Peggy Hsu

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Xu Zhe Pei
Native name 許哲珮
Birth name 許哲珮
Also known as Peggy Hsu
Born (1981-02-02) February 2, 1981 (age 33)
Origin Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Genres Pop, rock, alternative rock, jazz, big band, bossa nova, adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, music composer, music producer, musician
Instruments Piano/Keyboard
Years active 2001–present
Labels Wonder Music
Associated acts Le Cirque 馬戲團
Website www.peggyhsu.com

Peggy Hsu (Chinese: 許哲珮; pinyin: Xu Zhe-Pei, born February 2, 1981) is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter, music composer, and music producer. She is the founder and lead vocalist/keyboardist of the band “Le Cirque”.

Since her first appearance on the Mandarin music scene in 2001 with her self-written-and-produced debut album, Balloon, written when she was only 19 on her piano, Peggy has picked up Best Songwriter, Best Newcomer, Best Lyricist and other awards from the China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia market. Since 2009, she has been publishing her own music independently and now she is working closely with Wonder Music, a widely recognized Taiwanese indie record label. She has also written and composed a large number of songs for other Mandarin artists. Her recent works tend to be indie-pop and bossa-nova, jazz based style. In 2003, Peggy formed her own band called “Le Cirque”.

In 2007, Peggy Hsu won the 18th Best Music Album Producer of Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards– an equivalent of America’s Grammy Awards.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Balloon (汽球)

  • Released: November 01, 2001
  • Format: CD, CD+VCD
  • Label: 8866
  • Producer: Bean Lin, Eric Chen

Peggy's Wish Box (許 願盒)

  • Released: May 03, 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Seed Music
  • Producer: Peggy Hsu, Bean Lin, Eric Chen

Beautiful (美好的)

  • Released: June 19, 2009
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wonder Music
  • Producer: Peggy Hsu, Bean Lin, Eric Chen

Snowman (雪人)

  • Released: December 25, 2009
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wonder Music
  • Producer: Peggy Hsu, Bean Lin, Eric Chen

Le Cirque: I ( 馬戲團1號)

  • Released: September 17, 2010
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wonder Music
  • Producer: Peggy Hsu, Bean Lin, Eric Chen

Magical Shop (奇幻精品店)

  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wonder Music
  • Producer: Peggy Hsu, Bean Lin, Eric Chen

Singles[edit]

Silk Stocking (玻璃絲襪)

  • Released: September 01, 2002
  • Label: Rock Record

Snow (雪)

  • Released: December 05, 2008
  • Label: Wonder Music (Digital Distribution Only)

Musical Drama[edit]

Musical Drama
The Secret Garden (祕密花園)
  • Hsu was the leading actress on The Secret Garden (祕密花園) 2007/2010 tour (17 Shows), in Taiwan.
Lil' Flora (小花)
  • Hsu was the leading actress on The Lil' Flora (小花) 2008/2009 tour (19 Shows), in Taiwan.
Jimmy: One More Day With You (幾米:走向春天的下午 音樂魔幻劇場)
  • Hsu was the leading actress on 2010~2011 tour (86 Shows), in Taiwan.

Awards[edit]

Year Awards
2001
  • Annual Top 1 download on largest Chinese music store, (for Balloon)
  • Top 20 Chinese Music Videos, (for Balloon)
  • Release 1st album Balloon in Asia
  • First Chinese music video production in Iceland
2002
  • 13th Golden Melody Awards, Best Newcomer Nominee (Taiwan)
  • Global Chinese Song Awards, Best Newcomer (China)
  • Singapore Golden Melody Awards, Best Newcomer (Singapore)
  • Metro Radio Award, Best Newcomer Nominee (Hong Kong)
2003
  • Top 10 Chinese Song Awards, Top Lyricist (Hong Kong)
  • Hong Kong Ultimate Song Chart Award, Best Newcomer 2nd Place
2004-2006
  • Perform in 2004 Taiwan Festival Concert (Vancouver, Canada)
  • Studied Jazz Vocal at Berklee College of Music
  • Perform in 2006 Taiwan Festival Concert (Vancouver/Toronto)
2007
  • Release 2nd album The Wish Box
  • 18th Golden Melody Awards, Best Album Producer (Taiwan)
  • Leading actress in musical drama "The Secret Garden"
2008
  • Leading actress in musical drama "Lil'Flora"
  • Release X'mas Single "Snow" in digital distribution format
2009
  • Start hosting FM 91.7 Pop Radio program Taste of Music Creativity
  • Vocal dubbing for Panasonic TV ad
  • Release 3rd album Beautiful
  • Beautiful live music tour for 15 shows
  • 2009 Eslite Book Store Top 100 Album (Taiwan)
  • Music Radio Award Top 1 ranking (China)
  • Best Chinese Song from Metro Radio Award (Hong Kong)
  • Best 10 Album from Chinese Media Selection (China)
  • 2009 Best 10 Chinese Album from Sohu.com (China)
  • Release 4th Album Snowman
  • Snowman live music tour for 6 shows
2010
  • First Taiwan 3D Music Video Production "Fly"
  • Held 2 concerts in Singapore Esplanade Recital Studio. (the only artist sold-out 2 shows)
  • Best 10 Chinese Album from KKBOX Editorial Choice (Snowman Album) (Taiwan)
  • Top 1 Album from Chinese United Ranking (Snowman Album) (China)
  • Top 1 Album from douban.com (Snowman Album) (China)
  • Top 1 Album from Music Radio Ranking (Snowman Album) (China)
  • "Beautiful Snowman" live music tour for 10 venues (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, HangZhou, ChengDou, ChongQing, WuHan, GuangZhou, ShengZheng)
  • Release mini album Le Cirque: I
2011
  • Best Composer-Artist Nominated, 2nd Taiwan Golden Indie Music Awards
  • Best R&B Single, 2nd Taiwan Golden Indie Music Awards: Cherry Lover
  • Release 5th album Magical Shop

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