Despite her young age and petite frame, this Malaysia songbird harnesses a mature and sensuous voice that is full of body. The Malacca-born lass diligently honed her skills by singing at various Chinese music cafes during the late 90s and eventually released her first Mandopop album in 2007.
Thereafter, Z Yan accepted stints at overseas casinos and hotels. Although she started out as pop singer, it was there that she discovered her liking for jazz and bossa nova and became the first Chinese singer to sing Bossa Nova in Chinese, earning her the nickname ‘Bossa Princess’. The ‘Brasileiro’ album also made it to the cover of Hong Kong’s Audiophile magazine ‘2011 CD Bible’, an authoritative audiophile album guide listing the 800 All-Time-Best audiophile recordings.
Besides singing, she has also acted in movies, TV dramas, brand ambassador, had a leading role in the 2009 production of ‘Magical Mirror; The Musical’, and actively participates in charity work.