Jimmy Lin Chih-ying (林志颖, Lín zhì yǐng, born 15 October 1974) is a Taiwanese singer, actor and professional race car driver.
Lin was discovered during a performance in school. During this time, he was the star of the campus. In 1992, at the age of 17, he became a superstar overnight at the release of his debut album, "Not Every Love Song has Fond Memories".
His sweeping fame across Asia and even the United States gained him the nickname "Little Whirlwind". In San Francisco, the government officially regulates Oct 17th as the day of Lin Chih Ying Lin. He became the youngest singer ever to hold a concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum, being only 18 years old and the first singer to hold a concert within the Suntec City Fountain of Wealth, Singapore.
In 1999, he went on to release 13 albums, including special editions and compilations, and has since filmed many movies and series, as well as endorsed many products. Throughout his singing career, he also received many awards for his hit songs and albums.