Penny Tai

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Penny Tai
Chinese name
Pinyin Dái Peìnī (Mandarin)
Birth name Tai Pei nee
Born (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 38)
Segamat, Johor, Malaysia
Occupation Singer-songwriter, lyricist
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Guitar, Vocals
Label(s) EMI
Seed Music
Sony Music Entertainment
Spouse(s) Sidney Lu
Official website

Penny Tai (Chinese: 戴佩妮, born 22 April 1978 in Segamat, Johor, Malaysia) is a Malaysian Chinese singer and songwriter in the Mandopop scene. Since her debut in 2000 she has released ten albums.


Tai started song-writing at the age of 17, participating in the Halo Song-writing 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 song-writing. 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).[2]

She formed the band "Buddha Jump" with "D-power" and released their first album, "Buddha Jump", on 23 September 2011.

Her most popular song to date internationally was the end theme for the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden entitled "Ni Yao De Ai" (The Love You Want).

She married Sidney Lu on 27 December 2014.[3]



  1. Penny (1 February 2000)
  2. How's That? (怎样) (22 January 2001)
  3. Just Sing It (13 April 2002)
  4. No Penn, No Gain (24 March 2003)
  5. So Penny (9 February 2004) - selection plus new songs
  6. Crazy Love (爱疯了) (31 March 2005)
  7. iPenny (6 October 2006)
  8. Forgive Me For Being The Girl I Am (原谅我就是这样的女生) (16 May 2009)
  9. <Rosa multiflora> Live Concert (野蔷薇)(16 September 2010)
  10. On the Way Home (回家路上) (1 November 2011)
  11. Unexpected( 純屬意外) (27 May 2013)

Other Albums[edit]

  1. Buddha Jump (佛跳牆) (23 September 2011) with the Band "Buddha Jump"


  1. ^ website profile
  2. ^ "17th Golden Melody Awards Winner List (Chinese)". Government Information Office, Republic of Taiwan. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  3. ^ 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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