Freya Lim

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Freya Lim
林凡
Freya Lin 2011-07-09.jpg
Freya Lim at Jiji Line Resumes & Train Festival, 2011.
Background information
Chinese name 林凡 (traditional)
Pinyin Lin Fan (Mandarin)
Origin Penang, Malaysia
Born (1979-11-20) 20 November 1979 (age 37)
Republic of China, (Taiwan)
Other name(s) Freya Lin, Lin Fan, Freya Lam
Occupation Singer, Radio Deejay
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) What's Music (1999–2001)
Linfair Records (2002–2007)
Rock Records (2010–present)
Years active 2000–present
Website Freya Lim Official Facebook Page

Freya Lim (Chinese: 林凡; pinyin: Lin Fan; born 20 November 1979), also known as Freya Lin, is a Taiwan-born Malaysian Mandopop singer and radio deejay. Her father is a Malaysian Chinese and her mother is a Taiwanese.[1]

In 2002, Lim graduated from University of Washington Seattle majoring in Psychology. After the release of her third album Freya's Love Songs (非愛不可。心林凡) in 2007, Lim went to Boston University to pursue a master's degree in Applied Communication.

Career[edit]

In 1999, Lim's singing talent was discovered by Taiwan well-known music producer Benjamin Lin Ming Yang. She was singing acclaimed Mandopop singer Sandy Lam's Night's Too Dark at a KTV with her friends when Benjamin Lin chanced upon her voice, and she was signed on to What's Music International Incorporated.[2]

In 2000, Lim released her debut music album titled Freya (林凡同名專輯). The first single from the album was a new rendition of Sandy Lam's classic hit Night's Too Dark. Other singles from the album include Anything Can Be Forgotten (什麼都可以忘記) and Goodbye Seattle (再見西雅圖). However, Living Alone (一個人生活) was the more popular song from Freya, as it was also the ending theme song of TV series The Beauty Mermaid (天地傳說之魚美人), the song has a Mandarin and Cantonese cover version My Feelings (感應) sung by Hong Kong singer Vincy Chan. The album Freya achieved an astounding sales record of 120,000 copies in Taiwan, and occupied Taiwan music charts for more than six months.

Lim was nominated Best New Artist in 2001 Golden Melody Awards with Freya (林凡同名專輯) and won Best Newcomer (Bronze) in 2001 Singapore Hit Awards with the same album.

She was involved in the musical play Love Mileage (愛情里程) which was staged at Taiwan Huashan Arts Centre between 10 and 13 September 2009.

On top of being an actress and singer, she is also working as a Radio DJ in BCC.[3]

Lim held her first ticketed solo concert 林凡 Freya&Friends 幸福零缺口犀利演唱會 at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) on 18 August 2012.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

# English Title Chinese Title Released Label
1st Freya 林凡同名專輯 7 August 2000 What's Music
2nd It's All Him 都是他 10 July 2001 What's Music
3rd Freya's Love Songs (English Cover Album) 非愛不可。心林凡 3 August 2007 Linfair Records
4th Holding Back The Tears 眼淚流回去 24 December 2010 Rock Records
5th Accidentally in Love 愛情_很突然 27 April 2012 Rock Records
6th Time Doesn't Heal 歲月這把刀 2 May 2014 Rock Records

Singles[edit]

Released Date Track Title Remarks
1 April 2001 Nan Sheng Nu Sheng Pei (男生女生配) Duet with Andy Hui
Included in Andy Hui's album [這一秒你好不好]
29 July 2005 Crossroads (交叉路口) Included in Tou Tian Huan Ri (偷天換日) Original Soundtrack
8 August 2008 Tunnel (隧道) Included in Hot Shot Code Original Soundtrack
8 August 2008 Don't Tell Me (不要對我再說愛) Included in Hot Shot Code Original Soundtrack
8 April 2011 Listen to you (聽你說) Duet with Yisa Yu Kewei
Included in The Fierce Wife Original Soundtrack
8 April 2011 Duo Qing (多情) Included in The Fierce Wife Original Soundtrack
25 November 2011 Guo Qi (過期) Included in [命中注定最犀利] Compilation Album

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2001 Golden Melody Awards
台灣金曲獎
Best New Artist
最佳新人獎
Freya
林凡同名專輯
Nominated [5]
Singapore Hit Awards
新加坡金曲獎
Best Newcomer (Bronze)
最佳新人 (铜獎)
Freya
林凡同名專輯
Won [6]
2011 Golden Melody Awards
台灣金曲獎
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
最佳國語女歌手獎
Holding Back The Tears
眼淚流回去
Nominated [7]
Golden Melody Awards
台灣金曲獎
Best Song of the Year
最佳年度歌曲獎
Wounded (重傷),
From Holding Back The Tears
眼淚流回去
Nominated [8]

Concerts[edit]

Solo Concerts[edit]

林凡 Freya&Friends 幸福零缺口犀利演唱會
Date Location Venue Special Guests
18 August 2012 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) Wei Ru Xuan (Waa), Bobby Chen

Joint Concerts[edit]

犀利女聲 林凡 郁可唯 聽你說演唱會 2012
Date Location Venue Collaboration With
4 November 2012 Singapore Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Yisa Yu Kewei

Radio[edit]

  • Taiwan i-radio FM96 i-have fun (Weekdays UTC+08:00 16:00–18:00)[9]

Theatre[edit]

  • Musical play Love Mileage (愛情里程) (staged at Taiwan Huashan Arts Centre from 10–13 September 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 父親來自檳城‧林凡:我是大馬人
  2. ^ 公視 我們的音樂故事
  3. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan BCC i-radio FM96 Programme List Retrieved 1 June 2012
  4. ^ (Chinese)大市集交易網
  5. ^ (Chinese) Republic of China (Taiwan) GIO website 12th Golden Melody Awards nomination list 28 April 2004. Retrieved 1 June 2012
  6. ^ (Chinese) xinmsn.com Singapore Hit Awards winners list Retrieved 1 June 2012
  7. ^ (Chinese) Republic of China (Taiwan) GIO website 22nd Golden Melody Awards winners list Retrieved 1 June 2012
  8. ^ (Chinese) Republic of China (Taiwan) GIO website 22nd Golden Melody Awards winners list Retrieved 1 June 2012
  9. ^ (Chinese) Taiwan BCC i-radio FM96 Programme List Retrieved 1 June 2012

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