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Chinese name  林夕
Other name(s)  Lin Xi
Pinyin  lin2 xi1 (Mandarin)
Occupation  Lyricist

Jyutping  lam4 zik6 (Cantonese)
Name  Lin Xi
Birth name  Leung Wai Man (梁偉文)
Role  Lyricist
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Born  7 December 1961 (age 61) Hong Kong (1961-12-07)
Books  The Hong Kong I Love, 'Once–Lin Xi's 1990s from beginning to end'
Education  University of Hong Kong (1984), Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College
Awards  Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song
Similar People  Eason Chan, Anthony Wong, Faye Wong, Mark Lui, Ronald Ng

心靈雞湯?林夕的逆向思考人生 | Chicken Soup Good for the Soul? Think Again | 林夕 Lin Xi | TEDxTaipei

Albert Leung (born 7 December 1961), whose pen name is Lin Xi (林夕), is a prolific and award-winning lyricist based in Hong Kong.


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He was educated at the boys school Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College and La Salle College, and graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1984.

Songwriting career

He has been a Cantopop lyricist since 1985, using the pen name Lin Xi. The Chinese characters for this name, 林夕, written vertically, look like the compound (simplified) character 梦 (pinyin: mèng), meaning "dream".

He has written over 2500 song lyrics. He is well known for composing lyrics very quickly. On TVB's show Be My Guest, he admitted that his fastest record for writing the complete lyrics to a song is 45 minutes.

His most noted songwriting partnership is with composer Zhang Ya Dong for Faye Wong, but he has also written with Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Miriam Yeung and many others.

He composed the lyrics to the song "Beijing Welcomes You", a six-minute song which was performed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by a panoply of popular Chinese singers, and which proved extremely popular with the Chinese public.

In May 2009 he published a book about his creative work in the previous decade, 曾经—林夕90前后 ('Once–Lin Xi's 1990s from beginning to end').


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