Because of a contract dispute, Angela Chang ShaoHan has basically ceased all activities for the past two years: no recordings or albums, no commercials or advertisements, no business activities... all in all, she has probably lost about $2 billion NTD. But after Angela signed with new label 美妙音樂 Wonderful Music, it was clear that her popularity hasn't diminished over the last two years. Angela was immediately able to take up an endorsement and commercial deal for jeans for $5 million NTD!
Contract Dispute and Lawsuit
Angela is embroiled in a bitter contract dispute with her former record label, 福茂唱片 Linfair Records. Neither side is willing to back down, and so they are set to duke it out in court. Angela had this to say about the lawsuit: "Come on then! I'm ready to face you!" She revealed that the whole dispute will be settled by the courts and that to reach a resolution and receive an explanation is a good thing. She said bravely, "I can't, because of something like this, refuse to move forward!"
Because of the dispute, Angela hasn't released an album in 3 years and flat out hasn't worked in over 2. But Angela accepted the situation and actually took advantage of it, taking the opportunity to enjoy life, traveling to Europe. She said, "I've come to understand that there are some things that won't go the way you wanted and that it's better to relax in facing certain things." In addition to letting go of her contract troubles, Angela has also dealt with her explosive family drama. She has taken over "mothering" her younger siblings: "These past 10 years, I've only really worked to support my family." Regarding her family scandal, Angela said, "It's like a scar. It will always be there, but these family affairs-- let them stay in the family." The more trials she faces, the stronger she becomes; she stresses that, if something comes at her, she will face it and there is nothing she can't overcome: "Since I can't change reality, I will change myself, make myself stronger."
Family Scandal, But Older Sister Angela Steps in as "Mother"
Nowadays Angela enjoys only the love of her brother and sister; she has taken on the role of a mother figure! Angela said, "To one day see them get married and start their careers-- this would be my greatest gratification and joy." Angela stressed that her "comeback" is not just in music, but also in the responsibility she bears to her younger siblings. At the peak of Angela's career, in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong together she held 10 advertisements; her business engagements were endless. Regarding the last two years, in which she lost $2 billion NTD in possible earnings, Angela laughed, "Right now money is not the most important thing in my life-- the love of my family is." Additionally, after signing with a new agency, Angela has already performed at 10 different events and renewed her jeans endorsement for the fourth year in a row. Her ability to earn money is as amazing as ever!