Lam Trường

Tiêu Lam Trường (born 14 October 1974), is a Vietnamese singer. He is one of the top singer in Vietnam in the 1990s.[1][2] He burst onto the scene in 1998 with a song titled "Tình Thôi Xót Xa" (trans. Love Stops Hurting) and has been a regular on the Top Ten Làn Sóng Xanh (a Vietnamese hit song program).[3] He has also been in several movies and TV series. He is also an actor in a movie called "Ngôi Nhà Hạnh Phúc" (Vietnamese version of Korean drama "Full House").

Lam Trường
Lam Trường performing at the Vietnam Festival 2008 at Japan
Lam Trường performing at the Vietnam Festival 2008 at Japan
Background information
Birth nameTiêu Lam Trường
Born (1970-10-14) 14 October 1970 (age 50)
Saigon, South Vietnam
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1995–present

Early lifeEdit

Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City to ethnic Chinese parents, Lam Trường decided from early on to pursue a career as a professional singer much to the dismay of his father, who wants Trường to become a lawyer. In 1995, Lam Trường entered a major talent contest sponsored by the national ethnic Chinese community of Vietnam and took home the second-place winning prize, and he released his first album less than two years later.

CareerEdit

His song "Tình Thôi Xót Xa" (written by Bảo Chấn) become one of his signature song which received most request at the radio and his live show performances at the time. Besides that, he also have other significant songs: Cho Bạn Cho Tôi, Katy, Đôi Chân Thiên Thần...

In 2007, Lam Trường represented for Vietnam to embark the 2007 Asia Song Festival held in South Korea, which also features F4, Super Junior, and Zhao Wei in that year.

He also serves as coach in The Voice Kids (Vietnamese version).

MusicEdit

October 1995, he was a runner-up of Thập Đại Tinh Tú singing contest for Vietnamese-Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City.

In 1997, his debut album Baby I Love You was released, besides he also released many impressive cover songs from foreign songs.

In 1998, he became a sensation with hit song Tình Thôi Xót Xa (composed by Bao Chan). Following Tôi Ngàn Năm Đợi, Mưa Phi Trường,...For such a long time, he kept being featured in Top 10 Green Wave Music Chart of Ho Chi Minh City's Television.

In 2000, his first liveshow Lời Trái Tim Muốn Nói and album Chút Tình Ngây Thơ were successful. In 2002, he held second liveshow Cho Bạn Cho Tôi and released the single Cho Bạn Cho Tôi which was composed by himself after the first song Có Một Ngày back in 2001.

In September 2002, Japan's NHK channel invited him to perform in Japan after he'd won Green Wave Award.

In 2003, he continued to release albums Đêm Lạnh and Dù Ta Không Còn Yêu.

On 24 March 2007, Truong made another liveshow Chuyện Hôm Qua at Military Base 7 Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City.

In 2007, Truong is Vietnam's representative for Asia Song Festival in Korea.

FilmEdit

Besides singing, he also starred in several films such as: Nữ Tướng Cướp, Ngôi Nhà Hạnh Phúc (Vietnam's remake from famous Korean drama), and Bếp Hát, in which he starred as the leading role.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2004, he married Ngo Y An, a Vietnamese-American lived in Houston, Texas who is a computer engineer. They have one son named Tieu Kien Van. However, they divorced in 2009[4] and his son lives with his ex wife.

In 2013, he remarried Yen Phuong – a student of Green River College, Auburn, Washington, USA who is 17-year younger than him. In 2014, they were officially husband and wife, apparently he is back and forth between USA and Vietnam. Their daughter was born in 2017 and named Tieu Yen Lam.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Baby, I Love You (1997)
  • Tình Thôi Xót Xa (1998)
  • Có Một Ngày (2001)
  • Dù Ta Không Còn Yêu (2003)
  • Đôi Giày Vải (2006)
  • Chuyện Hôm Qua (2007)

SongsEdit

  • Tình Thôi Xót Xa
  • Mưa Phi Trường
  • Nơi Ấy Bình Yên
  • Gót Hồng
  • Dù Ta Không Còn Yêu
  • Cho Bạn Cho Tôi
  • Đôi Chân Thiên Thần
  • Katy

FilmographyEdit

  • Nữ Tướng Cướp (Movie) (2004)
  • Ngôi Nhà Hạnh Phúc (TV Mini-Series) (2009)
  • Bếp Hát (TV Series) (2013)
  • Hidden Voices (TV series) (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dale C. Olsen Popular Music of Vietnam Routledge 2008 p64-66, 84–85
  2. ^ Lam Trường – Ngôi sao may mắn (Lam Truong – lucky star) (in Vietnamese)
  3. ^ "Lam Truong". 13 November 2014.
  4. ^ VnExpress. "Lam Trường bí mật đính hôn với 'hot girl' – VnExpress Giải Trí". vnexpress.net (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 19 December 2018.

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