Joyce Cheng

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Joyce Cheng
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Joyce Cheng attending Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Charity Dinner Show on 8 September 2018.
Joyce Cheng Yan-yee

(1987-05-30) 30 May 1987 (age 35)
Vancouver, Canada
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active1988–present
Musical career
OriginHong Kong, China
GenresCantopop, Mandopop
  • Vocals
  • piano
LabelsMedia Asia Music (2020-)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese鄭欣宜
Simplified Chinese郑欣宜

Joyce Cheng Yan-yee (born 30 May 1987) is a Hong Kong Canadian singer and actress based in Hong Kong. She is the daughter of late Hong Kong comedian Lydia Shum and singer/actor Adam Cheng.


Cheng is of Sze Yup ancestry through her father's side and Shanghainese through her mother's side.[1] She has been the focus of a variety of media articles due to her struggles with her weight. At a young age, she was 226.5 lbs. Determined to overcome her weight issues, Cheng started a strict fitness regimen at the age of 16. Her fitness programme was recorded in her book, My Weight Loss Diary.

In 2005, Cheng played the part of Snow White in the Hong Kong Disneyland opening ceremony.[2]

Cheng's first music video, 靠自己, "Kaau Zi Gei" (literally Depend on Myself) aired on the TVB prime time show Scoop in 2006.[3]

In 2007 Cheng performed in the Tung Wah charity fundraising telethon, raising HK$310,000, which included a special HK$10,000 from her mother, Lydia Shum.

In February 2007, Cheng performed in the Chinese opera, The Grand Stage.

Cheng recorded and showcased her music video, Connected Hearts on an October 2007 episode of the popular Hong Kong television show, Enjoy Yourself Tonight.

Cheng released her debut album on 6 January 2011.

On 26 February 2008, together with Sam Sullivan, mayor of the City of Vancouver, Cheng agreed to proclaim the following 1 June (her mother's Chinese birthday) to be "Fei Fei Day".

On 10 May 2008, Cheng performed a part originally played by her mother, in a performance from Lai Fa Palace during the 2008 Po Leung Kuk Charity Gala. She also did charity work to mark that year's Mothers Day, the first since her mother died.

Cheng took part in the 512 Fundraising Campaign to help support the victims of the Sichuan disaster. She spoke on stage about how a young mother in Sichuan had sheltered her baby from the falling rubble with her own body and remarked on how noble this self-sacrifice was. She said that she had just experienced her first Mother's Day without her own mother, but she knows that wherever her mother is, she will still be supporting her. She felt that in the same way, this young mother would still be supporting her child because the love of motherhood is great until the end. She hopes that the orphans would remember this and grow up as happy people.

On 25 July 2008, Cheng took part in a live radio show with fellow Hong Kong artiste Hins Cheung. The radio show was part of Ming Pao Weekly's 40th birthday celebrations. During the outside broadcast on Metro Radio, Joyce and Hins sang an English a Capella duet live. The response from fans was overwhelmingly positive. Hins praised Cheng's musical talent and added that he hopes they will be able to perform together on stage in the future.

In September 2008, Cheng launched her acting career on the hit TVB sitcom "Off Pedder" (畢打自己人). Cheng's character, Joyce Yu, was a recurring role on the sitcom which ran for 337 episodes. Cheng also sang the ending theme to the show, "No One Is Perfect" (無人完美).

In March 2010, Cheng began filming a twenty episode drama with TVB, playing the sidekick to famed TVB actor Bosco Wong in the drama "Isolated Seven Day Romance" (隔離七日情(暫名)).

On 2 July 2010, Cheng signed to the Record Label, Stars Shine International Limited (星煥國際有限公司).

On 31 July 2010, Cheng guest-starred in "Off Pedder" fellow co-star, Cholam Wong (王祖藍)'s first stage show at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Cheng performed in all three of the sold out shows and wowed audiences with her comedic ability.

In February 2015, Cheng released her song, "Are You Skinny Enough?" The song focused on her experience of weight loss and regaining weight. It had a great response after being aired; Cheng said that this song is a "statement" when she won the award with this song.[4]

In April 2016, Cheng released a new song "Girl God", which is a song that encourages the public to accept her. The song was very well received when she first released.[5] She also directed her own music video for the first time, which won her competitors. People and many netizens supported it, and the music video reached 2.3 million hits on YouTube. Since then, the song has also been on the charts on major online music platforms and radio stations, becoming the champions, becoming Cheng's first four-channel champion song. After that, it swept the song awards of the four major award ceremonies, and won the favourite female singer music award for the first time.[6]

In 2017, Cheng received the script to play a breast cancer patient for the film "29+1".[7]

On 1 November 2017, Cheng ended her contract with TVB.[8]

On 22 April 2018, Cheng held the first Red Pavilion concert "Break A Leg Joyce Cheng Concert 2018".

On 22 February 2021, Cheng released her highly anticipated single, "@princejoyce."[9]


Parent companyhmv Digital China Group
Founded2017 (2017) [11]
FounderJoyce Cheng
Country of origin China
Location Hong Kong

Joyce Cheng has recently announced the establishment of her own company, Passion Fruit Records.[10] "When Did You Not Love Me?" is the first single released after the foundation of the label.[12] The label will be mainly focusing on making her own music for the short run, though she may be signing fresh new artists instead should she expand the record label in the future.[10]

The press conference was held on 26 February 2018.[13]



Year Title Role
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity Shanghaiese Woman
2010 Little Gobie
2011 I Love Hong Kong One of the twins
2012 I Love Hong Kong 2012
2012 Cold War
2012 My Sassy Hubby
2013 I Love Hong Kong 2013
2014 Huat Ah! Huat Ah! HUAT! * heroine: Ah Niu Xiao Ping
2015 12 Golden Ducks
2015 Imprisoned: Survival Guide for Rich and Prodigal
2015 Return of the Cuckoo Keung
2015 Guia in Love
2016 i am girl
2016 Special Female Force
2017 29+1 Wong Tin-lok
2017 The Yuppie Fantasia 3 June
2017 The Sinking City - Capsule Odyssey
2018 Agent Mr Chan
2018 Midnight Diner
2019 A Home with a View
2019 A Journey of Happiness

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
2008–2010 Off Pedder Yu Lok-Yee (Joyce)
2011 7 Days in Life Tong Ching
2017 Oh My Grad Du Dehui
2019 Sexy Central Sunny

MV Appearance (Actress)[edit]

Year Title
2021 Anson Lo - "Megahit"


  • (2011) Joyce Cheng Debut Album
  • (2011) 故事的配角 (Supporting Role of the Story)
  • (2013) The Voice of Love
  • (2016) JOYCE
  • (2021) Joyce to the World
  • (2023) Believe Us


Year Date Name Venue Note
2023 16-18 March Believe Us Hong Kong Coliseum [14]
2022 10-12 June Between Us

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Platform Venue Category Result
2023 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation 2022 CRHK AsiaWorld–Arena, AsiaWorld–Expo Best Female Singers Gold
Audience's Favourite Female Singer Gold
2022 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation 2021 CRHK AsiaWorld–Arena, AsiaWorld–Expo Best Female Singers Gold
Audience's Favourite Female Singer Gold


  1. ^ "Shum dies at 62 – The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 February 2008.
  2. ^ On 2005-09-11. The opening ceremony was publicised on Hong Kong public television. Controversially, her part as Snow White sparked many telephone complaints to the television network as they said because of her weight, she caused emotional discomfort to the audience. This story was commented on by many actors and comedians.
  3. ^ 2006-10-06, at 7:30pm, during that year's Mid-Autumn Festival.
  4. ^ "欣宜新歌《你瘦夠了嗎?》 直立一字馬都跳到 | 立場報道 | 立場新聞". 立場新聞 Stand News. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  5. ^ 史順宜 (13 October 2017). "【一首歌】鄭欣宜《女神》 教你自信「不要低頭光環會掉下來」". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  6. ^ 陳奕熙 (2 January 2017). "【叱咤】大贏家鄭欣宜約按摩當獎勵 許廷鏗堅持繼續做純粹歌手". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  7. ^ "以為患乳癌欣宜驚足5日 - 明周娛樂 - 焦點娛樂 - 明周娛樂". 16 September 2017. Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  8. ^ "繼欣宜張繼聰之後 張建聲宣布與蕭定一完約 - 今日娛樂新聞 | 香港即時娛樂報道 | 最新娛樂消息". am730. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  9. ^ KKBOX (25 February 2021). "鄭欣宜《@princejoyce》MV再騷舞技 「五爪金龍」水晶甲勁搶Fo". 香港01 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  10. ^ a b c "Joyce Cheng establishes Passion Fruit Records". Yahoo HK. 6 March 2018.
  11. ^ "自組公司升呢一姐 欣宜:畀我享受吓!" (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). 12 September 2017.
  12. ^ "【自組公司】要自己話晒事 欣宜做老闆捧自己" (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). 18 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Passionfruit Records press conference". 27 February 2018.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Joyce Cheng Concert 2023|Believe Us". klook.

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