Larissa Lam

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Larissa Lam
Larissa Lam Miso for Life Red Carpet.jpg
Background information
Birth name Larissa Lam
Genres Dance-pop, R & B, Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Producer, TV Host
Labels LOG Records
Website larissalam.com

Larissa Lam is an award-winning singer, songwriter, Chinese American talk show host, music executive, filmmaker, and producer from Diamond Bar, California. She won the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the Best Dance Song category and the 2015 Akademia Music Award in the Best Dance/Pop song category for her song "I Feel Alive".[1][2] She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse Magazine in November 2015.[3] Larissa is one of the hosts for radio advice show, U-Talk Radio.

She released her fourth solo album of 12 original songs, Love and Discovery, on June 16, 2015.[4] She has released three previous solo albums On the Way Up (2001), Thankful to be Live (2003) and Revolutionary (2004).[5] A remix version of Larissa Lam's song, "Breathing More" appears in the video game Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2.[6] She has also composed instrumental music for The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, TLC, and The Daily 10 on the E! Channel.[7]

Larissa is known as the "Singing CFO." She was the former Chief Financial Officer of EDM label, NSOUL Records.[8]

She was a lead singer in the group Nitro Praise which was produced by acclaimed DJ Scott Blackwell. She recorded songs for Nitro Praise 5, Nitro Praise Live! and Nitro Praise Christmas 2.[9][10][11] She toured as a member of Nitro Praise alongside Maximillian, JR Barbee and Danielle Pericelli.

Early life[edit]

Larissa Lam grew up in Diamond Bar, CA. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in business economics.[12]

Record label[edit]

LOG Records
Founded 2000
Founder Larissa Lam
Genre Dance, EDM, Hip-hop, Rock, R&B, Pop
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles
Official website LOG Records Website

Lam is also the founder of her own record label, LOG Records. It was represents artists in the Dance, EDM, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop and R&B genres.

In 2010, Lam executive produced a hip hop album for Only Won. Only Won and Larissa Lam launched a viral music video title "Cantonese Boy"[13] which was a parody of the Grammy winning song American Boy by Kanye West and Estelle. After being seen performing "Cantonese Boy" in Chinatown, Larissa Lam was asked to perform at the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards as they honored Asians in film and entertainment.[14]

In 2012, Larissa produced two songs for Only Won that was released on the video game Sleeping Dogs.

In 2013, Larissa produced the song "JUN BAY" (aka: Get ready) that was featured on the film Dead Man Down[15] and composed original music for the animated film, "The Monkey Prince".[16]

In 2015, Larissa released of her fourth solo album produced by David Longoria titled, "Love & Discovery".[17]

Discography and releases[edit]

Cat No. Artist Title Date Configuration
1 Larissa Lam On The Way Up 2001 LP
2 Larissa Lam Thankful to be Live 2003 LP
3 Larissa Lam Revolutionary 2004 LP
4 Compilation Beautiful Faith 2008 EP
5 Only Won Lyrical Engineer 2010 LP (Producer)
6 Only Won Crush em Like Godzilla 2011 Single (Producer)
7 Only Won JUN BAY 2012 Single (Producer)
8 Larissa Lam Heading for Sunshine 2012 Single
9 Larissa Lam I Feel Alive 2015 Single
10 Larissa Lam Love & Discovery 2015 LP

She also appears on Gone - Music from the Motion Picture (2002).

Hosting[edit]

She was one of the original hosts of the talk show, Top 3, which airs on JUCE TV formerly called, JCTV. She co-hosted the show with Rich Wilkerson, Jr., Reba Toney and Preston Pollard. She also starred in Season 1 and 2 on the JCTV reality show, Cruise with a Cause'." She is one of the hosts of UTalk Radio, an advice show for young adults.[18]

Film Maker[edit]

In 2015, Lam made her directorial debut and co-produced with a Documentary short titled, "Finding Cleveland" with Only Won. It garnished multiple nominations for Best Documentary.[19][20][21] The story started as a journey for Only Won's search for his family roots, but instead of taking him to the far east, it took him into the deep south of Cleveland, MS. While the 12-minute documentary focuses on the family's discoveries about their roots, it also touches on a broader history, such as the treatment of Chinese immigrants in the region and the role the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act played in that.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Larissa Lam is married to hip-hop artist Only Won. The couple currently reside in Los Angeles, California.[23]

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