There’s no denying it – Jay Chou is one of the most talented artists on the Asian entertainment scene. The singer can not only croon a tune, but also deliver spitfire rap verses and write songs. Now, that’s what a versatile musician truly looks like.
And given his immense talent, it’s not surprising then that the 38-year-old, who is celebrating his birthday today, has also written songs for his fellow singers. While you might be familiar with his works for his former mentor Jacky Wu, you might not have known that he also wrote songs for these singers.
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Before Rui En became massively popular as an actress, she was a singer who debuted in Taiwan under the same label as Jay Chou. The title track of her first album “Bai Se Yu Mao”, was composed by Jay.
Yes, Jay actually composed a song for a K-pop band, Super Junior-M, a sub-unit of Super Junior that sings in Mandarin. Jay wrote “Love Is Sweet” for the group’s Perfection EP.
Jay continues to surprise us as he takes his works beyond the borders. This time round, it’s Hong Kong singer-actor Jordan Chan. At one of his concerts, he even sang the Cantonese version of a song he composed for the latter, “Face the World”.
Jay composing for one of Hong Kong’s Heavenly Kings? Well, not just one. He has also written songs for Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung.
Wang Lee Hom
While Lee Hom is known to be a talented singer-composer in his own right, Jay has written a song for Lee Hom titled “Da Ka Ai”.
One of the most popular songs written by Jay for Jolin is “Dao Dai”, which he has sung at his concert before. He also wrote other songs for her, including “Shou Ai Ni” from her 2003 album, the record that catapulted her to newfound fame.
Jay has written two songs for the girl group, including one of their hit songs, “Hou Niao”. Mid-tempo song “Electric Shock” came two years later.