Joyce Chu

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Joyce Chu
Joyce Chu at Popular Bookfest 2015.jpg
Chu at Popular Bookfest
Singapore, 6 December 2015
Background information
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 20)
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actress
Instrument(s) vocals, guitar, ukulele, guitalele, piano
Label(s) RED People
Avex Taiwan
EQ MUSIC
The DOW Cultural Taiwan
AC Music Entertainment
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-songwriter 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. This song was covered by other celebrities, such as Happy Polla, Jung Yong-hwa[9][10] and TFBoys,[11][12] leading to a further rise in popularity, receiving more than a million Facebook fans. 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.

In 2016, Chu starred in Heroes of Remix under the mentorship of Wang Leehom.[13] In December the same year, Chu released her second EP, Together / Merry Cold Christmas, featuring the singles "Together" and "Merry Cold Christmas". In 2017, she released her next single, "Mambo Island", which is a collaboration with Formosa Watch (寶島鐘錶公司).

Filmography[edit]

Films[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 Non-album single
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 (2015)
  • 在一起/冷冷 der 聖誕節 Together / Merry Cold Christmas (2016)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Label
2013 因為你是你 Because You Are You [14] Non-album single N/A
2014 Malaysia Chabor [15] Joyce Chu RED People
AC Music Entertainment
EQ Music
伸出圓手Your Little Round Hand [16] Non-album single
Like Me!! [17] Non-album single
謝謝你 RED School [18] Non-album single
2015 家裡 Sweet Home [19] Red Red People Red Red Year
It's A Long Day [20] Joyce Chu
好想你 I Miss U [21]
好想你 I Miss U 2.0 (with Namewee)[22] Crossover Asia (Namewee's Album)
2016 Em nhớ anh (I Miss U Vietnamese version) [23] Non-album single
好想你 I Miss U 3.0 (with Namewee)[24] Non-album single
Water! 打功夫! (ft. Namewee) [25] Non-album single
在一起 Together (ft. Namewee)[26][27] Together / Merry Cold Christmas
冷冷 der 聖誕節 Merry Cold Christmas[28]
2017 新寶島曼波 Mambo Island[29] Non-album single
Simple Love 小清新 (with Michiyo Ho) Non-album single
The Never Old Legend 不老的传说 2017 Non-album single
Answer The Phone! 快接電話! Non-album single

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. 
  9. ^ myMusic線上音樂 (February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)). "四-{}-葉-{}-草,C-{}-N-{}-B-{}-L-{}-U-{}-E也在唱她的歌". United Daily News. Retrieved 2016-12-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ 蘋果日報 (November 14, 2015 (2015-11-14)). "女歌手MV拍到墜樓?所長神回". 蘋果日報. Retrieved 2016-12-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ 环球娱乐网 (February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04)). "T-{}-F-{}-B-{}-O-{}-Y-{}-S都抢着翻唱她的歌 "四-{}-叶-{}-草"到底是谁?". China Daily. Retrieved 2016-12-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ 網搜小組 (March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)). "四-{}-葉-{}-草-{}-穿-{}-奧-{}-黛-{}-推-{}-越-{}-南-{}-版《好-{}-想-{}-你》 網-{}-:該-{}-代言-{}-快-{}-譯-{}-通-{}-啊". 東森娛樂新光雲. Retrieved 2016-12-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  13. ^ 林彩蓮 (June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)). "四-{}-葉-{}-草-{}-用真名 登-{}-熱-{}-搜-{}-榜-{}-首" (in Chinese). The China Press. Retrieved 2016-12-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ 因為你是你 (四葉草個人首次創作)
  15. ^ MALAYSIA CHABOR by Joyce Chu 四葉草@Red People
  16. ^ 伸出圓手Your Little Round Hand by JOYCE CHU 四葉草@Red People
  17. ^ LIKE ME!! by JOYCE CHU 四葉草@Red People [Ohhsome CrossXover With Hotlink]
  18. ^ 謝謝你 RED SCHOOL by Joyce Chu 四葉草@RED PEOPLE
  19. ^ Red People CNY 2015 溫馨賀歲【家裡 Sweet Home】by Joyce Chu 四葉草
  20. ^ 【It's A Long Day】by Joyce Chu 四葉草 @ Red People
  21. ^ 好想你 I MiSS U - Joyce Chu 四葉草@RED PEOPLE
  22. ^ 【好想你2.0 】i MiSS U 2 - Namewee 黃明志 feat. Joyce Chu 四葉草 @CROSSOVER ASIA 2017亞洲通車專輯
  23. ^ Em nhớ anh - Joyce Chu 四葉草@Red People (越南版《好想你》)
  24. ^ [好想你]霸氣中國風REMIX 3.0 (好想滄海一聲卡農笑) - Joyce Chu 四葉草 ft. NAMEWEE 黃明志
  25. ^ Water! 打功夫! - Namewee 黃明志 + Joyce Chu 四葉草@Red People (劍俠情緣手遊主題曲)
  26. ^ 在一起 Together - Joyce Chu 四葉草@RED PEOPLE feat.Namewee 黃明志
  27. ^ 在一起 (2017 個唱版) Together (Ver. 2017) - 朱主爱 (四葉草) JOYCE CHU (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
  28. ^ 冷冷 der 聖誕節 Merry Cold Christmas - 朱主爱 (四葉草) JOYCE CHU (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
  29. ^ 【新寶島曼波Mambo Island 】四葉草Joyce Chu @RED People (寶島鐘錶公司2017品牌推廣主題曲)

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