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- Me, Myself, and I
- Birth name 周杰倫
Born January 18, 1979
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, rapper, director, and actor
Instrument(s) Piano, Cello, Acoustic Guitar
Years active 2000 - Present
Label(s) Sony BMG Asia, Alfa Music
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Jay Chou was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised by his mother who was a high school teacher. He began playing the piano at the age of 3, showing enormous interest in music. While he was in the third-grade, he found an interest in cello and had daily cello lessons. His mother took him to concerts to help further develop his talents. His parents divorced when he was 14, as a result he became very independent. Jay studied piano with a minor in cello at Dan Jiang Senior High School. This accounts for his solid background in classical music. In June 1996, Jay did not meet the requirements of his selected university, so he found a job as a waiter.
Jay's first encounter with the music industry was when he entered a talent show as a pianist with his high school friend. Although their performance wasn't exceptional, the producer Jacky Wu saw talent in Jay's composition and decided to give him a chance. He was initially hired to write and produce music for others, including Vivian Hsu, Jolin Tsai and Jody Hui Chiang. Although many of his songs became popular, most people were unaware that they were his creations.
In 2000, Jay has his own album debut by producing and releasing Jay, which, much to everyone's surprise, became an instant hit. It gained great attention in Taiwan as well as the international Chinese community (including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore). When his second album Fantasy was released, he was already among one of the top pop stars in the Asian community. His most critically and financially successful album as of yet is his third, Eight Dimensions.
Jay's fourth CD was named after his mother, Ye Hui Mei. This revolutionary album reveals that Jay is not afraid to experiment with new styles and sounds. He shows a willingness to break his "love ballad" mold and show a more daring and edgy side.
Common Jasmine Orange, Jay's fifth CD, was released on August 3, 2005; later in the month, Jay played the leading role Takumi Fujiwara in the movie Initial D, which was based on a popular Japanese anime and manga of the same name. Jay won the award for Best Newcomer at the 42nd Golden Horse Awards and the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in the movie. The movie was a huge success and premiered in Asia and western countries as well. Other well known celebrities also appeared in the film, such as Anne Suzuki, Stephen Yung, Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, Chapman To, and Anthony Wong.
Initial J, his greatest hits compilation, was released in 2005 in Japan only. The name is a play on his movie role, Initial D. reyard
Jay's critically acclaimed album November's Chopin was released in November 2005. It is based on Frederic Chopin, one of his favourite composers of all time. Jay composed the first song in the album, "Nocturne" (夜曲), which was greatly influenced by Chopin's music. Both Chopin and Jay are nicknamed in Chinese, "piano poets" (钢琴诗人).
In January 2006, Jay released his latest EP "Huo Yuan Jia (霍元甲)" which includes the theme song he composed for Jet Li's latest and, allegedly, last martial arts film, Fearless. In the MV for 'Huo Yuan Jia', Jay has a turn at swinging the Chinese Weapon, "Three Sectional Staff".
September 5, 2006 marked the release of his seventh album Still Fantasy.
Jay Chou has completed production with Tony Leung Chiu Wai on a $7.7 million U.S. project. It has been confirmed that Jay will compose and perform a song that will be played at the end of Chinese director Zhang Yimou's new movie, Curse of the Golden Flower. In addition, Jay Chou will star in the Chinese anime re-make "Slam Dunk". It is also rumoured that he will play the monkey king in Journey to the West (rumoured to be a Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou collaboration).
Since entering the music industry, Chou has been romantically linked to an array of female celebrities, such as Jolin Tsai, Vivian Hsu, Ock Ju-Hyun, and Hebe Tian from S.H.E.. In Februar
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Anyway.. sombody deleted my other blogs so i am gonna start a new blog... News...
the new news ... Jay gonna get a wax sculpture of himself at Madame Tussard at Hk
Jay Compose music for Aaron Kwok the new song has been released i think... well on the internet its quite gd 郭富城 爱情 dats the song name
Jay Showing off his basketball at a show while dancing to the song herblist Manual it was quite cool but ... kinda daft on the basketball moves he does sometimes...
Another Jay MV out ... very gd i would say .. sad and love... the one about with Hebe ( from SHE ) 退后 the song is called... it is about Jay is a gansta and he like the girl.. Hebe la there love is all complicated... just watch the MV i can't explain
Jay Chou judging at a singing competition...
" Jay took time to appear to judge at "Jay Chou - Still Fantasy K Song Contest." Besides expressing that he may consider finding talented contestants, he also advised contestants to open up to show their true abilities, to have a unique performance, and to not worry about enunciation. The last phrase made everybody laugh." so cool !!
Jays Company realeased more of Jays Childhood picture to the media after the song " Listen to mum " jays mum was moved to tears as she was the first person to listen to this song by her son ... aww cute cute...
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