Jessie Liu

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Jessie Liu 劉美誼
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Background information
Birth name Mei Yi Liu
Born (1981-09-03) September 3, 1981 (age 36)
Genres Acoustic
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 2011 – present
Labels Unsigned

Jessie M. Liu (traditional Chinese: 劉美誼; simplified Chinese: 刘美谊; pinyin: Liu Mei Yi, born September 3, 1981) is an American producer, director, and host of Chinese American TV programs, and singer and songwriter. She was Miss NY Chinese 2002, and the first Miss NY Chinese winner to compete in Miss Chinese International.


Born in Guangzhou (Canton), China, Jessie Liu immigrated to the U.S. with her parents in 1993. She lived in Rhode Island with her parents and her sister from 1993 to 2003, then moved to New York City in 2004.

Music career[edit]

Despite a late start to a full-time music career, at the age of 30, Jessie has been steadfast in developing herself as a musician.

As a song writer and singer, Jessie has been influenced by artists both in her native Chinese culture as well as the culture of her adopted homeland, America.

With full command of three languages (English, Mandarin and Cantonese), her performances are effortless cross-overs of not only cultures but times as well, straddling between older classics and contemporary hits.

Often described by audiences as uplifting and passionate, her singing possesses an undeniable genuineness. A unique signature of hers is the lingering sensuality in her voice coupled with a tender sweetness in the tone. Jessie connects with the audiences through her music and singing which embody the cultures, values and traditions she represents as well as her own life journey.

Early career[edit]

In 2003, Jessie Liu returned to Rhode Island to finish college while interned in a marketing firm in Manhattan, NY. In 2007, she withdrawn from her full-time position as the Account Service Department Director at the marketing firm, and started her new career in entertainment production. She hosted a Telly Award-winning, national Chinese American TV program, Better Living in USA «美化家居» [1] ,[2] in fall 2006. From April to December 2007, she hosted the first Chinese American game show series, Click or Clash «皇牌對對碰», produced by a New York-based entertainment company, JL Global Entertainment Inc.

In 2008, Jessie Liu produced, directed, hosted Telly Award winning program

[3] Better Living in USA II, Celebrity Home «名家有主»,[4] traveled around the U.S. to interview successful Chinese American immigrants. It is the first locally produced Chinese American TV show that got broadcast nationally via multiple TV cable and satellite network in the U.S.

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Beauty Pageant[edit]

Jessie Liu entered Miss NY Chinese 2002 pageant [8] at the age of 20. She also won the title of Miss Popularity, which voted by live audience at the night of the competition. She played piano and sang a song that she composed as her talent performance in the competition. In January, 2003, she traveled to Hong Kong to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant 2003 [9] representing New York City.