Considered as a nightingale of Central Highlands, with her beautiful and strong voice Siu Black is best known as a prominent Vietnamese popular singer from the Central Highlands who hit the spotlight with Ngon Lua Cao Nguyen, Ly Ca Phe Ban Me or Doi Mat Pleiku. She served as a judge on the Vietnam Idol television program in 2007 and the first Asian Idol competition, representing Vietnam Idol as well. Gold Medal at Asean Golden Voice Festival in 1997 can be seen as her highest award for the great success of Em Muon Song Ben Anh Tron Doi besides numerous recognitions in the country throughout her career.
Siu Black was born in a poor family in Kon Tum, Vietnam. She was suffered from her parents’ death when she was at ten. She enrolled Dac Lac Arts School and the Dac Lac Arts Troupe, and worked at the Kon Tum Electricity Company prior to finding success as a singer. Her talent was luckily discovered by musician Nguyen Cuong at her age of 17. She has recorded several of the songs of Nguyen Cuong, and soon shot to fame nationwide.
Siu Black was married Nguyen Duc Hung, a volleyball player around 1989. They now have two sons Nguyen Siu Manh (1989) and Nguyen Sinh Hieu (1991).
- The meaning of the name Black: Black