SPOTLIGHT ON | ABAO 阿爆
A singer-songwriter, TV program host, and documentary film producer.
ABAO was born in a Paiwan family in southeastern Taiwan.
She started her career as a member of a female duet ABAO & Brandy in 2003. The first album, also a debut album of this duet, was released in the same year, 2003. This Mandarin pop album brought a great success, including the best duet title of the 15th golden melody award in 2004. After that, ABAO started to move her focus from singing to album planning/producing, and continue to write songs.
From year 2012, ABAO started her TV program host role in TITV, a Taiwanese indigenous TV station. The main goal of her role is to promote the Taiwanese indigenous cultural and exploring all the different form on the Taiwanese indigenous art.
In year 2016, ABAO successfully turn herself from a Mandarin pop singer into a Taiwanese indigenous R&B singer. Every songs of her first Taiwanese indigenous R&B album Vavayan, released in 2016, are all in Paiwan language. This album is the winner of the Golden Melody Awards for the best indigenous album and producer. It was a great success on both indigenous and non-indigenous communities.