Coco Lee was a Hong Kong-born American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. Her career began in Hong Kong and then expanded to Taiwan.
On January 17, 1975, Ferren Lee was born in Hong Kong to a Malaysian father and a Hong Kong Cantonese mother. Nancy, who subsequently rose to the position of her manager, and Carol are her two older sisters. Before she was born, her father passed away.
She and her sisters moved to San Francisco when she was nine years old, where she attended Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School and Presidio Middle School.
She tried to balance her developing career there with her studies at the University of California, Irvine after being awarded a recording contract in Hong Kong the summer after graduating from high school, but she eventually departed after her first year to focus on her pop career.
In 1992, Lee completed her high school education and went back to Hong Kong to watch her sisters compete in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant. She participated in the 12th Annual New Talent Singing Awards while there and performed Whitney Houston’s Run to You, placing first runner-up.
Capital Artists made her a recording deal offer the next day. She made her public debut by taking part in a number of compilation albums, including Red Hot Hits ’93 Autumn Edition. She released her first two solo albums in Mandarin in 1994 through Fancy Pie Records, Love from Now On and Promise Me.
Although she acknowledged that losing her voice to bronchitis in 2014 had impaired her singing talent, she participated in the fourth season of the Chinese reality show I Am A Singer in 2016. She bounced back, took part, and eventually won the competition, becoming only the second non-mainland Chinese vocalist to do so.
Later, Lee made two additional appearances as a guest performer (now branded with the new title Singer); the first time was in the fifth season at the biannual concert, and the second time was in the sixth season as a guest performance for Jessie J, who would ultimately win that season.
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Coco Lee Wen Net Worth
As at the time of her death, Coco Lee has an estimated net worth of $5 million.