Sunday, August 4, 2013

Aarif Rahman Lee in Men's Health China magazine

Aarif Lee covers Men's Health China magazine, photographed by Chen Man. Aarif Rahman  李治 (born on 26 February 1987), also known as Aarif Lee, is an actor and Cantopop singer from Hong Kong. After singing "Only Friends" at a gathering, he was signed by Alvin Wang and Leon Lai of East Asia Record Production and became one of the new artists in 2009. Aarif Lee also won "Best New Performer" at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010, for his performance in Echoes of the Rainbow.

Aarif Lee was born in Hong Kong, the youngest of three siblings. Aarif Lee 's father is a Malaysian of mixed Malay, Arab and Chinese ancestry, while his mom is a Hongkonger. His father owns a cleaning company, and they reside in Sai Kung. He grew up in Hong Kong and attended King George V School, of which he was the Head Boy from 2004-2005. He was also the classmate of Leslie Tam 譚焌釗 from Asian Million star 3. After graduating from KGV, he attended Imperial College London to study Physics for three years. Before entering University, he had already signed a contract with Amusic; however, he completed his education before returning to Hong Kong to become an artist of Amusic.

He first gained the interest of the Hong Kong music scene when he was exposed as the writer who penned all the lyrics in Janice Vidal's 2009 album "Morning". The following year, he released his debut album of which he solely composed, arranged, and produced eight of the ten songs, as well as writing the lyrics to two of the English songs on the album.

On 15 November 2011, Amusic confirmed that Aarif Lee failed a breathalyzer test and was arrested for driving under the influence hours after he performed at a concert.  On 13 December, he admitted his offense at the Kwun Tong Magistrate and was fined HK$6,000, had his driving license suspended for six months.