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Encyclopedia > Kelly Chen
Kelly Chen
陳慧琳

Background information
Birth name Vivian Chen Wai Man
陳慧汶 Chan4 Wai6 Man6
Also known as Chen Huilin
Wai-Lam Chan
Kelly Chan
Wai Lun Chen
Born September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13) (age 35)
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Origin Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Genre(s) Cantopop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Years active 1995-Present
Label(s) Go East Entertainment Co.Ltd
Website Official website

Kelly Chen (Traditional Chinese: 陳慧琳; Simplified Chinese: 陈慧琳; pinyin: Chén Hùilín; Cantonese: Chan4 Wai6 Lam4), born Vivian Chen Wai Man 陳慧汶 on September 13, 1972 in Hong Kong, is a Hong Kong based singer and actress. She is also credited as Chen Huilin, Wai-Lam Chan, Kelly Chan and Wai Lun Chen. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong_1959. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cantopop (Chinese: 粵語流行曲) is a colloquial abbreviation for Cantonese popular music. It is also referred to as HK-pop, short for Hong Kong popular music. It is categorized as a subgenre of Chinese popular music within C-pop. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Born in Hong Kong in 1972[citation needed], Kelly grew up with her older sister and younger brother. She went to school at a young age in Rosaryhill School in Hong Kong before her father transferred her to Japan to further her study. Having attended high school at Japan's Canadian Academy, Kelly not only learned a great deal of Japanese, but English as well. After high school, Kelly continued her education in the United States at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, specializing in Graphic Design[1]. § Canadian Academy (CA) is an independent pre-K-12 international school located in Kobe, Japan on the man-made Rokko Island. ... The Parsons School of Design, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, is a design school affiliated (since 1970) with the New School University. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Career

Entertainment

After graduation from Parsons, she returned to her homeland in Hong Kong to be with her family. Kelly's talent caught the attention of an agent and soon got her first big break in the film Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄) in 1995, and was featured as a singer for the soundtrack of the film. Later that year, Kelly released her first Cantonese album, "Dedicated Lover" (醉迷情人). The album was a success in Hong Kong and furthered her acting and musical career. In September 1995, she performed the song "Mou Tian" composed by world renowned composer Steve Barakatt. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Chinese: 仙樂飄飄; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: Sin lok piu piu; Mandarin Pinyin: Xian yue piao piao) was a movie, made in Hong Kong in 1995, starred by Aaron Kwok and Kelly Chen. ... Steve Barakatt (b 17 May 1973, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is a composer/producer/pianist/singer. ...


In May of 1996, Kelly released her first Mandarin language album, "I Don't Think So" (我不以為), in mainland China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Following the album's success, she produced another Cantonese CD in October of 1996, "Wind, Flower, Snow" (風花雪).


She starred in two feature films in 1996 with budding actors Takeshi Kaneshiro and Michael Wong. 1996 also saw Kelly's first stint as a Japanese singer when she released two Japanese singles. Takeshi Kaneshiro (Japanese and Chinese: 金城武, Hepburn: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Pinyin: Jīnchéng Wǔ), (born October 11, 1973) is a male actor and model. ... Michael Fitzgerald Wong or Wong Man-Tak (王敏德, pinyin: Wáng Mǐndé) born in New York on April 16, 1965, is a Hong Kong based actor, director, singer and producer. ...


In 1997, Kelly performed her first ever concert, "Starry Dream of Love" (星夢情真) and released the partner CD in June. In July, she released "Morning", another Japanese single and her first Japan-based hit. Kelly also provided the voice of Madame Trunk in the animated movie "A Chinese Ghost Story". In the course of five months Kelly would release four albums. With the releases of her 2nd Mandarin album, "Insight" (體會), the compilation "Kelly's Best Collection 97", the live CD "Starring Dream of Love Live in Concert", and her next Cantonese CD "A Movie" (一齣戲), Kelly had established herself as a popular singer and actor.


In 1998, Kelly embarked on a World Tour, starting in Australia. Besides the world tour, Kelly also performed 10 concerts for school children in Taiwan. In September of 1998, Kelly filmed her first music video for the song "Love Me Or Not" in Taiwan which soon aired on televisions around the world.


Starring in the television drama "Don't be a Cry Baby" with Japanese star Kyoko Fukada and performing two concerts in Fukuoka, Japan in 1999, Kelly increased her Japanese fanbase. Kyoko Fukada (深田 恭子; Fukada Kyōko) born November 2, 1982, in Tokyo, Japan, is an actress, model and singer. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...


After the release of her remix album "Kelly BPM Collection" in March of 2001, Kelly embarked on yet another world tour, the "Paisley Galaxy World Tour", which started out in Singapore. In May, Kelly came to North America where she performed concerts in Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Toronto all as a part of her world tour. She later returns to China for her tour where she performed in Guangzhou, Huizhou and Zhongshan. Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Huizhou (Simplified Chinese: 惠州; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in Guangdong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Statue of Sun Yat-sen in Sunwen Memorial Park. ...


In 2005, her song "Hope" from the Korean TV series Dae Jang Geum earned Kelly boosted her status in the Cantopop industry as it was a popular song in both Hong Kong and mainland China. This song also improved her earnings as well as the company promoting her at the time. At the TVB 8 Awards Presentation Kelly took home 3 awards for the song "Hope" including the Song Award, World's Most Popular Cantonese Song, and Most Well-Liked Female Singer in mainland China. "Hope" was also the top song of charts for 20 radio stations in China and had even set a high record for ringtone downloads. A month after the initial launch, there were a total of over 3 million downloads and to date, the accumulated figure is over 6 million. As such, her record company had earned $5 million after deductions. Universal Music Group's managing director had called Kelly to inform her of the good news. Kelly had promised that if the number of downloads were to go over 10 million, she will distribute the earnings to the staff. Dae Jang Geum, sometimes known as The Great Jang Geum, or Jewel In The Palace, is a 2003 TV series produced by South Korean TV channel MBC. Based loosely on the historical figure depicted in the Annals of Joseon Dynasty, the show focuses on Jang-geum (played by Lee Young... REDIRECT Television Broadcasts Limited ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ...


Kelly has also wrapped up her tour, "Lost in Paradise" in 2005 in Asia and 2006 in the United States. "Lost in Paradise" lasted three hours and contained 35 songs from Kelly's lengthy 10-year music career. Such popular hits included "Phone Kill Order", "Shake Shake", and "Care About You Too Much". Vanness Wu was a guest to her concert in Las Vegas. Vanness Wu (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is an American-born actor and singer in Asia. ...


Representative

Besides her singing and acting career, Kelly have also played a part in representing Hong Kong on a number of occasions. In 1998, Kelly was appointed as not only a Hong Kong Goodwill Ambassador, but as the Hong Kong Ambassador of Environment to promote environmental protection. As an ambassador of the Hong Kong Red Cross, she promoted the donation of blood banks and an ambassador for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)[1]. The Hong Kong Red Cross (香港紅十字會) is a Red Cross society in Hong Kong. ... Several places have organisations called the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). ...


She was appointed by UNICEF as the Honorable China Children's Health Ambassador. Kelly was later appointed by The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association as "Girl Guides Millennium Goodwill Ambassador", which led her to visit inner Mongolia to investigate the way young children were living and the health and food services they were receiving. In 2001, Kelly added yet another title to her growing list as The Volunteer Ambassador 2001 as appointed by the Social Welfare Department. She was later appointed by UNICEF a second time as The Ambassador of The Hong Kong Committee For UNICEF. Emblem Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (香港女童軍總會) is the sole Guide organisation in Hong Kong. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


In April 2002, she was appointed by the "Standing Committee on Language Education and Research" (SCOLAR) as the "Ambassador of The Workplace English Campaign" to encourage the working people to keep studying the English language as Kelly herself had done. After years of serving other funds, Kelly finally started her own fund to help children called the "Kelly Chen Children Education Fund" to raise money to help needy children. Besides performing her Dynacarnival concert in Hong Kong, Kelly traveled to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia to perform her concert there. Kelly was soon appointed by the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department as the "Ambassador of The Rehabilitation". Kelly was also awarded with two honors: first, she was chosen as one of Hong Kong's Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2002[2]. That same year, she was invited to represent Hong Kong to attend the ABU Prizes – Presentation & Special Concert in the NHK Hall in Tokyo. She also received the 13th Annual Best Dressed Award in Japan, becoming the first foreigner to ever receive the award. She was later invited by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and HKSAR Government Health Department to film the publicity campaigns for promoting the respect of personal privacy and organ donation throughout China and Hong Kong. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Start building the article from these notes: NHK Hall is a part of the NHK Broadcasting Center, located in Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Hong Kong (香港; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2; Yale: heūng góng; pinyin: Xiānggǎng; Wade-Giles: Hsiang-kang) is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


March 2003 brought even more titles Kelly's way: she was appointed The Philatelic Ambassador by the Hong Kong Post, as well as "The Love And Peace Ambassador" by City Junior Chamber. Kelly soon took her "Dynacarnival" to North America by performing in Atlantic City, Toronto and San Francisco. She also began to release DSD versions of her earlier albums, including "Dedicated Lover". She was later appointed as Star of "Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award" by Lion & Globe Educational Trust, furthering her push for better education. In June of 2003, Kelly's wax figure for the Madam Tussaud Wax Museum was ready and was put on display. She was later invited to be the "Love Ambassador" of "World Children's Day at McDonald's 2003" by McDonald's Restaurants in Hong Kong. She was also appointed as the "Pass-it-On" Ambassador by the Hong Kong Red Cross, and attend its Christmas campaign to visit the John. F. Kennedy Center. Hong Kong Post (Japanese: 香港ポスト) is a Japanese-language weekly newspaper published in Hong Kong every Friday. ... Madame Tussauds Hong Kong inside The Peak Tower on Hong Kong Island. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ...


Kelly's charitable work continued into 2004 as she was appointed as the star representative to attend the "5th HK Outstanding Teenagers" election press conference held by Hong Kong Playground Association and RTHK. In February, Kelly was appointed as both "Road Safety Vision Ambassador" by the Road Safety Council to promote road safety, and as the "Reading Ambassador" by The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong. May 2004 brought the title of "Hospital Play Ambassador" to Kelly, as well as the title of "Japanese Promotional Ambassador" by The Japan Society of HK, Consulate General of Japan and RTHK to encourage Hong Kong citizens to learn Japanese. Kelly received another award when she was named "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World"[3] in 2004 by the Junior Chamber International, becoming the first Hong Kong celebrity to be honored with the award. The logo of RTHK Radio Television Hong Kong (abbreviation: RTHK; Chinese: 香港電台; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 din6 toi4, Yale: hēung góng dihn tòih; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is a broadcasting organisation in Hong Kong that is operated as an independent department in the government under the Broadcasting Authority. ... It is an organization of teenagers in Hong Kong. ... Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs with nearly a quarter of a million members and millions of alumni. ...


In 2007, Kelly was appointed as Hong Kong "Innovative entrepreneur Ambassdor" (創意創業大使) and had sung the theme song "Innovation" (創) for the "Innovative Entrepreneur of The Year 2007" (創意創業大賞2007) organised by City Junior Chamber城市青年商會, Hong Kong [4] . Kelly's responsibility is to promote the awareness of entrepreneurship to youngsters and to attend the various promotion events organised.


Fan base

In a survey conducted in early 2002 by the City University of Hong Kong, Kelly was named the "The Most Popular Idol" among youth groups [5].


Filmography

Her film debut was in 1995, in Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄, Xian Yue Piao Piao, literally Heavenly Music Floating in the Air). Kelly Chan has since starred and made cameos in quite a number of films. Her filmography includes: Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Chinese: 仙樂飄飄; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: Sin lok piu piu; Mandarin Pinyin: Xian yue piao piao) was a movie, made in Hong Kong in 1995, starred by Aaron Kwok and Kelly Chen. ...

Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Chinese: 仙樂飄飄; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: Sin lok piu piu; Mandarin Pinyin: Xian yue piao piao) was a movie, made in Hong Kong in 1995, starred by Aaron Kwok and Kelly Chen. ... Lost and Found (天涯海角) is a 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Lee Chi-Ngai. ... Anna Magdalena (安娜瑪德蓮娜) is a 1998 Hong Kong film directed by Yee Chung Man. ... Metade Fumaca is a 1999 Hong Kong film directed by Yip Kam-Hung. ... Tokyo Raiders (Chinese: 東京攻略, pinyin: DōngjÄ«ng Gōnglüè) is a 2000 Hong Kong action film set in Hong Kong and Tokyo, directed by Jingle Ma and starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ekin Cheng and Kelly Chen. ... Calmi Couri Appassionati (冷静と情熱のあいだ; lit. ... For other uses of internal affairs, see internal affairs. ... Infernal Affairs (無間道) is a stylish 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller about an cop (Tony Leung, as Yan, 陳永仁) going deep undercover into the Triads and a Triad member going into the police department (Andy Lau, as Ming, 劉健明). Each mole was planted by... Breaking News (Chinese: ) is a 2004 Hong Kong film directed by Johnnie To. ... McDull, The Alumni (Chinese: ; pinyin: chun tián hua hua tóng xué hùi) is a live action/animated movie in which McDull and his friends satirically explore the different roles in society. ... Its a Wonderful Life is a 1946 film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story, The Greatest Gift written by Philip Van Doren Stern. ...

Discography

Main article: Kelly Chen discography

This is the discography of Cantopop artist Kelly Chen. ...

See also

Jackie Chan Hiu-ki 陳曉琪 (a. ...

References

  1. ^ a b kellychen stareastnet
  2. ^ kellychen stareastnet
  3. ^ Jci.cc
  4. ^ Kelly shown in Innovation Entrepreneur website
  5. ^ kellychen stareastnet

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Kelly Chen: Information from Answers.com (1761 words)
Kelly's talent caught the attention of an agent and soon got her first big break in the film Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄) in 1995, and was featured as a singer for the soundtrack of the film.
Kelly was later appointed by The Hong Kong Girl Guides Association as "Girl Guides Millennium Goodwill Ambassador", which led her to visit inner Mongolia to investigate the way young children were living and the health and food services they were receiving.
Kelly's charitable work continued into 2004 as she was appointed as the star representative to attend the "5th HK Outstanding Teenagers" election press conference held by Hong Kong Playground Association and RTHK.
Kelly Chen at AllExperts (646 words)
Kelly Chen (陳慧琳, Cantonese: Chan4 Wai6 Lam4, pinyin: Chén Hùi Lín; born Vivian Chen Wai Man 陳慧汶 on September 13, 1973) is a Hong Kong based singer and actress.
Kelly Chen went to primary school in Hong Kong, and high school called Kobe Canadian Academy in Japan.
Kelly had promised that if the number of downloads were to go over 10 million, she will distribute the earnings to the staff.
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