|Pinyin||Dái Peìnī (Mandarin)|
|Born||April 22, 1978
Penny Tai was born in Johor, Malaysia, to a Hakka family. She started song-writing at the age of 17, participating in the Halo Song-writing Contest  in Kuala Lumpur, a platform which also launched the career of fellow Malaysian singer, Fish Leong. In 1999, she was offered a contract by EMI Music (Taiwan) and moved to Taiwan pursue a career in singing and song-writing. She released her self-titled first album, Penny, in January 2000.
She is marketed by her company as a talented singer-songwriter who is responsible for both the compositions and performance of her songs. Every single song Penny has recorded so far is written and composed by herself.
In 2006 she won Best Composer at the Golden Melody Awards for the song "Crazy Love" (title track to her 2005 album).
Her most popular song to date internationally was the end theme for the Taiwanese drama "Meteor Garden" and "Meteor Garden 2" entitled Ni Yao De Ai (The Love You Want).