Jay Chou is a Taiwanese singer and musician, is renowned as the “King of Mandopop.” With a record of over 30 million sold, he stands among the top-selling artists in Taiwan. Chou is notably recognized for his collaborations with lyricist Vincent Fang, with whom he has frequently worked on his music.
Age- 44 years
Height- 1.73 m
Weight- 68 kg
Born- 18 January 1979
Birthplace- Linkou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Spouse-Hannah Quinlivan (m. 2015)
Profession-Taiwanese singer and musician
Jay Chou’s parents are Chou Yao-Chung and Yeh Hui-Mei. Both of them were secondary school teachers. His mother, Yeh Hui-Mei, specifically taught fine arts, while his father, Chou Yao-Chung, pursued a career as a biomedical researcher.
In November 2014, Jay Chou confirmed his relationship with model Hannah Quinlivan. The couple had been dating since 2010, with Hannah having first met Jay when she was 14. She had been working as his employee, specifically as a clothing shop assistant, since 2007. The two tied the knot on January 17, 2015, just one day before Chou’s birthday.
Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan have three children together, consisting of two daughters and one son.
During his childhood, Jay Chou developed a fascination with capturing sounds and songs using his tape recorder, a device he carried everywhere. In the third grade, he delved into music theory and began cello lessons. As an only child, he enjoyed playing the piano, imitating TV actors, and performing magic tricks. Chopin remained his favorite composer.
In 2000, encouraged by JR Yang, Jay Chou ventured into singing his own songs. He marked his debut in the music industry with the release of the album “Jay” under Alfa Music in 2000. Chou expanded his career to the film industry in 2005 with the movie “Initial D.” Notably, he co-starred with Daniel Radcliffe in “Now You See Me 2,” released in June 2016. In 2018, it was announced that Chou joined the cast of Vin Diesel’s fourth XXX film.
In 2021, Jay Chou had a brief role in “Nezha,” where he served as the executive producer. On his birthday, January 18, 2021, he released the new single “Waiting For You.” After a three-year hiatus, Chou made a chart comeback with the single “Won’t Cry,” featuring Mayday vocalist Ashin, released on September 16, 2019. The song’s music video has garnered over 22 million views on YouTube. Another successful single, “Mojito,” was released on June 12, 2020, and quickly became a viral sensation.
Taiwanese-Australian model-actress Hannah Quinlivan is considering the possibility of legal action in response to a fabricated post containing allegations against her husband, Mandopop star Jay Chou.
A screenshot of a social media post, allegedly from Quinlivan’s Weibo account, circulated on Chinese social media on January 4, making various accusations against Chou.
In a statement posted on her official Weibo account later that day, the 30-year-old clarified that she did not write the post, and strongly refuted the false allegations. Quinlivan has not ruled out pursuing legal measures in response to the incident.
Net Worth 2024
As of 2024, Taiwanese Singer-Songwriter Jay Chou Holds a Net Worth of $100 Million.
Latest News about Jay Chou
Jay Chou’s ‘Carnival World Tour’ to Illuminate London’s O2 Arena
The internationally acclaimed ‘King of Mandopop,’ Jay Chou, is set to captivate the audience at London’s O2 Arena with his ‘Carnival World Tour.’ Over two nights, the renowned singer will deliver a mesmerizing live experience, showcasing not only his latest compositions from the album ‘Greatest Works of Art’ but also his timeless classic hits. Attendees can anticipate an unforgettable musical journey with one of the most iconic figures in Mandopop.
Jay Chou’s global appeal is unquestionable, and his track record of swift ticket sales is well-documented. Previous concerts, including those at renowned venues like London’s OVO Arena Wembley, have consistently sold out in under 20 minutes, underscoring the immense popularity and demand for his performances.