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Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Sally Yeh (born September 30, 1961), sometimes written as Sally Yip or Sin-Man Yip, is a Cantopop singer in the Hong Kong music industry and an actress in the Hong Kong film industry.

OverviewEdit

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Yeh's singing career started in the early 1980s and gradually expanded in the following decades with a total of thirty albums, plus forty-odd compilations and live recordings. Yeh speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. Her jazz-trained vocals allow her to handle a wide range of musical genres. Apart from a good record track of original hits, Sally Yeh has, through the years, covered a number of Western songs, ranging from Madonna to Céline Dion by way of the Titanic theme song. She is most often considered the "Celine Dion of Hong Kong" due to her unique voice and the number of awards she has received in her career. In the 1980s-1990s, her popularity in Hong Kong was only matched by [Anita Mui] and [Priscilla Chan].

She has also collaborated on a number of soundtracks (mostly on Tsui Hark's movies with scores by Wong Jim), including "Lai Ming But Yiu Loi" from A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), which won the Best Original Song award at the 7th Hong Kong Film Awards. Other notable hits of her include, A Woman's Weakness, Heart of Fire, Cheers, Bless, Bygone Wound, [[Believe in Yourself (duet with Alex To)]], Ten Past Midnight, You Have to Leave Today, I Want To Keep Living, and much more.

Oddly enough, Yeh's mastery of written Chinese is rudimentary at best, and she often used romanized phonetics to help her read Cantonese and Mandarin lyrics.

Yeh's career seemed to be in decline after her marriage in 1996 to Hong Kong pop star and composer-producer George Lam. Many considered her discography ready to be shelved in the oldies section; however, in 2002, Yeh unexpectedly re-entered the Cantopop market with a new record, "Can You Hear," followed by a concert tour. By early 2003, she had two titles in the Hong Kong hit parade. With new records currently in production, her career seems to be going smoothly.

She is the only Hong Kong singer to have received the Most Popular Hong Kong Female Singer award four times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) at the Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Awards. This awards is one of the most coveted awards in the Hong Kong Music Award Ceremonies. Although she decided to retire after the release of her 2002 album, "Can You Hear," she still holds concerts and participate in concerts of other fellow artists, such as Joey Yung, George Lam, Liza Wang, and much more.

DiscographyEdit

Main article: Sally Yeh discography

FilmographyEdit

  • 一根火柴
  • Marianna 賓妹 (a.k.a. 你要活著回去) (1982)
  • Crimson Street 殺人愛情街 (1982)
  • A Flower in the Storm (a.k.a. Falling in the Rain Flowers) 飄零雨中花 (1983)
  • A Certain Romance 少女日記 (1984)
  • Funny Face 醜小鴨 (1984)
  • Golden Queen Commando (a.k.a. Amazon Commando/Jackie Chan's Crime Force/Sexy Commando) 紅粉兵團 (1984)
  • Pink Force Commando (Sequel) 紅粉游俠 (a.k.a. 烈血長天) (1984)
  • Shanghai Blues 上海之夜 (1984)
  • The Occupant (a.k.a. The Tenant) 靈氣迫人 (1984)
  • Teppanyaki 鐵板燒 (1984)
  • Mob Busters 惡漢笑擊隊 (a.k.a.情報販子) (1985)
  • Seven Foxes X陷阱 (1985)
  • Cupid One 愛神一號 (1985)
  • Just For Fun 空心少爺 (1985)
  • The Protector 威龍猛探 (1985) (Hong Kong version)
  • Welcome 補鑊英雄 (1986)
  • Aces Go Places IV (a.k.a. Mad Mission IV/You Never Die Twice) 最佳拍擋IV之千里救差婆 (1986)
  • Peking Opera Blues 刀馬旦 (1986)
  • Vampire Strikes Back (1988)
  • The Laser Man (1988)
  • Diary of A Big Man 大丈夫日記 (1988)
  • I Love Maria (a.k.a. RoboForce) 鐵甲無敵瑪利亞 (1988)
  • Spirit vs. Zombie (1989)
  • The Killer 喋血英雄 (1989)
  • The Banquet 豪門夜宴 (1991)
  • Sisters of the World Unite 莎莎嘉嘉站起來 (1991)
  • Love Under the Sun (2003)

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External linksEdit

fr:Sally Yeh nl:Sally Yip Sin-Man ja:サリー・イップ fi:Sally Yeh zh:叶蒨文

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