Jolin Tsai (Chinese: 蔡依林, born September 15, 1980) is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and entrepreneur. Often referred to as the “Queen of C-Pop” and “Asia’s Dancing Queen”, Tsai has achieved great popularity and fame in Greater China and other regions of Asia.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Tsai took part in an MTV contest and won the top prize with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” in the final round. Her first album, released in 1999 and entitled 1019 was a huge success, and Tsai quickly became an idol for teenagers. Her fifth album, Magic (2003), topped the Taiwan album charts for three months, is regarded as one of her biggest successes so far, right after album Dancing Diva (2006), which sold over two million copies in Asia. After several successful albums and dozens of hits, she released her latest album, Play, in 2014.
Jolin Tsai is one of the top earners among Taiwanese celebrities today, and she has sold more than 23 million albums and won numerous awards in Asia. As a dance-pop vocalist, Tsai is cited as an influence of dance-pop music in the Greater China region. Tsai also now manages her own music production and management company Eternal.