Sng Ee Tze
23 July 1978
|Alma mater||Nanyang Technological University|
Nadim van der Ros
|Genres||Pop, pop rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano (Grade 8)|
|Labels||Warner, Capitol, Wonderful, Universal|
Stefanie Sun (simplified Chinese :孙燕姿; traditional Chinese :孫燕姿; pinyin :Sūn Yànzī, born 23 July 1978) is a Singaporean singer-songwriter. In 2000, she released her debut album, Yan Zi , which won her a Golden Melody Award for Best New Artist. In 2004, she released her eighth studio album, Stefanie , which won her another Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Female Singer. Having sold more than 30 million records, she achieved popularity in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Sun was born in Singapore on 23 July 1978.She attended Nanyang Primary School, St. Margaret's Secondary School, Raffles Girls' School, Saint Andrew's Junior College, and Nanyang Technological University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree of Marketing in 2000.
During university, Sun wrote her first song titled "Someone", which later appeared on her 2002 album, Start . She attended LWS School of Music, and her vocal talent was discovered by her mentor Paul Lee, who later introduced her to Samuel Chou, the chairman of Warner Music Taiwan at the time.
In 2002, Hong Kong-based Yazhou Zhoukan, published a 15-page article on the "Stefanie Sun phenomenon", citing the impact that her music had made on Asia.
Sun was selected to sing the English and Mandarin versions of the Singapore National Day Parade theme songs for 2002 - "We Will Get There" (一起走到) and 2003 - "One United People" (全心全意).
In 2006, National Parks Board of Singapore named an orchid, Dendrobium Stefanie Sun, after her.Sun also has a wax figure of herself at the Madame Tussauds Singapore wax museum which portrays her signature look during her 2014 Kepler World Tour. The wax figure took around four months to make, costing $300,000 Singapore dollars.
Stefanie Sun revealed one of her proudest moments as a singer was when she sang the favourite song of Kwa Geok Choo, wife of Singapore's former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, "Que Sera Sera", at the Business China Awards in 2011, not long after her demise. The song had moved Mr Lee, a person whom Sun had the highest respect for, to tears.
In early January 2020, she collaborated with Taiwanese band, Mayday, to release the new version of their 2000 hit "Tenderness".
On 27 May 2022, more than 240 million people watched Sun performed in a one hour virtual concert streamed on Douyin.
In May 2011, Sun married Nadim van der Ros, who is a Dutch Indonesian and the founder of Be An Idea,a part of The Good Bean Consultancy. They had secretly registered their marriage in March 2011. In October 2012, Sun gave birth to her son, followed by a daughter in July 2018.
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Stefanie is the seventh studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 29 October 2004 by Warner Music Taiwan. The song, "I Miss Him Too", is the Taiwan's promotional song of 2004 Japanese live-action film, Socrates in Love. The album earned an IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Top 10 Best Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year in 2004. The album also earned two Golden Melody Award nominations for Best Mandarin Album and Best Mandarin Female Singer in 2005, and she finally won Best Mandarin Female Singer.
My Desired Happiness is the second studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 7 December 2000 by Warner Music Taiwan.
Start is the fourth studio album and first cover album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 1 February 2002 by Warner Music Taiwan.
Leave is the fifth studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 21 May 2002 by Warner Music Taiwan. The song, "We Will Get There" is the theme song of the Singapore National Day Parade 2002. The album earned an IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Top 10 Best Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year in 2002.
To Be Continued... is the sixth studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 10 January 2003 by Warner Music Taiwan. The album earned an IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Top 10 Best Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year in 2003.
The Moment is the first compilation album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 22 August 2003 by Warner Music Taiwan. The album contains seven new songs and fifteen songs from her previous albums. The song "Encounter" is the theme song of 2003 joint Hong Kong-Singaporean film Turn Left, Turn Right. The album earned an IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Top 10 Best Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year in 2003.
Yanzi or Yan Zi may refer to:
Yan Zi is the debut album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 9 June 2000 by Warner Music Taiwan. The songs, "Love Document" and "Cloudy Day", reached number 4 and 33 respectively on the Hit FM Annual Top 100 Singles in 2000. The album earned Sun a Golden Melody Award for Best New Artist.
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It's Time is the tenth studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 8 March 2011 by Wonderful Music. The album sold more than 75,000 copies in Taiwan alone, and became the second best-selling album of the year in Taiwan.
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Kepler is the eleventh studio album by Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun, released on 27 February 2014 by Universal Music Taiwan.
Kate Liao (廖瑩如) is a renowned lyricist, record planning, and A&R production coordinator in the Chinese music industry. She was nominated as the “Best Lyricist” in the 19th Golden Melody Awards by her work Stefanie Sun's "Against the Light 逆光".
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