Widely known for being one of the first torchbearers for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Leehom Wang is better known as a Chinese-American singer-songwriter fusing Chinese elements with hip-hop and R&B, record producer, actor and film director who shot to fame for his first award-winning album Revolution under Sony Music Entertainment in August 1998, which not only sold over 10,000 domestic units in the first week of release but brought Wang two Golden Melody Awards—Best Producer and Best Mandarin Male Singer. He was awarded Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards, the "Grammys" of Taiwanese music 4 times and named as one of Goldsea's "The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time.
Born as the second of three sons of immigrants fromTaiwan of waishengren heritage Leehom Wang studied at the Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music. He was early involved in the violin, piano and did a number of jobs to earn money to buy a second hand drum kit. His debut album Love Rival, Beethoven was released in 1995 after he signed with Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), followed by Decca Records.
Wang was married toJapanese-Taiwanese girlfriend, Lee Jing Lei on November 27, 2013. His wife gave birth to a daughter in 2014. He is also the godfather of Blackie Chen and Christine Fan's twin sons.