Raymond Lam

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Raymond Lam
Chinese name 林峯 (traditional)
Jyutping Lam4 Fung1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Lam Wui Man (林匯文)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1979-12-08) 8 December 1979 (age 34)
Xiamen, Fujian, China
Other name(s) Lam Yat Fung (林逸峯),Chok
Occupation Actor, singer
Genre(s) Cantopop, R&B
Label(s) Emperor Entertainment Group
Years active 1999 - present
Influences Jacky Cheung Whitney Houston Leslie Cheung
Official Website http://blog.tvb.com/raymondlam/ http://fungforever.net/
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lam.

Raymond Lam (born 8 December 1979) is a Chinese actor and singer from Hong Kong. He is contracted to the television station TVB (1999-2014) and EEG's Music Plus label (2007-2014).

Early years[edit]

Raymond Lam was born into a wealthy family.[1] His father, Lam Kwok-Wah (林國華), is a renowned real-estate property developer in the mainland referred to as "Xiamen's Li Ka-shing" (廈門李嘉誠) who sits on the board of seven real estate and construction companies.[1][2] His birthname was Lam Wui-man (林匯文), which later changed to Lam Yat-fung (林逸峯), and finally changed to Raymond Lam Fung. He calls himself Raymond as the pronunciation of it is similar to his birthname 'Wui-man'. The name was changed to give him a fungshui advantage.[3] While his first languages are Cantonese and Hokkien, he studied in Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School, a primarily Mandarin-speaking primary school in pre-Handover Hong Kong, so he is also fluent in Mandarin and English. He studied in St. Paul's College, Hong Kong for Secondary School. Following that, he studied Architecture in Xiamen University for 1st Year, and then completed the rest in University of Southern California, majoring in Architecture and minoring in Music. Raymond Lam's childhood dream was to become a professional dancer. He has a younger sister and a younger brother. His paternal great-grandmother is Spanish, making Raymond 1/16th Spanish.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Lam attended the 13th TVB artists training class in 1998 as an auditing student and was offered a contract with TVB upon graduation in September 1998. In the earlier part of his career, Lam appeared as a walk-on in numerous television series and as a host for TVB8. Lam was offered his first lead role (Eternal Happiness) in 2002 after gaining fame and critical success from his portrayal of the ruthless Ying Ching in the historical/science fiction drama A Step into the Past (2001). In 2003, Lam won the TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artiste for his performance in Survivor's Law.[citation needed]

Since 2002, Lam was frequently nominated as one of the top five finalists for the Best Actor Award at the TVB Anniversary Awards. In 2006, Lam received the Favourite Actor Award in Malaysia at the 2005 Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Awards ceremony for his role as Kou Chong in Twin of Brothers. At the 40th TVB Anniversary Awards in 2007, Lam won the Mainland's Favourite Actor Award with more than 54,000 votes. He also received the Favourite Hong Kong TV Actor Award from QQ Entertainment Awards in mainland China in the same year.[citation needed]

In 2008, Lam won the Favourite Male Character Award at the 41st TVB Anniversary Awards for his role as Kam Wing-Ho in Moonlight Resonance. He also won the Best Drama Actor Award at the 2008 Asian Television Awards held in Singapore, for his portrayal of Tuen Hiu-Sing in The Master of Tai Chi. In addition, Lam is also the first Hong Kong actor to win the award.[citation needed]

Singing[edit]

The title song of Lam's first album of the same name.

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Apart from his acting career, Lam also performed some of the theme songs for the television series he acted in. In 2007, Lam signed on with EEG under its Music Plus Label, and released his debut album, Love is Finding You in Memories, on 23 November. The title track of the album was served as one of the theme songs for TVB's The Drive of Life. More than 20,000 copies were sold a week after the album was released. In addition, the album received the IFPI Gold Disk Award and became the top-selling album for Lam as a newcomer.

On September 10, 2008, Lam released his second album Your Love, and a month after the release, the album secured a double IFPI Platinum Award for reaching sales of more than 60,000 copies after 3 weeks. A featured song from the album, Love With No Regrets, the theme song from Moonlight Resonance, won many awards.

In 2009, Lam stepped on the Hong Kong Coliseum for the Let's Get Wet concert held on 17 and 18 June, where both nights were sold out.[4] EEG and TVB showed strong support for his concert and a billboard advertisement was featured at the entrance of Cross Harbour Tunnel to publicize the event. Lam also won the Asia-Pacific Most Popular Male Artist Award on 16 January 2010 at the Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards. Many Netcitizens and Hong Kong media criticized TVB for giving him that award out of commercial point.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] He became the first singer to receive the award in three years, the youngest one ever and the first to sing a cantonese song when winning this award. Even though in Asia-Pacific mandarin is the popular language, Lam won even without releasing a mandarin album. Lam once again won the Asia-Pacific Most Popular Male Artist award in Jade Solid Gold Awards 2011. On July 17, 2010, Lam released his fourth album Come 2 Me. On 27–30 July 2010, Lam Fung held his second concert at Hong Kong Coliseum. The concert DVD and the album Come 2 Me secured a Triple Platinum Award. On March 4, 2011, Lam released his first Mandarin and fifth album First. The Mandarin album First achieved Quadruple Platinum Award. On July 22, 2011, Lam released his sixth album LF, and the DVD of this album includes the music videos of several songs from the Mandarin album "First". On 29–31 July 2011, Lam held his third concert, Light Up My Live, at HKC on four-sided stage. Light Up My Live was also his first world tour. Lam held an autogragh session on Nov 26 2011 where it was announced that the concert DVD sales reached Quadruple Platinum. On August 17, 2012, Lam released his seventh album Self-Portrait. On 26 January 2013, Lam held his fourth concert, A Time 4 You, with his eighth album of the same name released one day before the concert.

Personal life[edit]

Raymond Lam is currently dating fellow actress Karena Ng.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Stolen Love (別戀) Rick Kwok
2008 Storm Rider Clash of the Evils (風雲決) Striding Cloud Voice
2009 Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity (72家租客) young Shek Kin
2010 The Jade and the Pearl (翡翠明珠) General Ching Hin
2010 Perfect Wedding (抱抱俏佳人) Ling Yu-fung
2011 I Love Hong Kong
2011 The Sorcerer and the White Snake (白蛇傳之许仙) Xu Xian
2012 Love Is...Pyjamas (男人如衣服) Owen
2012 Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You (愛在魅來1分鐘) mini movie
2013 Saving General Yang (忠烈楊家將) Yang Wulang
2013 Badges of Fury (不二神探) Gao Min Cameo
2013 Baby Blues Yip Tou/Hao
2014 Hello Babies Cameo
Television dramas
Year Title Role Notes
1999 At the Threshold of an Era Prison officer extra
A Kindred Spirit Waiter extra
Plain Love Tea Brewing Staff extra
Side Beat Receptionist extra
2000 Crimson Sabre Intruder extra
Incurable Traits Soldier extra
2001 A Taste of Love Kong Sheung-yau
A Step Into The Past Chiu Poon / Ying Ching
2002 Eternal Happiness Wongpo Siu-wah Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Golden Faith Oscar Ting Sin Hang
Lofty Waters Verdant Bow Kam Sai-wai
2003 Survivor's Law Ben Lok Bun TVB Award for Most Improved Actor
2004 Blade Heart Mang Lui/Captain Cho Ngan
Twin of Brothers Kou Chung TVB Award for My Favorite Television Character
Astro Wah Lai Toi Award for Favourite Leading Actor
Astro Wah Lai Toi Award for Favourite Character
The Last Breakthrough Dr. Ken Tsai
2005 Food For Life Daniel Yau Astro Wah Lai Toi Award for Favourite Character
2006 Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion Fung Hang-lit
La Femme Desperado Chai Foon Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favorite Male Character
Astro Wah Lai Toi Award for Favourite Character
Face to Fate Lai Yeuk-yee Warehoused and broadcast in 2007
2007 Heart of Greed Alfred Ching Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
Astro Wah Lai Toi for My Favourite Couple with Linda Chung
Love Multiplication Xu Kai
The Drive of Life Wah Jun-bong TVB Award for Mainland's Favorite Actor
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Astro Wah Lai Toi My Favourite Character
Astro Wah Lai Toi for My Favourite Kiss with Charmaine Sheh
2008 The Master of Tai Chi Tuen Hiu-sing Asian Television Award for Best Drama Performance by an Actor
The Four Heartless / Shing Ngai-yue
Moonlight Resonance Gam Wing-ho TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
TVB Award for TVB.com's Most Popular Artist
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2010 The Mysteries of Love Prof. Kingsley King TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
TVB Award for TVB.com's Most Popular Artist
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Growing Through Life Hanson Hoi Sing
2011 My Sister of Eternal Flower Hugo Chiang
Men with No Shadows Toi Fung (Typhoon) Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor (Top 15)
My Astro On Demand Awards for My Top 15 Favourite Characters
Ad Mania Long Tianjue
2012 Three Kingdoms RPG Zhuge Liang
Highs and Lows Senior Inspector Wai Sai-lok (Happy Sir) Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 5)
2013 The Purple Hairpin Nalan Dong
2014 The Virtuous Queen of Han Han Wudi/Liu Che
Line Walker Sit Ka Keung (Bao Seed)
Detectives and Doctors Lu Xiaofeng Post-production

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Title Album information
2007 Searching For You In Loving Memories
愛在記憶中找你
Release Date: 23 November 2007
Label: EEG
2008 Your Love Release Date: 10 September 2008
Label: EEG
Your Love 2nd Edition Release Date: 24 September 2008
Label: EEG
2009 Let's Get Wet Release Date: 15 June 2009
Label: EEG
2010 Come 2 Me Release Date: 17 July 2010
Label: EEG
2011 First
第一次
Release Date: 4 March 2011
Label: EEG
2011 LF Release Date: 22 July 2011
Label: EEG
2012 Self-Portrait Release Date: 17 August 2012
Label: EEG
2013 A Time 4 You Release Date: 25 January 2013
Label: EEG

TVB series theme / sub-theme songs[edit]

Year Title Series Notes
2002 記得忘記 Eternal Happiness Sub-theme song
真愛難共 Lofty Waters Verdant Bow Theme song
2003 忘記傷害 Survivor's Law Theme song
2004 雙子龍 Twin of Brothers Theme song
心呼吸 The Last Breakthrough Theme song
2005 與朋友共 Yummy Yummy Theme song
2006 出鞘 Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion Theme song
領會 Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion Sub-theme song
游劍江湖 Vagabond Vigilante Theme song
披荊斬刺 Face to Fate Theme song
2007 心領 Heart of Greed Sub-theme song, performed with Linda Chung
愛在記憶中找你 Drive of Life Sub-theme song
2008 浮生若水 The Master of Tai Chi Sub-theme song
愛不疚 Moonlight Resonance Sub-theme song
風暴 The Four Theme song, performed with Ron Ng, Sammul Chan, Kenneth Ma
2009 值得流淚 Justice Bao Theme song for TVB version
2010 直到你不找我 The Mysteries of Love Theme song
所謂理想 Growing Through Life Theme song
我們很好 Growing Through Life Sub-theme song
不想讓你失望 Growing Through Life Theme song (Mandarin version)
我們很好 Growing Through Life Sub-theme song (Mandarin version)
2011 Light Up My Life My Sister of Eternal Flower Theme song
似是而非 Ad Mania Theme song (In Mandarin)
試煉 Men with No Shadows Theme song
2012 等你回来 Three Kingdoms RPG Theme song
幼稚完 Highs and Lows Theme song
同林 Love Charm to 1 Minute Theme song
2013 On My Way Triumph in the Skies 2 Sub-theme song
2014 Behind the Glory The Virtuous Queen of Han Theme song
2014 Guardianship The Virtuous Queen of Han Ending theme song

Awards[edit]

Major music awards statistics[edit]

Year MRHMA USCA RTHK JSG
2007 1 - - 1
2008 2 - 1 1
2009 2 - 1 3
2010 1 - - 4
2011 2 - 1 4
Year Award Work
代表作
2001 Three Weekly - Favourite Character A Step into the Past
Next TV - Favourite Character A Step into the Past
2003 TVB 36th Anniversary Award- Most Improved Actor Survivor's Law
2004 Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Themesong Forget Pain
忘記傷害
2005 Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Actor Twin of Brothers
Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Character Twin of Brothers
2006 Fung Yan Award (China) - Favourite Character The Last Breakthrough
Fung Yan Award (China) - Potential Star
2007 Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Character Yummy Yummy
Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Themesong Love Draws Near
愛亦近
TVB 40th Anniversary Award- Favourite Actor (in Mainland China) The Drive of Life
QQ Entertainment Award - Favorite Hong Kong TV Actor
Metro Radio Hits Awards - Best Newcomer
IFPI Gold Disc Award Searching for You in Loving Memories
IFPI Highest Album Sales Among Newcomers
2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character La Femme Desperado
2007 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Most Popular Male Newcomer - Gold Award
Next Magazine TV Artists Award - 6th
IFPI Double Platinum Disc Award Your Love
China Fashion Carnival - Most Fashionable Artiste
TVB 41st Anniversary Award - Favourite Male Character Award Moonlight Resonance
TVB 41st Anniversary Award - TVB Blog Most Popular Artiste
TVB Long Term Service and Outstanding Staff Award
Best Male Actor-Singer Award
TVB 8 Music Award - Top 10 Golden Songs of the Year After Tomorrow
明天以後
Yahoo!Buzz Award - Most Popular TV Male Artist
Yahoo!Buzz Award - Most Searched Song Love with no Regrets
愛不疚
Asian Television Awards 2008 - Best Drama Actor The Master of Tai Chi
Music Chart Awards Most Improved Singer
Music Chart Awards Best Television Singer
Metro Radio Hits Awards - Music Songs Award Love with no Regrets
Metro Radio Hits Awards - Karaoke Songs Award Love with no Regrets
Jade Solid Gold 2008 Round 3 - Top 10 Best Song Love with no Regrets
2009 2008 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - JSG Top 10 Song Award Love with no Regrets
2008 Sprite Music Charts Awards (Mainland) - Most Outstanding Newcomer (Hong Kong)
2008 Sprite Music Charts Awards (Mainland) - Most Outstanding Duet Performance (Hong Kong) After Tomorrow
2008 Sohu.com - 50 Most Beautiful Person on Earth - Ranked 29th
2008 SINA Music Awards - Top 20 Most Listened to Song Love with no Regrets
2008 RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Presentation - Top Ten Gold Songs Love with no Regrets
2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character The Drive of Life
2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite On-Screen Kiss The Drive of Life
2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite On-Screen Couple Heart of Greed
Singapore Entertainment Awards - My Most Favourite Hong Kong Drama Series Actor
Singapore Entertainment Awards - OMY Web Hottest Celeb
Next Magazine TV Artists Award - Most Popular Artist Of TVB (2008)
IFPI Top Ten Sale Record Singers
IFPI Top Ten Cantonese Albums Sale Record Searching for You in Loving Memories
IFPI Top Ten Cantonese Albums Sale Record Your Love
Best Performance - "Roadshow Award"
Most Improved Male Artist - "Roadshow Award"
Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 1 - Best Mandarin song After Tomorrow
Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 1 - Top 10 Best Song If Time Comes
如果時間來到
Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 1 - 22000 Power
Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 2 - Top 10 Best Song Let's Get Wet
Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 2 - Most Favorite icon
Yes!Magazine award - Best Karaoke Song
Yes!Magazine award - Most Favorite Male Idol
Face Magazine award - Face Icon
Yahoo Buzz 2009 - My Favorite Themesong Worthy Tears
值得流淚
Yahoo Buzz 2009 - Most Popular Artist
TVB8 2009 - Most favourite Cantonese song If Time Comes
Metro Radio Award 2009 - 'Best Karaoke Song If Time Comes
Metro Radio Award 2009 - 'Best Original Song If Time Comes
2010 RTHK Award 2009 - Top 10 Best Singer
2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - JSG Top 10 Song Award - Top 10 Best Song If Time Comes
2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Best Lyrics If Time Comes
2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Best Arrangement Song If Time Comes
2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Bronze Prize of Best Mandarin Song After Tomorrow
2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Asia-Pacific Most Popular Male Artist
TVB 43rd Anniversary Award - Favourite Male Character Award The Mysteries of Love
TVB 43rd Anniversary Award - TVB.com Popular Artist
TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Top 10 Song Award We Are Well
我們很好
TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Global Most Popular Cantonese Song Until You Can't Find Me
直到你不找我
TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Most Popular Male Singer
TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Gold Song Award We Are Well
我們很好
2010 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Asia-Pacific Most Popular Male Artist
2010 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Most Popular Duets Awards Silver Always been here with Charlene Choi
2010 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Most Popular Duets Awards Gold First Meeting with Miriam Yeung

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Moses Chan
for Where the Legend Begins
Most Improved Actor
2003
for Survivor's Law
Succeeded by
Ron Ng
for Twin of Brothers
Preceded by
None
Mainland Most Popular TVB Male Artist
2007
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Moses Chan
for Heart of Greed
My Favourite Male Character
2008
for Moonlight Resonance
Succeeded by
Wayne Lai
for Rosy Business
Preceded by
Wayne Lai
for Rosy Business
My Favourite Male Character
2010
for The Mysteries of Love
Succeeded by
Kevin Cheng
for Ghetto Justice
Preceded by
Wayne Lai
TVB.com Popular Artist
2010
Succeeded by
Kevin Cheng
Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation
Preceded by
Eason Chan
Asia Pacific Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist
2009-2011
Succeeded by
Lollipop F
Preceded by
Leo Ku
Most Popular Male Artist
2012
Succeeded by
TBD