Lin in 2012.
|Chinese name||林俊傑 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||林俊杰 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Lín Jùnjié (Mandarin)|
27 March 1981 |
|Other names||Wayne Lim|
|Alma mater||Saint Andrew's Junior College|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, piano, guitar, drums, beatboxing|
|Label(s)||Ocean Butterflies, Warner|
JJ Lin (simplified Chinese: 林俊杰; traditional Chinese: 林俊傑; pinyin: Lín Jùnjié) is a Singaporean singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Lin debuted his musical career by releasing his debut album, Music Voyager (2003). Lin has received three Golden Melody Awards, including one Best New Artist and two Best Mandarin Male Singer.
In addition to Mandarin, Lin also sings in Hokkien (his mother's dialect) and Cantonese using romanized pronunciation system, and has released his songs in Cantonese. In Taiwan, he was awarded the Best New Artist award at the Golden Melody Awards.
He is well known for his songwriting skills. He has written songs for various musical artists while he was still a trainee under Ocean Butterflies under his mentors, Billy Koh and Sunkist Ng. His notable compositions include "Remember" (記得) for Taiwanese singer A-Mei, A-Do's "Let Go" (放手), Harlem Yu's "What's Wrong With You?" (幹嘛你看不爽我 , Comic Boyz's "Heart of Superman" (超人心).
In Singapore, he was selected to perform the remixed version of "Home", the theme song of the National Day Parade in 2004. Lin has sold 1 million copies in less than a week and is extremely successful throughout Asia.
In July 2007, he broke a Guinness record by signing 3,052 CDs in 2 hours and 30 minutes. During the signing, he was not allowed to drink or eat. The average time for him to sign a CD was 2.7 seconds.
In May 2008, he performed at the CCTV charity event The Giving of Love, dedicated to helping victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Lin also donated a large sum of money to the rescue efforts and composed a song "Love and Hope" (愛與希望 Ài Yǚ Xīwàng) commemorating the tragedy.
In February 2008, Lin released a compilation album entitled Waiting for Love (Chinese: 期待爱; pinyin: Qīdài Ài). It has selected tracks from several of his albums spanning from his debut album to 2007's West Side. Later that year, in October, his sixth album, Sixology (陸 Liù) was released. 280,000 copies of the album were sold in seven days.
His own fashion line, SMUDGE, was opened in Singapore during 2008 Christmas with an unofficial launch. The store's official launch was on 13 March 2009.
In May 2009, Lin won three awards at the 14th annual Composers and Authors Society of the UK (Compass) Awards Presentations, a ceremony that honors performers in the music scene. It was held at the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore. He was honored with the Top Local Artiste of the Year award, which is given out to Singaporean artists who generated the highest royalty earnings for the year. In that same year, Lin won the Singapore Youth Award.
In 2009, however, his singing career was put on hold due to his voice being damaged by acid reflux and flu, as well as his hectic touring and recording schedules. It forced him to return to Singapore to recover and receive treatments. He released the seventh album, Hundred Days, on 18 December 2009.
In May 2010, Lin performed in America for the first time at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert Tour (APAHM).
In June 2010, Lin performed together with the American singer, Sean Kingston at the opening concert of the Marina Bay Sands to thousands of invited VIPs guests. But both were absent at the inaugural YOG Opening Ceremony. Lin's eighth album, She Says (album), was released on 8 December 2010.
Lin's ninth studio album, Lost N Found (學不會) was released on 31 December 2011, right before the end of the year. A preview of his 9th album was made available on 12 December 2011 on various Chinese internet radio channels.
Lin's tenth anniversary album, Stories Untold (因你而在) was released on 13 March 2013, and also he started his world tour "Timeline " in July 2013 in Taipei (Taiwan).
One of his recent ventures in the world of music was a duet with the Empress of J-Pop herself, Ayumi Hamasaki, for the latter's music video, "The Gift" (and as of April 27, 2015, has about 1,882,459 page views).
In 7 July 2016, Lin released "If Miracles had a Sound", a 96-minute music documentary created over the course of 455 days, taking place throughout studios in the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The theme song of the documentary, "Infinity and Beyond" (超越无限) was released on 21 June 2016.
In 19 December 2017, JJ Lin posted on his Instagram page that the past two years "had not been easy" and that he had been "searching constantly for a clear direction", needing a " shelter for the soul, a 'SANCTUARY'". He "penned songs and finished his “Message In A Bottle” album", which was due to be released on 29 December 2017. At the same time, he and his team and "shared a common vision, starting on project “SANCTUARY” and built the space from ground zero."
He is also the tourist ambassador for Singapore.
He was also involved in an anti-drugs event as an ambassador, in Taiwan. The theme song for this event is "Baby Baby", which is from his album.
On August 14, 2015, Lin was selected to be the advisor for Team Harlem Yu on The Voice of China (season 4).
- Music Voyager (2003)
- Haven (2004)
- No. 89757 (2005)
- Cao Cao (2006)
- Westside (2007)
- Sixology (2008)
- Hundred Days (2009)
- She Says (2010)
- Lost N Found (2011)
- Stories Untold (2013)
- Genesis (2014)
- From M.E. to Myself (2015)
- Message in a Bottle (2017)
- Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (2006)
- Legend of the Sea (2007)
- Pretty Ugly (2008)
- Just JJ World Tour (2006–2007)
- I Am World Tour (2010–2011)
- Timeline World Tour (2013–2015)
- Sanctuary World Tour (2018)
|2003||Singapore Hit Awards||Best New Artist (Gold)||Won|||
|2004||Golden Melody Awards||Best New Artist||Music Voyager||Won|||
|2005||Singapore Hit Awards||Best Local Male Singer||Won|||
|Best Performing Male Singer||Won|
|Best Local Composition||"A Thousand Years Later" from No. 89757||Won|
|"No. 89757" from No. 89757||Won|
|2006||Compass Awards||Best Local Youth Songwriter||Won|
|2007||Best Local Singer||Won|
|Best Local Film Song||"Summer Breeze" (feat. Kym) from No. 89757||Won|
|Singapore Hit Awards||Best Local Singer||Westside||Won|
|2008||Compass Awards||Best Local Songwriter||Won|
|Best Local Singer||Won|
|Best Local Film Song||"Freedom" from Westside||Won|
|Singapore Hit Awards||Best Local Singer||Won|
|2010||Golden Melody Awards||Best Mandarin Male Singer||Hundred Days||Nominated|
|Compass Awards||Best Local Singer||Won|
|Best Local Songwriter||Won|
|2011||Golden Melody Awards||Best Mandarin Male Singer||She Says||Nominated|||
|2014||Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Asian Artist||Won|||
|Golden Melody Awards||Best Mandarin Male Singer||Stories Untold||Won|
|Compass Awards||Best Local Singer||Won|
|Best Local Songwriter||Won|
|2015||Golden Melody Awards||Best Composer||"Listen Up" from Rice & Shine by Eason Chan||Nominated|
|Best Single Producer||"Listen Up" from Rice & Shine by Eason Chan||Nominated|
|2016||Golden Melody Awards||Song of the Year||"Twilight" from From M.E. to Myself||Nominated|
|Best Music Video||"I Am Alive" (feat. Jason Mraz) from Genesis||Nominated|
|Best Album Producer||From M.E. to Myself||Nominated|
|Best Composer||"Twilight" from From M.E. to Myself||Won|
|Best Mandarin Male Singer||From M.E. to Myself||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Asian Artist||Won|
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
- 浜崎あゆみ / The GIFT（ayumi hamasaki - The GIFT feat. JJ Lin）【Music Video】. 16 March 2015 – via YouTube.
- "Instagram post by JJ Lin • Dec 19, 2017 at 12:05pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
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