Malaysia ― Malaysian singer Gin Lee recently admitted that she was extremely elated to receive recognition from the Sultan of Johor for her achievements overseas.
Mingpao reported that the Johor Bahru-born singer, who attended a skincare event recently, said that she was surprised upon being named by the supreme ruler of the state of Johor ten years after she came to Hong Kong to pursue her dreams.
“I never thought that one day I will be praised by the Royal Family back home and that he listens to my songs,” she enthused.
Lee was asked by the publication if she will be returning to her home country soon, and to that, she said she has tried her best to attend as many events as she can in her hometown. However, the pandemic has made it difficult for her to do so.
Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar thanked Gin and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” correspondent Ronnie Chieng last week for their outstanding achievements on the global stage – stating that the two have brought glory to Johor in their own way, as reported by Yahoo.
“I believe Johor has many talents who have yet to be found and nurtured. Let them be an example and inspiration of what Johor can achieve, and also spur our own local arts and entertainment scene to greater heights,” he said.
Born Aug 26, 1987, Jeanie Lee, better known by her stage name Gin Lee, is a Malaysian singer of Chinese descent. She is currently based in Hong Kong.
Gin Lee debuted her singing career in 2009 by releasing her debut album ONE & ONLY in Malaysia.
In 2010, she appeared on Hong Kong reality television singing competition The Voice 2 and gained popularity in Hong Kong for her vocal ability.
Gin Lee subsequently moved to Hong Kong and made her Cantonese debut in 2011 under BMA Records with the EP Here I Come.
She gained popularity in mainland China when she participated in the singing competition The Voice of China (season 4) in which Jay Chou was her mentor. /TISG