Wang Lee Hom (often referred simply as LeeHom) is one of the most popular Chinese pop stars worldwide. LeeHom was born in New York, but started his music career in Taiwan in 1995. He also started acting in recent years.

Chinese pop star Alexander Wang Lee Hom
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Wang Lee Hom Profile

Name: Wang Lee Hom, Alexander
Chinese name: 王力宏
Nickname: Homeboy
DOB: May 17, 1976
Birth place: Rochester, New York, USA
Height: 180cm
Blood type: O
Profession: Singer, songwriter and actor

(Also known as Lee-Hom Wang, Wang Leehom, Wang Lee Hong)

Wang Lee Hom Biography

Wang Lee Hom was born in New York, and started learning music at young age.

He inked a recording deal in 1995 in Taiwan when visiting his grandparents, and released his debut album “Love Rival Beethoven” in late 1995. Love Rival Beethoven was not a huge commercial success, but LeeHom was getting notice with his talent…

He wrote his own songs, and could play multiple musical instruments particularly with violin. Besides, he looks handsome, and it helps gaining lots of young female fans over the years.

LeeHom released 3 more albums with decent success while continuing his study at Williams College. His breakthrough came in 1998 after his graduation, with his 5th album, “Revolution”.

The album was a great hit, and won LeeHom multiple music awards, including the Best Producer and Best Male Vocalist at the prestigious Golden Melody Award in Taiwan.

LeeHom never looks back since then, releasing multiple best selling albums over the years.

Besides his popular melodic pop, LeeHom is famously known for mixing traditional music element into his pop songs, vice versa. His first attempt was in 2000 by remaking iconic Chinese song, “The Descendants of the Dragons” (龙的传人), and had received great responses.

His most noticeable attempt on the traditional-pop mixing was in 2004 with album “Shangri-La”, which he incorporated Chinese aboriginal music into mainstream hip hop (he calls it ‘chinked-out’). LeeHom researched into the tribal songs and sounds in China, Tibet, and Mongolia; and travelled to remote villages to get the up-close experience.

LeeHom made his acting debut in 2000 with “China Strike Force”, starring alongside Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok and Japanese actress Norika Fujiwara. LeeHom took the leading role in “The Avenging Fist” the following year. Both movies had achieved decent box office success, but LeeHom’s acting was not highly rated.

LeeHom starred in another 2 Japanese movies, “Moon Child” (2002) and “Starlit High Noon” (2005) before surprisingly landed a role in “Lust, Caution”, directed by Oscar winning director Ang Lee; the film was released in September 2007).

Wang Lee Hom Related Websites

Sony BMG (Chinese) ll Homeboy Music Studios (Chinese)


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