Famous Chinese-American singer Coco Lee age 48 dies
- Coco Lee (Chinese: 李玟; pinyin: Lǐ wén; born Ferren Lee, 17 January 1975) is a Chinese-American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress.
- Lee’s career began in Hong Kong and then expanded to Taiwan. Her single, “Do You Want My Love” also entered the US music charts. Her first full-length English-language album was Just No Other Way (1999) .
- At the Oscars, she performed the Best Original Song nominated, “A Love Before Time” from the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
- Lee was born in Hong Kong, she is the youngest of three children and was born to a Chinese Indonesian father and a Hongkong Cantonese mother. She has two elder sisters, Nancy, who was her manager before, and Carol. Her father died before she was born. When she was 9 years old, her mother brought Lee and her sisters to live in San Francisco.
- Lee began her singing career in Hong Kong in the early 1990s. She released her debut album, Coco Lee, in 1993. The album was a commercial success, and Lee won several awards for her work, including the Best New Artist Award at the 1993 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards.
- Lee’s success in Hong Kong led to her crossing over to Taiwan in the mid-1990s. She released several successful albums in Taiwan, including Di Da Di (1998) and Sunny Day (1999). Her success in Taiwan led to her signing a contract with Sony Music Entertainment in the United States.
- Lee’s first English-language album, Just No Other Way, was released in 1999. The album was a commercial success, and it helped to introduce Lee to a wider audience in the United States. Lee has since released several more English-language albums, including Exposed (2001) and Promise (2004).
- Lee has also starred in several films and television shows. She made her film debut in the 1998 film Gorgeous. She has also starred in the films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Rush Hour 2 (2001).
- Lee is a popular and successful singer in Asia. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Best Female Singer Award at the 1999 Golden Melody Awards. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
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