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Chinese name
Pinyin Dài Peìní (Mandarin)
Born 22 April 1978 (age 40)
Segamat, Johor, Malaysia
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Years active 1995–present
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Guitar, Vocals
Label(s) EMI
Seed Music
Sony Music Entertainment
Sidney Lu (m. 2014)

Penny Tai

Penny Tai (Chinese: 戴佩妮, born 22 April 1978) is a Malaysian singer and songwriter. Since her debut in 2000, she has released ten albums.

Life and career

Tai started songwriting at the age of 17, participating in the Halo Songwriting Contest in Kuala Lumpur, a platform which also launched the career of fellow Malaysian singer, Fish Leong. In 1999 she was offered a contract by EMI Music (Taiwan) and moved to Taiwan pursue a career in singing and songwriting. She released her self-titled first album, Penny, in January 2000.

In 2006, she won Best Composer at the Golden Melody Awards for the song “Crazy Love” (title track to her 2005 album).[2]

She formed the band Buddha Jump with the band D-power and released their first album, Buddha Jump, on 23 September 2011. Buddha Jump won the Golden Melody Award for Best Musical Group in 2015.[3]

Her most popular song to date internationally was the end theme for the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden entitled The Love You Want (你要的愛).[4]

She married Sidney Lu on 27 December 2014.




  1. Penny (1 February 2000)
  2. How’s That? (怎样) (22 January 2001)
  3. Just Sing It (13 April 2002)
  4. No Penn, No Gain (24 March 2003)
  5. So Penny (9 February 2004) – selection plus new songs
  6. Crazy Love (爱疯了) (31 March 2005)
  7. iPenny (6 October 2006)
  8. Forgive Me For Being The Girl I Am (原谅我就是这样的女生) (16 May 2009)
  9. <Rosa multiflora> Live Concert (野蔷薇)(16 September 2010)
  10. On the Way Home (回家路上) (1 November 2011)
  11. Unexpected ( 純屬意外) (27 May 2013)
  12. Thief () (13 August 2016)

With Buddha Jump[edit]

  1. Buddha Jump (佛跳牆) (23 September 2011)
  2. Show You (給你看) (30 December 2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result
2018 29th Golden Melody Awards Best Album Producer Hors du commun Nominated