Aarif Rahman

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Aarif Rahman
Chinese name 李治廷
Pinyin Lǐ Zhìtíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lei5 Zi6-ting4 (Cantonese)
Born (1987-02-26) 26 February 1987 (age 27)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Aarif Lee
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer, Model
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano
Label(s) Amusic
Years active 2009–present
Official Website www.aarifforum.com

Aarif Rahman (born 26 February 1987), also known as Aarif Lee, is an actor and Cantopop singer from Hong Kong. After singing "普通朋友" (lit. "Only Friends") at a gathering, he was signed by Alvin Wang and Leon Lai of East Asia Record Production and became one of the new artists in 2009. Rahman also won "Best New Performer" at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010, for his performance in Echoes of the Rainbow.

Biography[edit]

Rahman was born in Hong Kong, the youngest of three siblings. Rahman's father is of Malay, Arab and Chinese ancestry, while his mother is Hong Kong Chinese.[1] His father owns a cleaning company, and they reside in Sai Kung. He grew up in Hong Kong and attended King George V School, of which he was the Head Boy from 2004-2005. He was also the classmate of Leslie Tam (譚焌釗) from Asian Millionstar 3. After graduating from KGV, he attended Imperial College London to study Physics. Before entering university, he had already signed a contract with Amusic; however, he completed his education before returning to Hong Kong to pursue his career in the entertainment industry.

He first gained the interest of the Hong Kong music scene when he was exposed as the writer who penned all the lyrics in Janice Vidal's 2009 album "Morning". The following year, he released his debut album of which he solely composed, arranged, and produced eight of the ten songs, as well as writing the lyrics to two of the English songs on the album.

On 15 November 2011, Rahman was arrested and charged for driving under the influence hours after he performed at a concert.[2] On 13 December, he pleaded guilty, was fined HK$6,000, and had his driving license suspended for six months.[3]

Discography[edit]

今天開始 v1[edit]

Released Date Album Title Music Label Album Information
27 November 2009 Starting from Today Amusic
  1. 今天開始
  2. 獨行俠
  3. Fly Away
  4. 想我吧
  5. Best I'll Ever Be
  6. 不堪設想
  7. 光速
  8. Another Day
  9. 歲月輕狂
  10. Echoes of the Rainbow
5 February 2010 Starting from Today 2nd Version Amusic
  1. 今天開始
  2. 獨行俠
  3. Fly Away
  4. 想我吧
  5. Best I'll Ever Be
  6. 不堪設想
  7. 光速
  8. Another Day
  9. 歲月輕狂
  10. Echoes of the Rainbow
  11. Way back into love(feat.Janice Vidal)(Bonus track)

Everything[edit]

Released Date Album Title Music Label Album Information
16 August 2011 Everything Amusic
  1. 尼古拉
  2. You Are My Everything
  3. 鵝毛
  4. 誰能代替 (國)
  5. 奇蹟等不到
  6. 一片痴
  7. 速度對比
  8. Still (英)
  9. Just the Way You Are (英)
  10. 不是不愛才分開 (國)

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Echoes of the Rainbow Desmond Law Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Song
Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild for Best New Actor of the Year – Silver Award
2010 Frozen Cheung Wai-kit
2010 Bruce Lee, My Brother Bruce Lee
2011 I Love Hong Kong Ng Ming
2011 The Allure of Tears You Le
2011 Dear Enemy Henry Ma
2012 Cold War Billy K.B. Cheung
2013 One Night Surprise Tony

Music pop chart[edit]

Year Album Song 903 TVB 997 RTHK
2009 今天開始 Fly Away 2 - - 14
今天開始 5 3 4 3
獨行俠 2 1 2 3
2010 想我吧 17 - 2 13
歲月輕狂 5 - 2 1

Awards[edit]

  • 新城勁爆頒獎禮 2009
  • 新城勁爆頒獎禮 2009
  • 2009 年度叱咤樂壇流行榜 - 叱咤樂壇生力軍男歌手金獎
  • 2009年度SINA award - "My Favorite Male New Comer" GOLD AWARD
  • IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards 2009 - Best Selling Male New Comer
  • 第十届華語音樂傳媒大獎 (10th Chinese Music Media Award)- Best Cantonese New Comer (Male)
  • 2010 Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild - Annual New Actor SILVER AWARD
  • The 29th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best New Performer(Echoes of the Rainbow
  • The 29th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Original Song《歲月輕狂》(Echoes of the Rainbow

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aarif Rahman Lee plays Bruce Lee in new biopic". The Star. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Aarif Lee arrested for drunk driving By Naseem Randhawa. Yahoo!, 15 November 2011.
  3. ^ [1]

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