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|Chinese name||林峯 (traditional)|
|Yale||Làm Fūng (Cantonese)|
|Jyutping||Lam4 Fung1 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Lam Wui Man (林匯文)|
8 December 1979 |
Xiamen, Fujian, China
|Other name(s)||Lam Yat Fung (林逸峯)，Chok 王, Soft Wind|
|Instrument(s)||Piano, Guitar, Clarinet, Keyboard|
|Label(s)||Emperor Entertainment Group|
|Years active||1999 - present|
|Influenced by||Jacky Cheung, Whitney Houston, Leslie Cheung|
Raymond Lam (born 8 December 1979) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. He is best known for his roles in the television dramas A Step into the Past, Moonlight Resonance, Highs and Lows and Line Walker, as well as being the "King of Chok" for his role in The Mysteries of Love.
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Raymond Lam was born into a wealthy family. His father, Lam Kwok-Wah (林國華), is a real-estate property developer in the mainland referred to as "Xiamen's Li Ka-shing" (廈門李嘉誠) who sits on the board of seven real estate and construction companies. Raymond has a younger sister and a younger brother. His paternal great-grandmother is Spanish, making Raymond 1/8 Spanish.
His birthname was Lam Wui-man (林匯文), which later changed to Lam Yat-fung (林逸峯), and stage name is Raymond Lam Fung. He calls himself Raymond as the pronunciation of it is similar to his birthname 'Wui-man'. The name was changed to give him a "feng shui advantage".
While his first languages are Cantonese and Hokkien, Lam studied in Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School, a primarily Mandarin-speaking primary school in pre-Handover Hong Kong and is thus also fluent in Mandarin and English. Raymond Lam's childhood dream was to become a professional dancer. He studied in St. Paul's College, Hong Kong for Secondary School. Following that, he studied architecture in Xiamen University for 1st Year, and then completed the rest at University of Southern California, majoring in architecture and minoring in music.
Success in Hong Kong
Lam attended the 13th TVB artists training class in 1998 as an auditing student and was offered a contract with TVB upon graduation in September 1998. In the earlier part of his career, Lam appeared as a walk-on in numerous television series and as a host for TVB8. Lam rose to fame for his portrayal of the ruthless Ying Ching in the historical/science fiction drama A Step into the Past (2001). He was then offered his first lead role in Eternal Happiness (2002). In 2003, Lam won the TVB Anniversary Award for "Most Improved Male Artiste" for his performance in Survivor's Law.
In 2004, Lam gained fame in China for his role as Kou Chong in Twin of Brothers. He won the "Audience's Favourite Character" award at the TVB Anniversary Award, "Newcomer with the Most Potential" award at the 2nd Enlight Media Awards as well as "Favourite Actor Award" in Malaysia at the Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Awards.
After a one year hiatus in 2005 due to inner conflicts in TVB, Lam made his comeback in La Femme Desperado (2006), which became the highest rated drama of the year.
In 2007, Lam was cast in The Drive of Life, a grand production by TVB to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong reunification. He was also invited to guest star in Heart of Greed. Though initially slated to appear for about 10 episodes in Heard of Greed, his appearance was extended to 30 episodes due to popularity. That year, he received the "Favourite Hong Kong TV Actor" award from QQ Entertainment Awards in mainland China.
The following year, Lam returned to star in the Moonlight Resonance, the sequel to Heart of Greed. The series was met with critical acclaim, and subsequently became the highest rated Hong Kong drama since 1991. Lam won the "Grand Popularity" award at the 41st TVB Anniversary Awards, as well as the "Favourite Male Character" award for his role as Kam Wing-ho. He was also crowned "Best Actor" at the StarHub TVB Awards held in Singapore and Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Awards.
Also in 2008, Lam starred in the wuxia drama The Four. His portrayal of the character "Wu Qing" was met with critical acclaim from fans of the original novel by Woon Swee Oan. This was followed by a starring role in the martial arts series The Master of Tai Chi, for which he won "Best Actor" at the Asian Television Awards. Lam was also given the "Best Performance" award at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, becoming the first Hong Kong actor to win the award.
In 2010, Lam starred in The Mysteries of Love, where he portrayed a genius physics professor. Lam's portrayal of a professor was described by audience using the slang word "Chok", which means "cool or handsome, to the point of electrifying". Lam stated that he thinks the word means "professional/serious" instead. Subsequently, the term went viral and Lam was named as the "King of Chok". The same year, Lam also made his foray into films, starring in Perfect Wedding with Miriam Yeung and The Jade and the Pearl with Charlene Choi.
Breaking into China
In 2011, Lam starred in the Chinese film The Sorcerer and the White Snake, alongside Jet Li, Huang Shengyi and Charlene Choi. The film was one of the top 5 grossing Chinese films of the year, and Lam was ranked on Forbes China Celebrity List for the first time.
In 2014, Lam's contract with TVB ended and he did not renew. The same year, he portrayed Han Wudi in the drama The Virtuous Queen of Han, which won him the "Top 10 Most Popular Actor" award at the 9th Chinese TV Audience Festival. He also starred the Hong Kong series Line Walker. His character "Bao Seed" was praised by critics for being the "soul/essence" of the drama. Line Walker achieved an average rating of 30.5 becoming the highest-rated Hong Kong drama of the year. It also surpassed 24 billion views, becoming the only Hong Kong drama to join the "20 billion view" category for television dramas. Lam won the "Best Actor" award at the 15th Huading Awards for his performance both dramas.
At the end of 2014, Lam signed with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) for a reported sum of 100 million.
In 2015, Lam portrayed Lu Xiaofeng in the wuxia drama Detectives and Doctors. He is the fourth Chinese actor to portray the character, and was praised by critics for being the most outstanding Lu Xiaofeng.
The title song of Lam's first album of the same name.
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Apart from his acting career, Lam also performed some of the theme songs for the television series he acted in. In 2007, Lam signed on with EEG under its Music Plus Label, and released his debut album, Love is Finding You in Memories, on 23 November. The title track of the album served as one of the theme songs for TVB's The Drive of Life. More than 20,000 copies were sold a week after the album was released. In addition, the album received the IFPI Gold Disk Award and Lam won the "Most Popular Newcomer" award at the Jade Solid Gold Awards Presentation.
On September 10, 2008, Lam released his second album Your Love, and a month after the release, the album secured a double IFPI Platinum Award for reaching sales of more than 60,000 copies after 3 weeks. A song from the album, Love With No Regrets, became the theme song of Moonlight Resonance, and won many awards including the "Golden Tunes" award from the Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award and Jade Solid Gold Awards Presentation.
In 2009, Lam released the album Let's Get Wet and stepped on the Hong Kong Coliseum for his first concert, held on 17 and 18 June, where both nights were sold out. EEG and TVB showed strong support for his concert and a billboard advertisement was featured at the entrance of Cross Harbour Tunnel to publicize the event. The tour continued to Vietnam in July, and then to America in December. Lam was awarded "Best Selling Male Singer" at the IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award, "Outstanding Trendy Singer" at the Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award as well as "Asia-Pacific's Most Popular Male Singer" at the Jade Solid Gold Awards Presentation. Lam became the first singer to receive the award in three years, the youngest winner and the first to sing a Cantonese song when winning this award. However, the Hong Kong media criticized TVB for giving him that award out of commercial point.
On July 17, 2010, Lam released his fourth album Come 2 Me. From 27 to 30 July, Lam held his second concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum. He also held mini concerts at United States and Canada. Both the concert DVD as well as the album secured a IFPI Triple Platinum Award. The concerts continued over to Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Guangzhou in early 2011.
On March 4, 2011, Lam released his first Mandarin and fifth album First. The album achieved IFPI Quadruple Platinum Award. On July 22, 2011, Lam released his sixth album LF, which includes the music videos of several songs from First. From 29–31 July 2011, Lam held his third concert, Light Up My Live, at HKC on four-sided stage. Light Up My Live was also his first world tour. Lam held an autograph session on November 26, 2011 where it was announced that both LF and the concert DVD sales reached Quadruple Platinum. The single "CHOK", from the LF album, was also named as the "Best Song" at the Jade Solid Gold Awards Presentation.
From March to June 2012, Lam was busy with his tour which had stops at Australia, Canada and United States. On August 17, 2012, Lam released his seventh album Self-Portrait. The title song, also named "Self Portrait" was written by the team behind Eason Chan's single "What's Going On…?"; and the music video was filmed in Toronto. The album topped the YesAsia charts, and reached Double Platinum. Lam also won "Most Popular Male Singer" at the Jade Solid Gold Awards Presentation.
On 26 January 2013, Lam held his fourth concert and world tour, A Time 4 You, with his eighth album of the same name released one day before the concert. The DVD album of the concert ranked first on iTunes' Top World Music Albums Charts. For the 3rd time, Lam won "Best Selling Male Singer" at the IPFI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award. He also won several other awards.
In 2016, Lam released his seventh album, Trap. From 29 April until 1 May 2016, Lam held his fifth concert, Heart Attack LF Live In HK.
Since 2013, Lam is dating Hong Kong actress Karena Ng.
|2001||Stolen Love||Rick Kwok|
|2008||Storm Rider Clash of the Evils||Striding Cloud||Voice|
|2009||Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf|
|2010||72 Tenants of Prosperity||young Shek Kin|
|The Jade and the Pearl||General Ching Hin|
|Perfect Wedding||Ling Yu-fung|
|2011||I Love Hong Kong|
|The Sorcerer and the White Snake||Xu Xian|
|Give Me 1 Minute to Say I Love You||mini movie|
|2013||Saving General Yang||Yang Wulang|
|Badges of Fury||Gao Min||Guest|
|Baby Blues||Yip Tou/Hao|
|1999||At the Threshold of an Era||Prison officer extra|
|A Kindred Spirit||Waiter extra|
|Plain Love||Tea Brewing Staff extra|
|Side Beat||Receptionist extra|
|2000||Crimson Sabre||Intruder extra|
|Incurable Traits||Soldier extra||Soldier from Guan Yu's camp. Appears when Guan Yu gets injured from the poisonous arrow.|
|2001||A Taste of Love||Kong Sheung-yau|
|A Step Into The Past||Chiu Poon / Ying Ching|
|2002||Eternal Happiness||Wongpo Siu-wah|
|Golden Faith||Oscar Ting Sin Hang|
|Lofty Waters Verdant Bow||Kam Sai-wai|
|2003||Survivor's Law||Ben Lok Bun|
|2004||Blade Heart||Mang Lui/Captain Cho Ngan|
|Twin of Brothers||Kou Chung|
|The Last Breakthrough||Dr. Ken Tsai|
|2005||Food For Life||Daniel Yau|
|2006||Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion||Fung Hang-lit|
|La Femme Desperado||Chai Foon|
|Face to Fate||Lai Yeuk-yee|
|2007||Heart of Greed||Alfred Ching|
|Love Multiplication||Xu Kai|
|The Drive of Life||Wah Jun-bong|
|2008||The Master of Tai Chi||Tuen Hiu-sing|
|The Four||Heartless / Shing Ngai-yue|
|Moonlight Resonance||Gam Wing-ho|
|2010||The Mysteries of Love||Prof. Kingsley King|
|Growing Through Life||Hanson Hoi Sing|
|2011||My Sister of Eternal Flower||Hugo Chiang|
|Men with No Shadows||Toi Fung (Typhoon)|
|Ad Mania||Long Tianjue|
|2012||Three Kingdoms RPG||Zhuge Liang|
|Highs and Lows||Senior Inspector Wai Sai-lok (Happy Sir)|
|2013||The Purple Hairpin||Nalan Dong|
|2014||The Virtuous Queen of Han||Han Wudi|
|Line Walker||Sit Ka-keung (Bao Seed)|
|2015||Detectives and Doctors||Lu Xiaofeng|
|2015||The Door||Shen Lixing|
|2017||Rule The World||Huang Taiji|
|The Legends of Monkey King||Sun Wukong|
|Year||Album Title||Album information|
|2007||Searching For You In Loving Memories||Release Date: 23 November 2007
|2008||Your Love||Release Date: 10 September 2008
|Your Love 2nd Edition||Release Date: 24 September 2008
|2009||Let's Get Wet||Release Date: 15 June 2009
|2010||Come 2 Me||Release Date: 17 July 2010
|2011||First||Release Date: 4 March 2011
|2011||LF||Release Date: 22 July 2011
|2012||Self-Portrait||Release Date: 17 August 2012
|2013||A Time 4 You||Release Date: 25 January 2013
|2016||TRAP||Release Date: 20 March 2016
TVB series theme / sub-theme songs
|2002||記得忘記||Eternal Happiness||Sub-theme song|
|真愛難共||Lofty Waters Verdant Bow||Theme song|
|2003||忘記傷害||Survivor's Law||Theme song|
|2004||雙子龍||Twin of Brothers||Theme song|
|心呼吸||The Last Breakthrough||Theme song|
|2005||與朋友共||Yummy Yummy||Theme song|
|2006||出鞘||Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion||Theme song|
|領會||Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion||Sub-theme song|
|游劍江湖||Vagabond Vigilante||Theme song|
|披荊斬刺||Face to Fate||Theme song|
|2007||心領||Heart of Greed||Sub-theme song, performed with Linda Chung|
|愛在記憶中找你||Drive of Life||Sub-theme song|
|2008||浮生若水||The Master of Tai Chi||Sub-theme song|
|愛不疚||Moonlight Resonance||Sub-theme song|
|風暴||The Four||Theme song, performed with Ron Ng, Sammul Chan, Kenneth Ma|
|2009||值得流淚||Justice Bao||Theme song for TVB version|
|2010||直到你不找我||The Mysteries of Love||Theme song|
|所謂理想||Growing Through Life||Theme song|
|我們很好||Growing Through Life||Sub-theme song|
|不想讓你失望||Growing Through Life||Theme song (Mandarin version)|
|我們很好||Growing Through Life||Sub-theme song (Mandarin version)|
|2011||Light Up My Life||My Sister of Eternal Flower||Theme song|
|似是而非||Ad Mania||Theme song (In Mandarin)|
|試煉||Men with No Shadows||Theme song|
|2012||等你回来||Three Kingdoms RPG||Theme song|
|幼稚完||Highs and Lows||Theme song|
|同林||Love Charm to 1 Minute||Theme song|
|2013||On My Way||Triumph in the Skies 2||Sub-theme song|
|2014||Behind the Glory||The Virtuous Queen of Han||Theme song|
|2014||Guardianship||The Virtuous Queen of Han||Ending theme song|
|2015||Interlinked hearts||Detectives and Doctors||Theme song|
|2016||I do not believe anymore||The Six Door||Theme song|
Major music awards statistics
|2001||Three Weekly - Favourite Character||A Step into the Past|
|Next TV - Favourite Character||A Step into the Past|
|2003||TVB 36th Anniversary Award- Most Improved Actor||Survivor's Law|
|2004||Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Themesong||Forget Pain
|2005||Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Actor||Twin of Brothers|
|Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Character||Twin of Brothers|
|2006||Fung Yan Award (China) - Favourite Character||The Last Breakthrough|
|Fung Yan Award (China) - Potential Star|
|2007||Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Character||Yummy Yummy|
|Astro Wah Lai Toi TV Award - Favourite Themesong||Love Draws Near
|TVB 40th Anniversary Award- Favourite Actor (in Mainland China)||The Drive of Life|
|QQ Entertainment Award - Favorite Hong Kong TV Actor|
|Metro Radio Hits Awards - Best Newcomer|
|IFPI Gold Disc Award||Searching for You in Loving Memories|
|IFPI Highest Album Sales Among Newcomers|
|2008||Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character||La Femme Desperado|
|2007 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Most Popular Male Newcomer - Gold Award|
|Next Magazine TV Artists Award - 6th|
|IFPI Double Platinum Disc Award||Your Love|
|China Fashion Carnival - Most Fashionable Artiste|
|TVB 41st Anniversary Award - Favourite Male Character Award||Moonlight Resonance|
|TVB 41st Anniversary Award - TVB Blog Most Popular Artiste|
|TVB Long Term Service and Outstanding Staff Award|
|Best Male Actor-Singer Award|
|TVB 8 Music Award - Top 10 Golden Songs of the Year||After Tomorrow
|Yahoo!Buzz Award - Most Popular TV Male Artist|
|Yahoo!Buzz Award - Most Searched Song||Love with no Regrets
|Asian Television Awards 2008 - Best Drama Actor||The Master of Tai Chi|
|Music Chart Awards Most Improved Singer|
|Music Chart Awards Best Television Singer|
|Metro Radio Hits Awards - Music Songs Award||Love with no Regrets|
|Metro Radio Hits Awards - Karaoke Songs Award||Love with no Regrets|
|Jade Solid Gold 2008 Round 3 - Top 10 Best Song||Love with no Regrets|
|2009||2008 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - JSG Top 10 Song Award||Love with no Regrets|
|2008 Sprite Music Charts Awards (Mainland) - Most Outstanding Newcomer (Hong Kong)|
|2008 Sprite Music Charts Awards (Mainland) - Most Outstanding Duet Performance (Hong Kong)||After Tomorrow|
|2008 Sohu.com - 50 Most Beautiful Person on Earth - Ranked 29th|
|2008 SINA Music Awards - Top 20 Most Listened to Song||Love with no Regrets|
|2008 RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Presentation - Top Ten Gold Songs||Love with no Regrets|
|2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character||The Drive of Life|
|2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite On-Screen Kiss||The Drive of Life|
|2008 Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite On-Screen Couple||Heart of Greed|
|Singapore Entertainment Awards - My Most Favourite Hong Kong Drama Series Actor|
|Singapore Entertainment Awards - OMY Web Hottest Celeb|
|Next Magazine TV Artists Award - Most Popular Artist Of TVB (2008)|
|IFPI Top Ten Sale Record Singers|
|IFPI Top Ten Cantonese Albums Sale Record||Searching for You in Loving Memories|
|IFPI Top Ten Cantonese Albums Sale Record||Your Love|
|Best Performance - "Roadshow Award"|
|Most Improved Male Artist - "Roadshow Award"|
|Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 1 - Best Mandarin song||After Tomorrow|
|Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 1 - Top 10 Best Song||If Time Comes
|Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 1 - 22000 Power|
|Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 2 - Top 10 Best Song||Let's Get Wet|
|Jade Solid Gold 2009 Round 2 - Most Favorite icon|
|Yes!Magazine award - Best Karaoke Song|
|Yes!Magazine award - Most Favorite Male Idol|
|Face Magazine award - Face Icon|
|Yahoo Buzz 2009 - My Favorite Themesong||Worthy Tears
|Yahoo Buzz 2009 - Most Popular Artist|
|TVB8 2009 - Most favourite Cantonese song||If Time Comes|
|Metro Radio Award 2009 - 'Best Karaoke Song||If Time Comes|
|Metro Radio Award 2009 - 'Best Original Song||If Time Comes|
|2010||RTHK Award 2009 - Top 10 Best Singer|
|2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - JSG Top 10 Song Award - Top 10 Best Song||If Time Comes|
|2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Best Lyrics||If Time Comes|
|2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Best Arrangement Song||If Time Comes|
|2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Bronze Prize of Best Mandarin Song||After Tomorrow|
|2009 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Asia-Pacific Most Popular Male Artist|
|TVB 43rd Anniversary Award - Favourite Male Character Award||The Mysteries of Love|
|TVB 43rd Anniversary Award - TVB.com Popular Artist|
|TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Top 10 Song Award||We Are Well
|TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Global Most Popular Cantonese Song||Until You Can't Find Me
|TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Most Popular Male Singer|
|TVB8 Mandarin Music On Demand Awards Presentation 2010 - Gold Song Award||We Are Well
|2010 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Asia-Pacific Most Popular Male Artist|
|2010 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Most Popular Duets Awards Silver||Always been here with Charlene Choi|
|2010 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards - Most Popular Duets Awards Gold||First Meeting with Miriam Yeung|
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|Awards and achievements|
|TVB Anniversary Awards|
for Where the Legend Begins
|Most Improved Actor
for Survivor's Law
for Twin of Brothers
|Mainland Most Popular TVB Male Artist
for Heart of Greed
|My Favourite Male Character
for Moonlight Resonance
for Rosy Business
for Rosy Business
|My Favourite Male Character
for The Mysteries of Love
for Ghetto Justice
|TVB.com Popular Artist
|Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation|
|Asia Pacific Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist
|Most Popular Male Artist