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Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: 周杰倫; simplified Chinese: 周杰伦; pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade-Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiu Kia̍t-lûn) (born January 18, 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer, 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 Chinese 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, selling several million copies each. His music has
gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam
and in overseas Asian communities, winning more than 20 awards each
year. He has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. He debuted his
acting career in Initial D (2005), for which he won Best Newcomer Actor in 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). His career now extends into directing and running his own
record company JVR Music. He has also endorsed various models of Media
Players released by Onda in which he appears on the box, and his signature and likeness is printed on the back of certain models of these players.