Cheer Chen, also known as Chen Chi Chen is born on June 6,
1975. Cheer Chen is a popular Taiwanese singer songwriter widely recognized
as a talented musician.
Chen generally sings in Mandarin Chinese. She writes most of her own music
and lyrics, and has produced several of her recordings independently. Her
first recording Demo 1 was released in September 1997. To date she has
published 5 official albums, 3 demos, 6 singles, 2 compilations, 4 DVDs, and
a book of photographic(lomographic) collection. Her songs are generally
straightforward though with lots of the seventh and diminished chords. She
usually appears with her Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar.
In 2004 & 2005, she was featured in two seasons of Lee The Blues Jeans
advertisement with Stanley Huang. The advert song she composed 'Live in
Silence' was then rearranged and republished in her fourth album Peripeteia.
In 2009, she became the spokesperson for Nikon Coolpix S620, and in 2010 for
Nikon D5000 & Nikon D3100. In 2010 she was also featured in an Adidas
Originals advert along with many other worldwide celebrities including Hyori
Lee, David Beckham and Oasis. Since May 2011, she became the spokesperson
for Sokenbicha herbal drink for the Taiwanese market.
In 2006, Chen's fourth album Peripeteia won the Best Music Album Producer
award(Tiger Chung) and Best Music Video award at the 17th Golden Melody
Awards. During that same year, she was also nominated for Best Female Singer
and Best Album of the Year. In 2010 she was nominated for the Best Song
In 2009, Chen released her latest album Immortal , recorded unorthodoxly in
the wardrobe of her own chamber but not in a proper studio and mastered by
Grammy Award winner Bernie Grundman. The album was awarded one of the Top 10
Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2009 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales
Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI. Back from later 2008,
Chen started holding her concert tour, with the same theme as the new album
Immortal. The tour continues around Taiwan, China Mainland, Hong Kong,
Macau, Singapore, and she held a concert for the very first time in
Melbourne on March 11, 2011.
Being the first female singer-composer to perform on the stage of Taipei
Arena, she used to remind people to pursue their ambitions boldly and to
always dream for a better tomorrow. She said, "Perhaps there are people
feeling themselves fragile, insignificant and vulnerable, but they might be
the sun that shines for the others, just as the heat of the Sun though
unapproachable yet it guards the mother earth from afar even at night; life
might not be smooth sailing for everyone in all stages, but we should always
embrace hopes for a better tomorrow."