A-Mei (Chinese: 阿妹; pinyin: Ā Mèi), also known by her birth name Chang Hui-mei (traditional Chinese: 張惠妹; simplified Chinese: 张惠妹; pinyin: Zhāng Huìmèi), is an aboriginal Taiwanese pop singer and occasional songwriter. She is also known by her aboriginal name Gulilai Amit (traditional Chinese: 古歷來·阿蜜特; simplified Chinese: 古历来·阿蜜特; ). She was born in the rugged mountains of eastern Taiwan and is the third youngest of nine siblings. A-mei made her debut in the world of music in 1996, achieving instant commercial success. She has frequently been called a diva of the Mandarin pop music scene, as well as the "Pride of Taiwan". She has won numerous music awards and is extremely popular within Mandarin-speaking world.