Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nguyen Phi Hung

Nguyễn Phi Hùng (1977-    ) is a famous Vietnamese pop singer and actor.

He was born on June 24, 1977 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  During his early twenties, Nguyễn Phi Hùng first embarked on his career in performing arts as a pop singer.  After signing with the music label, Trung Tâm Tài Năng Mới (New Talent Productions), he eventually achieved national prominence with a series of hit singles such as Tình Đơn Côi, Mưa Tuyệt Vọng, Vắng Cha and Dáng Em.  As his career as a Vietnamese pop singer began to take flight, Nguyễn Phi Hùng quickly found himself spending less and less time in his native Hanoi and eventually relocating permanently to Ho Chi Minh City.  In 2000, Nguyễn Phi Hùng released his debut solo studio album, Only You.  During his successful singing career which has spanned for nearly 20 years, he has recorded a total of more than 20 studio albums and collaborated with several other major music labels in Vietnam such as Viêt Tân Studio, Kim Lợi Productions and Áo Trắng Music.  Among his most well-received studio albums include Đêm Nhớ - Nếu Anh Quên Tất Cả (2003), Tình Mộng (2003), Tuổi Đá Buồn - Vẽ Bằng Màu Tình Yêu (2005), Ngày Bình Yên (2007), Nhỏ Ơi! Anh Nhớ Em (2009), Một Đời Cho Con (2010) and Phút Ban Đầu (2012).  Nguyễn Phi Hùng has also enjoyed further success on a couple of duet albums he had recorded with singers Cẩm Ly and Mỹ Tâm.  



In 2003, Nguyễn Phi Hùng embarked on a second career as an actor starring in a pair of well-received television mini-series, Sống Chậm and Hải Âu.  His performance on the latter earned him a Cánh Diều Vàng Award (Golden Kite) for Most Promising Newcomer.   He has since starred in numerous other television mini-series including Xin Lỗi Tình Yêu (2006) with Hiền Mai and Diễm MyYêu Từ Thuở Nào (2008), Lọ Lem Thời @ (2008), Chiếc Giường Chia Đôi (2011) with Lý Nhã KỳCát PhượngTâm TítThanh ThủyMinh Nhí and Công NinhEm Là Tình Yêu của Anh (2011) with Kim XuânBảo Quốc and Quyền LinhCâu Chuyện Cuối Mùa Thu (2012) with Việt TrinhChiếc Vòng Ngọc Huyết (2015), Sát Thủ Hoa Hồng (2015) with Ngọc LanNhảy Cùng Ước Mơ (2015) with Lan Phương and Biển Đời Giông Tố (2017) with Lý Hùng.  In addition, Nguyễn Phi Hùng has starred in several hit feature films including Khi Người Đàn Ông Có Bầu (When a Man Gets Pregnant) (2005) with Kim Thư, Việt Anh, Hồng Nga, Trương Ngọc Ánh, Hồng Vân and Phương ThanhHiệp Sĩ Guốc Vông (2013) with Chí Tài, Quách Ngọc Ngoan and Phi Thanh Vân and directed by veteran film actor Nguyễn Chánh Tín, Lộc Phát (2016) with Bình MinhHiếu Hiền and Ngọc Diệp and Mặt Nạ Máu (2016) with Tinna Tình, Thu Trang, Dương Cẩm Lynh and Tấn Beo.

Since the mid 2000s, Nguyễn Phi Hùng has been one of the highest paid live performers in both Vietnam's pop music and television industries.  As one of the top concert draws among Vietnamese singers, he has performed on stages for live audiences all over Vietnam, as well as abroad.  Nguyễn Phi Hùng is considered as one of the wealthiest entertainers in Vietnam today.  In addition to his successful careers in music, film and television, Nguyễn Phi Hùng has also amassed a fortune as an entrepreneur.  He currently heads a multi-million dollar real estate investment company with holdings of land and commercial properties in and around Ho Chi Minh City along with a headquarters office located in the 7th district of Ho Chi Minh City.  In 2013, Nguyễn Phi Hùng opened his own restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City named Café Song Hùng.  Although he is about to approach the age of 40, Nguyễn Phi Hùng remains a bachelor.  When not on tour or on location starring in films, he divides his time between his two homes, a mansion located in Tân Bình District of Ho Chi Minh City and a ranch located in Củ Chi.


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