Tanya Chua

Tanya Chua (蔡健雅) is a popular Singaporean singer. Born on 28 January 1975 in Singapore, she released her first album in 1997, and was the first Singaporean to win a prize in the Asia Song Festival, coming in first in the unpublished category in 1998 before she furthered her studies at the LA Musical Institute. She speaks Mandarin, English, and Indonesian, which is mutually intelligible to Malay.

A struggling artist, Tanya Chua first started out singing in English however she soon moved over to singing in Mandarin as the market was much bigger. Still failing to reap any results in Singapore, she decided to venture out to the Republic of China where she was signed on to the Warner label. After years of hard work, it finally paid off when her album Stranger became chart topping, where she is renowned for her smooth, sultry voice. Although she has gotten some form of fame in the Republic of China, Tanya still struggles with winning Singaporean fans. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.