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Jay Chou (born January 18, 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer, actor and director who has won the World Music Award four times. He is well-known for composing all his own songs and songs for other singers. In 1998 he was discovered in a talent contest where he displayed his piano and song-writing skills. Over the next two years, he was hired to compose for popular Mandarin singers. Although he was trained in classical music, Chou combines Chinese and Western music styles to produce songs that fuse R&B, rock and pop genres, covering issues such as domestic violence, war, and urbanization. In 2000, Chou released his first album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then he has released one album per year except in 2009, selling several million copies each

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Jay Chou

Born 1979-01-18 (40 years ago) in Taipei, Taiwan.
Height 173 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song (Curse of the Golden Flower) 26th Hong Kong Film Awards 2007 Curse of the Golden Flower
Shanghai Film Critics Award for Best Actor (Curse of the Golden Flower) 2007 Curse of the Golden Flower
Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer (Initial D) 25th Hong Kong Film Awards 2006 Tau man ji D
MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist Taiwan 2005
World Music Award for World's Best Selling Chinese Artist 2004 World Music Awards 2004
MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist Taiwan 2002
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist 2014 World Music Awards 2014
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song (The Guillotines) 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards 2013 Xue di zi
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance (The Green Hornet) 2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011 The Green Hornet
Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor (Curse of the Golden Flower) 29th Hundred Flowers Awards 2008 Curse of the Golden Flower
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song (Fearless) 26th Hong Kong Film Awards 2007 Huo Yuanjia
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Curse of the Golden Flower) 26th Hong Kong Film Awards 2007 Curse of the Golden Flower
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song (Curse of the Golden Flower) 26th Hong Kong Film Awards 2007 Curse of the Golden Flower
Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer (Initial D) 25th Hong Kong Film Awards 2006 Tau man ji D
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song (Initial D) 25th Hong Kong Film Awards 2006 Tau man ji D
Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score (Initial D) 2005 Tau man ji D
Parents

Ye Hui Mei, Zhou Yao Zhong

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Jay Chou (born January 18, 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer, actor and director who has won the World Music Award four times. He is well-known for composing all his own songs and songs for other singers. In 1998 he was discovered in a talent contest where he displayed his piano and song-writing skills. Over the next two years, he was hired to compose for popular Mandarin singers. Although he was trained in classical music, Chou combines Chinese and Western music styles to produce songs that fuse R&B, rock and pop genres, covering issues such as domestic violence, war, and urbanization.

In 2000, Chou released his first album, titled Jay, under the record company Alfa Music. Since then he has released one album per year except in 2009, selling several million copies each. His music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and in overseas Asian communities, winning more than 20 awards each year. He has sold more than 28 million albums worldwide up to 2010. He debuted his acting career in Initial D (2005), for which he won Best Newcomer Actor in both the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Golden Horse Awards, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). He produced the theme song for the film Ocean Heaven starring Jet Li. His career now extends into directing and running his own record company JVR Music.

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