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23 January 2003 | 05:44 pm

23 January 2003

IS newbie singer Lu Rui En an ‘all natural’ girl as her record company touts her to be?

Well, she appeared to be – at first.

Dressed in casual gear for her press conference to launch her debut album, the Singaporean wore minimal makeup and looked like any trendy youngster plucked off the street.

‘This is how I usually dress. I like comfy and baggy clothes,’ she said.

Grimacing, the 21-year-old added: ‘I can never ever have a sexy image because I don’t like to wear tight clothing. I will not be able to tahan (Malay for take it)!’

But when it came to fielding media queries, being ‘natural’ with her responses was a big no-go for Rui En.

Or maybe it was her manager.

At the barest hint of anything controversial, she would cut in and try to answer on Rui En’s behalf.

Like when we asked Rui En if she felt any frustration while in Taiwan because of her limited Mandarin.

Before Rui En could reply, her manager said rather defensively: ‘She wasn’t like, frustrated. It was more awkward than anything.’

Or when we asked how it was like for Rui En to work with Taiwanese singer Jay Chou (he wrote her a song and she appeared in his music video).

‘Oh, we are just like siblings,’ said Rui En, glancing at her manager, and trying to explain.

‘I see him only as a brother and we like to kid around,’ she added, as her manager nodded.

MORE INTERRUPTIONS

An attempt to find out more about Rui En’s upcoming Channel 5 drama, Chemistry, was also nipped in the bud by the ever-so-protective minder.

In Chemistry, Rui En is paired up with newcomer Howard Cheung, and their characters are supposed to fall in love after some initial misunderstandings.

We tried to ask if there were any awkward scenes.

And, expectedly, the manager decided to reply on her behalf: ‘Why don’t you go and watch the show?’

When Rui En admitted that she did have a kissing scene, her manager cut in with: ‘It was just a resuscitation scene!’

But Rui En corrected her: ‘Yes, there was a resuscitation scene, but there was also a kissing scene.

‘The resuscitation scene was awkward because we really had to kiss, and we didn’t do it very naturally because we were nervous.’

It was probably her most ‘natural’ comment throughout the interview.

It would be nice to talk to Rui En again – that is, if she can speak for herself.

Rui En’s self-titled album is out in stores now.

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01, The New Paper.

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22 January 2003 | 03:21 pm

22 January 2003

HOMEGROWN R&B newcomer Lu Rui En wants to set the record straight.
If her slurry singing sounds suspiciously like that of labelmate Jay Chou, it’s not a case of her being a copycat.
‘It sounds this way because I’m more accustomed to speaking in English,’ Lu, a 21-year-old business school undergraduate at NTU, said in Mandarin during a press conference and mini-showcase at Embassy club yesterday.
‘My Mandarin was unbelievably lan before I was discovered,’ says the former Raffles Junior College student, using the Mandarin colloquialism for ‘atrocious’.
Talent-spotted by Hype Records in 2001 after appearing in a SingTel TV commercial, she went on to do a cameo appearance in Channel 8 drama serial No Problem, last year.
But it was all because of Chou’s concert here in February last year that Lu got her big break.
Mr R.J. Yang, a Taiwanese director from the record label Alpha, was in Hype’s office when he chanced upon her demo tape. He heard it and was impressed.
A month later, she was signed up.
Soon, she was appearing alongside Chou for a mobile phone ad in Taiwan and, more recently, as a love interest in his music video for Secret Code.
He also penned the track White Feather for her debut CD, Rui En Vol.01 Album, which was released last month.
It has sold 50,000 copies in Taiwan and 3,000 here so far.
She performed White Feather during Chou’s sold-out shows as a guest earlier this month at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Though she thanks Chou for opening doors for her, she said that being associated with the Taiwanese R&B superstar puts her under ‘tremendous pressure’.
Some of Chou’s fanatical fans in Taiwan had told her to ‘lay off’ their idol.
More at ease now, she will be playing an uncouth and boyish radio DJ-love counsellor in the upcoming Channel 5 urban romance drama, Chemistry.
Of her acting role, a source close to her said yesterday: ‘The part fits her because Lu’s like that – a bit of a tomboy with no pretence. What you see is what you get.’

Rui ∑n vol. 01 Album is out in the stores.

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01, The Straits Times.

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20 January 2003 | 05:39 pm

20 January 2003

Showtime & Lifestyle

How does a newbie make a bang in Taiwan?
Try snuggling up to a popular teenybopper. Or copying one.
Failing that, break up everyone’s favourite screen couple.
It’s not a path to popularity, though.
Singaporean artistes Celest Chong, Rui En and Michelle Saram were swamped with hate mail when they ventured into Taiwan.
But, guess what? They picked up thousands of fans, too.

CHANG MAY CHOON reports

Stay away from Jay

ChouSinger Rui En, better known as the SingTel girl who sprinted across Shenton Way in the TV commercial, is also in Taipei.

She was issued a fierce warning by fanatical fans of R&B prince Jay Chou to ‘stay away from Jay, or else …’.

The singing newbie first incurred their wrath when she cosied up to Jay in his music video, fuelling speculations that they are an item.

They have signed up with the same record label, Alfa Music, in Taiwan.

Jay’s jealous fans immediately bombarded Rui En’s online message board with nasty notes like ‘You better watch your step’.

In her defence, the 22-year-old business undergrad from Nanyang Technological University clarified that she and Jay are ‘like brother and sister’.

She said: ‘Actually Jay treats me like a sister. There’s no chemistry between us.’

MISUNDERSTANDING

Now that the misunderstanding has been cleared up, many fans of Jay are keen to support Rui En as well, said Mr Tan, who is her manager as well.

He told The New Paper: ‘Many fans got to know Rui En through Jay, which is good because he has such a big fan base.

‘Initially, they scolded her because they thought she’s Jay girlfriend. But now they acknowledge that she’s a good singer.’

He added that nearly 40,000 copies of her debut album have flown off the shelves in Taiwan since December.

This is ‘very encouraging for a newcomer’, he added.

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01, The New Paper.

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16 January 2003 | 09:18 pm

2003/01/16

頂著周杰倫師妹的光環,來自新加坡的新人芮恩,帶著她的第一張專輯『芮恩RuiΣn同名專輯』來到銀河與大家見面囉!雖然是個幸運兒,一出道就有師兄護航,不過,芮恩自己的認真與努力也是不容忽視的。當芮恩踏入銀河時,就一直保持著甜美的笑容,讓人覺得很親切與誠懇;而看見她努力的在白紙上留下滿滿的給銀河朋友的話,就覺得她是個對於每個小細節都很認真的新人,不禁讓人想要為她鼓鼓掌!

芮恩首張專輯取名為『芮恩RuiΣn同名專輯』,因為從她散發出來的特殊氣息與與眾不同的風格,歌曲的編寫與填詞的風格,一切都是依照芮恩RuiΣn的個性、思考模式、行事風格。詞曲作者們對芮恩的想法與解讀,為她量身訂作十首屬於芮恩RuiΣn的歌曲,歌曲在RuiΣn特殊獨特的唱腔詮釋下,她的聲音自然純在而不矯情造作,特殊的嗓音與歌唱方式,讓人很舒服而忘卻壓力;她的聲音,是現今歌壇中少見而少有的,RuiΣn式的唱腔很獨特,很令人驚訝,讓我們靜靜的循著她的歌聲起伏,盤旋在RuiΣn的歌曲世界中徜徉,是一種難得的享受與幸福,讓人有別於一般且不一樣的感覺。

很多人一定都很羨慕芮恩,不僅出唱片,還是小天王周杰倫的同門師妹,這是怎樣的一個過程,才有這樣的機會?還是大學生的她,要跟大家聊聊她學校的生活,看看台灣與新加坡的學生有什麼不同點?個性愛好和平,卻又是很有主見的芮恩,在感情上遇到問題時,是用什麼樣的方式去解決?這一張『芮恩RuiΣn同名專輯』,是由台灣、新加坡兩地的創作者聯合打造,因此專輯中有許多不同類型的曲風。在這集銀河面對面節目裡,芮恩除了要讓大家更認識她之外,也要跟大家一起分享她這一張專輯,還要在節目中透露她與師兄周杰倫的關係唷!想要更了解這一個來自新加坡的幸運新人芮恩的朋友們,趕快按下play鈕,收聽節目吧!

Source: iwant-radio

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01.

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10 January 2003 | 05:34 pm

10 January 2003

VOL.01 ALBUM
Lu Rui En

YES, she’s that girl from the SingTel commercial and in Jay Chou’s MTV.

But does she sound as good as she looks?

You bet – raw on the vocals, but a good attempt for a first album consisting of a R&B tempo-ridden repertoire.

– Desmond Ng

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01, The New Paper.

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09 January 2003 | 02:45 pm

2003-01-09

好兄弟和本地新人當嘉賓

另外,周杰倫演唱會的嘉賓也揭曉了,一個是他的好兄弟劉田井宏,他將參与演唱會中的一出短劇及打籃球﹔另一個是海峽唱片21歲的本地新人芮恩,她將在演唱會上呈獻自己的歌曲。

芮恩曾以原名盧瑞恩演出新傳媒電視劇《考試家族》,目前她正在台灣為同名處女專輯打歌,回新后將展幵在本地的宣傳。

Source: 转自聯合早報

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01, Zaobao.

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04 January 2003 | 01:47 am

【大纪元1月4日讯】(中央社记者林憬屏台北四日电)

周杰伦师妹芮恩今天第一次在西门町举办签唱会,遇上强烈冷气团来袭,在新加坡长大的她虽然怕冷,却不畏寒风吹袭,不但卖力穿著美丽的服装劲歌热舞,还坚持为到场的歌迷签名签到完。

芮恩在舞台上卖力演出,实际上她却十分担心刚刚才痊愈的感冒会突然复发,工作人员贴心地为她准备十几个暖暖包,希望她能抵挡寒风。

虽然芮恩在台上只能穿著单薄的舞台服装演出,但她看到许多歌迷也顶著寒风站在台下支持她,让她相当感动,对刺骨的冷风就不在意了。

除了劲歌热舞外,芮恩也和歌迷玩起有奖征答游戏,炒热现场气氛。签唱会最后,芮恩努力为歌迷签名,希望每个歌迷都能拿到自己的签名,开心回家。芮恩下午五时还将赶到台中SoGo百货举办签唱会,明天下午三时则移师高雄新光三越百货举办签唱会。

1/4/2003 3:30:27 PM

Source: 大纪元

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01.

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03 January 2003 | 02:36 pm

大纪元1月3日讯(中央社记者林憬屏台北三日电)

本周末有许多歌手举办签唱会等活动,彭佳慧、芮恩、孙淑媚、李威、光良、张清芳、孙燕姿、B.A.D.等歌手,四日、五日将在签唱会中和歌迷见面,万芳、黄立行也有演唱会和歌迷分享新歌。

歌坛新人芮恩四日起也将举办多场签唱会,届时将在一展舞姿,时间地点分别是四日下午一时在台北西门町屈臣氏前广场、晚上五时在台中SOGO百货、五日下午三时在高雄新光三越百货。

1/3/2003 10:10:28 AM

Source: 大纪元

Categorised in Rui ∑n vol. 01.

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02 January 2003 | 05:15 pm

日期: 2003-01-02 17:15:13
芮恩 ( no email / no homepage) 留言:

HALLO HALLO EVERYBODY。。。終於有時間上來留言了 PHEW。。。。。可是雖然沒時間留言﹐我累死也會上來看留言。。。。。因為你們的鼓勵和意見﹐不管是好是壞﹐ 對我來說都很重要。。。。。我早就有準備。。。。知道當藝人一定會被人喜歡﹐ 被人討厭﹐雖然有些時候看完留言版後﹐覺得自己在努力卻還是被罵﹐會失望。。。
但是﹐後來想了一下就覺得這樣是很笨的。。。所以。。。現在看到一些不禮貌的留言﹐我反而覺得要更努力AND KICK ASS﹗﹗﹗﹗HEH OOPS。。。就算被討厭我也不會逃避或放棄。。。這個禮拜六﹐終於可以見到你們了。我非常期待﹐非常興奮。。。
聽宣傳說。。。禮拜六會很冷﹐可能是10度以下。。。那天打算過來的朋友們﹐一定要穿多一點。。。希望我在那天可以把歌唱好。。。好了。。。我要去睡了。。。
明天的通告很早。。。

P。S。 我的“RUIEN”項鏈是在 WWW。PERSONALIZEDBOUTIQUE。COM
新加坡的FANS。。。想知道我新加坡的NEWS。。。可以EMAIL
HYPE@HYPERECORDS。COM。。。香港的FANS也可以上ALFA的網
站知道我甚麼時候到香港。。。

Source: Yahoo! Group

Categorised in Bridge, Rui ∑n vol. 01, Yahoo! Group.

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