Stefanie Sun

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Stefanie Sun
孙燕姿
2014 Sun Yan Zi .jpg
Sun at the signing session of Kepler in Taipei, March 2014
Born
Sng Ee Tze

(1978-07-23) 23 July 1978 (age 43)
Singapore
NationalitySingaporean
Alma mater Nanyang Technological University
OccupationSinger, songwriter
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Nadim van der Ros
(m. 2011)
Children2
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock
InstrumentsVocals, 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.

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Early life and education

Sun was born in Singapore on 23 July 1978. [1] 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.

Singing career

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. [2] 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. [3]

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. [4]

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. [5] [6]

Personal life

In May 2011, Sun married Nadim van der Ros, who is a Dutch Indonesian and the founder of Be An Idea, [7] a part of The Good Bean Consultancy. [8] They had secretly registered their marriage in March 2011. [9] In October 2012, Sun gave birth to her son, [10] followed by a daughter in July 2018. [11]

Discography

Studio albums

Extended plays

Compilation albums

Live albums

Feature singles

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References

  1. Auto, Hermes (23 July 2021). "Singer Stefanie Sun spends 43rd birthday at home | The Straits Times". www.straitstimes.com. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  2. "Singapore Singing Sensation Stefanie Sun Receives Orchid Named After Her" (PDF).
  3. "14 interesting things to know about Stefanie Sun". Her World Singapore. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  4. "Stefanie Sun observes minute of silence for Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Shenzhen concert". 30 March 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  5. "More than 240 million people tune in to watch Stefanie Sun sing in virtual concert" . Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  6. "Stefanie Sun apologises for technical issues during online concert". AsiaOne. 30 May 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  7. "About Be An Idea". Be An Idea. 1 December 2018.
  8. "The Good Bean Consultancy". xinmsn. 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  9. "Stefanie Sun wedding". todayonline. 8 May 2011. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011.
  10. "Stefanie Sun has given birth to a boy, 3.4 kg". The Straits Times. 31 October 2012.
  11. "Stefanie Sun gives birth to second child". Channel NewsAsia. 30 July 2018.