Sandy Lam

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For the album of the same name, see Sandy Lam (album).
Sandy Lam
Chinese name 林憶蓮 (traditional)
Chinese name 林忆莲 (simplified)
Pinyin Lín Yìlián (Mandarin)
Jyutping lam4 jik1 lin4 (Cantonese)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1966-04-26) 26 April 1966 (age 50)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, dancer, actress
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Voice type(s) Lyric Mezzo-soprano
Label(s) CBS/Sony Records, Warner Music, Capital Artists, Capitol Records EMI, Gold Label Records, Virgin Records, Rock Records, Universal Music Hong Kong(2012-)
Years active 1984-present
Spouse(s) Jonathan Lee (1998–2004)
Partner(s) Joventino Couto Remotigue
Children Renee Lee (李喜兒), born (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998 (age 18)
Ancestry Ningbo, Zhejiang

Sandy Lam Yik-lin[1] (林憶蓮; born 26 April 1966) is a Hong Kong singer who sings in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese.


Sandy Lam, whose parents are migrants from Shanghai, was born in Hong Kong and began her career at the age of sixteen, getting a job as a D.J. for Commercial Radio Hong Kong. She began her singing career in 1984 when she was signed to CBS/Sony Records.[2] Her first single was I Don't Know About Love. Sandy Lam has recorded not only with CBS Sony Records in the 1980s, but also with Warner Music, Rock Records (Taiwan's largest independent label), Virgin Records, Capitol Records, EMI Music, and now Universal Music.

Lam started her singing career in Hong Kong in the mid-80s with a string of up-tempo Japanese style songs. She then issued some "City-Rhythm" R&B tracks. In 1991 she released the ground breaking coming-of-age "Wildflower" album to rave reviews, part of the "unplugged" craze in the Cantopop scene.[3]

Lam gained popularity in Taiwan with her debut Mandarin release "Home Again Without You" ("愛上一個不回家的人") in 1991. In 1995 she teamed up with Jonathan Lee, Taiwanese music producer, and released her fourth Mandarin album Love, Sandy featuring a hit single "Scars" ("傷痕"), which became one of the all-time best selling Chinese language albums. Since then Lam has moved beyond the Hong Kong music scene and spent most of her time in Taiwan, China, and Japan. Her 2006 Mandarin language album Breathe Me was recorded in South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China and Hong Kong.

Lam returned to the music scene with a hit single "At Least I Still Have You" ("至少還有你") from her first album with Virgin in 2000. A Korean remake of the song, sung by Super Junior-M, a sub-group of the K-Pop band Super Junior, was released in their Me album titled Dangsinigie (당신이기에) in 2008. In December 2001 she released a Mandarin-language album entitled "Truly Sandy", on which she co-wrote four songs. In the same year, Lam appeared as cast member of an Andrew Lloyd Webber concert Masterpiece, which also featured West End and Broadway star Elaine Paige and China's all-time best-selling recording artist Kris Phillips. This concert was sold out with an audience of over 17,700 people.

Lam has won many awards in the course of her career, including Best Regional Performing Female Artist, Best Album, Best Female Vocalist, the Asia Pacific Most Outstanding Female Artist, and an honorary Music Award for her contributions to the music industry.

Lam won a total of four awards at the 24th Golden Melody Awards in 2013. These include "Best Female Singer" as well as "Best Mandarin Album", "Best Album Producer" & "Best Musical Arranger" for her album "Gaia".[4]

Personal life[edit]

Lam married Taiwanese singer-songwriter and producer Jonathan Lee in 1998, but the pair divorced in 2004. Together, they have a daughter Renee (李喜兒),[5] born 17 May 1998. The year after the divorce, she was in a relationship with Chan Fai-hung, an employee of Gold Label Records until July 2006, citing her demanding schedules after her return to the Hong Kong entertainment circle.

Lam has been in a relationship with drummer and music producer Joventino Couto Remotigue since 2011.[6]


Cantonese albums[edit]

Mandarin albums[edit]

Japanese albums[edit]

English albums[edit]

Concert setlists[edit]


  1. ^ Chen, Vivian (30 August 2012). "Canto-pop diva Sandy Lam emerges with first album in six years". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sandy Lam". 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Sandy Lam". 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Sandy Lam reigns at 24th Golden Melody Awards". 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  5. ^ "盡得林憶蓮真傳 愛女喜兒索爆成熟時". Eastweek Magazine. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  6. ^ 林憶蓮恭碩良情未變 高調公開「最親愛的關係」 (in Chinese). 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 

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Awards and achievements
Top Chinese Music Chart Awards
Preceded by
First Year Awarded
Best Female Artist, Hong Kong & Taiwan
Succeeded by
Stefanie Sun