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Stefanie Sun (Chinese: 孫燕姿 Teochew: Sng Ìⁿ-chu Mandarin: Sūn Yànzī) is a Singaporean popular singer. She was born July 23, 1978 to Sng Yeow Hong (孫楊黃; Sng Iûⁿ-hông) and Sng Ee Kwai (孫燕佳; Sng Ìⁿ-koai). She has a younger sister.
She attended Nanyang Technological University, and made her musical debut in June 2000 with the release of her first, self-titled album, 孫燕姿 (Sūn Yànzī). She is arguably the most popular local artist in her native Singapore, being one of the only major award-winning Chinese popular musicians from Singapore. Her meteoric rise in the Mandarin pop music scene seems to have inspired many more Singaporean artists to expand overseas. Local artistes who have made it big in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong following her include JJ Lin and Huang Yi Da .
Although she is Singaporean and spends much of her time in Singapore, she does most of her recording in Taiwan, where she is also vastly popular.
Although her native language is Teochew, she sings almost exclusively in Mandarin and English with the exception of her song Thiⁿ-o·-o· where she sings, in Mandarin, about a traditional Teochew song her grandmother used to sing to her. In her lyrics, she includes the first six words of this folksong in the original Teochew: "Thiⁿ-o·-o·, beh lo̍h-hō·"
Most of her albums are titled in both Chinese and English.
She also sang national day parade theme song "we will get there"(2002) and "one united people"(2003).
In 2003, she decided to take a one year break from making music, and returned in late 2004 with a new album titled "Stefanie", intended to be a mirror of her debut album (self-titled as well, but in Chinese). This was to symbolise her return with a newcomer's attitude. She also started her own company, Making Music , during this sabbatical.
- 孫燕姿 (同名專輯 [self-titled]), June 8, 2000
- 我要的幸福 My Desired Happiness, December 9, 2000
- 風箏 Kite, July 12, 2001
- START 自選集, January 5, 2002
- Leave, May 21, 2002
- 半成年主張, July 16, 2002 (Stefanie is only responsible for Track 6, 王子面 Kid and Dream)
- 未完成 To be continued..., January 10, 2003
- The Moment 這一刻, August 22, 2003
- Stefanie, October 28, 2004
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