Leung Wai Man (梁偉文)
7 December 1961
|Alma mater||University of Hong Kong (BA)|
|Awards||Golden Needle Award|
2008 Lifetime Achievement
|Also known as||Lam Zik|
Albert Leung (born 7 December 1961, Chinese: 林夕; Jyutping: lam4 zik6) is a Hong Kong lyricist and writer.
Leung attended all-boy secondary schools in Kowloon at Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College and La Salle College. He received a bachelor of arts with a major in translation studies from the University of Hong Kong in 1984.
He has been a Cantopop lyricist since 1985, using the pen name Lam Chik. The Chinese characters for this name, 林夕, written vertically, look like the compound (simplified) character 梦 (jyutping: mung6, pinyin: mèng), meaning "dream".
He has written over 3500 song lyrics. He is well known for composing lyrics very quickly. On TVB's show Be My Guest, he admitted that his fastest record for writing the complete lyrics to a song is 45 minutes.
His most noted songwriting partnership is with composer Zhang Yadong for Faye Wong, but he has also written with Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Miriam Yeung and many others.
He composed the lyrics to the song "Beijing Welcomes You", a six-minute song which was performed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by a panoply of popular Chinese singers, and which proved extremely popular with the Chinese public.
In May 2009 he published a book about his creative work in the previous decade, 曾經—林夕90前後 ('Once–Lin Xi's 1990s from beginning to end').
In November 2019, over thousands of songs written by Leung were reportedly taken down from online music stores in China after voicing support for the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests, after collaborating with Taiwanese band Fire EX. to write a song in support of the protests.
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- ^ "每個人心中都有一首「林夕」：這10大詞神近期作品，哪首最得你心？". The News Lens (in Chinese). August 2015. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- ^ "【填詞30年作品逾3500首】林夕作品遭內地封殺 大量香港歌手受影響". 壹週刊 (in Chinese). 22 November 2019. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- ^ "數據解讀作詞之王–林夕". 联合新闻网 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
- ^ 林夕與張亞東因王菲而結緣 稱不要總問王菲何時複出 Archived 6 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine (in Chinese), Sina.com, 2009-03-02
- ^ "Hanwang: Why is "Beijing Welcomes You" so popular?". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2009.
- ^ 新书推介 Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in Chinese) Sina.com, 2009-05-21
- ^ "China scraps over 3,000 songs by HK lyricist Albert Leung for his speech in Taiwan: report". 23 November 2019. Archived from the original on 11 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- ^ "Taiwan rock band Fire Ex., lyricist Albert Leung write HK protest song". 16 November 2019. Archived from the original on 11 December 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.