Su Rui (simplified Chinese: 苏芮; traditional Chinese: 蘇芮; pinyin: Sū Ruì; born 13 June 1952) is a Taiwanese singer. In 1968, Su Rui skipped class to participate in a singing competition and was selected, joining the Zero Chorus to sing Western pop songs, and began her singing career. Later, she joined the Action Choir, named Julie in English. In 1971, she graduated from high school and began to perform at the Qingquangang American Army Club (CCK) in Taichung with Yingying Huang and they became friends. In 1973, she became the first female singer in residence at the Taipei Hilton. She was recommended to perform at the Hilton Hotel in Hong Kong, singing in Hong Kong for 3 years. Before becoming a singer, Su Rui wanted to be a physical education teacher. At that time, she was good at track and field and basketball, so she hoped to be a teacher and teach students.

Su Rui
Born
Su Rui-fen (蘇瑞芬)

(1952-06-13) 13 June 1952 (age 69)
Taipei, Taiwan
OccupationSinger
Years active1982–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蘇芮
Simplified Chinese苏芮
Musical career
Also known asJulie Su
Julie Sue
Su Jui[1]
Sue Rey
GenresMandopop, Cantopop, J-Pop
InstrumentsVocals

Her song "The Same Moonlight" (一樣的月光; 1983) first propelled her from an unknown to a singing sensation in Taiwan overnight when it was released in 1983. She is also known for her hit "Any Empty Wine Bottles For Sale" (酒矸倘賣無), the widely popular soundtrack to the Taiwanese film Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing.[2] Her popularity in Asia was equated with that of counterpart Teresa Teng, when her hit song "Follow Your Feelings" (跟着感覺走) became hugely popular in the late 1980s.[3]

In 2018, Su received the Special Contribution Award at the 29th Golden Melody Awards for her achievement in Mandopop music.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Compilations are excluded from 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)[5]
  • 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 song 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 — Suna 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)

ReferencesEdit

  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
  3. ^ Kristof, Nicholas D. (19 February 1991). "A Taiwan Pop Singer Sways the Mainland". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2010. "Su Rui"
  4. ^ "第29屆金曲獎頒獎典禮 – 金曲APP". 金曲29 (in Chinese). Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. ^ 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?'"