Tanya Chua (Chinese: 蔡健雅; pinyin: Cài Jiànyǎ; born 28 January 1975) is a Singaporean singer and songwriter. She debuted her singing career by releasing her debut studio album Bored in 1997. Her albums, Amphibian (2005), Goodbye & Hello (2007), and Sing It Out of Love (2011), each won her a Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Female Singer.
|Alma mater||Singapore Polytechnic|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Awards||Golden Melody Awards – Best Mandarin Female Singer|
2008 Goodbye & Hello
2012 Sing It Out of Love
Best Album Producer
2008 Goodbye & Hello
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar, drum, harmonica|
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Discography
- 3 Awards and nominations
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Life and careerEdit
1975–1996: Early years and career beginningsEdit
1997–2002: Universal MusicEdit
In 1997, Chua signed a recording deal with Singaporean management company Music & Movement, and debuted her singing career by releasing an English album titled Bored. In 1998, she attended the electric guitar classes at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, Chua signed a recording deal with PolyGram, and released her first self-titled Chinese album. In the same year, she released her second English album Luck. The song "The Wicked Signs of Trying to Be a Superstar" was written by Taiwanese singer-songwriter David Tao. In 2000, Universal Music Group acquired PolyGram. In the same year, Chua released her second Chinese album Remember. The album earned her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best New Artist. In the same year, she wrote the theme song of the Singaporean film Chicken Rice War, and appeared on the film. In 2001, Chua released her third Chinese album I Do Believe. The album earned her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best Mandarin Female Singer. In the same year, she performed in the Singapore National Day Parade with the theme song titled "Where I Belong". In 2002, Japanese record label S2S released an English album titled Secret Lavender contains seven songs from Chua. Her composition "Wrong Number" for Chinese singer Faye Wong earned her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best Composer.
2003–2006: Warner MusicEdit
In 2003, Chua signed a recording deal with Warner Music Taiwan, and released her fourth Chinese album Stranger. The album earned her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best Mandarin Female Singer. In the same year, she released her fourth English album Jupiter. In 2004, Chua helped produce Hong Kong singer Gigi Leung's album Belongingness. In 2005, Chua released her fifth Chinese album Amphibian. The album earned her three Golden Melody Award nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Mandarin Female Singer, and Best Album Producer, and she won a Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Female Singer. In 2006, Chua moved to Taipei, and launched her own music production company Tengy Music.
2007–present: Asia Muse Entertainment and Universal MusicEdit
In May 2007, Chua signed a recording deal with Taiwanese record label Asia Muse Entertainment. In June 2007, she featured background vocals in the Taiwanese singer Chang Chen-yue's song "Yearning Is a Kind of Sickness". In October 2007, she released her sixth Chinese album Goodbye & Hello. The album earned her seven Golden Melody Award nominations, and she won two Golden Melody Awards for Best Mandarin Female Singer and Best Album Producer. In 2008, she released her seventh Chinese album My Space. The album earned her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best Mandarin Female Singer. In 2009, Chua released her eighth Chinese album If You See Him. The album earned her four Golden Melody Award nominations, including Best Mandarin Album, Best Mandarin Female Singer, Best Album Producer, and Best Composer. The album also won her an Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award for Ten Best Sales Releases Mandarin. In 2010, Chua produced Chinese singer Na Ying's album So What. In 2011, Chua released her ninth Chinese album Sing It Out of Love. The album earned her seven Golden Melody Award nominations, and she won a Golden Melody Award for Best Mandarin Female Singer. In the same year, she also released her fifth English album Just Say No. In 2013, Chua released her tenth Chinese album Angel & Devil. The album earned her a Golden Melody Award nomination for Best Mandarin Female Singer. In the same year, she became one of the judges in the Chinese singing contest Sing My Song with Liu Huan, Yang Kun, and Emil Chau. In 2015, Chua released her seventh Chinese album Aphasia. The album earned her six Golden Melody Award nominations. In the same year, she became one of the judges in the Chinese singing contest Sing My Song (season 2).
- Tanya (1999)
- Remember (2000)
- I Do Believe (2001)
- Stanger (2003)
- Amphibian (2005)
- Goodbye & Hello (2007)
- My Space (2008)
- If You See Him (2009)
- Sing It Out of Love (2011)
- Angel & Devil (2013)
- Aphasia (2015)
- Kisses for the World (2018)
- Bored (1997)
- Luck (1999)
- Secret Lavender (2002)
- Jupiter (2003)
- Just Say So (2011)
- Tacit Understanding (2001)
- T-time (2006)
- All Right (1999)
- Where I Belong (2001)
- Treasure the World (2003)
- Purple (2017)
- Nightglow (2018)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1998||Asia Song Festival||Best Composition||"Hear Me"||Won|
|1999||Singapore Hit Awards||Best Local Composition||"Bored"||Won|
|Best Local Arrangement||"Deep"||Won|
|2006||Golden Melody Awards||Best Mandarin Female Singer||Won|
|2008||Goodbye & Hello||Won|
|Best Album Producer||Won|
|Singapore Hit Awards||Best Local Artist||Won|
|2009||Best Local Artist||Won|
|2012||Golden Melody Awards||Best Mandarin Female Singer||Sing It Out of Love||Won|
- Yu, Aitong (20 June 2009). "Q&A: Tanya Chua". Singapore: SCMP.
- "Singer Tanya Chau on her music". CNN.com. 17 August 2000. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
- "Chua Goes Hip-hop in Cover Version ". New Straits Times. 16 September 2003. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "National display of joy". Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "Tanya Chua, Leehom Wang win top music awards". The China Post. 11 June 2006. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "MTV Asia artist profile". MTV Asia. Archived from the original on 15 October 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "Singaporean Tanya Chua scoops top honours at Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards". Channel NewsAsia. 6 July 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- IFPI Hong Kong 2009 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 19 April 2011
- "Tanya Chua Too Busy for Mr Right". Singapore: The New Paper. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
- Adam, Ariani Bte (2 February 2015). ""Sing My Song" garners 33.75 million web hits". Shanghai: Television Asia. Archived from the original on 24 March 2015.
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