Kelly Chen
Hong Kong actor and singer
Kelly Chen
Kelly Chen Wai-lam is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. She has been referred to as a "diva of Asia". Chen has great success in the Asia Entertainment industry with nearly 20 million record sales of 38 albums. She has won over 300 awards and is involved in many philanthropic activities.
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Tuesday's Morning Email: Obama Unveils Gun Control Executive Actions
Huffington Post - about 1 year
TOP STORIES OBAMA TO PURSUE GUN CONTROL THROUGH EXECUTIVE ACTION "The administration unveiled on Monday a series of proposals designed to shore up holes in the federal background check system for gun purchases, devote millions of additional dollars to mental health services, and kick-start so-called smart gun technology." Gun sales have skyrocketed since the San Bernardino terrorist attack. [Sam Stein, HuffPost] FINANCIAL MARKETS SLUMP AFTER ROUT IN CHINA Global stocks continued to fall -- and experts warn this could be a "volatile year in global markets." [WSJ | Paywall] U.S. TRIES TO REMAIN NEUTRAL IN IRAN-SAUDI ARABIA DISPUTE "The Obama administration’s cautious approach to the latest eruption in tensions between two major Middle Eastern powers reflects a reluctance to take sides in a dispute where it believes both are at fault, and a sense that a strong U.S. intervention would have little effect and might make things worse." [WaPo] INSIDE THE ARMED TAKEOVER IN O ...
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Cerritos High's Kelly Chen Crowned 2013 Distinguished Young Woman
Cerritos-Artesia Patch - almost 5 years
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Anna Wintour Vs Kelly Chen: ποια φόρεσε το Marc Jacobs καλύτερα; - Queen.gr
Google News - over 5 years
Δέκα, όμως, ημέρες πριν η Ασιάτισσα τραγουδίστρια και ηθοποιός Kelly Chen φόρεσε το ίδιο Marc Jacobs σύνολο στη μαύρη εκδοχή της φούστας σε συνδυασμό με ένα Marc Jacobs λευκό με μαύρο πουά καπέλο, μια clutch τσάντα σε βυσσινί απόχρωση και μαύρες
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A la télé ce samedi - L'express.mu
Google News - over 5 years
Sur RTL9 à 21hr45, Kingdom of war, le royaume des guerriers avec Kelly Chen et Donnie Yen. En Chine, IIe siècle avant Jésus Christ. Les royaumes en guerre combattent sans relâche. À la mort de son père, Yen accède au trône et prend la tête de l''armée
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鍾嘉欣蓄勢待爆 - 星洲日報
Google News - over 5 years
“我從來沒想過'鍾嘉欣'可以做到這麼多事,一直覺得'嘉欣'這個名字好平凡,不像'張曼玉'、'鍾楚紅'、'佘詩曼'那麼有型、有星味,就算她們的英文名'Maggie Cheung'(張曼玉)、'Kelly Chen'(陳慧琳)、'Faye Wong'(王菲)都好明星名,但我自己叫'Linda Chung'總覺得不夠型
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Anime Expo Like Halloween on Steroids - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
"I like to think of the outfits way before the conventions," said Irvine resident Kelly Chen. "It gives me time to find the fabric and accessories that I need." Local Lake Forest residents like Julie Tran, who has been cosplaying (short for "costume
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台灣同鄉聯誼會繪畫比賽 圓滿成功 - 世界日報
Google News - over 5 years
各組前三名獲獎者包括:幼兒組的Eric Shiu、Yu Kai Seet、高宇軒;兒童組的Queena Huang、Kelly Chen、Cynthia Yu;青少年組的Ivan Huang (黃嘉浩)、Audrey Chen (陳姿瑾)、Allysa Hu。他們的作品將送交全美台聯會總會,繼續參加總決賽,結果將於8月27日在全美台聯會第34
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Who won UCI business plan competition? - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
Team members are Arlene Doria, Melinda Simon, Nick Martin, Crystal Rapier and Kelly Chen. Pinnacle Therapeutics, medical device for minimally invasive plastic surgery to reshape the nose, ear or other cartilage. Team members are Lawrence Kim,
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Lâm Chí Dĩnh tổ chức lễ tang cho cha - ICT News
Google News - almost 6 years
Đã có một cậu con trai được gần 2 tuổi với người mẫu Kelly Chen nhưng cho đến lúc này, Lâm Chí Dĩnh và Kelly Chen vẫn chưa chính thức là vợ chồng. Từng lên kế hoạch đám cưới vào nửa cuối năm nay để làm vui lòng cha nhưng anh chưa kịp thực hiện điều này
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Rate My Professor Trend Among Students - The Daily Titan
Google News - almost 6 years
“He is really lenient and lets you design what you want to do and do your own thing,” said Kelly Chen, a sophomore graphic design major. “He's always checking up on students so they don't have to ask questions because some people don't want to say
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Císařovna a bojovníci - iDNES.cz
Google News - almost 6 years
... který v současnosti platí za přední hvězdu hongkongských akčních filmů s bojovými uměními. Hlavní roli ztvárnila populární herečka a zpěvačka Kelly Chen a postavu poustevníka hraje jeden z předních hongkongských popových zpěváků a herců Leon Lai
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Kelly Chen returns to work after losing twin daughters in miscarriage - Channel News Asia
Google News - almost 6 years
HONG KONG: Hong Kong singer-actress Kelly Chen announced Tuesday on her blog that she will soon be getting back to work, after spending the past few weeks at home recovering from her recent miscarriage, reported Hong Kong media
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The Warring States - Film Business Asia
Google News - almost 6 years
... both in the cartoony action sequences (up there with Kelly Chen 陳慧琳 and Maggie Q 李美琪 as recent female generals), the early rom-commy scenes with Sun and the later straight drama, holding her own against way older and more experienced actors
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Film in Review; Breaking News
NYTimes - about 11 years
Opens today in Manhattan. Directed by Johnnie To Unrated, 90 minutes If the American Film Institute ever gets around to compiling a list of the greatest scenes filmed with a moving camera and without a single cut -- or, at least, any visible cuts -- it would do well to consider the bravura opening of ''Breaking News.'' Directed by the prolific Hong
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CRITIC'S CHOICE/FILM; A Triple Bill Rife With Double Agents
NYTimes - over 12 years
Three features, two genres, one monster hit: the Hong Kong ''Infernal Affairs'' trilogy is an embarrassment of action-movie riches. Part gangster movie, part detective story, this enormously entertaining triptych scooped up dozens of Hong Kong Film Award nominations and many actual prizes since the triumphant release of the first ''Infernal
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kelly Chen
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    Chen gave birth to her second baby boy on 21 March 2012 weighing 6.5 pound.
    More Details Hide Details Chen has been involved in many commercials since she started her career. She has been spokesman of many top well-known brands. The following list shows the commercials she involved. Since 1998, Chen has been involved in charitable activities and has served as an ambassador for causes including environmental protection, education, and children. She was appointed a Hong Kong Goodwill Ambassador in 1998. Chen was appointed Hong Kong Ambassador of Environment in 1998. With Greenpeace, she has made commercials to promote awareness of environmental protection in 2006. 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 Chen herself had done. After years of serving other funds, Chen started her own to help children: the Kelly Chen Children Education Fund raises money to help needy children. Besides performing her Dynacarnival concert in Hong Kong, Chen travelled to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia to perform. Chen was soon appointed by the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department as the "Ambassador of The Rehabilitation".
  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, Chen released her first Mandarin album after giving her birth, Chasing dreams (微光) in March.
    More Details Hide Details After the miscarriage, Chen stopped her work to let her body and mind recover for a few months. In March after the Fukushima earthquake, she made a video clip to support the Japanese. Chen then started to come out of the sadness and started mostly working on commercials and as fashion show guests. Near the end of 2011, Chen got involved in filming the 2012 Chinese New Year movie All Well Ends Well 2012 starring with Louis Koo, Donnie Yan, and Sandra Ng. At the same time Chen announced that she was 4 months pregnant with a baby boy. After all the movie promotions, Chen will pause on her work again to wait for this newborn to arrive.
    She was pregnant with twin girls in 2010, but lost them after a miscarriage in March the following year.
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  • 2009
    Age 36
    Chen gave birth to her first son, Chace Lau (6 lbs), on 10 July 2009 and gave birth to a 6.5-lb second baby boy, Riley Lau, on 21 March 2012, both by Caesarean section.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    Chen married long-term boyfriend Alex Lau Kin Ho on 2 October 2008 at the Hong Kong Intercontinental Hotel.
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    She sang at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details In a survey conducted in early 2002 by the City University of Hong Kong, Chen was named "The Most Popular Idol" among youth groups. In 1997, Shiseido, Japan's largest cosmetics company, hired Chen to appear in their commercials; she was "depicted as a modern Asian beauty, not quite identical yet not totally different from Japanese women." Chen was also chosen as the cover model for Ginza, a new monthly magazine targeted at women in their twenties.
    After completing her movie, An Empress and the Warriors, with Leon Lai, Chen headed a concert, called "Love Fighters", at the HK Coliseum in June 2008.
    More Details Hide Details This was her biggest concert headline to date, which will feature many sets and exotic choreography. Chen donated $600,000 for the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
    She also continued the support of Innovation Entrepreneur in 2008.
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    She performed in the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Chen was chosen as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in 2009. Her first son, Chace Lau (劉昇), was born on 10 July. Chen performed with Amei Cheung, in the opening ceremony of National Games of China.
    She held six concerts in Hong Kong, named "Kelly Chen Love Fighters Concert 2008" (陳慧琳Love Fighters演唱會08).
    More Details Hide Details She announced to all the audiences that she would marry Alex Lau in her last concert on 18 June. Chen has turned down all the shows of the "Kelly Chen Love Fighters World Tour" (陳慧琳Love Fighters 世界巡迴演唱會) in China, Taiwan, Korea, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia because she wanted to give birth. She was married to Alex Lau (劉建浩) on 2 October.
    In 2008, Chen performed in the movie Empress and the Warriors (江山美人); the box office was about HKD$100,000,000.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    In 2007, Chen 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.
    More Details Hide Details Chen's responsibility is to promote the awareness of entrepreneurship to youngsters and to attend the various promotion events organised.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    It was ranked at 98th best-selling movie in 2006 in Japan's box office history.
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  • 2004
    Age 31
    Chen received another award when she was named "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World" in 2004 by the Junior Chamber International, becoming the first Hong Kong female celebrity to be honoured with the award.
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    Chen'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.
    More Details Hide Details In February, Chen 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 Chen, 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.
    She was also voted "CCTV Most Popular Female Singer " (第七屆中央電視台音樂電視大賽港澳臺及海外華語歌壇最受歡迎女歌手) by forty-five million Chinese people in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, her song "Hope" (希望) from the Korean TV series Dae Jang Geum (大長今) was popular in Hong Kong and mainland China. "Hope" improved her earnings as well as the company promoting her at the time. At the TVB 8 Awards Presentation Chen took home three awards for "Hope" including the Song Award, World's Most Popular Cantonese Song, and Most Well-Liked Female Singer in mainland China. "Hope" was 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 over 3 million downloads and, to date, the accumulated figure is over 6 million. As such, her record company earned $5 million after deductions. Universal Music Group's managing director called Chen to inform her of the good news. Chen had promised that if the number of downloads were to go over 10 million, she will distribute the earnings to the staff. She wrapped up her "Kelly Chen Lost in Paradise World Tour" (陳慧琳紙醉金迷世界巡迴演唱會) in 2005–2006 in Asia and North America (10 shows in Hong Kong, two shows in Genting Highlands in Malaysia, two shows in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, 12 shows in Mainland China (two each in Shanghai and Guangzhou, one each in Nanjing, Wuhan, Harbin, Chongqing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Changzhou, and Wuxi), three shows in the USA (two in Connecticut and one in Las Vegas), and one show in Toronto, Canada). "Lost in Paradise" lasted three hours and contained 35 songs from Chen's lengthy 10-year music career.
    She was chosen as "Famous Outstanding Young Persons of the World" (2004年度世界傑出青年) by Junior Chamber International in October 2004.
    More Details Hide Details She held 10 shows in Hong Kong in December, named "Kelly Lost in Paradise World Tour, Hong Kong" (陳慧琳紙醉金迷演唱會) and also released her Cantonese album "Grace & Charm".
    She became the first Asian spokesperson for Dior in May 2004.
    More Details Hide Details She released her Cantonese album "Stylish Index".
  • 2003
    Age 30
    Chen again won the "Asian Pacific Most Popular Hong Kong Female Artist" award at the 2003 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation.
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    She held her "Kelly Dynacarnival World Tour" in San Francisco, Atlantic City and Toronto in April 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She released her Mandarin album You Don't Mean It (心口不一) and Cantonese album Love (愛) in August. You Don't Mean It sold over 800,000 in Asia.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    Chen won "Asian Pacific Most Popular Hong Kong Female Artist" at the 2002 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation and "Best Dressed 31st Awards" held by the Japanese government.
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    2002: Chen released her first Japanese album, Grace, in January,selling over 50,000 copies in Japan.
    More Details Hide Details She released her Cantonese album Ask Kelly that February. The single "Blessed" (有福氣) was very popular in Hong Kong. She released her Mandarin album Love is coming (愛情來了) in May and held one concert in Taoyuan, Taiwan, named "Kelly Chen Love is Coming Concert" (陳慧琳愛情來了演唱會). She held 12 shows in Hong Kong in July, named "Kelly Dynacarnival World Tour, Hong Kong" (陳慧琳飛天舞會演唱會). She held a show called "Kelly Dynacarnival World Tour" (陳慧琳飛天舞會世界巡迴演唱會) in Sydney and Melbourne in September. In November, she released her Mandarin album(new+bes) Shining Colourful (閃亮每一天). She held her "Kelly Dynacarnival World Tour" in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in December. The Republic of Liberia issued stamps commemorating her in December.
  • 2001
    Age 28
    Chen won "Asian Pacific Most Popular Hong Kong Female Artist" at the 2001 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation.
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    2001: Chen released her remix album Kelly BPM Dance Collection in March, which sold over 150,000 copies.
    More Details Hide Details She embarked on the Paisley Galaxy World Tour (陳慧琳花花宇宙世界巡迴演唱會), which started out with one show in Singapore and two shows in Genting Highlands in Malaysia. (She broke the record of best-selling Hong Kong singers' concerts in Malaysia.) Chen went to North America, where she performed concerts in Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Toronto all as a part of her world tour in May. She later toured China where she performed in Guangzhou, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Chengdu, Shanghai and Beijing. She released a Mandarin album, Flying (飛吧), in August. It was the among the top 20 best-selling albums in Taiwan in 2001. Chen's movie Calmi Cuori Appassionati (冷靜與熱情之間), released in November 2001, grossed more than 30 billion yen (HKD$220,000,000) in Japan. The film broke the pre-sale ticket record in Japan and was ranked as the 67th best-selling movie in Japanese box office history.
  • 1999
    Age 26
    Her albums sold over 230,000 in Hong Kong in 1999, the best selling female artist in Hong Kong.
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    She also won "The most popular female artist" in 1999 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation.
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    She released a new album, Love of Colours which sold over 300,000 in Hong Kong from 9 December 1999 to 2000, and was the best selling album in 2000.
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  • 1997
    Age 24
    1997: Chen performed her first ever concert, Starry Dream of Love (星夢情真), and released the partner CD in June, which sold over 100,000 copies in Hong Kong.
    More Details Hide Details She held three concerts in Hong Kong in June, named the Kelly Starry Dream of Love Concert (陳慧琳星夢情真演唱會). In July, she released "The beginning is a cunning morning", first Japanese single and her first Japan-based hit. Chen also provided the voice of Madame Trunk in the animated movie A Chinese Ghost Story. In the course of five months Chen released four albums. With the releases of her second 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). Insight sold 1.34 million in East Asia. Chen had established herself as a popular singer and actor in East Asia. 1998: Chen embarked the Kelly Starry Dream of Love World Tour (陳慧琳星夢情真世界巡迴演唱會), starting in Australia. Besides the world tour, Chen performed 10 concerts for school children in Taiwan. She released her Mandarin album, Love Me Or Not (愛我不愛), the hit single of which, "Diary" (記事本), is well-known all over Asia and became her signature song so far. This album sold over 2 million copies in Asia. Chen boosted her status as a Chinese pop music diva in Asia entertainment industry.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    In November 1996, Chen released her first Cantonese single, "Traveler". in Japan That year also saw her first stint as a Japanese singer when she released two Japanese singles.
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    Following the album's success, she produced another Cantonese CD in October 1996, Wind, Flower, Snow (風花雪). "Wind, Flower, Snow" is a very popular song in Hong Kong.
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    1996: Chen released her first Mandarin language album, I Don't Think So (我不以為), in, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, which sold over 150,000.
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Chen has since starred and made cameos in quite a number of films. Her filmography includes:
    1995: Chen made her film debut in Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄) and sang the film's theme song.
    More Details Hide Details In September 1995, Chen performed the song "Mou Tian" composed by composer Steve Barakatt then released a compilation album, Break the Sky, with three other singers, and then her first Cantonese album, Intoxicated Lover (醉迷情人), in December. It was a success in Hong Kong and furthered her acting and musical career.
    After graduating from Parsons in 1995, Chen returned to Hong Kong.
    More Details Hide Details She was introduced to an acquaintance who owned a production studio and was chosen to feature in a Jacky Cheung music video.
  • 1994
    Age 21
    In 1994, while still a student at Parsons The New School for Design, Chen made two commercials, one for Shanghai Beer and one for the Bank of Hong Kong.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Chen was born Vivian Chen Wai-man on 13 September 1972 in Hong Kong.
    More Details Hide Details She attended Canadian Academy International School in Kobe, Japan, for high school. During her time in Japan, she worked for a bakery as a summer job, it was that time she experienced first hand the diligence of Japanese's working culture. She later went to Parsons The New School for Design in New York, where she studied graphic art. Chen speaks fluent Cantonese, and in various degrees of fluency, Mandarin, Japanese, and English. She has an elder sister and a younger brother, singer Victor Chen Si-hon.
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