Stef Sun back with album by year's end

Stef Sun back with album by year's end

Home-grown singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun is preparing for a comeback after a hiatus that lasted more than a year.

The Mandopop vocalist signed a recording contract worth nine figures in Taiwanese dollars with Universal Music yesterday.

During a press conference at Capella Hotel yesterday, the 35-year-old said that she will be releasing a new album at the end of this year and will be holding a concert early next year.

However, she declined to comment on what her new album will sound like.

"Singing has always been my calling and I will not stop doing it," said the soft-spoken star, who looked svelte in a black-and-gold bareback dress.

The award-winning soloist - who is known for hits such as Cloudy Day (2000), My Desired Happiness (2000) and Love Dictionary (2001) - has released 11 albums since her first album, Yan Zi, in 2000, and has sold over 30 million copies in Asia.

Her last album, It's Time, was released in 2011.

Known to fans as "13th Sister", the songbird took a break from showbiz after tying the knot with her then boyfriend of five years, Dutch-Indonesian senior executive Nadim Van Der Ros, 36, in May 2011.

She gave birth to their first child in October last year.

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