Lin Jun Jie was born in Singapore and studied in the Anglo-Chinese School and Saint Andrew's Junior College before launching his musical career in Taiwan. He is of Fujian descent. He came to musical prominence and success in the Greater China region. In Taiwan, he was awarded the "Best New Artist" award in the Taiwan Golden Melody Awards.
Signed to Ocean Butterflies, he has written songs for various artists, notably Ji De (Remember) for Taiwanese singer A-Mei, fellow label mate A-do's Fang Shou, Harlem's Gan Ma Ni Kan Wo Bu Shuang(幹麻你看我不爽), Comic Boys' Chao Ren Xin and other songs. He writes all the melodies for all of his albums.
Back in Singapore, he was selected to perform the remixed version of Home, the theme song of the National Day Parade in 2004. His career and notability began to rise in Singapore particularly with the aid of his music being used in television dramas produced by MediaCorp TV Channel 8, the song Mu Nai Yi in Yin Cha Yang Cuo, and his increased public appearances, such as being the guest performer in the finals of Channel U's Project SuperStar and the recent S-POP hurray.
After winning the Gold award in the Best New Act category in the 2004 Singapore Hit Awards, he went on to sweep the 2005 edition with four awards to his name, including the Best Local Male Artiste, Best Composing Artiste, Best Male Vocalist and Best Local Music Composition awards, recognizing his talents both in the composition and performance aspects of his music. His fourth album, Cao Cao, sold 1 million copies in less than a week and sold well in Malaysia, Singapore and throughout Asia .
He has appeared in various different advertisements for companies such as Sprite, Lays and Cornetto Royale.
He is also the tourist ambassador for Singapore. Part of his work schedule involves him traveling around Asia making Singapore known as well as promoting his own works.
He was also involved in an anti-drugs event as an ambassador, in Taiwan (Fan Du Da Shi). The theme song for this event is Baby Baby, which is from his latest album, Xi Jie.
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. JJ also donated a large sum of money to the rescue efforts and composed a song commemorating the tragedy.
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