Chou Tzuyu (Hangul: 주쯔위, Chinese: 周子瑜), best known by her stage name, Tzuyu (Hangul: 쯔위), is a Taiwanese singer and dancer, currently based in South Korea. She is a member of Twice, as a lead dancer, sub-vocalist, visual, and the maknae.
(Note: The name 쯔위 was chosen as it is the closest Hangul to the actual Mandarin pronunciation of her Chinese name 子瑜 (Zǐ-yú). In Hangul, her name 周子瑜 is written as 주자유.)
- Name- Tzuyu
- Name Meaning-
- 子,자-child, youthful
- 瑜,유-beautiful jade
- Birthday- June 14, 1999
Life and career
Tzuyu was born on June 14, 1999 in East District, Taipei, Taiwan. Her family consists of her parents, a couple who work as self made entrepreneurs and older brother.
In 2013, she was seen by talent scouts at the MUSE Performing Arts Workshop in Tainan and traveled to South Korea in November that year to become a K-pop trainee. She joined JYPE in November 15, 2012. After more than two years of training, she appeared on the South Korean reality show Sixteen in 2015, during which she was chosen as one of the nine members of the new girl band Twice. The group made its debut in October 2015. She attended Hanlim Multi Art School in Seoul as a freshman, along with fellow group members Chaeyoung and Dahyun. She was in neighboring classes to Chaeyoung in her first year, then the same class in the second year. Tzuyu graduated with Chaeyoung on February 11, 2019.
- Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
Music video appearances
- GOT7 - "Stop Stop It" (2014)
- miss A - "Only You" (2015)
- Park Jin Young - "Fire" (feat. Conan O'Brien, Steven Yeun, & Jimin Park) (2016)
◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer
- "Daring Women" (with Jihyo, Nayeon and Chaeyoung) (2015)