Yuki Hsu

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Yuki Hsu
徐懷鈺/徐怀钰
Yuki hsu holding an autograph session in Taipei.jpg
Background information
Birth name Xú Huáiyù
Born (1978-03-03) March 3, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Occupations singer, actress
Years active 1998–2007 (singer)
1998–2008 (actress)

Yuki Hsu (徐懷鈺; pinyin: Xú Huáiyù) (born March 3, 1979) is a Taiwanese pop singer. She is perhaps best remembered for the single "Fen Fei" (分飛). Between 1998 and 2001 she scored a series of hits in Taiwan. Most of her songs were upbeat, catchy, melodic dance tracks, often with youthful themes or lyrics. Her song "Angel" featured a chorus of kids singing along with her. Other well-known Yuki Hsu songs include "Ai De Ding Dong," "Who's Naughty," and a remake of the '90s techno track "Dub-i-Dub." In 1999 she paired up with South Korean rapper Yoo Seung Jun to record the duet "Can't Wait," which brought her some fame outside of Taiwan. She was also famous for the flamboyant and outlandish hairdos she sported in many of her music videos.

After 2001 she stopped recording and turned her career to work in Taiwanese dramas. In 2007 she returned to the pop charts with her new album Bad Girl.

Legal troubles and obscurity[edit]

Hsu faded into obscurity in the aftermath of a legal quagmire involving contract breaches and negative press covers. The court charged her with 2 million NDT in damages and legal fines, and her mother borrowed money to help them get by.[1] [2]

In 2010, she took on a job as an unpaid paralegal assistant so that she can study legal matters to prepare herself for her legal challenges[3] Hsu is the chief breadwinner of her family with dependant siblings who rely on her income.

Challenges to her attempts at a come back to the stage[edit]

In 2011 Hsu claims that her former manager, Wu Zu Wang, of Dragon Imperium International Film Production Corp, texted inappropriate (perhaps constituting sexual harassment) messages to her. She states that she has a backlog of such messages.[4]

Hsu was sued for a breach of contract when she failed to show up for a concert and made unauthorized public appearances on Taiwanese broadcasts. She may be banned from performing in China in the future.[5]

Two years of stresses from her former company Dragon Imperium have caused tremendous strain on Hsu. She contemplated suicide as a solution.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • (1998.03) First Album (第一張個人專輯)
  • (1998.10) Go!Go!Go! (向前衝)
  • (1999.03) Magic Woman Of Love 2 Generation (Special Album with Wen Ying) (魔法阿媽之戀愛2 世代)
  • (1999.04) 5.6.7.8. Going (EP)
  • (1999.06) Angel (天使)
  • (2000.01) Love
  • (2000.09) U'Want
  • (2001.08) Miss Right
  • (2003.01) Rock Hong Kong 10th Anniversary - Yuki Hsu Greatest Hits (滾石香港黃金十年:徐懷鈺精選)
  • (2007.05) Bad Girl

Filmography[edit]

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