Biography

Yoga Lin (also known as James Lin, Chinese: 林宥嘉) is the winner of One Million Star, Season 1 (第一季超級星光大道), an American Idol style TV singing competition in Taiwan. After winning the contest, he signed with the Taiwanese record label, HIM International Music along with three other fellow contestants, Judy Chou (周定緯), Peter Pan (潘裕文), Stanly Hsu (許仁杰).

Musically, Lin is famous for his highly distinctive vocals, wide vocal range, and dreamy tone. His versatility and ability to sing from a wide range of music, from mandopop to jazz to indie-rock, differentiates him from his contemporary counterparts.

Immediately after winning the competition, Lin, along with the top 10 contestants of One Million Stars, released two compilation albums. On June 3, 2008, Lin released his debut album titled 神秘嘉賓 (Mystery Guest).

In 2009, Lin released his 2nd album 感官/世界 (Senses All Around). The conceptive album was nicely received from the music critics. The more rock-based third album, 美妙生活 (Perfect Life, 2011), was a more matured and diverse album, making Lin a distinct singer and performer in the pop music scene in Taiwan. In June 2012, Yoga Lin released his 4th studio album, 大小說家.

陳奕迅 (Eason Chan) and 陳綺貞 (Cheer Chen) are the two of the many Mandopop singers that Lin admires the most. His favorite genre of music is 70’-80’s Western Rock. He is greatly influenced by these sources as well.

Edited by comeherald on 17 Jul 2012, 16:48

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