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JJ Lin is a Singaporean singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Lin launched his musical career by releasing his debut album, Music Voyager (2003). Lin has received three Golden Melody Awards, including one Best New Artist and two Best Mandarin Male Singer.
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Actor|
JJ Lin whose real name is Wayne Lim Junjie was born on March 27, 1981 (age 41 years) in Singapore to an ethnic Kim-mûi Hokkien family (Minnan ethnicity). He studied at Jing Shan Primary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), and Saint Andrew’s Junior College before completing his National Service. Lin’s family consists of his brother, father, and mother who have a background in Chinese Classical Music, hence influencing the artist’s music. Furthermore, his brother was a major influence on his career choice.
In addition to Mandarin, Lin also sings in English, Hokkien (his native dialect), and Cantonese using a romanized pronunciation system, and has released his songs in Cantonese. In Taiwan, he was awarded the Best New Artist award at the Golden Melody Award.
After completing his national service, Lin signed with Ocean Butterflies International, which launched the then-22-year-old Lin’s debut album in 2003. In 2011, Lin signed a new contract with the record label Warner Music Taiwan.
He is well known for his songwriting and singing skills. He wrote songs for various musical artists while he was still a trainee under Ocean Butterflies under his mentors, Billy Koh and Sunkist Ng. In total, he has written over a hundred songs for other artists. His notable compositions include “Remember” for Taiwanese singer A-Mei, A-Do’s “Let Go”, Harlem Yu’s “What’s Wrong With You?”, Cyndi Wang’s “When You”, Vivian Hsu’s “Smiling Eyes”, and Comic Boyz’s “Heart of Superman”.
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JJ Lin was selected to perform the remixed version of “Home”, the theme song of the National Day Parade in 2004. Lin has sold 1 million copies in less than a week and is extremely successful throughout Asia. In July 2007, he broke a Guinness record by signing 3,052 CDs in 2 hours and 30 minutes. During the signing, he was not allowed to drink or eat. The average time for him to sign a CD was 2.7 seconds.
In May 2008, he performed at the CCTV charity event The Giving of Love, dedicated to helping victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Lin also donated a large sum of money to the rescue efforts and composed a song “Love and Hope” commemorating the tragedy.
Lin released a compilation album entitled Waiting for Love in February 2008. It has selected tracks from several of his albums spanning from his debut album to 2007’s West Side. Later in October of that year, his sixth album, Sixology, was released, and it sold 280,000 copies in a week. His own fashion line, SMUDGE, was opened in Singapore during 2008 Christmas with an unofficial launch. The store’s official launch was on 13 March 2009.
In May 2009, Lin won three awards at the 14th annual Composers and Authors Society of the UK (Compass) Awards Presentations, a ceremony that honors performers in the music scene. It was held at the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore. He was honored with the Top Local Artiste of the Year award, which is given out to Singaporean artists who generated the highest royalty earnings for the year. In that same year, Lin won the Singapore Youth Award.
In 2009, his singing career was put on hold due to his voice being damaged by acid reflux and flu, as well as his hectic touring and recording schedules. His poor health forced him to return to Singapore to recover and receive treatments. He released the seventh album, Hundred Days, on 18 December 2009.
In May 2010, Lin performed in America for the first time at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Concert Tour (APAHM). In June 2010, Lin performed together with American singer Sean Kingston at the opening concert of the Marina Bay Sands to thousands of invited VIPs guests. But both were absent at the inaugural YOG Opening Ceremony. Lin’s eighth album, She Says, was released on 8 December 2010.
Lin’s ninth studio album, Lost N Found was released on 31 December 2011. A preview of his 9th album was made available on 12 December 2011 on various Chinese internet radio channels.
Lin’s tenth-anniversary album, Stories Untold was released on 13 March 2013. A compilation of microfilms was released in conjunction with the album, serving to expand the stories behind the songs. He worked with a few notable people on the album, including Ashin, Harry Chang, and his older brother Eugene Lim. He also started his world tour “Timeline” in July 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Lin co-wrote the song “Dreams” with Goh Kheng Long and Corrinne May and performed the song live during the grand finale at the Chingay Parade on 27 and 28 February 2015. One of his recent ventures in the world of music was a duet with Ayumi Hamasaki, for the latter’s music video, “The Gift” (and as of 27 April 2015, has about 1,882,459 page views).
In 2015, he was selected to perform the National Day Theme Song, “Our Singapore”, which was composed by Dick Lee. His experimental debut album From M.E. to Myself was released on 25 December 2015.
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On 7 July 2016, Lin released “If Miracles had a Sound”, a 96-minute music documentary created over the course of 455 days, taking place throughout studios in the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The theme song of the documentary, “Infinity and Beyond” was released on 21 June 2016.
On 19 December 2017, JJ Lin posted on his Instagram page that the past two years “had not been easy” and that he had been “searching constantly for a clear direction”, needing a “shelter for the soul, a ‘SANCTUARY'”. He “penned songs and finished his Message in a Bottle album”, which was released on 29 December 2017.
At the same time, he and his team and “shared a common vision, starting on project “SANCTUARY” and built the space from ground zero.” In early 2018, he announced his “Sanctuary” concert tour began in Shanghai on 17 March. In 2019, he released The Story of Us, and actress Wu Jinyan starred in the music video.
In January 2020, Lin released a song “I’ll Stay With You” dedicated to the medical staff in Wuhan, China, who were working hard to save patients infected with COVID-19.
Lin has appeared in various advertisements for brands such as Sprite, Durex, Dota 2, Beats, and Cornetto Royale. He is also a tourist ambassador for Singapore. He was also involved in an anti-drugs event as an ambassador, in Taiwan. The theme song for this event is “Baby Baby”, which is from his album Westside.
On 14 August 2015, Lin was selected to be the advisor for Team Harlem Yu on The Voice of China (season 4). On 4 November 2016, Lin joined the variety show “Dream Voice” as one of the mentors alongside A-mei Zhang, Jam Hsiao, Hebe Tian, and Yu Quan. He stayed on as a mentor for the second season of the show, which was released in October 2017, and the third season, which was released in October 2018.
In 2017, Lin established Team Still Moving under Gunfire (Team SMG), a professional esports team. Initially focused on Arena of Valor, Team SMG has expanded itself into other games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in 2018 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in 2020. In 2019, he took part in the Chinese food travelogue show, Chef Nic.
JJ Lin is currently single. He does not have a wife. Lin is in a private relationship.
JJ Lin net worth
How much is JJ Lin worth? JJ Lin net worth is estimated at around $10 million as of 2023. His main source of income is from his music career. He is one of the richest musicians in Singapore. However, On 24 February 2021, Lin performed a medley of songs (“A Whole New World”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Let It Go” and “Embark”) to commemorate the official launch of the digital streaming service Disney+ in Singapore, which launched a day earlier on the 23rd.