Quincy Tan Jin Hong (simplified Chinese: 陈仁丰; traditional Chinese: 陳仁豐; pinyin: Chén Rénfēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Jîn-hong; born January 10, 1982), is a popular Malaysian singer-songwriter who won Best New Comers in the 8th Asia New-Singer Singing Competition in Shanghai, China in 2005. In March 2006, he released his debut EP titled Quincy 陈仁丰 EP2006.
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Quincy Tan was born in Kuala Lumpur on January 10, 1982. His musical ability had been noticed as a young child. Since then, he taught himself to play the Electone organ, piano and guitar. He was named Champion in a Yamaha Electone Organ Competition in primary school and amazed the professional judges by his self-learning and learn-by-ear abilities.
Besides music, Tan was active in sports as a teenager. He played volleyball, and participated in track and field. He composed his first song at the age of sixteen.
Tan studied Electronics Engineering at Multimedia University. He graduated in 2006 with a First Class Honours Degree and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society; his academic fees were covered by scholarships for excellent academic achievement. His music talent was spotted in 2002 by his current record label, Mainstream Music, a fee for service artistic development label. He had professional vocal training and music composing before starting his professional musical career in 2006.
In 2001 while studying at Multimedia University, in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, Tan was noticed by the record company during a Talent-Search audition. He was offered a contract, but opted instead to complete his engineering degree, ultimately rejecting the offer.
In the year 2005, Quincy Tan represented Malaysia competing against musicians from 14 Asia countries' in the 8th Asia New-Singer Singing competition, at Shanghai China where he won the Best New Comer Award. This gave Tan greater recognition.
In March 2006, Quincy Tan released his 1st debut EP, 《Quincy 陈仁丰 EP2006》. His compositions 谢谢你捧场 (Thanks for your support) and 幸福意外 (Unexpected Wound) have gained attention and popularity throughout Malaysia. Within 8 months after he released his EP in Malaysia, he received a Bronze Medal New-Comers in PWH (Entertainment Journalist Association) Music Awards and his 幸福意外 (Unexpected Wound) was nominated in Top 10 Golden Melody Awards (International Group), and 桃花源 (Utopia) was nominated in Best Song Production.