Hacken Lee

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Hacken Lee
Hacken lee 01.JPG
Hacken Lee in concert 2013
Chinese name
Pinyin Lǐ Kèqín (Mandarin)
Jyutping lei5 hak1 kan4 (Cantonese)
Birth name
Ancestry Xinhui, Guangdong
Born (1967-12-06) 6 December 1967 (age 48)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, actor, television personality
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Tenor, Falsetto
Label(s) PolyGram Records (1985-93)
Universal Music (1999–present)
Years active 1985-present
Associated acts Alan Tam, Shirley Kwan, Eric Tsang
Spouse(s) Emily Lo Suk-yi (m. 2006)
Children Ryan Lee Lap-yan, born on (2007-10-22) 22 October 2007 (age 8)
Rex Lee Lik-sze, born on (2010-03-27) 27 March 2010 (age 5)
Influences Alan Tam
Official website www.hackenleenet.com

Hacken Lee Hak-kan (Chinese: 李克勤; pinyin: Lǐ Kèqín; Cantonese Yale: lei5 hak1 kan4; born 6 December 1967) is a Hong Kong singer, actor, television host, and association football sportscaster. With a distinctive voice, Lee remains one of the few singers in Hong Kong who has continuously received multiple music awards across four decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s) and who has maintained his high popularity while also releasing albums on a regular basis. With a voice well known as crystal-clear and strong, Lee has been crowned the title of "Zero Defect Vocals",[1] alongside Heavenly King Jacky Cheung.

In 2013, Lee's song "House of cards" swept multiple awards in many grand award ceremonies, including "World's Best Song" and "Broadcasting Index" in Metro's Awards. As of 2013, he has reached 14 times in receiving the "Outstanding Pop Singer Award" at RTHK's "Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards" and has established an irreplaceable status in the music industry of Hong Kong and Asia.

Life and career[edit]

Early years: 1980s[edit]

While Hacken Lee was still studying at Wah Yan College, Hong Kong, he entered the TVB new talent show along with Alex To, William So, Vivian Chow and Grasshopper, though he was unable to make it into the top 30 finalists. He then participated in the Second Hong Kong 18 District Singing Contest in 1985, a competition which he won with his rendition of Alan Tam's song "Love in the Fog." He was subsequently offered a contract with PolyGram Records.[2]

After signing with Polygram Records, Lee released his debut EP album Hacken Lee EP, but it did not reach the sales in 5,000 mark. He launched his second album Symbol of Destiny next in 1987, which adapted the song composed and sung by Kawai Naoko's "ハー フムーン·セレナーデ", Chinese named as "Halfmoon Serenade".

Although Lee's popularity was not high as a newcomer in the industry, his starring in TVB dramas in the late 1980s began to gain him greater recognition. His performance in TVB's youth drama series "Teenage No More" (不再少年時), which broadcast in the summer of 1988, as well as his excellent portrayal of the drama's theme song, impressed the audience and made the record sales of his album "Myth of Summer" soar. The year 1989 marked the first peak in Lee's career, where his song "Unchanged in Lifetime", the theme song of ATV's cantonese version of the drama series "Blue Moon," won both RTHK "Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards" and "TVB Jade Solid Gold Awards."

1990s[edit]

In 1990, with Alan Tam and Leslie Cheung fading out in the Hong Kong music industry, Lee, Jacky Cheung and Andy Lau were dubbed as "Three Musketeers in the music industry" by the media and were hailed as "tomorrow's highly anticipated superstars." Later on that year, however, due to the contract disputes between Lee and his company, Lee's career began to take a nose-dive, and also indirectly led to him not becoming a Heavenly King.

In 1992, Lee's career began to rise when he released the song "Red Sun" (紅日), for which he penned the Chinese lyrics that made it popular. Until now, it is still considered a classic for inspirational songs in Hong Kong. In 1993, Lee switched to Star Record Company and released the song "Look Back," which once again boosted his singing career and allowed him to win TVB Jade Solid Gold's Golden Award as well as reach the top five nominees for the Most Popular Singer Award. By virtue of his momentum, Lee held his first solo concert at Hong Kong Coliseum late the same year. On the first day of ticket sales, his concert tickets were sold out in just a few hours.[2] When additional tickets were made available, all 8 days' worth of concert tickets were sold out immediately.

In 1994, Hacken was crowned the title of "Zero Defect Vocals,"[1] alongside Jacky Cheung who was named "Perfect Vocals" the year before, and as well as the successor of the famous Alan Tam, who Lee idolized since he was little.[3]

In 1995, after the unprecedented success of his first solo concert, Lee was full of confidence to held his second concert again at Hong Kong Coliseum, "Dragon '95 Hacken's Contact of Hear Concert", total of 10 days. But the box office was very poor unfortunately, the worst situation was less than 40% attendance figures. This experience also is one of the most embarrassing thing in his singing career. His momentum continues to decline after the concert, together with contractual disputes between the record company, Lee's singing career was started to fell in the trough.

In 1996, Lee was signed on to another company where he issued the album When I Found You, with the sales and popularity seemed to be improved slightly. However, due to several personnel changes and contractual disputes, since they released the album By Hacken Side, his career became stalled, even the new album was postponed indefinitely.

In summer 1998, Lee was chaired as TVB for World Cup association football's sportscaster, and he composed and sing the song for the program, "Adverture of football fans", the song was popular though streets and lanes, the record company launched a selection album by this momentum. As an avid Manchester United fan, he also is the chairperson and president of its Hong Kong Fan Club. He also penned a public outcry against embattled former manager David Moyes on Lee's personal Weibo.

After the contract was expired with the record company, Lee had quite a long period cannot found a suitable recording company, he fought in TV media from singing career, filming drama and host the TV programs, such as Jade Solid Gold, to maintain the popularity.

In late 1999, Lee had under no music contract for more than 12 months, he signed to Universal Music (former PolyGram) then, and issued his album "A Year Or So". In December, he had a musical performance with the Hong Kong Repertory, named "Adventure". This musical perform across the centuries, welcoming the coming of millennium.

2000s[edit]

After signing with Universal Music, Hacken released songs including "Feet of Fortune" (前後腳), "I Won't Sing" (我不會唱歌) and "The Grasp of Love" (愛不釋手) in 2001.

In late 2001, he performed in collaboration with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, "Hong Kong Philharmonic & Hacken Live", organised total in 4 concerts and 2 additional concerts. The concert series was very well-received, as was a recording released CD and VCD of the series, both CD and VCD got "Ten Best Selling Album Award" at IFPI. In July, he launched the album "Flying Flower (飛花)", with the song in same title, he won TVB Jade Solid Gold Awards's Golden Melody Award, "Metro Music Awards" Metro Best Song Award, and RTHK "Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award" Outstanding Pop Singer Award.

In early 2002, Hacken held his solo concert "Hacken Lee Live in Concert 2002" and got the praised again, and its recordings were equally well received at IFPI. In addition, he sang for TVB World Cup program's theme song "Victory"; the song "Tall Girl" was composed by Gigi Leung, lyrics by his own, and later on ""The Grasp of Love (愛不釋手) " were very popular. At "Jade Solid Gold Awards 2002", he won the "Most Popular Male Singer Award" at first time, and he had been re-confirmed as the successor of Alan Tam.[4] Around the time of the 2002 concert, he co-starred in the TVB drama "Legal Entanglement (法網伊人)" which was aired. The series achieved high ratings and was one of TVB's most popular dramas that year. He won the "Most Favourite Character" award at the "2002 TVB Anniversary Awards" for his role in the series. Additionally, he was appointed the host of the 2002 World Cup and sang the theme song of TVB, which dominated the local charts for some time.

In 2003, 2004 and 2009, he partnered with Alan Tam in a series of concert tours around the world, including multiple shows in Hong Kong and Las Vegas. Known in English as "Alan Tam & Hacken Lee Live Concert", the shows were known as "左麟右李", a play on the Chinese four-character idiom "左鄰右里" which means "neighbor", by using the artists' names homonyms 麟 and 李. By the end of 2003, Hacken won the "TVB Jade Solid Gold Award" again, this was the second time he got this award.

In November 2004, he partnered with Joey Yung in a collaboration of a concert, which is better known by another four-character idiom "刻不容緩 (Urgency cannot afford delay)", once again using their names homonyms 克 and 容. As the concerts perform continuously, causing his vocal strain and muscle sprains, that led his voice got problem, but he launched the song "Urgency cannot afford delay". He has been called one of the "New 4 Heavenly King" by Alan Tam. In the end of 2004, Hacken swept the awards in music award ceremonies again, including Top Ten Chinese Gold Song by RTHK's "Best Pop Male Artist Award", and his live album "Alan & Hacken 2004 Concert" got "10 Guangdong Album Sales Award" by IFPI, and he won the "Best Sales Local Singer" again.

In 2005, Hacken released his fourth mandarin album Ask About Love, he started a series of promotion activities in mainland China. By the end of 2005, He was the first Chinese artist to release a DualDisc, entitled "Hacken Lee Concert Hall". For this album, Universal Music invested over a million dollars, invited 4 Chinese musician to perform the songs of album, moreover, they gave up the general recording mode, moved to the music hall for recording, the CD side using coherent approach to record the live recordings of the songs in surround sound, and the DVD side featured the making of footage. The album was out of stock twice after it launched in a week, the sales had breakthrough a platinum figure very soon. At December, he won the "Most Popular Singer" of TVB Jade Solid Gold Award again, this was his third times to won that succession. By the way, he won "My Favorite Singer" award and 5 song awards at "Metro Music Awards". At 1 January 2006, he won the bronze prize of the "My Favorite Singer", and talk about his 'Suit Theory' to explain the relationship between CRHK.

From 28 January 2006 to 5 February, Hacken held a series of sell-out concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum, named "Hacken Lee Live In Concert 2006", which is sponsored by Carlsberg) during the Chinese New Year period, and it was the first high-definition video in Cantonese concert. Meanwhile, he hosted the World Cup program for TVB, this was his third time being a football sportscaster, and wrote the lyrics and sung for the theme song, "I'm Number 10". In the middle of year, Hacken traveled to Seoul for recording the live songs of next album, "Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II". All songs were recorded at the Harmony Theatre, Koyang Culture City Hall, Korea from 28 to 31 August 2006 for live taking. Many local Korean musicians participated in the recording project, including Kwak Jung "Harpist K" on harp, So Kyoung-Jin on Korean big drum, Jang Hyo-Seok on saxophone, Kim Won-Jin as boy soprano, Kim Hyun-Mi and Jung Hyun-Suk performed "Joy of Strings" on violin, Kim Hae-Ryeon on viola, and Chung Yu-Young on cello, David Hodges from New York played an antique 1920 bandoneon while recording. The album was released on a CD with an accompanying DVD using high-definition 1080i format, dated on November 2006, was following the success of the original Concert Hall, became the favorite of Hi-Fi enthusiasts, which sold over 80,000 copies.

In 2007, Hacken launched the selection album "Hacken Lee No. 1 Hits", it was released on 22 November 2007, which contains 4 CDs of his classic hits and new songs. He participated the concert held by Hong Kong Government, for celebrate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR organized. In the climax part of the activity, he was singing the song "Legend Of The Dragon" and "Red Sun" with 20 professional drummers and over 10,000 primary students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. This performance had been included in the Guinness World Records. In between, his environmental-themed song was named "Whispering Whose", which the song won the "Song of The Year" on Jade Solid Gold award.

At 2008, Lee hosted a series of Chinese New Year concert series, which sold out 11 shows in Hong Kong from 8 to 18 February 2008, because it was between the Valentine's Day, so he featured the new song "Every Day is a Valentine's Day". And followed by a world tour. After, he was begun to prepare his new canton album by inviting some singer-songwriters to participate in the creation, such as Mavis Fan, Eason Chan, Khalil Fong, Hins Cheung, Louis Cheung, Justin Lo, Vincent Chow and Jan Lamb. In order to make a best music, the album was used 9 months for production. He just sent two new songs to radio this year, "She merciful and I'm Sad" and "What Year Is Now". Those songs received radio's favor. He also lyricist for himself, the theme song of "Alan Tam & Hacken Lee Concert 2009", the song "Needless To Scared", and being the lyricist of the song composed by Eason Chan, named "Season Changed".

Lee was a host for the Beijing Olympics broadcast in 2008, as well as the ambassador of Standard Chartered Marathon and ambassador of the East Asian Games 2009.[5]

2010 to present[edit]

On April 7, 2010, Lee personally announced that his wife Emily Lo had given birth to their "Second Boss" (the nickname of Hacken called their second son), Rex Lee Lik-sze at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital smoothly. He also announced he will continue his concert tours and recording for his new canton album in May 2010. In middle of June, his new song "Sinner" was sent to radio. On 31 July, The song was adapted from the mandarin hit song "Bad Guy" of Abin Fong. It got three championship from 3 radio station, including RTHK, CRHK, and Metro. At 4 August, he held a Moov Live mini concert, performed the 7 songs of his upcoming new album. On 15 September, his new album Sinner was officially launched. Because of HKRIA Copyright Controversy, Hacken was prohibited to appear on TVB, Lawrence Cheng of Now TV, successfully arranged an interview with him, which was included in episode 79, broadcast on 2 October 2010.

In 2011, Hacken got award again at RTHK "Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards" again, made him be the unique singer that can receive song awards through four decades (1980s to 2010s). Then, he held the concert with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, in total of 6 days, named "Hacken & Hong Kong Sinfonietta Concert Hall 2011" in summer vocation. This was Hacken collaboration with Yip Wing-sie again, since "Hong Kong Philharmonic & Hacken Live" at 2001. In this concert, his state was good and he sang over 30 tracks every night, in addition of experiencing the zero defect listening, also had some pleasantly surprised programs. The concert was full of attendance and got the great acclaim. After the concert, he released a new mandarin with cantonese album "Deja Vu", which was his launched mandarin songs since 2005. The first plug song in cantonese was "Milky Way", was the "Three championship" held by RTHK, CRHK and Metro radio. The second plug song in cantonese was "Sky Lanterns", was boarded championship of the three radio stations on 29 October, got the "Three championship" again. At 10 December, Hacken appeared and sang for "Tung Wah Charity Show" on TVB, he was the first artist of HKRIA who can participate in TVB show after ice-breaking of HKRIA Copyright Controversy since 2010.

By January 2012, Hacken won the 7th out of 10 of the song award at the "Ultimate Song Chart Awards", for the song "Milky Way". He was invited to attend the Jade Solid Gold Awards Ceremony, as a performer and guests of honor.Then, he went to Beijing for the promotion of his new mandarin album, "'Deja Vu", and create something for his new canton album with two producer, Schumann and Alex Fung, which was his first cooperation with Schumann. At early of March, he was invited to sing the Hong Kong version of the theme song, "Armageddon Prairie", for the UEFA Champions League broadcast by Now TV, and he was chair as the host and the commentator of Now TV. In late August, he released the concept of adult rhymes of the new album, Amongst The Forest. Since he got a great acclaim from collaborating with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, he held his first solo concert tour in mainland China in September. In November, he hosted "Minute to Win It", a game show that authorized by NBC and production by TVB, and again hosted the TVB game show "Minutes to Fame" in 2005. The first episode of the show received a 30 points rating.[citation needed]

January 2013, He attended for "Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards" held by RTHK, and won the award for the song "What's The Things Alive For". In May, Hacken's new song "Forward", was invited the Hong Kong Children's Choir for vocal accompaniment, which was rare inspirational song in recent years at local music scene, and also the rare allegro song of him in recent years, and was sent to the radio. "Hacken Lee Concert Hall" series was separated by 7 years, Hacken launched a brand new HiFi album again at July, named "Remakes By Hacken". The album was fully produced by Schumann and Alex Fung again. After the album was released, it got the favor by the community of professional musicians, and praised by the fans. It occupied iTunes Top Songs list in the first week of release, even reached the success of double platinum album of sales. In October, he released the new canton EP, named "House of Cards", the song in same title became the Annual Golden Song, on major radio awards ceremony were impressive results. At December, Hacken was held the concert with Alan Tam, to commemorate the 10th anniversary as being "左麟右李 (Neighbor)" , and they're offered the world tours.

By May 2014, Hacken issued a song "No Friend", which created by Eric Kwok and Wyman Wong, the song was sent to radio. The song was got widely radio and fans acclaim followed by "House of Cards". At June, he as the World Cup commentator for TVB, and launched his selection album "Selection To No Friends."

In 2015, Hacken Lee directly advanced to the semi-final of King of Mask Singer having become the first Masked Singer to win the preliminaries and reveal his face and identity.

In 2016, Hacken became the first host and starting competitor in Season 4 of I Am A Singer, while starting his competition with his rendition of Alan Tam's song "Love in the Fog" again.

Personal life[edit]

On November 28, 2006, Lee married his long-time girlfriend, Emily Lo Suk Yi, the winner of the 1992 Miss Hong Kong Pageant.

On October 22, 2007, Lo gave birth to their first child, Ryan Lee. Their younger son Rex Lee was born on March 27, 2010.

Music[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Record company Type Title
1986 PolyGram Records EP Hacken Lee EP
1987 Album Signs of Life
1988 Summer Story
1989 This Place & This Feeling
EP Hacken Lee Remix
EP Purple Dream
1990 Album 1001 Night
New + Best Selections Love
1991 EP The Break of Dawn
EP Street Theater In Rain
1992 Album Red Sun
1992 Album I Want You To Know
1993 New + Best Selections Red Sun Selections
Selections Selection CD Box Set
Apr 1993 Starlight Records Album Thinking You In Life
1993 Album Album
1994 PolyGram Records Selections Red Sun Selections 24K Gold
Selections Selection 24K Gold
Starlight Records Mandarin Album Life Expectation
Album Goodbye ('93 Commemorative Edition)
PolyGram Records Album Wish
Album That's The Lovesong
1995 Starlight Records Album Polygram 88 Collection - Hacken Lee
Album Hackenation
Starlight Records Mandarin Album Make Nothing of Gentle
Dec, 1995 PolyGram Records Selections Reborn
1996 Selections Polygram 88 Collection - Hacken Lee Vol.2
Starlight Records New + Best Selections Third Dimension
Music Impact Ltd. Album Searching For The Best
Album When I Find You
1997 Album Searching For The Best 17
Album Please Go To Sleep Early and Wake Up Early
Album Hacken's 17 Love Songs
Album By Hacken's Side
Mandarin Album Love Prison
1998 New + Best Selections New + Best Selections '98
1999 Selections Hacken Lee Wonderful Music 48 Best Collection
Best Selections The Most of Hacken Lee Collection
Best Selections Hacken Lee Best Collection
2000 Universal Music Album One Year Half Year (New Version)
Album Think You Once More
2001 Album Flying Flower
2002 New + Best Selections Hacken Lee Big Music Band
Album Let's Celebrate
Album Let's Celebrate (New Version)
2003 Album Ever Last
Album Ever Last (New Version)
New + Best Selections Custom Made
Album Alan & Hacken
2004 Album Smart I.D.
Album Acrobats
2005 Album Hacken Lee Concert Hall
Mandarin Album Ask About Love
2006 Album I am the TEN
Album Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II
2007 Album My Cup of Tea
Selections Album No.1 Hits
雜錦大碟 Love07
2009 Album Today Special
Album Threesome
2010 Album Sinner
2011 Mandarin Album Deja Vu
2012 Album Amongst The Forest
2013 Album Remakes By Hacken
Album House of Cards
2014 New + Best Selections Hacken Lee 82 Hits Collection -
The Very Best of 1986 - 2014

Charts[edit]

Chart results
Album Song 903 RTHK 997 TVB Note
1988
Summer Story (夏日之神話) Still The Old Place (仍是老地方) 15 /   8
Summer Story (夏日之神話) 3 1   1 Original version: "I Love You kara hajimeyou (I Love You からはじめよう?)" by Anzen Chitai.
Town Hall Auditorium (大會堂演奏廳) 12 /   6
Ceasefire (停火) / /   -
1989
This Place, This Feeling (此情此境) Deep, Deep, Deep (深深深) 4 1   1
Blue Moon (藍月亮) 3 1   3 Original: "Tsuki ni nure ta futari (月に濡れたふたり?)" by Anzen Chitai.
This Place & This Feeling (此情此境) / /   5
Purple Dream Unchanged in Lifetime (一生不變) 2 1   1
Halfmoon Serenade (月半小夜曲) / -   - Original: "Halfmoon Serenade (ハーフムーン・セレナーデ?)" by Kawai Naoko (河合奈保子)
1990
1001 Nights (一千零一夜) Gyun Lyun (眷戀) 3 1   2
1001 Nights (一千零一夜) 2 1   1 Original: "Juliet" by Anzen Chitai
Love Remember Her (懷念她) / -   7
My Shirley / 1   1
1991
The Break of Dawn (破曉時份) Till We Meet Again (後會有期) 10 7   5
The Break of Dawn (破曉時份) 2 1   1
Rain During a Street Play (雨中街頭劇) Flower Guardian (護花使者) 7 13   2 Original: "The Bright Red Sun Is Burning (真っ赤な夕陽が燃えている?)" by Sement Mixers (セメントミキサーズ?)
Missing You in Lifetime (一生掛念你) (1) 1   1 Original: "One More Try" by Timmy T.
Rain During a Street Play (雨中街頭劇) 10 -   /
Farewell To Campus (告別校園時) / -   /
1992
Only Want You to Know (只想您會意) Only Want You To Know (只想您會意) / 13   2 The treble part sung by Shirley Kwan on behalf. Original: "Admit a Mistake" (認錯) by the band Ukelele (zh:優客李林).
My Melody / 6   4
Amidst Lonely Days (寂寞煙雨天) / 4   -
Red Sun (紅日) Gau Foon Yu Mung (舊歡如夢) / -   4 Original singer was Tam Bing Man (譚炳文)
Red Sun (紅日) 2 1   2 Theme song of TVB drama serial Angel's Call (他來自天堂). Original: sore ga daiji (それが大事?) by Daiji Man Brothers Band (大事MANブラザーズバンド?)
You Are My Sunshine (妳是我的太陽) 9 16   / Interlude of TVB drama Angel's Call. Original: "Masterpiece" by Atlantic Starr
1993
Thinking You in Life (一生想您) Look Back (回首) 2 1   1
Thinking You in Life (一生想您) / 2   2
Waiting Your Willing to Marry Me (等妳願意Marry Me) / 13   /
Album Not Love Another in Life (一生不愛別人) 4 4   5
Treat You Right Only (只懂得對妳好) (1) 1   2
Goodbye: 1993 Commemorative Edition (克勤再見93紀念版) Goodbye (再見) / - / 9
1994
Goodbye: 1993 Commemorative Edition Lonely Night (寂寞夜晚) / - / 4
Wish (希望) Wish (希望) / 1 / 1
Cinderella (灰姑娘) / 3 / 4
Yat Sang Ho Kau (一生何求) Yat Sang Ho Kau (一生何求) / 7 / /
Precisely a Love Song (就是情歌) To Regret (後悔) / 12 / 8 Original: "What's Thing Left to You" (留什么给你) by Sun Nan (孙楠).
Another Cantonese version was "Bitter Love" (苦戀), sung by Sammi Cheng.
Jealous (妒忌) / 4 / 6
1995
Precisely a Love Song Sneaky (偷偷摸摸) / 1 1 1
Brilliant Stars Vol.2 (星光燦爛Vol.2) True Face (真面目) / 19 / /
Reborn Reluctant (依依不捨) 4 1 1 1
Cried for You (為你流淚) / 1 1 1
I Need You (我需要你) 6 5 / 3
One Day (一日) / 14 / /
Hackenation Willingly and Gladly (心甘情願) / 1 / 1
1996
Hackenation Affectionate Threads (情意萬縷) / 12 / / Chorus with Joyce Lee (李樂詩)
When I Find You (當找到你) When I Find You (當找到你) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
How to Win the World Without You (沒有你,贏了世界又如何) / 4 / 5
Flying Alone (一個人飛) / 19 / 7
Searching for the Best (尋最) Please Keep Early Hours (請你早睡早起) B 1 1 1
Searching for the Best (尋最) / 8 / /
1997
Searching for the Best Smattering (一知半解) / / / /
By Hacken's Side (在克勤身邊) By My Side (在我身邊) / 6 / 5
Vegetable Soup (菜湯) 18 - / /
Two Men Advance and Retreat (進退兩男) 18 2 / 2
1998
'98 New Songs and Selections
(李克勤'98新曲+精選)
Adverture of Football Fans (球迷奇遇記) - 8 3 3
1999
A Deal (一言為定) - - 4 - Chorus with Andy Hui, Gigi Leung and Winnie Young (楊婉儀)
About a Year (一年半載) Sakura (櫻花) 18 1 3 1
Stay in One Minute (留多一分鐘) 18 12 17 4
2000
Think You Once More (再一次想你) Think You Once More (再一次想你) - 1 10 1 Theme song of TVB drama "Street Fighters".
Think You Once More Fine, Madam! (小姐妳好嘢) - 6 3 5 Chorus with Yip Sai Wing and Paul Wong.
2001
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra & Hacken Lee Live
(港樂‧克勤 Live)
Moonlight Rose (月光玫瑰) 13 - - 8
Flying Flower (飛花) Flying Flower (飛花) 13 1 3 1
Flying Flower Feet of Fortune (前後腳) - 1 10 1
Hacken Lee Big Music Band (李克勤大樂隊) Blood Boiling (血脈沸騰) - 3 1 3
2002
Hacken Lee Big Music Band (李克勤大樂隊) It Came Today (來到今天) - 18 7 6 Chorus by Emme Wong.
Flying Flower (飛花) Loving You Unconsciously (不知不覺愛上你) - - 14 - Theme song of TVB drama "Legal Entanglement".
Let's Celebrate Victory 20 1 1 1
Let's Celebrate Tall Girl (高妹) 10 1 1 1 Another version chorus by Gigi Leung, Tall Girl (True Story version).
Let's Celebrate Confidence Guarantee (信心保証) - 17 3 -
The Grasp of Love (愛不釋手) The Grasp of Love (愛不釋手) 8 1 (1) 3
2003
Different Songs Of Alan Tam (不一樣的譚詠麟 - 首部曲) Neighbors (左鄰右里) 11 1 1 1 Chorus by Alan Tam.
Ever Last Marriage Must Be Together In Long Time?
(合久必婚?)
8 1 1 1 Another version chorus by Jolie Chan.
Ever Last To Love A Person (愛一個人) 1 1 1 1 Chorus by Kelly Chen.
Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
Ever Last Three Thousands And One Nights (三千零一夜) 3 3 1 8
Custom Made I Won't Sing (我不會唱歌) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
Alan & Hacken (左麟右李) Reap What You Sow (自作自受) 19 - - -
Alan & Hacken Hurry Up (嗱嗱聲) 2 1 1 1 Chorus by Alan Tam.
Custom Made Warm Winter And Cool Summer (冬暖夏涼) - - 2 3
2004
Alan & Hacken (左麟右李) Admirers (仰慕者) 16 1 2 - Chorus by Alan Tam.
Alan & Hacken 2004 (左麟右李04開心演唱會) Lovelorn (失戀) - - 9 - Chorus by Alan Tam and Joey Leung.
Smart ID Six Feet Wind And Cloud (六呎風雲) 3 1 1 1
Smart ID Location of Kissing Goodbye (吻別的位置) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
Smart ID Bang The Door (嘭門) 11 - - 6
Acrobats (空中飛人) Acrobats (空中飛人) (1) 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
2005
Acrobats (空中飛人) Festival (佳節) 7 1 1 1
Acrobats Urgency Cannot Afford Delay (刻不容緩) 16 14 - 5 Chorus with Joey Yung.
Acrobats The Big Era (大時代) 1 7 1 -
Ask About Love (愛可以問誰) The Way of Heal (醫道) - - - 2
Ask About Love Ask About Love (愛可以問誰) - 3 1 1
Hacken Lee Concert Hall (李克勤演奏廳) The Love In Seoul (情非首爾) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
Hacken Lee Concert Hall The Woman Before Marriage (婚前的女人) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
2006
Hacken Lee Concert Hall (李克勤演奏廳) Sentimentalist (勝情中人) 11 1 1 -
Hacken Lee Concert Hall Ten Years Before And After (十年前後) 16 16 3 -
I am the TEN (我著十號) I am the TEN (我著十號) 15 1 1 1
Family (一家人) - 15 - - Chorus with Joey Yung.
Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II (李克勤演奏廳II) Besieged City of Tin Shui Wai (天水、圍城) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II Princess & Prince (公主太子) 1 1 1 1 Four Stations Combined Best Song Championship
2007
Song of Gold (流金頌) - 2 - - Chorus by George Lam, Andy Lau, Eason Chan and Leo Ku.
Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II (李克勤演奏廳II) Paris Hilton - 4 - -
Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II Fraternal As Brothers (一場兄弟) - - - -
My Cup of Tea Whispering Whose (花落誰家) 1 1 (1) 3
My Cup of Tea The Drive of Life (歲月風雲) - - - - Theme song of TVB drama "The Drive of Life".
Chorus by Chou Chuan-huing.
My Cup of Tea Brazil Ladies Team (巴西女子隊) - - - -
My Cup of Tea First Wedding Anniversary (紙婚) 1 1 9 1
Hacken Lee No.1 Hits Goodbye To Auditorium (再見演奏廳) 1 1 1 2
2008
This Time, This Song (此時此歌) - 1 - - Chorus by Samuel Hui, Andy Lau, Leo Ku, Eason Chan and Joey Yung.
Hacken Lee No.1 Hits Nowhere To Love (相愛無門) 2 - - -
Hacken's Concert Hall Live Everyday Is Valentine's Day (天天都是情人節) 2 1 1 1
Today Special She's Merciful And I'm Sad (她慈我悲) 17 1 1 1
Today Special What Year Is Now (今夕是何年) 1 3 1 -
2009
Today Special Needless To Panic (唔使驚) 2 1 2 - Chorus by Alan Tam.
Today Special Lonely For Million Years (萬年孤寂) 2 3 2 5
Today Special Ink Splashes (潑墨) 12 6 1 -
Today Special Daddy Daddy (爸爸聲) - 9 2 - Chorus by Louis Cheung.
Threesome Grandma (嫲嫲) 8 1 1 1
Uni-Power Everyone is Hero (人人英雄) 4 - - - Chorus by Various Artists of Universal Music Group.
Threesome Loneliness Minions (寂寞嘍囉) 1 1 2 ×
2010
Threesome Records of City 24 (二十四城記) - - 3 ×
Threesome The Last Breakfast (最後的早餐) - - - ×
Sinner (罪人) Sinner (罪人) 1 1 1 × Adaptation from the song "Bad Guy" of Abin Fong.
Sinner Goodbye To Spacecraft (再見穿梭機) 2 1 1 ×
Sinner Couple (兩人行) - - - ×
2011
Deja Vu (似曾相識) Milky Way (天河) 1 1 1 ×
Deja Vu Sky Lanterns (孔明燈) 1 1 1 ×
Deja Vu Deja Vu (似曾相識) - - - -
Deja Vu Happiness More, Loneliness More (越開心越寂寞) - - - - TVB8 Song Chart: No. 1.
Deja Vu The Future You Want (你要的未來) - - - -
2012
Armageddon Prairie (決戰草原) - - - - Theme song of UEFA Champions League.
Unforgettable Moments (難忘時刻) - - - - Chorus by Various Artists of Universal Music Group.
Amongst The Forest (在森林和原野) What's The Things Alive For (活著為求甚麼) 1 1 1 -
Amongst The Forest Helpers (姐姐) 4 - - -
Amongst The Forest Please Say I Do 19 10 6 -
2013
House of Cards (紙牌屋) Forward (前進) 10 3 3 - The Hong Kong Children's Choir Featuring.
Polygram Forever (寶記正傳) Polygram Forever Part I (寶記正傳 Part I) 19 - - - Various Artists Chorus.
Remakes By Hacken (復克) Silent Eyes (沉默的眼睛) 2 1 1 - Remake Jacky Cheung's song.
House of Cards (紙牌屋) House of Cards (紙牌屋) 1 1 1 -
House of Cards Please Don't Be Sad (請你不要難過) - - 2 -
Alan & Hacken New + Best Selections (男人的歌) Men's Song (男人的歌) 2 9 5 - Chorus by Alan Tam.
2014
Hacken Lee 82 Hits Collection - The Very Best of 1986 - 2014
(精選到無朋友)
No Friend (無朋友) 9* 15* 12* -
Total Championship
903
RTHK
997
TVB
Remarks
22 57 41 33 No . of Quartic Championship: 9

(*) Indicates still standings in charts

(1) Indicates Champion in 2 weeks

(×) Indicates the songs were not sent to TVB due to the HKRIA Copyright Controversy with TVB.

(B) Represents the songs were banned by CRHK, because their original songs policy implications.

The bold fonts represents the song won four championship, or three championship while the HKRIA Copyright Controversy, which excluded TVB.

Music Awards[edit]

Year Award Honored Work
1989 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award[6] Top 10 Gold Song: “Unchanged In Lifetime”
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: “Unchanged In Lifetime”
1990 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: “Sentimentally Attached”
1991 Jade Solid Gold Best Music Video Performance Award “Flower Guardian”
“Red Sun”, “Happy In Past Like A Dream”
1993 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: “Look Back”
1994 Jade Solid Gold Best Music Video Performance Award “Wish”
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Top 10 Outstanding Artist
1995 RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Top 10 Outstanding Artist
1999 Jade Solid Gold Best Composition Award “Sakura”
2001 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Songs Award: “Flying Flower”
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs[7] Top 10 Outstanding Artist
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Hong Kong Philharmonic & Hacken Live
2002 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: “The Grasp of Love”
Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: “The Grasp of Love”
Top 10 Gold Song: “Tall Girl”
Top 10 Outstanding Artist
Highest Sales for Male Artists
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Metro Broadcast & Hacken Lee Live
Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Hacken Lee Live in Concert 2002
Best Sales Local Male Vocalist
2003 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: "I Won't Sing"
Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: “Marriage Must Be Together In Long Time?”
Top 10 Gold Song: “Neighbors”
Highest Sales for Male Artist
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Alan Tam & Hacken Lee Live Concert 2003
Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Custom Made
Best Sales Local Male Vocalist
2004 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: 空中飛人
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: 空中飛人
Outstanding Singer
Most Outstanding Male Singer
Highest Sales for Male Artist
Best Chinese Male Artist
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Alan & Hacken 2004 Concert
Best Sales Local Male Vocalist
2005 Jade Solid Gold Award Top 10 Gold Song: The Love In Seoul
Best Duet Award (Gold): Urgency Cannot Afford Delay
Most Popular Chinese Song (Silver): Ask About Love
Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist
Metro Radio Hits Top Songs Award[8] Top 10 Gold Song: The Love In Seoul
Top 10 Gold Song: Festival
Best Creative Album: Hacken Lee Concert Hall
Top Composer
Top Asia Male Singer
Most Admired Male Singer
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Top 10 Gold Songs: The Love In Seoul
Best Chinese Male Artist
Highest Sales for Male Artists Award
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: 2004 Music is Live - Hacken x Joey
2006 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Song: Besieged City of Tin Shui Wai
Metro Radio Hits[9] Top Songs Award: The Woman Before Marriage
Top Songs Award: Besieged City of Tin Shui Wai
Best Creative Album: “Hacken Lee Concert Hall” & “Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II”
Best Advertisement Song: “I am the TEN”
Album of the Year: "Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II"
Best Asia Singers Award
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Top 10 Gold Songs: Besieged City of Tin Shui Wai
Highest Sales for Male Artist
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Local Artist
Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Hacken Lee Live In Concert 2006
Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Hacken Lee Concert Hall
Ten Best Sales Cantonese Releases: Hacken Lee Seoul Concert Hall II
Best Sales Local Male Vocalist
2007 Jade Solid Gold Song Gold Award Top 10 Gold Songs: Whispering Whose
Best Song of the Year: Whispering Whose
Four Stations Combined Best Song Award: Whispering Whose
Metro Radio Hits Best Song Award Top 10 Gold Songs: Whispering Whose
Creative Album Award: My Cup of Tea
Best Performance Award
Best Asia Singers Award
Song of the Year: Whispering Whose
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Top 10 Gold Songs Award: Whispering Whose
Outstanding Singer Award
IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award Ten Best Sales Local Artistes
2008 Jade Solid Gold Top Ten Songs Award Top 10 Gold Songs: She's Merciful And I'm Sad
Metro Radio Hits[10] Best Asia Singers Award
Top 10 Gold Songs: She's Merciful And I'm Sad
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Outstanding Singer Award
2009 Metro Radio Hits[11] Best Asia Singers Award
Metro Radio Hits Composer Songs: "Grandma"
2010 Metro Radio Hits Best Asia Singers Award
Adapted Song Award: "Sinner"
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs[12] Top 10 Gold Songs Award: "Sinner"
Outstanding Singer Award
2011 Metro Radio Hits Award[13] Original Song: "Sky Lanterns"
Best Asia Singers Award
2012 RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs[14] Outstanding Singer Award
Top 10 Gold Songs Award: "What's The Things Alive For”
2013 Metro Radio Hits World's Top Song[15] Top 10 Gold Songs: "House of Cards"
RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs[16] Outstanding Singer Award
Top 10 Gold Songs Award: "House of Cards"
Chik Chak Ultimate Song Chart Awards[17] Top Ten Songs Award: "House of Cards"

Acting career[edit]

Apart from his singing career, Lee is also an actor and one of the most popular singer-turned-actor in Hong Kong. He has appeared in numerous Hong Kong dramas, movies, and commercial advertisements. He has also appeared in many large-scale charity drives as a guest performer. One of his notable roles as an actor was his role in Legal Entanglement, which won him "Most Favorite Character" award at the 2012 TVB Anniversary Awards.[18] [19]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
1985 Form 4D (中四丁班) (Unknown)
1988 Teenage No More (不再少年時) Mit Ka Yung
1989 Two of a Kind (淘氣雙子星) Cha Sing Yu
1990 When the Sun Shines (同居三人組) Dai Yat Foon
1991 A Life of His Own (浪族闊少爺) Tseung Kit
1991 Fruit Bowl (YES一族) (Unknown)
1992 Dragon Man(龍影俠) Chun Ka Bo
1993 Angel's Call (他来自天堂) Ng Fuk Kei
1994 Huang Feihong: Iron Leung Foon (黃飛鴻之鐵膽梁寬) Leung Foon
1998 As Sure As Fate (師奶強人) Lee Siu Sum
2000 Street Fighters (廟街·媽·兄弟) Yeung Dai Bo
2002 Legal Entanglement (法網伊人) Mark Ko
2003 Regalia Bay: One Family One Love Story (富豪海灣非凡情緣 之 一家一愛情故事) Shui Kong

Programme Host[edit]

Year TV channel Programme
1992 TVB 暑期玩到盡
叻人新世紀
1994 叻人新世紀 PART II
1996 奧運群英至激鬥
1998 World Cup 1998
1999 RTHK I.T. File
TVB Jade Solid Gold (勁歌金曲)
2001 好客香港攞滿FUN
2002 香港做得到
世界盃升級戰線
2004 Belair Gardens Music Video (富豪花園音樂特輯)
2005 Miss Hong Kong 2005 Final (香港小姐競選決賽)
Minutes to Fame (殘酷一叮)
2006 World Cup (世界盃)

Film[edit]

Year Title
1993 No More Love, No More Death (太子傳說)
1996 Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star (運財智叻星)
2001 Comic King (漫畫風雲)
The Lady Iron Chef (美女食神)
2004 Six Strong Guys (六壯士)
2006 We Are Family (我爱医家人)
2007 Wonder Women (女人本色)
2015 Wong Ka Yan

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b umg.com.hk Lee Hacken profile
  3. ^ "第五大天王射手李克勤". Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ [1] YouTube - 2002 JSG Most Popular Male Singer Award - Hacken Lee
  5. ^ "Go.Asia". Retrieved 2014. 
  6. ^ Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation
  7. ^ "IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards Presentation 2001-2012". IFPI. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ "2005 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards". Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ "2006 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards". Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ "2008 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards". Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ "2009 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards". Retrieved 2014. 
  12. ^ "33rd RTHK Top Ten Gold Songs Award 2010". Retrieved 2014. 
  13. ^ "2011 Metro Radio Hits Music Awards". Retrieved 2014. 
  14. ^ "35th RTHK Top Ten Gold Songs Award 2012". Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ "2013 Metro Radio Hits Music Award Winners". Jayne Stars. Retrieved 2014. 
  16. ^ "36th RTHK Top Ten Gold Songs Award 2013". Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ "2013 Chik Chak Ultimate Song Chart Awards". Retrieved 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hacken Lee". imdb.com. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Hacken Lee". chinesemov.com. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 

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