Penny Tai

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Penny Tai
佛跳牆主唱 戴佩妮 20121202.jpg
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 44)
Segamat, Johor, Malaysia
Years active1995–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese戴佩妮
Musical career
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Seed Music
Sony Music Entertainment

Penny Tai (Chinese: 戴佩妮; born 22 April 1978) is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, producer and director. Since her debut in 2000, she has achieved many successes in her music career, including winning 5 Golden Melody Awards.

In addition to performing arts, Tai is enthusiastic about charity and was elected as one of Malaysia's Top Ten Outstanding Youths in 2011 .

Life and career[edit]

Tai started songwriting at the age of 17, participating in the Halo Songwriting Contest[1] in Kuala Lumpur, a platform which also launched the career of fellow Malaysian singer, Fish Leong. In 1999 she was offered a contract by EMI Music (Taiwan) and moved to Taiwan pursue a career in singing and songwriting. She released her self-titled first album, Penny, in January 2000.

In 2006, she won Best Composer at the Golden Melody Awards for the song "Crazy Love" (title track to her 2005 album), becoming the first Malaysian artist to win a Golden Melody Award.[2]

She subsequently won the Golden Melody Award for Best Female Mandarin Singer and Best Album Producer at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in 2014.

She formed the band Buddha Jump with the band D-power and released their first album, Buddha Jump, on 23 September 2011. Buddha Jump won the Golden Melody Award for Best Musical Group in 2015.[3]

Her most popular song to date internationally was the end theme for the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden entitled The Love You Want (你要的愛).[4]

She married Sidney Lu on 27 December 2014.[5]



  1. Penny (1 February 2000)
  2. How's That? (怎樣) (22 January 2001)
  3. Just Sing It (13 April 2002)
  4. No Penny, No Gain (24 March 2003)
  5. So Penny (9 February 2004) – New + Best Selection
  6. Crazy Love (愛瘋了) (31 March 2005)
  7. iPenny (6 October 2006)
  8. Forgive Me For Being The Girl I Am (原諒我就是這樣的女生) (16 May 2009)
  9. On the Way Home (回家路上) (1 November 2011)
  10. Unexpected (純屬意外) (27 May 2013)
  11. Thief () (13 August 2016)

With Buddha Jump[edit]

  1. Buddha Jump (佛跳牆) (23 September 2011)
  2. Show You (給你看) (30 December 2014)
  3. BJ Shop (BJ肆) (7 November 2019)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Melody Awards[edit]

The Golden Melody Awards is an honor awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan to recognize outstanding achievement in the Chinese music industry and it has constantly been recognized as the equivalent to the Grammy Awards in Chinese-speaking world.

Year Category Work Nominated Result
2001 Best New Artist PENNY Nominated
2004 Best Female Mandarin Singer No Penn, No Gain Nominated
2006 Best Composer Crazy Love (song) Won
Best Album Producer Crazy Love Nominated
Best Female Mandarin Singer Crazy Love Nominated
Best Mandarin Album Crazy Love Nominated
2007 Best Female Mandarin Singer ipenny Nominated
2009 Best Music Video Wind Nominated
Black and White Nominated
2012 Best Band Buddha Jump Nominated
2014 Best Composer The Fortunate One Nominated
Best Album Producer Hugging You Won
Best Female Mandarin Singer Unexpected Won
2015 Best Musical Arrangement Show You Won
Best Band Show You Won
2017 Best Vocal Recording Album Thief Nominated
2018 Best Album Producer ExtraOrdinary Nominated


  1. ^ " website profile". Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ "17th Golden Melody Awards Winner List (Chinese)". Government Information Office, Republic of Taiwan. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2010.
  3. ^ "佛跳牆奪最佳樂團 戴佩妮:老公帶旺我 | 重點新聞 | 中央社即時新聞 CNA NEWS". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. ^ "戴佩妮搖滾改編神曲《你要的愛》唱出女人愛的解放 | POP!微博". POP!微博 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). 27 November 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  5. ^ Wang, Ching-yi; Chen, Christie (27 December 2014). "Malaysian-Chinese singer Penny Tai marries longtime fiancé". Central News Agency. Retrieved 27 December 2014.

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