Sunday, August 23, 2009

Evonne Hsu Hui Xin

Evonne Hsu
Evonne Hsu Hui Xin Biography
English Name: Evonne Hsu
Birth Name Withheld at artist's request
Mandarin Name: Xu Hui Xin
Cantonese Name Hui Wai Yan
Birth Date: December 5, 1979
Birthplace : Longview Texas, USA
Current Home: Taiwan
Family: Father, mother, older and younger sister
Ethnicity: Taiwanese
Nationality: American
Blood Type: B
Chinese Zodiac: Goat (Earth)
Star Sign:
Education University of Texas at Austin

Evonne Hsu
Psychology major
Languages Spoken: English & Mandarin
Performs in: Mandarin & English
Professions: Singer, Dancer, Actress, songwriter
Record Company: Universal Taiwan
Favorite Food: Sushi, Western food, Chinese food, Italian food
Favorite Color: white, purple and blue
Favorite Sport Acivity: Dancing
Favorite Singers: Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Madonna, Sisqo, Babyface and Craig David
Favorite Bands: Destiny's Child, Erasure, Delerium
Favorite attire: Casual type, jeans with t-shirt

Evonne Hsu was born in the USA about five hours from Houston Texas in the small rural town of Longview. Named Yvonne Ming Hsu, by her parents, she attracted attention at an early age as one of the few Chinese girls in her town.

Evonne grew up with a love for singing and dancing but had chosen to major in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin when a musical arranger friend convinced her to make a demo tape of her singing

Evonne Hsu
The friend took the tape to Taiwan, where one executive at Core Agency (now the director at Universal Music), was so impressed that he flew to Texas to sign Evonne certain that he has found a future star.

Since she was planning to visit her Grandparents in Taipei anyway, Evonne decided to meet with the executive team at Core to discuss a contract. The meeting must have gone well. With the consent of her parents, she spent a year in Taiwan working on her Mandarin language skills while Core secured a record contract with Universal Music

Universal invested heavily in her debut album “To Be Happy” (Kuai le Wei zhu), recording in the studio for over a month and sending her to Korea to shoot her music video with the same team who had worked with Boa, SES, and Shinhwa

The album was released in January of 2002 and sold an impressive 100,000 copies in it’s first six months. She won the "Best Newcomer Award" from Hong Kong’s TVB

Evonne Hsu
Evonne has always taken care to present a straight, wholesome image. “I want people to like me because of my music. And considering my fans are mostly students, I want to be a good role model so their parents will have a positive opinion of me, and buy more of my albums”. When selecting outfits, Hsu tends to be conservative, “I have this fear that too much will be exposed by accident. Fans may take pictures and upload them onto the Internet.”

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