Thanh Tuyền was born on October 29, 1949 or 48 in Dalat
City. Thanh Tuyền's famous sibling is Son Tuyền.
Her family moved to Saigon where she attended Bui Thi Xuan and Le Van Duyet
high school. At the age of 5, against the wishes of her parents, she studied
music with an uncle. She later studied music under Mr. Manh Phat. She first
sang publicly at Thong Nhat Theater in Saigon at the age of 7.
She received much praise, and the newspapers
gave her the title, "Nhu Mai The Prodigy". "I only wanted to
have a voice like the sound of a stream to bathe the masses", she later
said, and that she had no musical influences because she just sang the way she
feels. She loved playing guitar, dancing, and acting.
She signed a contract with Continental Records
in 1964, and recorded the Chiều Mưa Biên Giới by Nguyen Van Dong, an early mentor of hers.
Almost overnight, Thanh Tuyền became a household name. That same year, she
received recording awards from South Vietnam's recording industry. In 1967, she
began a life-long association of dueting with Che Linh. In 1978, Thanh Tuyen
and her family moved to Washington DC and then to Houston, Texas.
Remembering her years on the road entertaining troops, singing at night clubs, on stages from central to south Vietnam, as well as in the USA and other countries, she said " each of the performances brings back a special memory that is forever inscribed in her heart, and that she feels the love in her audience on each of those occasions." Thanh Tuyen has two boys and two girls. Now turned 70, Thanh Tuyền is as active as ever!
Chiều Tây Đô 1989 7m23 Mùa Ve Sầu 1993 4m 52 Hoa Vẫn Nở Trên Đường Quê Hương 3m42