Joyce Chu

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chu.
Joyce Chu
Joyce Chu at Popular Bookfest 2015.jpg
Joyce Chu at a fan-signing event at Popular Bookfest 2015 in Singapore, 6 December 2015
Chinese name 四葉草
Pinyin Sìyècǎo (Mandarin)
Birth name Chu Zhu Ai
(Chinese: 朱主爱; pinyin: Zhū Zhǔ'ài)
Origin Malaysia
Born (1997-03-07) 7 March 1997 (age 19)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Instrument(s) guitar, ukulele, guitalele, piano
Label(s) RED People
Avex Taiwan
Years active 2014–Present
Associated acts RED People

Joyce Chu (born 7 March 1997), nicknamed Sìyècǎo (四葉草, literally "four-leaf clover"), is a Malaysian singer who rose to fame after the music video of her song, "Malaysia Chabor", gained more than 10 million views on YouTube.[1] She is also a member of RED People, a group of artists supervised by controversial rapper-songwriter Namewee.

Early life[edit]

Joyce Chu was born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She has an older sister, Joana, and an older brother, Joey, who starred in some of her videos.[2][3] She graduated from Si Ling Secondary School in Singapore, but discontinued her studies after her GCE 'O' Level examination to focus on her online career.[4]

Career[edit]

Chu became a regional internet sensation with her song "Malaysia Chabor", composed by Namewee with information about herself. The song was based on recounts of netizens uploading her photos onto fake accounts and describing her as a Korean, which annoyed her, and she uses the song to tell others she is a "Malaysian Chabor" (Malaysian girl) and not Korean, as many have assumed her to be.[5][6] Since June 2014, the video has reached about five million views on YouTube, and has spawned covers and parodies by others, especially by a Singaporean recruit consultant, Gary Chun, who made his own version called "Singapore Dapor" in which he showed his affection for Chu.[7][8]

On 15 October 2014, Chu released a self-composition entitled "Your Little Round Hand" (伸出圆手) for the 100th anniversary of Doraemon. Chu was a guest star at Singaporean talent competition The Ultimate Star Finals, and told The New Paper that she intended to become a singer-actress in Singapore.[4]

Her next song, "Like Me", is on different social media platforms, which is part of Ohhsome CrossXover with Maxis's Hotlink. The music video was uploaded to YouTube on 10 December 2014.

In 2015, it was announced that Chu would be starring in Singapore's first cosplay-themed film, Young & Fabulous, alongside Aloysius Pang, Jeffrey Xu and Joshua Tan. Chu also became the celebrity beauty advisor for Water 360° by Watson's, and her song, "It's A Long Day", was done as a collaboration with Water 360°.

In November 2015, it was announced that Chu would release her self-titled EP. The lead single from the EP, "I Miss U", featured herself in more than a hundred locations in different countries. another version has rap verses by Namewee. A third video was also planned to mash up covers by a huge number of fans, sent by e-mail from 4 to 20 December.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Young & Fabulous 最佳伙扮 Violet Ong

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes
2015 Merdeka Shuffle 4.0 Namewee

Discography[edit]

With Red People[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Red Red People Red Red Year 红红年 (2015)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Label
2014 You're Not Red 你不紅 Non-album single RED People
Sambal Party 38派對
2015 七洞強 (CNY 2015) Red Red People Red Red Year 红红年
咩咩咩

As solo artist[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 四叶草 Joyce Chu

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Label
2013 因为你是你 Because You Are You Non-album single -
2014 Malaysia Chabor 四叶草 Joyce Chu RED People
AC Music Entertainment
EQ Music
伸出圓手Your Little Round Hand Non-album single
Like Me (Ohhsome CrossXover With Hotlink)
謝謝你 (Opera ABC)
2015 家裡 Sweet Home Red Red People Red Red Year 红红年
It's A Long Day 四叶草 Joyce Chu
好想你 I Miss U
好想你 I Miss U 2.0 (with Namewee) Non-album single
2016 好想你 I Miss U 3.0 (with Namewee)
在一起 Together (ft Namewee)

Covers[edit]

Year Title & Cover
2013 "Here's to Never Growing Up" (Avril Lavinge cover)
"Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus cover)
"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" (Ylvis cover)
"I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz cover)
"Call Me Maybe" (Carly Rae Jepsen cover)
"Payphone" (Maroon 5 cover)
"Make You Feel My Love" (Adele cover)
2014 "不哭了 Don't cry anymore" (By2 cover)[a]
"Missing You" (2NE1 cover)
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" (Frozen cover)
"Payphone" (Maroon 5 cover)
"Make You Feel My Love" (Adele cover)
"Let It Go" (Idina Menzel cover)[a]
"泡沫 Foam" (G.E.M. cover)[a]
"Fancy" (Iggy Azalea cover)
"Rude" (Magic! cover)
"All About That Bass" (Meghan Trainor cover)
"All of Me" (John Legend cover)
"Try"(Colbie Caillat cover)
"Last Christmas"(Wham! cover)
2015 "Blank Space" (Taylor Swift cover)
"肖查某 Xiao Chabor" (P-High cover)
"Flashlight" (Jessie J cover)
  1. ^ a b c Uploaded on others' accounts.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2014 Neway K-Awards Top 5 Exclusive KTV Songs (for "Malaysia Chabor") Won
2015 Neway K-Awards Outstanding Newcomer Won
Top 10 Exclusive KTV Songs (for "Your Little Round Hand") Nominated
Top 10 Hottest KTV Songs (for "Your Little Round Hand") Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""inSing.com" website". inSing.com. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brother does my makeup video 哥哥帮我化妆记". Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gwiyomi by Joyce with Brother(Joey)". Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Chua, Charlene (5 December 2014). "M'sia Chabor star Joyce Chu wants to be singer-actress in S'pore". The New Paper. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ ""The Star" website". The Star. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kwong Wah eNews". Kwong Wah eNews. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  7. ^ ""ST Communities" website". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Malaysia Char Bor gets love song in reply". asiaone. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 

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