The second of three children, Vivian was born X˙ Sh˙jua-n, and used this name until she began modeling nude. Her parents divorced when she was a child. She attended Taipei Jianxing Elementary School and Taipei Shulinguo Junior High School.
She got her start in entertainment after winning first place in
a "Talented Beautiful Girl" contest held by Taiwan CTS TV in
1990. At this point, she was working by delivering food on her
bicycle, and her customers began to recognize her from her
television appearances. The same year she joined a musical duo
named ??? (py. Shàonu( Dùi, en. Girls Team). They released two
albums, in 1991 and 1992, then broke up. Following this, Vivian
got her start in modeling.
She made her music debut in 1991 at the age of 16 as a member of a female trio named ShaoNuDui (Literally, Girl's Group). This group, however, never achieved popularity and Vivian temporarily parted from singing to explore the opportunities available to her in modeling and acting. After going to Japan and achieving some popularity, she once again entered the music industry starting in 1996 by releasing a few singles and then her first solo album, all in Japanese. It's remarkable enough that she became famous in a culture and language different from her own. Learning one foreign language must not have satisfied her enough, as she went through a speed course on "how to speak Korean in one week" and released a Korean music album in the latter part of 1996.
Due to rising stardom in Japan as well as a multi-million dollar contract from her planning agency, Vivian left her activities in Korea relatively un promoted and focused back to her activities in Japan. Halfway through 1997, she joined two comedian program hosts to form a music group called the Black Biscuits. Black Biscuits was formed as a rival group to another popular Japanese music group named Pocket Biscuits. As silly as that seems to me, their songs are upbeat and pretty catchy. Now, she has returned to the Chinese music scene once again, releasing her debut solo Chinese album in Taiwan recently.
Featured Vivian Xu Music Videos
Vivian Xu Rou Xuan & Nicky Li Jiu Zhe - Soso MV
Vivian Hsu ruo xuan_jue ding ai ni MV
Vivian feat Gary - I still believe