Kelly Chen 陈慧琳 (September 13, 1973) is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress. After graduation from Parsons, she returned to her homeland in Hong Kong to be with her family. Kelly's talent caught the attention of an agent and soon got her first big break in the film Whatever Will Be, Will Be in 1995, and was featured as a singer for the soundtrack of the film. Later that year, Kelly released her first Cantonese album, "Dedicated Lover". The album was a success in Hong Kong and furthered her acting and musical career.
In 2005, her song "Hope" from the Korean TV series Dae Jang Geum (see videp clips attached below) earned Kelly boosted her status in the Cantopop industry as it was a popular song in both Hong Kong and mainland China. This song also improved her earnings as well as the company promoting her at the time. "Hope" was also the top song of charts for 20 radio stations in China and had even set a high record for ringtone downloads. A month after the initial launch, there were a total of over 3 million downloads and to date, the accumulated figure is over 6 million. As such, her record company had earned $5 million after deductions.
Movie Clips courtesy of sammingoc, finalfantasyz & pireshuang
Kelly has also wrapped up her tour, "Lost in Paradise" in 2005 in Asia and 2006 in the United States. "Lost in Paradise" lasted three hours and contained 35 songs from Kelly's lengthy 10-year music career. Vanness Wu was a guest to her concert in Las Vegas.
In 2007, Kelly was appointed as Hong Kong "Innovative entrepreneur Ambassdor" and had sung the theme song "Innovation" (創) for the "Innovative Entrepreneur of The Year 2007" organised by City Junior Chamber, Hong Kong. Kelly's responsibility is to promote the awareness of entrepreneurship to youngsters and to attend the various promotion events organised.
Her film debut was in 1995, in Whatever Will Be, Will Be (仙樂飄飄 1995, Xian Yue Piao Piao, literally Heavenly Music Floating in the Air).
Lost and Found (天涯海角, 1996)
Anna Magdalena (安娜瑪德蓮娜, 1998)
Hot War (幻影特攻, 1998)
Metade Fumaca (半支煙, 1999) - Cameo
Tokyo Raiders (東京攻略, 2000)
And I Hate You So (小親親, 2000)
Lavender (薰衣草, 2000)
Calmi Couri Appassionati (冷靜與熱情之間, 2001)
Merry Go Round (初戀拿喳麵, 2001) - Cameo
Infernal Affairs (無間道, 2002)
Infernal Affairs III (無間道 III, 2003)
Breaking News (大事件, 2004)
Super Model (我要做Model, 2004) - Cameo
McDull, The Alumni (春田花花同學會, 2006) - OL
It's a Wonderful Life (心想事成, 2007)
An Empress And The Warriors (江山美人, 2008)