A-mei is an aboriginal Taiwanese pop singer.She is one of Taiwan's most famous pop singers, and has had a turbulent career, causing controversy along the way, especially with the government of mainland China and those who are against independence for Taiwan. In truth however, she is rather non-political. Her music is Mandarin pop, although she has fused elements of her Aboriginal heritage into some of her songs. This best of includes hits from her debut album in 1996 and beyond. In 2008 she performed in a Japanese version of Turandot and has won a sizeable Japanese following.