At the press conference of her concert tour, veteran Taiwanese songbird Jody Chiang (Jiang Hui) dropped the bombshell about her impending retirement from the industry.
The 53-year-old started singing at the age of 12 and officially joined showbiz in 1983. While speaking to the media, Jody’s younger sister, singer-actress Chiang Shu-na said that Jody has always been a “giant who sheltered her from the storms”.
“I followed Er Jie (affectionate term for Jody) around since I was 10. She was 12 then. As I am timid, Er Jie would protect me by putting on a tough façade,” Shu-na shared. “She would step forward to defend me whenever I get bullied. That is why everyone thinks that she is very fierce.”
After becoming a multi-award winning singer, Jody continued to help Shu-na make a name in the industry. A dedicated artiste, the well-loved diva could not stop thinking about music even when she was holidaying with her family.
In addition, Shu-na let on that Jody had contemplated retirement four years ago. It was only until last year that she finally set her mind to do it. Although Shu-na feels sorry for the fans, she hopes that her sister would be able to make up for lost time after “hanging up her microphone”.