Famous for her work in the Cantopop music genre, she is particularly notable for her hit songs "Flower Shop," "Thousands of Songs," and "Welcome Back."
She recorded her first track, "Forgotten Promise," when she was just eighteen years old. A year later, she released her debut album The Feelings of a Story.
In the late 1980s, she put her music career on hold to study psychology at Syracuse University in New York, U.S.A.
She and her two younger siblings grew up in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, as the children of a Hong Kong Immigration Services officer. At different points in her life, she was romantically involved with fashion designer Michael Cheung and physician Tony Tse.
She is a contemporary of fellow Cantopop singer Danny Chan.