|Chinese name||陳慧琳 (Traditional)|
|Chinese name||陈慧琳 (Simplified)|
|Pinyin||Chén Hùilín (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Can4 Wai6 Lam4 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Vivian Chen Wai Man (陳慧汶)|
|Born||September 13, 1972 |
|Other name(s)||Chen Huilin|
Wai Lun Chen
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Actress|
|Label(s)||Go East Entertainment Co.Ltd|
|Official site||Official website|
Kelly Chen is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Events 509 BC - The Temple of Jupiter on Rome 's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Cantopop (Chinese 粵語流行曲 is a colloquial Portmanteau for " Cantonese popular music ". A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Cantopop (Chinese 粵語流行曲 is a colloquial Portmanteau for " Cantonese popular music ". An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works She is also credited as Chen Huilin, Wai-Lam Chan, Kelly Chan and Wai Lun Chen.
After graduating from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, USA, she returned to her homeland in Hong Kong to be with her family. Parsons The New School for Design (abbreviated Parsons) is a Design school founded in 1896 (see below Kelly's talent caught the attention of an agent and soon got her first big break in the film Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄) in 1995, and was featured as a singer for the soundtrack of the film. Whatever Will Be Will Be ( is a 1995 Hong Kong film, starring by Aaron Kwok and Kelly Chen. Later that year, Kelly released her first Cantonese album, "Dedicated Lover" (醉迷情人). The album was a success in Hong Kong and furthered her acting and musical career. In September 1995, she performed the song "Mou Tian" composed by world renowned composer Steve Barakatt. Steve Barakatt (born 17 May, 1973, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is a composer/producer/pianist/singer
In May of 1996, Kelly released her first Mandarin language album, "I Don't Think So" (我不以為), in mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and Singapore Following the album's success, she produced another Cantonese CD in October of 1996, "Wind, Flower, Snow" (風花雪).
She starred in two feature films in 1996 with budding actors Takeshi Kaneshiro and Michael Wong. Takeshi Kaneshiro ( Japanese and Chinese: ja 金城 武 romaji: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Pinyin: Jīnchéng Wǔ) born October 1996 also saw Kelly's first stint as a Japanese singer when she released two Japanese singles.
In 1997, Kelly performed her first ever concert, "Starry Dream of Love" (星夢情真) and released the partner CD in June. In July, she released "Morning", another Japanese single and her first Japan-based hit. Kelly also provided the voice of Madame Trunk in the animated movie "A Chinese Ghost Story". In the course of five months Kelly would release four albums. With the releases of her 2nd Mandarin album, "Insight" (體會), the compilation "Kelly's Best Collection 97", the live CD "Starring Dream of Love Live in Concert", and her next Cantonese CD "A Movie" (一齣戲), Kelly had established herself as a popular singer and actor.
In 1998, Kelly embarked on a World Tour, starting in Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Besides the world tour, Kelly also performed 10 concerts for school children in Taiwan. In September of 1998, Kelly filmed her first music video for the song "Love Me Or Not" in Taiwan which soon aired on televisions around the world.
Starring in the television drama "Don't be a Cry Baby" with Japanese star Kyoko Fukada and performing two concerts in Fukuoka, Japan in 1999, Kelly increased her Japanese fanbase. is an Actress, model, and Singer. In Japan her name is sometimes contracted to the nickname Fukakyon. is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyūshū in Japan, across For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
After the release of her remix album "Kelly BPM Collection" in March of 2001, Kelly embarked on yet another world tour, the "Paisley Galaxy World Tour", which started out in Singapore. Singapore In May, Kelly came to North America where she performed concerts in Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Toronto all as a part of her world tour. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario She later returns to China for her tour where she performed in Guangzhou, Huizhou and Zhongshan. Guangzhou ( Jyutping: Gwong²zau¹; Yale: Gwóngjàu) is the Capital and a Sub-provincial city Administration The Prefecture-level city of Huizhou administers 5 county-level divisions, including 2 districts and 3 counties. Zhongshan ( is a Prefecture-level city in the south of the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong province in southern China.
In 2005, her song "Hope" from the Korean TV series Dae Jang Geum earned Kelly boosted her status in the Cantopop industry as it was a popular song in both Hong Kong and mainland China. Dae Jang Geum ( literally The Great Jang Geum, aired in the United States as A Jewel in the Palace) is a 2003 TV series produced This song also improved her earnings as well as the company promoting her at the time. At the TVB 8 Awards Presentation Kelly took home 3 awards for the song "Hope" including the Song Award, World's Most Popular Cantonese Song, and Most Well-Liked Female Singer in mainland China. Television Broadcasts Limited ( commonly known as TVB, was the first over-the-air commercial Television station in Hong Kong. "Hope" was also the top song of charts for 20 radio stations in China and had even set a high record for ringtone downloads. A month after the initial launch, there were a total of over 3 million downloads and to date, the accumulated figure is over 6 million. As such, her record company had earned $5 million after deductions. Universal Music Group's managing director had called Kelly to inform her of the good news. Universal Music Group (UMG is the largest Business group and family of Record labels in the Recording industry. Kelly had promised that if the number of downloads were to go over 10 million, she will distribute the earnings to the staff.
Kelly has also wrapped up her tour, "Lost in Paradise" in 2005 in Asia and 2006 in the United States. "Lost in Paradise" lasted three hours and contained 35 songs from Kelly's lengthy 10-year music career. Such popular hits included "Phone Kill Order", "Shake Shake", and "Care About You Too Much". Vanness Wu was a guest to her concert in Las Vegas. Vanness Wu ( is a Taiwanese American actor and singer based in Asia
Besides her singing and acting career, Kelly have also played a part in representing Hong Kong on a number of occasions. In 1998, Kelly was appointed as not only a Hong Kong Goodwill Ambassador, but as the Hong Kong Ambassador of Environment to promote environmental protection. As an ambassador of the Hong Kong Red Cross, she promoted the donation of blood banks and an ambassador for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The Hong Kong Red Cross ( is a Red Cross society in Hong Kong
She was appointed by UNICEF as the Honorable China Children's Health Ambassador. Kelly was later appointed by The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association as "Girl Guides Millennium Goodwill Ambassador", which led her to visit inner Mongolia to investigate the way young children were living and the health and food services they were receiving. Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (香港女童軍總會 is the sole Guide organisation in Hong Kong. In 2001, Kelly added yet another title to her growing list as The Volunteer Ambassador 2001 as appointed by the Social Welfare Department. She was later appointed by UNICEF a second time as The Ambassador of The Hong Kong Committee For UNICEF. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946
In April 2002, she was appointed by the "Standing Committee on Language Education and Research" (SCOLAR) as the "Ambassador of The Workplace English Campaign" to encourage the working people to keep studying the English language as Kelly herself had done. After years of serving other funds, Kelly finally started her own fund to help children called the "Kelly Chen Children Education Fund" to raise money to help needy children. Besides performing her Dynacarnival concert in Hong Kong, Kelly traveled to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia to perform her concert there. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Kelly was soon appointed by the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department as the "Ambassador of The Rehabilitation". Kelly was also awarded with two honors: first, she was chosen as one of Hong Kong's Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2002. That same year, she was invited to represent Hong Kong to attend the ABU Prizes – Presentation & Special Concert in the NHK Hall in Tokyo. NHK Hall is a part of the NHK Broadcasting Center, located in Jinnan Shibuya Tokyo, Japan. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. She also received the 13th Annual Best Dressed Award in Japan, becoming the first foreigner to ever receive the award. She was later invited by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and HKSAR Government Health Department to film the publicity campaigns for promoting the respect of personal privacy and organ donation throughout China and Hong Kong. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders
March 2003 brought even more titles Kelly's way: she was appointed The Philatelic Ambassador by the Hong Kong Post, as well as "The Love And Peace Ambassador" by City Junior Chamber. Hong Kong Post (香港ポスト is a Japanese-language weekly newspaper published in Hong Kong every Friday Kelly soon took her "Dynacarnival" to North America by performing in Atlantic City, Toronto and San Francisco. She also began to release DSD versions of her earlier albums, including "Dedicated Lover". She was later appointed as Star of "Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award" by Lion & Globe Educational Trust, furthering her push for better education. In June of 2003, Kelly's wax figure for the Madam Tussaud Wax Museum was ready and was put on display. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, part of the renowned chain of Wax museums She was later invited to be the "Love Ambassador" of "World Children's Day at McDonald's 2003" by McDonald's Restaurants in Hong Kong. She was also appointed as the "Pass-it-On" Ambassador by the Hong Kong Red Cross, and attend its Christmas campaign to visit the John. F. Kennedy Center. The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F
Kelly's charitable work continued into 2004 as she was appointed as the star representative to attend the "5th HK Outstanding Teenagers" election press conference held by Hong Kong Playground Association and RTHK. Radio Television Hong Kong ( RTHK) ( is a Public broadcasting organisation in Hong Kong that is operated as an independent department in the government In February, Kelly was appointed as both "Road Safety Vision Ambassador" by the Road Safety Council to promote road safety, and as the "Reading Ambassador" by The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong ( BGCA, 香港小童群益會 is a charity organisation established in 1936 in Hong Kong and serves May 2004 brought the title of "Hospital Play Ambassador" to Kelly, as well as the title of "Japanese Promotional Ambassador" by The Japan Society of HK, Consulate General of Japan and RTHK to encourage Hong Kong citizens to learn Japanese. Kelly received another award when she was named "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World" in 2004 by the Junior Chamber International, becoming the first Hong Kong celebrity to be honored with the award. Junior Chamber International ( JCI) is a worldwide federation of young leaders and Entrepreneurs.
In 2007, Kelly was appointed as Hong Kong "Innovative entrepreneur Ambassdor" (創意創業大使) and had sung the theme song "Innovation" (創) for the "Innovative Entrepreneur of The Year 2007" (創意創業大賞2007) organised by City Junior Chamber城市青年商會, Hong Kong  . Kelly's responsibility is to promote the awareness of entrepreneurship to youngsters and to attend the various promotion events organised. She also continued the support of Innovation Entrepreneur in 2008.
After completing her movie, An Empress And The Warriors, with Leon Lai, Kelly will be headling a concert, called "Love Fighters," at the HK Colesium in June 2008. This will be her biggest concert headline to date, which will feature many sets and exotic choreography.
Kelly has donated $600,000 for the 2008 Sichuan earthquake
In a survey conducted in early 2002 by the City University of Hong Kong, Kelly was named the "The Most Popular Idol" among youth groups . The 2008 Sichuan earthquake ( or " Great Sichuan Earthquake " which measured at 8
Her film debut was in 1995, in Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄, Xian Yue Piao Piao, literally Heavenly Music Floating in the Air). Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Whatever Will Be Will Be ( is a 1995 Hong Kong film, starring by Aaron Kwok and Kelly Chen. Kelly Chan has since starred and made cameos in quite a number of films. Her filmography includes: