Sisters (姊妹), " and Small City, Important Matter (小城大事). "Small City, Important Matter" and "Maiden's Prayer" have won "Best Song of the Year Award" in 2004 and 2000. She has also been awarded with "Most Popular Female Singer", "2006 CRHK Chik Chak 903 Music Awards Favourite Female Singer", "Female Singer Golden Award", and "HK'S TOP 10 OUTSTANDING YOUTH 2005" which further attested her huge popularity.

Miriam's last album with Gold Label, "Unlimited", was released on December 15, 2006. Her music contract with Gold Label also ended on that day, and she joined Amusic soon after.

Miriam's album, Meridian, was released on August 14, 2007. All the songs that appear in the album were personally chosen by Leon Lai, as were the album's photographs.[3]

In 2008, Miriam was asked to perform the Cantonese version of " It's A Small World" at the grand opening of It's A Small World at Hong Kong Disneyland.

In 2009, she was a guest for Raymond Lam's Let's Get Wet concert.

Film careerEdit

As an actress, Miriam is known for performing in comedic films; often as a silly, naive, and clumsy girl. For example, in one of her very popular films, Love Undercover, she played a newly graduated police officer who failed every test as a cadet and had entertaining and nonsensical ways of completing her assignments. She tried different roles to good reviews both in 2003 and 2004. In Sound of Colors co-starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Miriam played a blind woman who found love in an unexpected way through a series of fate twisting events. The following year, she tried a darker role, in the Three...Extremes segment Dumplings. Miriam played Ching, a former TV actress, who fears of growing old and losing her looks, while trying to keep her cheating husband from abandoning her. She seeks out Mei (Bai Ling), who shares with Ching the horrific secret ingredient in her dumplings that keep her young. Miriam's greatest critical achievement of her acting career to date came in 2005 when she was nominated for Best Actress in Leading Role at the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for her character, Fung Siu-Man, in the comedy Drink, Drank, Drunk.

Miriam's only film of 2006 was 2 Become 1, a "dramedy" which was released early that year. She co-starred with Taiwanese actor/singer Richie Ren for a second time, after starring with him in Elixir of Love in 2004. Miriam played Bingo, a woman who is an advertising executive that lives a somewhat carefree lifestyle. She meets a clinical psychologist, V (Richie Ren), one day, and discovers a lump on her breast. The movie chronicles her fight against breast cancer.

Miriam's next film, Hooked on You, was released on June 28, 2007 in Hong Kong. The film was directed by Law Wing-Cheong, and co-starred Eason Chan. This will also be the fourth time Miriam and Eason have collaborated with each other in a film, the first being 8 years ago in the film Rumble Ages. In Hooked On You, Miriam plays Miu, a fishmonger who sets out a plan to change her life before she turns the age of thirty. The film has been well received by critics, with LoveHKFilm.com praising "As of June 30th, it's hard to think of a 2007 Hong Kong movie that's better than this one."

FilmographyEdit

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DiscographyEdit

Cantonese Albums

  • Actually, I'm Living Really Happily 原來過得很快樂 (2009)
  • Wonder Miriam (2008)
  • Meridian (2007)
  • SIMPLY ME 新歌 + 精選 BEST COLLECTION (3CD+KARAOKE DVD) (2007)
  • Unlimited (2006)
  • Single (2005)
  • Electric Girl (電光幻影) (2004)
  • Grand Opening (開大) (2004)
  • Miriam's Melodies (2003)
  • Make Up (2003)
  • Miriam's Music Box (2002)
  • M vs M - Part II (2002)
  • M vs M - Part I (2002)
  • Miriam (2001)
  • Kiss Me Soft, Play It Loud (2000)
  • A Winter's Tale (冬天的故事) (1999)
  • Summer Story (夏天的故事) (1999)
  • 1 to 100 EP (1998)
  • Yeung Chin Wah Experiencing Collection (楊千嬅體驗入學)
  • Visit This Place (到此一遊)
  • My Private Diary (私日記) (1997)
  • Feeling (直覺) (1997)
  • The Wolf Is Coming (狼來了) (1996)

Mandarin Albums

  • Yang Mei (揚眉) (2003)
  • Smile (微笑) (1999)

Concert VCD/DVD

  • Miriam Yeung + Chet Lam Music is Live (楊千嬅+林一峰 拉闊音樂會) (2005)
  • Yeung Chin Wah Kungheifatchoi V3 In Cheung Wui (2004)
  • Anthony Wong + Miriam Yeung 903 Music is Live Karaoke (2004)
  • Million Purple Thousand Red M Yeung Live (楊千嬅萬紫千紅演唱會) (2002)
  • Miriam Music Is Live (拉闊音樂會) (2001)
  • 903 California Red Miriam Yeung Live In Concert 903 (狂熱份子音樂會) (2000)

Music pop chart positions Edit

Year Single Peak positions [6][7]
RTHK Chinese Pop CTHK Ultimate 903 Metro Radio Pop Chart UFO Mandarin Pop TVB
2006 "My Way of Life" 1 - 9 # - -
2007 "Change" 1 1 4 - 1
"Collective memories" 6 3 1 - -
"Finally Have to Admit It" 3 4 4 - -
All About Love 1 1 5 - -
"Unfamiliar" 1 9 1 - 1
Total 4 2 2 - 2

(note: # provisional)

Year Album HMV
Peak positions Weeks in Top 20
2007 Meridian 2 3
Total - -

References Edit

  1. Xinhua News. Interview with Miriam Yeung. April 18, 2005. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
  2. Miriam Yeung Joins Amusic
  3. Miriam's new album released. August 18, 2007. Retrieved on August 18, 2007
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  6. Pop Chart
  7. Pop and Album Charts musichk.org Retrieved on 23-08-2007

External linksEdit

nl:Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah zh-yue:楊千嬅 zh:楊千嬅

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