George Lam

Born in Hong Kong on October 12, 1947, George Lam is a pioneering Cantopop singer, songwriter, and actor. He developed an interest in music at a young age and began traveling abroad as a teenager, spending a number of years in both the UK and America. George Lam wrote his first songs while living in California and officially launched his career after returning to Hong Kong, where he briefly performed with the band Jade before releasing his first English language album, Lam, in 1976. His debut album in Cantonese, 各師各法 , followed in 1978. Beginning with the hit singles "在水中央" and "分分鐘需要你," George Lam enjoyed a particularly successful run throughout the 1980s, with 23 of his songs climbing to Number 1 on the RTHK Chinese Pop Chart. He became heavily involved in the film industry during the same decade, earning a Hong Kong Film Award nomination for Best Actor with 1982's Boat People and winning the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song with 1986's Passion. He originated the sub-genre of Cantopop rap with "Ah Lam's Diary," which also appeared in 1986, and continued to enjoy hits throughout the 1990s. "A Man Of Determination," the theme song for the One Upon A Time In China film series, became one of the decade's most popular songs, as did "Choice," a collaborative ballad that also featured his wife, Sally Yeh. George Lam remained prolific well into the twenty-first century, during which time he released albums like 2007's 佐治地球轉 and 2015's 佐治地球40年.

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