Cindy Yen (Traditional: 袁詠琳, Pinyin: Yuán Yǒng Lín), is an up-and-coming Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter whose musical styles vary from R&B, soul, pop, and classical, to rock, acoustic folk, dance and hip-hop. She was born November 14, 1986 in Houston, Texas, US. She started learning piano from the age of 4, which sparked a dream in her to become a singer. However, her mother did not support her dream and wanted Cindy to have a more 'stable' career instead. She started learning the violin at 10 and then told her mother than she wanted to learn at least 10 different instruments.