Sandy Lam

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 August, 2009, 12:00am

CotaiArena, Aug 22, 8pm

Canto-pop diva Sandy Lam Yik-lin will take her fans on a trip down memory lane with her biggest hits during her gig at Macau's CotaiArena.

The local singer, who launched her career as a part-time DJ at Commercial Radio at the age of 16 and later signed to Sony in 1985, has released more than 30 solo albums sung in Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese. During her career, Lam (right) has transformed from a teenager singing up-tempo Japanese-style songs to a renowned R&B and progressive artist.

The release of her Wildflower album in 1991 triggered an unplugged craze in the Canto-pop music scene. Lam's fame then spread to Taiwan with the release of her debut Putonghua single, Homes Again Without You, in the same year, putting her in the charts among top Taiwanese singers.

Her romantic relationship with Taiwanese composer and producer Jonathan Lee Chung-shan also flourished around 1995 when the singer paired up with Lee to put out her fourth Putonghua album, Love, which went on to become one of the best-selling Chinese-language albums. Lam and Lee tied the knot in 1998. Lam gave birth to their daughter in the same year. To look after her child, Lam put her singing career on hold for two years.

She returned to the music scene with hit single At Least I've Got You in 2000, the single topping the KTV chart for eight months. Lam also appeared as a cast member of Andrew Lloyd Webber's concert, Masterpiece, alongside Broadway star Elaine Paige in September 2001.

Lam and Lee divorced in 2004.

In 2008, Lam set off on a world tour that will take in shows on the mainland and in Taiwan, the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Macau.

She says she is planning to stage a series of concerts in Hong Kong, but it looks like local fans may have to wait a little longer. 'I am hoping to do some shows here in Hong Kong, probably next year,' the singer says, adding she plans to release a new album in November.

The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Cotai Strip, Macau, 200 patacas, 600 patacas, www.cotaiticketing.com. Inquiries: 6333 6660