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Quang Lê

Quang Lê was born in Viet Nam, with family roots from Central Vietnam in the City of Huế. He is the third son in a family of 6 siblings, and one adopted sister. His family immigrated to the United States in 1991, and initially settled in Missouri. His family then moved to Orange County, California. Although Quang Lê had been singing at a very young age, it was not until the year 2000 that Quang Lê decided to become a singer professionally.

Prior to appearing on the Paris By Night stage, a musical production created by Thúy Nga Productions, Quang Lê sang for a smaller music production called Ca Dao. He released three albums with Ca Dao singing “Quê Hương” songs such as “Ngại Ngùng”, “Em Về Với Người”, “Chim Sáo Ngày Xưa”, “Tình Cha” and “Lối Thu Xưa.” He was even given the opportunity to sing with a very famous female Vietnamese singer at the time, Phi Nhung, on two songs entitled “Ngày Đã Đơm Bông” and “Ngẫu Hứng Lý qua Cầu.” Quang Lê had submitted a video to Thúy Nga Productions but at the time, they did not need singers to perform “Quê Hương” songs. He waited two years before he received an invitation to appear in Thúy Nga’s Paris by Night 66, entitled “Người Tình va Quê Hương,” an opportunity that opened the door for Quang Lê and started his journey to becoming one of the top selling artists within the Vietnamese music industry.

Quang Lê is a devout Buddhist and performs at many temples around the world, often for fundraising events. A major event which Quang Lê frequently participates in is “Lễ Hội Quan Âm” at the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Houston, Texas. Quang Lê also gets invitations from overseas Temple such as in France and Australia to perform. Quang Lê was approached by Nguyen Dat, vice president of the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple to release a Buddhist CD. In early 2009, in time for Lễ Hội Quan Âm, Quang Lê Entertainment released “Giọt Nước từ Bi,” (Tears of Compassion), an album dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.

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