Ronald Cheng is a singer from Hong Kong whose late-'90s success was interrupted by a bizarre incident in 2000. Born in Hong Kong on March 9, 1972, he is the son of former Universal Music chairman Norman Cheng. His career as a solo singer began in 1996 in association with Universal, and he initially recorded Mandarin-language music that brought him fame in Taiwan. After a few years of success in the Mandarin music market, he crossed over to the Cantonese market in the late '90s and began releasing albums in both languages. His increasingly successful singing career ground to a halt, however, after a drunken assault incident aboard an international flight in 2000 became a tabloid sensation. In the wake of the infamous airplane incident, he stopped recording new music and started acting in films instead. In 2003 he released the comeback album Please Help Me, his return to the Cantonese music market.