10 Famous Chinese Pop Stars of All Time

Do you know: “Who is the most famous Chinese pop singer”? China is a large country famous for its beautiful scenery and produces many musical talents. They are famous singers with many outstanding songs.

Below is a list of the top most popular pop singers in China summarizing their contributions to the music industry. Let’s find out together!

1. Teresa Teng

  • Real name: Teng Li-Yun
  • Date of birth: 24/02/1953
  • Home town: Tianyang Village, Yunlin County, Taiwan
  • Died: 08/05/1995
Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng was born in Tianyang Village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. In 1963, she participated in the Huang Maixi singing competition and won.

In 1967, she released her first record and immediately became popular in Taiwan.

Teresa Teng is a famous and influential Taiwanese star as the “First Singer of Asia.” In addition to Taiwan, she is also very popular in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan.

During her years of performing, Dang Le Quan performed hits such as “What Do You Have To Say,” “How Much Sorrow,” and “The moon represents my heart.”

In 1995, she died at 42 years old after a sudden asthma attack while on vacation in Thailand.

2. Wong Ka Kui

  • Real name: Wong Ka Kui
  • Date of birth: 10/06/1962
  • Home town: Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Died: 30/06/1993
Wong Ka Kui

Although many years have passed for Hong Kong’s musical instrument, Beyond’s position remains unshakable. Wong Ka Kui is the leader of the group, playing guitar and the main vocal.

In 1983, the rock band Beyond made a big splash in the C-biz entertainment industry. At the time of the 1980s, the rock music scene in Hong Kong was quite active.

Beyond also emerged as a youth phenomenon and contributed to pioneering the development of nuance and style for the rock genre.

On June 24, 1993, the band Beyond, then growing in Japan, joined an entertainment program on Fuji TV.

While playing the game, because the stage floor was loose, Wong Kar-Kui fell from a height of 3 meters. After six days of treatment, Wong Kar-Kui could not wake up.

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3. Jay Chou

  • Real name: Chou Chieh-lun
  • Date of birth: 18/01/1979
  • Home town: Taipei, Taiwan
Jay Chou

Jay Chou became the youth of the 8X and 9X boys that day. He was born in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. He has had musical talent since childhood and was taught many musical instruments by his mother.

In 2000, the first album marked his debut music product, composed and performed by himself.

Turning 21, Jay Chou officially became a Taiwanese star with only Jay. He won all the big awards and continued his success with a series of hit albums after that, such as Fantasy, 8 degrees of space, Capricorn, I am busy, etc.

After six years of not releasing an album, Jay Chou returned to the music industry on July 15, 2022, with a new album titled “The Greatest Work.”

4. Andy Lau

  • Date of birth: 27/09/1961
  • Home town: Anhui, Guangdong, China
Andy Lau

Andy Lau is a famous actor, singer, and songwriter in the Chinese entertainment industry. He started his singing career in 1985 and his records are selling well.

Lau also often performs theme songs in the films he participates in. Although he started singing very early, it was not until 1990 that he became a music star after releasing the album “May or may not.”

At the beginning of September 2022, he also caused a fever when he held an online live show and set a record of 350 million followers.

5. Jacky Cheung

  • Real name: Cheung Hok-Yau
  • Date of birth: 26/10/1965
  • Hometown: Quarry Bay, Hongkong
Jacky Cheung

Determined to pursue his passion and develop more in his career, Jacky Cheung went to Taiwan alone with the desire to develop his singing career.

The first time the actor caught the attention of the Taiwanese public was through an advertisement for Honda motorcycles.

His first song “Love you without end” received a warm reception from the audience. Currently, he is no longer active in art and has a happy life with his wife and children.

6. Na Ying

  • Real name: Na Ying
  • Date of birth: 27/11/1967
  • Home town: Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Na Ying

In the Chinese music industry, Na Ying is probably the name everyone knows. She is the pride of Chinese music with her heavenly voice.

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With the support of her family, Na Anh has been into music since she was very young. At the age of 13, she stood on the music scene and burned with her passion.

In 1991, Na Anh released the album “A single woman like me.” Two years later, she released a new album called “I Hope My Dreams Come True.” The album that brings Na Anh closer to her fans is Dreaming With You.

During her singing career, she has won many prestigious awards such as Top Female Vocalist, Favorite Female Vocalist at MTV Asia Awards, Best Mandarin Golden Melody Taiwan area.

7. Faye Wong

  • Real name: Xia Lin
  • Date of birth: 08/08/1969
  • Home town: Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Faye Wong

Hong Kong is the cradle that helped Faye Wong to flourish in her music career.

Possessing a clear voice and highly praised vocal technique, the 50-year-old singer quickly made a mark in the music industry with hit songs such as: “Red Beans,” “Long-lasting people,” ” Legend,” and “Opening eyes and tears.”

In particular, Faye Wong was very successful with the song “Vulnerable girl.”

With a series of feverish songs, Faye Wong owns a huge fan base throughout Asia. Fans call the singer the Diva of Asia.

8. Anita Mui

  • Real name: Mui Yim-Fong
  • Date of birth: 10/10/1963
  • Home town: Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hongkong
  • Died: 30/12/2003
Anita Mui

Anita Mui is a talented singer and actress with a nickname the “Madonna of Asia.”

During 1985-1989, Anita Mui continuously won Hong Kong’s prestigious “Most Acclaimed Female Vocalist” award and became a beloved diva with her unique style.

So far, Anita Mui is the only Chinese female singer to hold the tour record with 292 shows (including 147 in Hong Kong and 145 internationally). The albums released by her set many records with no less than five reprints.

On December 30, 2003, Anita Mui passed away forever.

9. Wang Leehom

  • Real name: Wang Leehom
  • Date of birth: 17/07/1976
  • Home town: Rochester, New York
Wang Leehom

Before his image collapsed due to his complicated private life, Wang Leehom had been Taiwan’s top idol for more than 20 years. At the age of 45, this career is almost over.

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In 1995, he joined the Taiwanese entertainment industry after being discovered by a music talent scout.

With a handsome and tall appearance, an impressive educational background, and outstanding talent, Wang Leehom quickly became a star in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

The 7X male god made a strong impression with a new and attractive music style, which is the perfect blend of Pop, R&B, Jazz, and Rap. Referring to Wang Leehom, the public remembers one of the most famous stars of the 2000s.

Since its debut, the hit owner “The Only One” has released 25 albums, sold tens of millions of records, won 4 times the Golden Melody Award (like the Grammy of the Chinese music industry), and many other recognitions.

10. Zhang Yixing (Lay)

  • Real name: Zhang Yixing
  • Date of birth: 07/10/1991
  • Home town: Hunan, China
Zhang Yixing

Lay is the fifth official member of the group EXO. When he first debuted, the male singer demonstrated his talent through the song “I’m coming,” which was his first composition and performed on a year-end television program.

In the summer of 2016, Lay was active while participating in the Chinese drama “To Be A Better Man” and composing a ballad for the SM Station project.

It was very successful in China and topped Billboard China’s V Chart for 5 weeks straight.

On his birthday, October 7, 2020, Zhang Yixing officially announced the establishment of the entertainment and training company Chromosome Entertainment Group.

Currently, the company is still developing strongly under his direction.


Above is the top ten famous Chinese pop stars. Their works have left many impressions in the hearts of audiences over the years.

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