There is a popular saying “Wherever there are Chinese people, Teresan Teng’s songs can be heard”. Her songs enjoy popularity among Thai, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian, Khmer, Vietnamese and Japanese listeners as well.
The singer was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads. Teng recorded songs not only in Mandarin language but also in Indonesian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and English. Many became standards in her lifetime, such as “The Moon Represents My Heart” and “When Will You Return”.
Teresa Teng's voice was described as being capable of drawing in and hypnotizing listeners.
Teresa Teng born in the month of Aquarius and in the year of the Dragon. She died in 1995 (respiratory attack) while on holiday in Thailand, at the age of 42.
She was known in Taiwan not only as the island's most popular export but also as the "soldier's sweetheart", this is because of her frequent performances for servicemen.
Her fans called her "Little Deng" as she has the same family name as Deng Xiaoping. They also said that when the communist leader (Deng Xiaoping) ruled China by day then the singer (Teresa teng) ruled China by night.
Teresa Teng, Agnes Chan, Yu Yar, Ouyang Feifei and Judy Ongg were all billed as the “Five Great Asian Divas” during the 1970s – 1980s but Teng’s music remains the most popular one.
Today, Teresea Teng remains to be one of the most beloved Chiniese pop singers of all time.