Miss Kelly Chen as one of the Honorees in receiving the award of The Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2004 in the category of ¡°Contribution to Children, world peace, and/or human rights¡±. Being the 13 th Outstanding Young Persons Honoree represented Hong Kong, Miss Chen is the first lady artiste to be awarded this honor.
¡¡¡¡Miss Kelly Chen completed her Secondary education in Japan after she finished Secondary 3 in Hong Kong. She then furthered her studies majoring in Graphic Design in New York. When she returned to Hong Kong after graduation, her talent was admired by her present agent. Since then, she has begun her acting career.
¡¡¡¡Kelly has been working in the Hong Kong's entertainment business for 9 years. During this time she has released 55 albums in Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese and has received more than 200 music awards throughout Asia. She has also starred in 13 movies, 1 Japanese TV drama and was the voice behind 3 animated cartoons characters , conducted numerous concerts and acted television commercials. She has become a respected figure and role model throughout the Chinese communities around the world .
¡¡¡¡With much hard work having spent on training and improving her vocal skills, she was finally awarded the M ost P opular Asia Pacific F emale S inger in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, she was voted by over forty millions people and awarded as the Most Popular Female Singer Award in China. In 2002, Kelly was chosen by the international Madame Trussard's Wax Museum to have a personal wax mannequin made of her. In the same year, she was invited to represent Hong Kong to attend the ABU Prizes ¨C Presentation & Special Concert in the NHK Hall in Tokyo. In 2004, she was invited again to represent China in attending the ¡°5 th China-Korea Music Show¡± organized by China's Central Television (CCTV) and Korea's KBS in Beijing.
¡¡¡¡Kelly not only focuses on her own music and acting career development but also active in promoting and contributing to charitable activities, especially the children service. She understands that many consider her a role model, and is always conscientious to this responsibility. Therefore, she has promoted campaigns such as environmental protection, blood donation, fighting against corruptions and drugs and workplace English. In 2000 and 2001, Kelly visited the remote, hilly and poverty-stricken areas in Mongolia and Qinghai of China respectively to raise funds for the children in China.
¡¡¡¡Moreover, Miss Kelly Chen established the ¡°Kelly Chen Children Education Fund¡± in 2002, aiming at enhancing the well-being of children and arousing public awareness towards children's welfare.
¡¡¡¡In consequence of her positive, persevering image, distinguished professional achievements, and selfless devotion to the community of Hong Kong, she was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2002 in Hong Kong . In addition, she has been selected as ¡°The Most Popular Idol¡± among the youth in Hong Kong in the survey conducted by the City University of Hong Kong.
Kelly Chen is a singer.
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