Jacky Cheung Biography: Wife, Age, Children, Net Worth, Movies, Songs, Family, Parents, Chinese Name

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Jacky Cheung (born July 10, 1961), also known as Cheung Hok-yau, is a prominent Hong Kong singer and actor. 

Revered as the “God of Songs,” he boasts an impressive list of achievements, including the World Music Award for “World’s Best-selling Asian Artist,” the Billboard Music Award for “Most Popular Asian Singer,” and a Guinness World Record for the largest combined audience for a live act in 12 months.

With a prolific career, Jacky Cheung has released over 50 albums, earning him accolades such as the prestigious World Music Award and the Billboard Music Award. His remarkable feat of achieving the largest combined audience for a live act within 12 months further solidifies his status as a legendary figure in the music industry.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Cheung Hok-yau
Stage Name: Jacky Cheung
Born: 10 July 1961 (age 62 years old)
Place of Birth: Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Nationality: Hong Kong
Education: N/A
Height: 1.76 m
Parents: Jok-Ki Cheung
Siblings: Hok-Chi Cheung
Spouse: May Lo (m. 1996)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Yiu-Wah Cheung, Yiu-Huen Cheung
Occupation: Singer • Actor
Net Worth: $50 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Jacky Cheung, born on July 10, 1961, in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, is widely celebrated for his extraordinary singing career. His father, Jok-Ki Cheung, hails from Tianjin, while his mother has roots in Shanghai. 

Growing up, Jacky was surrounded by familial love, guided by his parents, and shared his upbringing with an elder brother, Hok-Chi Cheung, and a sister. 

While specific details about his educational journey remain undisclosed, Jacky Cheung‘s musical prowess has undeniably solidified his status as a household name.


In the 1980s, Jacky Cheung‘s ascent to stardom began, charming audiences with his soulful singing and versatility across diverse musical genres. Cheung‘s talent and charisma amassed a devoted following across Asia as one of the “Four Heavenly Kings,” a prominent group reigning over the Cantopop industry.

His refusal to confine himself to a single genre empowered him to constantly explore and push artistic boundaries, ensuring his music remained current and enthralling throughout his career. This adaptability led to tremendous success, establishing him as the top-selling music artist in Taiwan and Hong Kong, boasting global album sales exceeding 25 to 60 million.

Venturing into acting, Jacky Cheung showcased exceptional skills in various television dramas and movies, earning acclaim from critics. Renowned for his captivating live performances, he drew audiences in with contagious energy and an alluring personality. In under a year, his “Jacky Cheung 12 Century World Tour” shattered the previous record for the largest cumulative attendance for a live performer.

Awards & Nominations


  • Two Golden Melody Awards for Best Male Singer (1994, 2002)
  • World Music Award for World’s Best-Selling Asian Artist (1996)
  • Billboard Music Award for Most Popular Asian Singer (1994)
  • Multiple prestigious awards in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore for Best Male Singer, Album of the Year, and Most Popular Male Singer


  • Numerous nominations for Best Male Singer and Album of the Year in various regional music awards

Movie Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor Golden Horse Award for The Swordsman (1990)
  •  Best Original Film Song awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Perhaps Love (2006) and The Last Tycoon (2013)

Movie Nominations

  •  Golden Horse Award nominations for Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor

Social Media

  •  Instagram handle: Jacky Cheung (@jackycheung7g)
  •  Facebook: 張學友Jacky Cheung

Personal Life

Jacky Cheung, 62, is a talented singer and actor married to May Lo, a renowned former actress from Hong Kong. This joyous occasion took place on the memorable day of February 15, 1996, amidst the enchanting atmosphere of London. 

As a testament to their love and commitment, Jacky and May have been blessed with parenthood and are proud parents to two wonderful daughters, Yiu-Wah Cheung and Yiu-Huen Cheung.


Studio Albums

Albums by Jacky Cheung:

  • L.O.V.E. Is Love (1985)
  • C’est la Vie (1986)
  • Jacky Cheung (1987)
  • The Final Romance (1988)
  • Bing Chilling (1989)
  • At This Moment (1990)
  • Secrets (1991)
  • Jacky Cheung New Best (1992)
  • Me and You (1993)
  • Born to Be Wild (1994)
  • Anything Else? (1995)
  • Honestly Speaking (1996)
  • Beloved (1997)
  • Jacky Cheung Classic (1998)
  • Goodbye, Dear Love (1999)
  • Jacky Cheung 1999 Summer Concert (1999)
  • Jacky Cheung Live is Live (2000)
  • The Way We Were (2001)
  • Something Different (2002)
  • Encore (2003)
  • A Better Me (2004)
  • Big Big World (2005)
  • It’s Just Love (2006)
  • The Best of Jacky Cheung (2007)
  • Stepping Forward (2008)
  • Private Corner (2009)
  • Vue (2010)
  • Why Me? (2011)
  • Fuse (2014)
  • Big Reunion (2016)
  • Duets (2017)
  • The Great Melody (2018)
  • Untitled (2019)
  • At My Best (2020)


  • Greatest Hits (1989)
  • Best of Jacky Cheung (1992)


Movies featuring Jacky Cheung:

  • Miracles: The Canton Godfather (1989)
  • Helios (2015)
  • A Complicated Story (2013)
  • Crossing Hennessy (2010)
  • 72 Tenants of Prosperity (2010)
  • Hot Summer Days (2010)
  • Bodyguards and Assassins (2009)
  • Perhaps Love (2005)
  • The Circus Master (2005)
  • Super Model (2004)
  • Triad Underworld (2004)
  • Gam gai 2 (2003)
  • Dragon Loaded 2003 (2003)
  • July Rhapsody (2002)

Net Worth

Jacky Cheung, a well-known singer and actor from Hong Kong, reportedly has a net worth of $50 million. This incredible accomplishment may be credited to his distinguished career in the entertainment sector, which spanned four decades. 

Cheung has captivated audiences with his remarkable abilities throughout his career, making an unforgettable stamp on music and acting. His relentless passion and ongoing success have surely carried him to unprecedented heights, both artistically and financially.

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