On January 18, 1979, Jay Chou was born in Taipei City to an ordinary family. Recalling his childhood, his mother used a phrase "Thank God for giving him to me" Mom recalled: "Chubby tout laughed with small dimples, cute looks are really likable." Since she was a child, Jaylen will hear music and shake excitedly with the rhythm, not only love to watch the performances of Sun Yue and Tao Dawei, but also often wear sunglasses to imitate Gao Lingfeng singing, sitting in front of the TV will also sing and dance with the advertisement. At the age of three, he was interested in recording, so he often took the tape recorder to record his own voice, or sing, or make up stories, self-editing, self-directing, self-acting and singing by himself. ”
At the age of 14, Jay Chou's parents divorced. Growing up in a single-parent family, he was brought up by his mother and grandmother, so his grandmother and mother became the two most beloved women in his life. When he began practicing playing the piano at the age of 3, his mother saw his talent in music, so she was very strict with him, so Jay Chou in his childhood was deprived of the right to play, and all his days were spent at the piano. But every time he practiced, as soon as he heard the frolicking of his companions outside the window, he always played absent-mindedly. So his mother stood behind him with a stick and watched him finish practicing.
He also met a very strict piano teacher. As soon as he played wrong and did not pay attention, he immediately hit the back of his hand, so that little Jaylen's hands were covered with bruises, which made him resist for a while and did not want to learn the piano again. But when he calmed down, he couldn't help but want to play the piano, and after thinking about it for a few days, little Jaylen not only obediently continued to practice, but also never moved the idea of leaving the music no matter how strict the teacher was
After Jay Chou was admitted to the music department of Taipei Tamsui High School, because he played the piano well and was very good at playing basketball, he suddenly became a prominent figure in the school, and he was also the Prince Charming in the hearts of many female students. At this time, Jaylen began to have good friends to talk about, and with the encouragement of his classmates, he tried to create his own songs, and many classmates also rushed to collect them.
In June 1996, after graduating from high school, Jay Chou could not find a job for a while, so he had to apply for a job as a waiter in a restaurant. His daily job was to deliver the chef's dishes to the restaurant, where the waitresses passed them on to the guests. It's a job that seems simple, but it's not easy to do. Because there are more guests, it is easy to pass on the dish incorrectly. And once something goes wrong, the waiter is not only angry with the customer, but also the boss has to withhold the salary.
When he was young, Jay Chou was a little autistic and clumsy. The high school English teacher thought that Jay Chou had a learning disability and came out of the piano room, Jay Chou was an ordinary teenager, when other classmates were playing basketball nearby, he repeatedly watched kung fu movies and played games. Everyone else was busy preparing for the college entrance exams, but he skipped class, doubled down on practicing, and had no goal in life.
Later, a student sister helped him sign up for the "Super Newcomer King", a Taiwanese idol selection program. The show's producer later contacted a surprised Jay Chou to ask him to perform. But Jay Chou did not dare to sing solo. Finally, he played the piano with a friend who wanted to be a singer, and the performance was very poor.
Finally, he played the piano with a friend who wanted to be a singer, and the performance was very poor. At that time, the host of the show, Wu Zongxian, had been looking for new people. He glanced at the nervous piano accompaniment boy and the singer who sang like a crow, and thought, Forget it!
Wu Zongxian said: "I don't think it sounds good at all, that singer sang really badly." However, he looked at the score: I looked at the score from behind the referee's shoulder, and the result was amazing. Very complex and well done. Wu Zongxian signed him to write songs full-time, and a year and a half later, Wu Zongxian decided to give the management rights of Alfa Records to his friend yang Junrong, who is also a singer, and Jay Chou went from behind the scenes to the front of the curtain and became an idol singer. Within 3 months, Jay Chou completed his first album.
From 2000, when his first album was snapped up, his album sales have been unmatched. It seems that overnight, the Chinese pop music scene was almost dominated by Jay Chou's voice alone.
From a restaurant waiter to a household name, Jay Chou said in an interview with Time magazine in the United States: "The dream of stardom is not out of reach, in fact, anyone can do it, as long as you are willing to work hard." The reason why I can have today is the result of my refusal to lose. ”