Ma Chia-ling

Ma Chia-ling
Ma Chia-Ling in 2019.jpg
Background information
Born (1996-12-21) 21 December 1996 (age 24)
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
OriginTaichung, Taiwan
  • Singer
  • Vocals
Years active2015-present
King Records
Associated actsAKB48
Ma Chia-ling
Chinese name
Japanese name

Ma Chia-ling (Chinese: 馬嘉伶; pinyin: Mǎ Jiālíng; born 21 December 1996 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese singer. She is a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48's Team 4.[1][2] She is also the first and so far only member of AKB48 who is not Japanese.[3] Her nickname is "Macharin" (まちゃりん). Má Ka-lêng is her Hokkien Name.


Ma debuted on 16 December 2015 at a concert of AKB48. She sang "Heavy Rotation" which was a mix of Japanese and Chinese.[4][5] On 21 February 2016, she was officially promoted to Team B.[2]

Ma entered the Senbatsu for AKB48's 51st single Jabaja, which was released on March 14, 2018. She was also the lead performer for the unit Macharin and Friends. (まちゃりんと仲間たち。, Macharin to Nakamatachi.) which performed the coupling song "Tomodachi ga Dekita" (友達ができた).

On May 25, 2020, Ma announced her agency transfer from AKS to JPEG, Co. Ltd., as well as the launching of her YouTube channel.[6]


Singles with AKB48[]

Year No. Title Role Notes
2016 44 "Tsubasa wa Iranai" B-side Sang on "Koi wo Suru to Baka wo Miru" as Team B. First single with Team B.
2017 48 "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" B-side Sang on "Maebure".
49 "#Sukinanda" B-side Sang on "Private Summer" as Showroom Senbatsu.
2018 51 "Jabaja" A-side Also sang on "Tomodachi ga Dekita" as Ma Chia-ling & Friends.
52 "Teacher Teacher" B-side Sang on "Neko Allergy" as Team 4.



Year Title Role Notes
2018 Majimuri Gakuen Rin Supporting role


  1. ^ "Ma Chia-Ling is promoted to Team B". AKB48 Daily. 21 February 2016. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "馬嘉伶升格AKB48成員 官網Team B出列". CNA (in Chinese). 21 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ "【AKB紅白】初の外国人メンバーが初舞台「まちゃりんと呼んでください」". Oricon (in Japanese). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  4. ^ "首位台灣AKB馬嘉伶 對抗賽影片曝光". Apple Daily (in Chinese). 16 December 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  5. ^ "台湾出身の馬嘉伶、AKBの魅力伝える「伝道師」になる!=初舞台で「ヘビロテ」披露". Jiji Press (in Japanese). 16 December 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ 馬嘉伶 (2020-05-25). "この度、私は新しい事務所「株式会社JPEG」に所属することになりましたそれと共に公式YouTubeチャンネルを開設させて頂きますこのチャンスを通して、普段とは違う形で、応援してくださっている皆さんに色んなことをお届けしたいと思いますので、応援よろしくお願いします". @macyacyarin (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-05-26.

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