One of China's biggest pop stars of the late 20th century, Sandy Lam rose to fame in the 1980s as a Cantopop singer before expanding her fan base significantly in the 1990s with stylistically diverse albums in Mandarin, Japanese, and English. Born in Hong Kong on April 26, 1966, she made her recording debut in 1984 in association with CBS Sony. Most notable among her many albums are her late-'80s City Rhythm trilogy and her artistically daring 1991 album Wildflower, often hailed retrospectively as her masterpiece. Around the turn of the century, she abandoned Cantopop and focused her efforts instead on the international marketplace, recording albums in Mandarin, Japanese, and English. Among these international efforts, the Mandarin-language album Love, Sandy (1995) was perhaps her biggest success. In 2005 she released her first Cantonese album in almost a decade, S/L.