8 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Local Songbird Stefanie Sun

We don’t think it’s an exaggeration when we say that Stefanie Sun is a national treasure. The super-talented singer-songwriter, who has been in the industry for a whopping 19 years (give or take a little, since she has taken two breaks), kickstarted her career with Yan Zi in 2000 after she graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a degree in business studies. Her debut album was followed by My Desired Happiness, also in 2000, which cemented her status as The One to Watch.


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Stefanie snagged multiple Best Newcomer awards that year and her first three albums went on to sell 1.5 million copies by Sept 2001. Til today, Stef enjoys massive popularity in Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. There’s of course, her National Day Parade theme songs which almost every Singaporean can sing with gusto, her flamboyant and energetic sold-out concerts and her bold coloured ‘dos (she once spotted a full head of neon orange hair).

There are plenty of things we know and love about her. But since Stefanie is celebrating her 41st birthday (who would have thought the bubbly, pixie-faced popstar was anywhere near this digit?) on July 23, we thought we scour for some little-known facts about Singapore’s most famous singer. Think you know everything there is to know about her? Think again:

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Text: Joy Fang / Additional reporting: Natalya Molok