Chyi Yu or Qi Yu (Chinese: 齊豫; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chê Ū / Chôe Ū; born 17 October 1957) is a Taiwanese singer best known for her 1979 hit, "The Olive Tree" (橄欖樹). She won the 9th Golden Melody Award for Best Female Vocalist Mandarin. She is the elder sister of singer-songwriter Chyi Chin. She is a religious Buddhist and a vegetarian.
Chyi Yu is a protege of the late Taiwanese composer and songwriter, Li Tai-hsiang. Li wrote the evergreen masterpiece "The Olive Tree," which was released in 1979. Chyi later married Li's younger brother.
Chyi Yu also collaborated with Li Tai-hsiang on a number of her other songs, including "Daylight Avenue" (一条日光大道) "Walking In The Rain" (走在雨中) and "Your Smiling Face" (欢颜). She is also known for tracks such as "Boat Song" (船歌) and covers of folk songs such as Geordie/Tears - Donde Voy/Whoever Finds This, I Love You. Her last Mandopop album Camel-Flying Bird-Fish (骆驼飞鸟鱼) was released in 1997 and she has recently been releasing Buddhist music compilations.
Chyi has worked with international artists such as Dave Matthews (1993, Plaisir D'amour), Suzanne Ciani (1999, turning) and their cooperation album including the title track Turning was Grammy-nominated.(42nd Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.