Albert Leung

Albert Leung (Chinese: 林夕; Jyutping: lam4 zik6) is a prolific and award-winning lyricist based in Hong Kong.

Albert Leung
Leung Wai Man (梁偉文)

(1961-12-07) 7 December 1961
AwardsGolden Needle Award
2008 Lifetime Achievement
Chinese name
Musical career
Also known asLin Xi
Origin Hong Kong
GenresCantopop, Mandopop


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 written over 3000 song lyrics.[1] 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,[2] but he has also written with Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau,[3] 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.[4]

Leung published a book about his creative work in the previous decade, Once–Lin Xi's 1990s from beginning to end (Chinese: 曾经—林夕90前后).[5] in May 2009.

In 2019, he re-write a famous Anita Mui song Like an old Friend Arrives (似是故人來) for the Netflix TV show Nowhere Man.[6]

In November 2019, over thousands of songs written by Leung were reportedly taken down from online music stores in China after voicing support for the 2019 Hong Kong protests[1], after collaborating with a Taiwanese band Fire Ex. to support the protestors[7].


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