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Sandy Lam
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Intro Hong Kong singer
Is Singer Actor
From China
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 26 April 1966, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
Age 57 years
Star sign Taurus
Spouse: Jonathan Lee (musician)
Marymount Secondary School
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Sandy Lam Yik-lin (林憶蓮; born 26 April 1966) is a Hong Kong singer.


Sandy Lam, whose parents are migrants from Shanghai, was born in Hong Kong and began her career at the age of sixteen, getting a job as a D.J. for Commercial Radio Hong Kong. She began her singing career in 1984 when she was signed to CBS/Sony Records. Her first single was I Don't Know About Love. Sandy Lam has recorded not only with CBS Sony Records in the 1980s, but also with Warner Music, Rock Records (Taiwan's largest independent label), Virgin Records, Capitol Records, EMI Music, and now Universal Music.

Lam started her singing career in Hong Kong in the mid-80s with a string of up-tempo Japanese style songs. She then released several albums, including the critically acclaimed "City Rhythm" series, featuring R&B-style tracks. In 1991 she released the ground breaking coming-of-age "Wildflower" album to rave reviews, part of the "unplugged" craze in the Cantopop scene.

Lam gained popularity in Taiwan with her debut Mandarin release "Home Again Without You" ("愛上一個不回家的人") in 1991. In 1995 she teamed up with Jonathan Lee, Taiwanese music producer, and released her fourth Mandarin album Love, Sandy featuring the hit single "Scars" ("傷痕"), which became one of the all-time best selling Chinese language albums. Since then Lam has moved beyond the Hong Kong music scene and spent most of her time in Taiwan, China, and Japan. Her 2006 Mandarin language album Breathe Me was recorded in South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China and Hong Kong.

Lam returned to the music scene with a hit single "At Least I Still Have You" ("至少還有你") from her first album with Virgin in 2000. A Korean remake of the song, sung by Super Junior-M, a sub-group of the K-Pop band Super Junior, was released on their Me album titled Dangsinigie (당신이기에) in 2008. In December 2001 she released a Mandarin-language album entitled "Truly Sandy", on which she co-wrote four songs. In the same year, Lam appeared as cast member of an Andrew Lloyd Webber concert Masterpiece, which also featured West End and Broadway star Elaine Paige and China's all-time best-selling recording artist Kris Phillips. This concert was sold out with an audience of over 17,700 people.

Lam has won many awards during the course of her career, including Best Regional Performing Female Artist, Best Album, Best Female Vocalist, the Asia Pacific Most Outstanding Female Artist, and an honorary Music Award for her contributions to the music industry.

Lam won a total of four awards at the 24th Golden Melody Awards in 2013. These include "Best Female Singer" as well as "Best Mandarin Album", "Best Album Producer" & "Best Musical Arranger" for her album "Gaia".

In 2017 Lam won on Singer 2017, a Hunan Television contest.

By releasing album "0" at the end of 2018, Sandy announced her retirement from entertainment industry.

Singer 2017

In January 2017, Lam joined Hunan Television's Singer 2017, the fifth season of I Am a Singer, as one of the eight first-round competitors. She was declared the winner at the finals aired 15 April 2017.

Singer2017 The ranking of Sandy Lam
Episode Round Broadcast date Song Title Original Singer Song Introduction Ranking Percentages of Votes Remarks
1 Qualifier Round 1 21 January 2017 "Ignore Me" (Mandarin) Sandy Lam Lyrics/Composer: Jonathan Lee
Arranger: Zheng Nan
2 22.60% 3rd place in Singer voting
Order of Performance: 8
2 Knockout Round 1 28 January 2017 "Rouge" (Mandarin) Penny Tai Lyrics/Composer: Penny Tai
Arranger: Zheng Nan
3 13.43% 2nd place in Overall Ranking
Order of Performance: 7
3 Challenge Round 1 4 February 2017 "Run" (English) Snow Patrol Lyrics/Composer: Snow Patrol
Arranger: Johnny Yim
6 10.69% Order of Performance: 1
4 Knockout Round 2 11 February 2017 "My Dearest" (Mandarin) A-mei Lyrics: Lin Xi
Composer: Russell Harris
Arranger: Ni Ke
2 17.50% 1st place in Singer voting
4th place in Overall ranking
Order of Performance: 7
5 Challenge Round 2 18 February 2017 "Kepler" (Mandarin) Stefanie Sun Lyrics/Composer: Hush
Arranger: Johnny Yim
2 17.12% Order of Performance: 5
6 Knockout Round 3 25 February 2017 "Eternal Summer" (Mandarin) Mayday Lyrics/Composer: Ashin
Arranger: Martin Tang
3 17.30% 1st place in Singer voting
3rd place in Overall ranking
Order of Performance: 7
7 Challenge Round 3 4 March 2017 "Blue Lotus" (Mandarin) Xu Wei Lyrics/Composer: Xu Wei
Arranger: Nick Pyo
1 19.83% 1st place in Singer voting
Order of Performance: 5
8 Knockout Round 4 11 March 2017 "Worship" (Mandarin) Fish Leong Lyrics: Chen Mei
Composer: Percy Phang
Arranger: Zheng Nan
4 13.68% 1st place in Singer Voting
3rd place in Overall ranking
Order of Performance: 4
9 Challenge Round 4 18 March 2017 "Superwoman" (Cantonese) Faye Wong Lyrics: Lin Xi
Composer: Babyface, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons
Arranger: Nick Pyo
5 14.14% Order of Performance: 4
10 Knockout Round 5 25 March 2017 "Persimmon" (Mandarin) Sandy Lam Lyrics: Chang Shilei, Francis Lee
Composer/Arranger: Chang Shilei
1 18.68% 2nd place in Singer voting
2nd place in Overall ranking
Order of Performance: 3
11 Breakouts 1 April 2017 Exempted (did not perform this week by-virtue of being first-round singer)
12 Semi-finals 8 April 2017 "Leslie Forever" medley Arranger: Jaydon Joo, Martin Tang 1 22.60% 1st place in Singer voting
Order of Performance: 6
"拒絕再玩" (Cantonese) Leslie Cheung Lyrics: Richard Lam
Composer: Koji Tamaki
"無心睡眠" (Cantonese) Lyrics: Andrew Lam
Composer: Alvin Kwok
13 Grand Finals 15 April 2017 "Maybe Tomorrow" (Mandarin) A-mei Lyrics: Shih Li
Composer: Martin Tang
Arranger: Nick Pyo
1 22.89% Backup Singer was A-Mei
1st place in Overall ranking (and Winner of Singer 2017)
Percentage of combined votes is 22.74%
Order of Performance: 8
14 2017 Biennial Concert 22 April 2017 "A Little Love Song" (Mandarin) Sodagreen Lyrics/Composer: Wu Tsing-Fong
Arranger: Kenn C, James Yeo

Personal life

Lam married Taiwanese singer-songwriter and producer Jonathan Lee in 1998. They have a daughter named Renee (李喜兒), born 17 May 1998. Lam and Lee divorced in 2004. In 2011, Lam went into a relationship with the drummer and singer Jun Kung who is 12 years younger than her.


Cantonese albums

  • Sandy Lam (林憶蓮) – Released April 1985
  • Anger (放縱) – Released March 1986
  • Sandy (憶蓮) – Released February 1987
  • Grey (灰色) – Released August 1987
  • Ready – Released June 1988
  • City Project Part I – City Rhythm (都市觸覺Part I City Rhythm) – Released December 1988
  • City Project Part I - City Rhythm Take Two (都市觸覺Part I City Rhythm Take Two) EP – Released April 1989
  • City Project Part II - Fuir La Cite (都市觸覺Part II 逃離鋼筋森林) – Released 24 October 1989
  • City Project - Dynamic Reaction (都市觸覺之推搪) EP – Released April 1990
  • City Project Part III - Faces And Places (都市觸覺Part III Faces And Places) – Released August 1990
  • Dance Mega Mix (傾斜都市燒燒燒) EP – Released December 1990
  • Drifting (夢了、瘋了、倦了) – Released 14 February 1991
  • Wildflower (野花) – Released December 1991
  • Come Back To Love (回來愛的身邊) – Released 8 October 1992
  • Begin Again (不如重新開始) – Released 29 April 1993
  • Sandy '94 – Released June 1994
  • Feeling Perfect (感覺完美) – Released January 1996
  • Love Returns (回歸) EP – Released October 1996
  • Encore EP – Released June 2002
  • True Colour (本色) [1] – Released 10 November 2005
  • Re: Workz – Released 17 January 2014
  • In Search of Lost Time (陪著我走) – Released 16 May 2016

Mandarin albums

  • Home Again Without You (愛上一個不回家的人) – Released December 1990
  • City Heart (都市心) – Released October 1991
  • Doesn't Matter Who I Am (不必在乎我是誰) – Released May 1993
  • Love, Sandy – Released January 1995
  • Night's Too Dark (夜太黑) – Released July 1996
  • Clang Rose (鏗鏘玫瑰) – Released January 1999
  • Sandy Lam's (林憶蓮's) – Released 18 January 2000
  • 2001 Sandy (2001蓮) – Released December 2000
  • Truly...Sandy Lam (原來…林憶蓮) – Released December 2001
  • Breathe Me (呼吸) [2] – Released 26 August 2006
  • Gaia (蓋亞) – Released 20 September 2012
  • 0 (0) – Released 21 December 2018

Japanese albums

  • Simple – Released March 1994
  • Open Up – Released March 1995

English albums

  • I Swear (愛是唯一) – Released February 1996
  • Wonderful World (美妙世界) – Released January 1997
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