Teresa Teng (邓丽君; Dèng Lì Jūn, born on January 29, 1953,died on May 8, 1995) was an immensely popular and influential Chinese pop singer from Taiwan.
Teresa Teng's voice and songs are instantly recognized throughout east Asia and in areas with large Asian populations.
It is often said, "Wherever there are Chinese people, the songs of Teresa Teng can be heard." Her songs also enjoy huge popularity among Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Indonesian listeners.
Teng was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads. Many became standards in her lifetime, such as "When Will You Return?" (何日君再來) and "The Moon Represents My Heart" (月亮代表我的心).
She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but also in Taiwanese, Cantonese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and English.
Teng, a lifelong sufferer from asthma, died in 1995 from a severe respiratory attack while vacationing in Thailand. She was 42.