Cheryl K

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Cheryl Koh

(1995-11-24) November 24, 1995 (age 25)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
NationalityMalaysian
CitizenshipMalaysia
EducationBBA
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Actress
Years active2010–present
Musical career
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Genres
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Soul
  • Ballad
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Websitethisischerylk.com

Cheryl Koh[1], known professionally as Cheryl K, is a public figure, singer-songwriter, and actor most known for her performance on the Warner Bros. Pictures 2018 film, Crazy Rich Asians.[2][3] Cheryl sings the film's opening title & ending credits song, Money (That’s What I Want) in both English and Mandarin Chinese.[4][5] The ending credits Crazy Rich Asians (soundtrack) version also has Awkwafina, who stars in the film as Peik Lin, rapping on the song.[6][7] Cheryl was discovered by the film's director Jon M. Chu who saw her singing a 15-second a cappella cover of Jessie J's "Mamma Knows Best" on YouTube and booked her the job.[8][9][10]

Early life

Cheryl was born on November 24, 1995 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[11] She started singing at the age of 8.[12]

Education

In May 2018, Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration from USC Marshall School of Business and a Music Industry minor from USC Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.[13][14]

Career

In 2010, Cheryl represented Malaysia in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood and won four Gold medals including a Hollywood Industry Award and Champion of the World Senior Division Awards.[15][16] She was then invited back to perform as the opening guest artist for the competition's 23rd Annual WCOPA Grand Finale at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California where it was webcast live globally.[17]

Prior to her move to Los Angeles, Cheryl has shared the stage with other prominent Malaysian artists such as Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza, Jaclyn Victor, and Vince Chong.[18]

In 2014, Cheryl was invited to perform alongside producer, composer, and 16x Grammy winner, David Foster. She also shared the stage and sang with American R&B singer-songwriter, Eric Benet and American Idol (Season 2) Winner, Ruben Studdard.[19][20]

In 2018, Cheryl made her most notable debut singing a unique version of Barrett Strong's Money (That's What I Want) in both English and Mandarin on the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Crazy Rich Asians.[21]

Cheryl has since released her single, Here to Stay on December 23rd, 2018.[22][23] In an interview, she says the song is "meant to inspire others to persevere against anyone who is trying to take you down."[24] On June 19, 2020, she released another single she wrote entitled, who are you.[25]

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References

  1. Chua, Dennis (2018-08-20). "#Showbiz: Crazy Rich Asians theme song sung by Malaysian singer Cheryl K | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  2. Ito, Robert (2018-08-08). "'Crazy Rich Asians': Why Did It Take So Long to See a Cast Like This?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  3. Ito, Robert (2018-08-08). "What Being in 'Crazy Rich Asians' Means to the Movie's Stars". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  4. "Meet the UCLA Program That Offers Free Legal Services to Indie Artists, Labels". Billboard. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  5. Vongkiatkajorn, Kanyakrit. "Crazy Rich Asians Shines A Spotlight on Chinese Musicians". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  6. "The stories behind the 'Crazy Rich Asians' soundtrack's multilingual covers of Madonna, Coldplay, and more". EW.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  7. Gibson, Kelsie (2018-08-15). "The Soundtrack For Crazy Rich Asians Is Just as Glamorous as the Film". POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  8. Lee, Erika. "This Singer Auditioned for 'Crazy Rich Asians' Through YouTube—And Got the Job". Glamour. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  9. "How Malaysian singer Cheryl K got on the 'Crazy Rich Asians' soundtrack | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  10. "What happens when you let everyone in the world audition for a Hollywood studio film". The World from PRX. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  11. Chan, Tammy (2018-08-17). "Meet Cheryl K, The Malaysian-Born Singer On The 'Crazy Rich Asians' Soundtrack". FEMALE. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  12. "How Malaysian singer Cheryl K got on the 'Crazy Rich Asians' soundtrack | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  13. "Three Is A Magic Number". music.usc.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  14. Chua, Dennis (2018-09-07). "#Showbiz: Hollywood holla for Cheryl K | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  15. Chua, Dennis (2018-09-07). "#Showbiz: Hollywood holla for Cheryl K | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  16. "How 22-year-old Malaysian singer Cheryl K got on the 'Crazy Rich Asians' soundtrack". AsiaOne. 2018-09-24. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  17. "World Championships of Performing Arts". Pageantry Magazine. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  18. Chua, Dennis (2019-01-18). "#Showbiz: Cheryl K's labour of love | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  19. "Grand marquee for GP gala concert to be ready next week | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  20. "Grand welcome ball to mark F1 | The Star". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  21. Ito, Robert (2018-08-08). "What Being in 'Crazy Rich Asians' Means to the Movie's Stars". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  22. Chua, Dennis (2019-01-18). "#Showbiz: Cheryl K's labour of love | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  23. "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  24. Fern, Marion; O. "Making Her Mark". www.thesundaily.my. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  25. Cheryl K (Ft. Cheryl K) – Who are you, retrieved 2020-06-24

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