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Chinese name  四葉草
Name  Joyce Chu
Pinyin  Siyecao (Mandarin)
Role  Singer

Origin  Malaysia
Labels  Red People
Years active  2014–Present
Joyce Chu Stunning Malaysian YouTube sensation Joyce Chu IdolFever

Birth name  Chu Zhu Ai(Chinese: 朱主爱; pinyin: Zhu Zhu'ai)
Born  7 March 1997 (age 26) Johor Bahru, Malaysia (1997-03-07)
Instrument(s)  Vocals, guitar, ukulele, guitalele, piano
Similar People  Red People, Namewee, Stella Chung, P‑High ( Red People), By2

Music group  Red People (Since 2014)

Joyce Chu (born 7 March 1997), nicknamed Sìyècǎo (四葉草, literally "four-leaf clover"), is a Malaysian singer-songwriter who rose to fame after the music video of her song, "Malaysia Chabor", gained more than 10 million views on YouTube. She is also a member of RED People, a group of artists supervised by controversial rapper-songwriter Namewee.


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Early life

Joyce Chu Stunning Malaysian YouTube sensation Joyce Chu IdolFever

Joyce Chu was born and raised in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. She has an older sister, Joana, and an older brother, Joey, who starred in some of her videos. She graduated from Si Ling Secondary School in Singapore, but discontinued her studies after her GCE 'O' Level examination to focus on her online career.


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Chu became a regional internet sensation with her song "Malaysia Chabor", composed by Namewee with information about herself. The song was based on recounts of netizens uploading her photos onto fake accounts and describing her as a Korean, which annoyed her, and she uses the song to tell others she is a "Malaysian Chabor" (Malaysian girl) and not Korean, as many have assumed her to be. Since June 2014, the video has reached about five million views on YouTube, and has spawned covers and parodies by others, especially by a Singaporean recruit consultant, Gary Chun, who made his own version called "Singapore Dapor" in which he showed his affection for Chu.

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On 15 October 2014, Chu released a self-composition entitled "Your Little Round Hand" (伸出圆手) for the 100th anniversary of Doraemon. Chu was a guest star at Singaporean talent competition The Ultimate Star Finals, and told The New Paper that she intended to become a singer-actress in Singapore.

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Her next song, "Like Me", is on different social media platforms, which is part of Ohhsome CrossXover with Maxis's Hotlink. The music video was uploaded to YouTube on 10 December 2014.

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In 2015, it was announced that Chu would be starring in Singapore's first cosplay-themed film, Young & Fabulous, alongside Aloysius Pang, Jeffrey Xu and Joshua Tan. Chu also became the celebrity beauty advisor for Water 360° by Watson's, and her song, "It's A Long Day", was done as a collaboration with Water 360°.

In November 2015, it was announced that Chu would release her self-titled EP. The lead single from the EP, "I Miss U", featured herself in more than a hundred locations in different countries. This song was covered by other celebrities, such as Happy Polla, Jung Yong-hwa and TFBoys, leading to a further rise in popularity, receiving more than a million Facebook fans. Another version has rap verses by Namewee. A third video was also planned to mash up covers by a huge number of fans, sent by e-mail from 4 to 20 December.

In 2016, Chu starred in Heroes of Remix under the mentorship of Wang Leehom. In December the same year, Chu released her second EP, Together / Merry Cold Christmas, featuring the singles "Together" and "Merry Cold Christmas". In 2017, she released her next single, "Mambo Island", which is a collaboration with Formosa Watch (寶島鐘錶公司).


  • Red Red People Red Red Year 红红年 (2015)
  • EPs

  • 四叶草 Joyce Chu (2015)
  • 在一起/冷冷 der 聖誕節 Together / Merry Cold Christmas (2016)
  • References

    Joyce Chu Wikipedia