Thanh Lam

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Thanh Lam
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Thanh Lam in August 2008
Background information
Birth name Đoàn Thanh Lam
Born (1969-06-19) 19 June 1969 (age 47)
Origin Hanoi, Vietnam
Genres Pop, jazz, folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals

Đoàn Thanh Lam (Hanoi, 19 June 1969) is a famous Vietnamese singer. She is one of the four divas of Vietnam.


Early life and education[edit]

Đoàn Thanh Lam was born in Hanoi to music composer Thuận Yến and traditional music artist Thanh Hương. She has one younger brother, Trí Minh. At the age of nine, Thanh Lam started studying đàn tỳ bà, a Vietnamese traditional music instrument, at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music. In 1985, she switched to study Vocal Music. This was an important turning-point in her music career. After winning several singing contests, she became famous with her father's song, Chia Tay Hoàng Hôn in the National Professional Solo Singer contest in 1991. Her father has been a strong support in her music career, penning many songs that became Thanh Lam's hits, Khát Vọng, Tình Yêu Không Lời, Màu Hoa Đỏ.

Music career[edit]

Early in her career, she performed with the Phuong Dong band, where she met composer Quốc Trung. She has produced more than thirty albums to date, collaborating with such prominent Vietnamese composers and singers as Thanh Tùng, Dương Thụ, Lê Minh Sơn and singers Trần Thu Hà, Mỹ Linh, Hồng Nhung, Tùng Dương, and most recently, Trọng Tấn. She has worked with the Vietnamese-Danish jazz musician Niels Lan Doky on several music projects, notably the Vong Nguyet (Wishing Upon the Moon) show at the Roskilde Festival in 2006 and 2007.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Thanh Lam was married to composer Quốc Trung from 1994 to 2004; the couple has two children. Her son, Nguyễn Đăng Quang, is one of 10 young faces of Vietnam in 2014. He is a gifted piano player and won many international prizes.

Discography includes[edit]

  • Bài Hát Ru Anh (1997)
  • Em và Tôi (1998)
  • Nơi Mùa Thu Bắt Đầu (1998)
  • Lá Thư (1998)
  • Ru Đời Đi Nhé (1999)
  • Khát Vọng (2000)
  • Đợi Chờ (2001)
  • Mây Trắng Bay Về (2001)
  • Tự Sự (2004)
  • Thanh Lam - Hà Trần (2004)
  • Nắng Lên (2005)
  • Ru Mãi Ngàn Năm (2005)
  • Em Và Đêm (2005)
  • Này Em Có Nhớ (2005)
  • Thanh Lam - Trọng Tấn (2006)
  • Giọt Lam (2007)
  • Nơi Bình Yên (2009)
  • Thanh Lam Acoustic (2009)


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