Famous for Tibetan Plateau, The Brightness of the Snow, and other recordings, this renowned Chinese singer and songwriter is also notable as one of the judges of the reality television talent competition Chinese Idol.
She received her first Top Chinese Music Chart Award in 2004 and won the honor again in 2006.
She adopted a toddler whose parents were victims of a 1999 cable car accident and wrote a song titled "It's Sunrise" in response to the tragic event.
She was born in Chamdo, China, to a family of Han Chinese and Tibetan heritage. Her father died during her early childhood years, and her mother had a career as a singer and actress.
She is a contemporary of fellow Chinese diva Na Ying.