The sweet-faced Rachel Liang who has kept notoriously tight-lipped about her romantic life has finally come clean, going through her record company Universal music Taiwan to announce that they will be getting married in April 2016.
The singer who is rumoured to have met fiancee Amos Zhang through their church will be holding her traditional registration ceremony in Kaohsiung on the 2nd and the wedding banquet itself on the 9th, a day after Liang's birthday.
Taking stunning wedding pictures including playful shots of Liang and Zhang in traditional Aboriginal garb, Rachel looked beautiful in her traditional dress from the Lukai tribe which was passed on to her by her sister who also was married in the same dress.
The headdress and all weighed over 5kg, with Rachel jokingly saying "This is what they call a sweet sacrifice". A sweet sacrifice indeed!
Rachel, who become in popular after placing runner-up in Taiwanese singing competition One Million Stars in 2008 is an Aboriginal Taiwanese, with heritage from the Taiwanese Lukai and Amis tribes. Her Fiancee Zhang has his roots in the Amis tribe, and is pictured wearing traditional Amis tribe garments.
The couple, who are proud of their Aboriginal heritage will be closely adhering to the traditions of their cultures, with Zhang saying that for the wedding day he will be renting 8 wedding cars and 14 types of gifts to win over the blessings of Liang's elders.
Lang herself has been greatly influenced by her heritage, and in her most latest album recorded her version of the song "The maiden of Lukai", in respect towards her culture.
For the wedding, the sweet pair have ordered 300 boxes of Ooh La Love cookies to be given to guests, with a short message as below:
"Thank you! For the care and lessons, I am getting married! I hope to use this small gift to share my heartfelt thanks and happiness with you. In the future I will continue to sing, sharing the beauty of life through my music. I hope even more that you will continue being my peers on this musical journey, and will continue to be an unforgettable person at any one part of my life"
How sweet! I certainly wish the maiden of Lukai the utmost happiness that she deserves! Check out the gallery below for more adorable wedding photos!
Wedding Photo gallery
This post is probably going to be a short one, but I just have to give props to Rachel Liang for being the most consistent singer that I have ever seen. And we are talking to the point of her voice being unchangingly spectacular every time you hear it. I don’t know how she does it, but this girl never produces a performance that won’t make her fans proud.
Rachel once likened her role as a singer to ‘colouring’ in an image and adding vibrancy and emotion to it, and that she does successfully. Labelled as the ‘ballad princess’ , those impossibly high notes never faze her, as she injects the same amount of love and emotion with calculated precision into each of her songs every single time.
Failure is never an option for Rachel; whose tingling high vocals are the star of any show, never eluded or hidden by the arrangement no matter how messed up. Her voice gives her and her music a strong sense of direction, and is always confident in leading every song with a confidence that you can’t resist.
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Instead of the typical biography style-stuff that everyone pushes out about these artists, I would just like to give my opinion within this series of posts on why these are some of my favourite artists on the music scene, in terms of their personality, their voice, and their musical ability. Hopefully it helps people to understand more about these artists, and how each and every one of them has their own niche that makes them unique in their own way. Some of these artists may be veterans in the business, and I’m doing this to remind fans and listeners alike of their unique abilities.
Some of the short articles I will be doing/will be coming up shortly are:
-wang leehom: The heart wants what the heart wants
-elva Hsiao: Sugar and Spice
-anthony neely: The sniper
-Yen-J: Killing me softly with his creativity
-Gary Chaw: Honesty is the best policy
-David Tao: Golden Boy
-Hebe : The Dark Horse
-William Wei: The nice guy
-Genie Zhuo: not your average sweetie pie
-Rachel liang: Consistency is key
These are in no particular order, but I hope you enjoy these little introductions that I'll be providing for these artists! Stay tuned, as the first in this series will be coming out very soon!
Rachel liang's newest album<Yellow Jacket> has officially been released , and along with it comes four music videos , each touching and unique in their very own way.
First up is the title track , 黄色夹克<Yellow Jacket>. I fell in love with this song on the first listen! it really gives an edge to Rachel's voice and lets us see another more playful side to her personality. The sudden change in genre from what she usually leans towards is refreshing , and left me pleasantly surprised.
The second music video to be released is <心里的孩子>(The inner child)which is a nostalgic song with a touching message.
Everyone is raving about this next music video , because of the really cute made up sign language that rachel uses. It really does reflect on this song , in that rachel is asking What Is Love? and it symbolises that love can be expressed in more ways than one , through words and actions , conventional or unconventional.
Love her fourth single as well , the music video is pretty cool.
Hi all , this is going to be a new addition to Asian pop weekly's nuggets of news blog . I was just listening to the radios top 40 and just thought , why don't I create my own top 40 of my favourite most recent songs to share with you guys? So I did ! These songs are constantly on my Now Playing list and I hope you guys appreciate them too. song translations are available next to each song!
Asian pop weekly's top 40 (December 2012)
01.白安：是什么让我遇见这样的你 (bai Ann : what is it that allowed me to find you)
02.张韶涵：淋雨一直走 (Angela Chang: walking in the rain)
03.严爵；火上加油 (Yen-J: add oil to the fire)**
04.郭静：我们都能幸福着 (Claire kuo: we can all be happy)
05.梁心颐：不敢哭 (Lara liang:afraid to cry)
06.萧敬腾：爸爸 (Jam Hsiao : Pa Pa)
07.小宇：再一次 (Xiao Yu: one more time)
08.王力宏：十二生肖 (Wang leehom: 12 zodiacs)
09.方大同：爱立刻 (Khalil fong: love instantly)
10.杨丞琳：离开动物园 (rainie yang : leaving the zoo)
11.韦礼安：印象派 (William Wei: impressionist)
12. 张云京：小女孩 (Jing Chang: little girl)
13.梁文音：黄色夹克 (Rachel liang: yellow jacket)
14.S.H.E:还我 (S.H.E: give it back)
15. dream Girls: Dying for Love
16.曹格：谁来陪我唱完这首歌 (Gary chaw:who will accompany me to finish singing this song)
17.梁心颐，Gary yang：黑色静态 (Lara liang , Gary yang: black static state)
18.杨丞琳：想幸福的人 (rainie yang: wanting happiness)
19.林宥嘉：I wish you love (yoga Lin: I wish you love)
20.黄美珍：途中 (Jane Huang: journey)
21.家家：忘不记 (jia jia : unforgettable)
22.A-Lin:幸福了 然后呢 (A-Lin: we are happy what next)
23.倪安东：Wake Up (Anthony Neely: Wake up)
24.林凡：痛痒 (freya lin: their primary concern)
25.曲碗廷：drenched (Wanting Qu: drenched）
26.梁文音：心里的孩子 (Rachel liang: the inner child)
27.范玮琪：宝贝我们都不哭 (Fan fan: baby we both shouldn't cry)
28.梁静茹：爱久见人心 (fish leong : love will reveal a persons heart)
29.S.H.E:心还是热的 (S.H.E: heart is still warm)
30.王心凌：变成陌生人 (Cyndi Wang: becoming strangers)
31.蔡依林：我 (jolin tsai: me)
32.严爵：单细胞 (Yen-j: unicellular)
33.韦礼安：累 (William Wei: tired)
34.萧敬腾：Marry Me (jam hsiao: marry me)
35.陈芳语：爱你 (Kimberley Chen: love you)
36.曹格：不好吗 (gary chaw: is this not good?)
37.萧亚轩：Super Girl (elva hsiao: super girl)
38.wanting qu:在我歌声里 (wanting qu: in my voice)
39.周杰伦：明明就 (jay Chou: its obvious)
40.mixion:爱你为什么 (mixion: why do I love you)
A place where you can get quick updates on your favourite Asian Artists! If you have any updates as well feel free to share them with me!
** If there are any particular lyrics/pinyin from artists that you would like up here don't hesitate to just comment on any of the posts!