Su Rui

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Su.
Su Rui
Chinese name 蘇芮 (traditional)
Chinese name 苏芮 (simplified)
Pinyin Sū Ruì (Mandarin)
Birth name
  • Su Rui-Fen
  • 蘇瑞芬 (traditional)
  • 苏瑞芬 (simplified)
  • Sū Ruì-Fēn (Mandarin)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1952-06-13) June 13, 1952 (age 64)
New Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Julie Su or Julie Sue
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Mandopop, Cantopop, J-Pop
Instrument(s) Singing
Years active 1980s–present
Children 1
Ancestry Jining, Shandong, China

Su Rui (simplified Chinese: 苏芮; traditional Chinese: 蘇芮; pinyin: Sū Ruì; born June 13, 1952) or Su Jui,[1] sometimes referred to as Julie Su, and in Malaysia as Sue Rey, is a former highly popular Chinese pop singer from Taiwan, especially in the 1980s.

The song "The Same Moonlight" (一樣的月光, June 1983) first propelled her from an unknown to a singing sensation in Taiwan overnight when it was released in 1983. She also had a hit with "Any Empty Wine Bottles For Sale" (酒矸倘賣無) on the soundtrack to the Taiwan film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing.[2] Her popularity in China was equated with that of Teresa Teng, when her hit song "Follow Your Feelings" (跟着感觉走) became hugely popular in the late 1980s, even as her popularity began to decline in Taiwan.[3]

Discography[edit]

Compilations are not included on this list.

UFO Records (飛碟唱片, Taiwan); titles of editions released by UFO Records are used, unless otherwise

  • 1983 — Su Rui (蘇芮; Sū Ruì)
    The earliest Taiwanese cassette edition titles this album The Same Moonlight / Please Come with Me (一樣的月光 / 請跟我來)
  • 1984 — Turning Around Suddenly (驀然回首; Mòrán huíshǒu)[4]
  • 1984 — Sū Ruì 3 (蘇芮3)
    The earliest Taiwanese CD edition titles this album Shùn Qí Zì Rán / Chén Yuán (順其自然 / 塵緣)
  • 1985 — Yǒuqíng tiāndì (有情天地)
  • 1985 — 1986
    Sometimes it is called Sū Ruì 1986 (蘇芮1986)
  • 1986 — Millionaires Express / Heart of Dragon (富貴列車 / 龍的心; Lóng de xīn / fùguì lièchē) (single)
    Each of both songs is a theme song of a film of the same name
  • 1986 — The Sixth Sense (第六感; Dì liù gǎn)
  • 1987 — Rest, Work, Work Again (休息、工作、再工作; jau1 sik1, gung1 zok3, zoi3 gung1 zok3) (Cantonese)
  • 1987 — Changes (English)
  • 1988 — sura no fune (砂の船?) (Japanese)
  • 1988 — Taipei–Tokyo (台北·東京; Táiběi·Dōngjīng)
  • 1988 — All for Tomorrow (一切為明天; Yīqiè wéi míngtiān)
  • 1989 — With Love (憑著愛; pang4 zoek6 ngoi3) (Cantonese)
  • 1989 — I've Got the Music in Me (English)
  • 1993 — Holding Hands (牽手; Qiānshǒu)
  • 1994 — Unfaithful (變心; Biànxīn)

Linfair Records Ltd (福茂唱片)

  • 1989 — Murder on the Orient Express (東方快車謀殺案; Dōngfāng kuàichē móushā àn)
  • 1990 — Parked in My Gentle Heart (停在我心裏的溫柔; Tíng zài wǒ xīnlǐ de wēnróu)

Golden Pony Records (嘉音唱片)

  • 1993 — Loved Completely 愛過就是完全; ngoi3 guo3 zau6 si6 jyun4 cyun4) (Cantonese)

Forward Music Ltd (豐華唱片)

  • 1997 — Flower Branches (花若離枝; Huā ruò lí zhī)
  • 1998 — Loving You So Much Since (愛就這麼來; Ài jiù zhème lái)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Free China Review 1984 Volume 34 p.42 "The movie Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing, the album The Same Moonlight, and singer Su Jui have all flared in Taiwan's star ranks."
  2. ^ Singer stages renaissance[dead link]
  3. ^ Kristof, Nicholas D. (February 19, 1991). "A Taiwan Pop Singer Sways the Mainland". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2010.  "Su Rui"
  4. ^ Asiaweek - Volume 10 1984- Page 60 "Selections TURNING AROUND SUDDENLY JULIE SU 3 By Julie Su. WEA Records, 2292 50593-4/2292 51501-4. Julie Su burst on to the Chinese music scene last year with her stunning debut album, the soundtrack for the Taiwan film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing....Julie Sue possesses the typical sweetish voice of the average Taiwan pop singer. Distinguishing her from the lot, however, is an exciting vocal dynamism and versatility. ... She attacks the driving, iconoclastic folk rock number "The Same Moonlight," however, with all the raw energy it requires. She also delivers delivers an excellent, moving rendition of the film theme song 'Who Will Buy My Old Bottles?'"