BIOGRAPHY UPDATE: Aug-23-2021
Chi Chia-ying, widely known as Jia Jia, is an indigenous Taiwanese singer and songwriter. She was born into a musical family in Taitung City. Her uncle is Purdur, the winner of the Best Mandarin Male Singer of the 11th Golden Melody Awards. Her sister is the singer Samingad. Jia Jia, definitely comes from a more traditional record industry background, which harkens back to the glory days of Taiwanese mandopop in the late 90s and early 2000s. With her moody and sonorous voice, most of her tracks carry a melancholy vibe that sinks in for the listener. She has seen a gradual rise to local popularity over the past few years. Making her musical debut as Mayday’s opening act in 2011, she has gone on to release three studio albums and a live album, gaining several Golden Melody nominations over the years. Following in the footsteps of other indigenous divas such as aMEI, her music definitely carries more emotional range. Inspired by music produced in the heyday of mandopop, which is still popular in Mandarin sparking regions, Jia Jia’s work matches the catchy lyrics and high production values of the era.