, more commonly known as Hebe
, was born on 30 March 1983 in Hsinchu City
. She is a Taiwanese singer
, TV program hostess
, and most notably a member of Taiwanese Mandopop girl group S.H.E
. She is the second child in her family. After living in Hsinchu for eighteen years, Hebe moved to Taipei
after she was signed as a singer. She finished high school but did not attend university.
On 8 August 2000, HIM International Music
held a "Universal 2000 Talent and Beauty Girl Contest" in search of new artists to be signed onto their label. The staff of the TV show "Cruel Stage" encouraged Tien to participate in this televised competition. The contest had about 1,000 contestants, and after several rounds of competition, seven contestants remained for the final round. In the first round, Tien's voice began to crack while singing Return Home
. As a result, she decided to sing in a lower key in the final round, choosing Singaporean
singer Kit Chan
's Loving You
(, ). However, because she was unfamiliar with the song, about ten seconds of the final lyrics went unsung. Following the competition, the Taiwanese record company gave all seven contestants an audition. The show's manager appreciated her straightforward personality and powerful vocals. As a result, Hebe was invited to become a member of S.H.E
, with Selina Jen
and Ella Chen
, and was signed under the Taiwanese record label HIM International Music.