It was an emotional moment for former Taiwanese girl group 4 in Love as they stood on the same stage for the first time in 16 years. Originally made up of Rainie Yang, Cloudie Leng, Windie Zhang and Sunnie Huang, the quartet had their reunion at Rainie’s Youth Lies Within concert in Hong Kong.
Formed in 2000, the group was short-lived as they disbanded in 2002 following their failure to break into the highly saturated Chinese Pop industry, but have remained in contact even after their disbandment.
It was reported that Rainie invited her former bandmates to the concert about six months ago, and that Windie, along with Cloudie, agreed immediately. Sunnie quipped, “It’s not that I didn’t agree immediately! We wanted to reunite a couple of times before this, but somehow things didn’t work out. Some of us have our own families now, others are busy with their work and so on, so we’ve always been anticipating this while hoping that we wouldn’t be let down.”
Cloudie, who has since bowed out of the entertainment industry, declared, “Rainie, thanks for letting 4 in Love stand on the stage together again! We thought it was impossible, because of the four of us are living such different lives. Especially for me, I’m just a housewife but I was able to guest at someone’s concert! The only preparation I had to make was losing weight!”
Rainie’s voice, which was noticeably raspier than usual, was later revealed to be like this because the four of them had stayed up the previous night catching up with each other. She also shared that she couldn’t help but to shed tears during their rehearsal because she was too touched at being able to perform with them again.
Cloudie shared, “I’m honoured to have been in the same group as them. As the oldest of the four, I’ve always respected Rainie a lot for her talent and her hard work to bring her to where she is today. Even though we only spent a short time together as a group, it’s an unforgettable memory of my youth.”
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