G.E.M. was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. She started her career with a love of music, with her mum and grandmother who both came from Opera singing background, G.E.M. grew up with the desire to pursue in singing and performing. She first started composing her own music when she was 5, G.E.M. also entered her first singing competition when she was 10 and started to develop her vocal performing skill. Since then G.E.M. has been winning all kinds of singing competitions organized by schools and different organizations. It was in one of the competition that G.E.M. won when she was 14 that got her the attention from Hummingbird Music.
Her first EP ‘G.E.M.’ was released in 2008, while she took home all the “best newcomer” awards in that year, she also captured the attention of the entire music industry in the region by her soulful voice.
In 2009, all the 3 singles in her new album “18…” got top rankings in numerous Hong Kong radio charts. Not long after the launch of her debut album, G.E.M. also had a chance to do her first 3-nights concert “18 Live” in a total of 10000 people. G.E.M. was listed as the top 5 “Favorite Female Singer” this year by people’s choice.