Originally hailing from Canada, Edison Chen broke out into the Hong Kong entertainment industry with his acting debut and a major record deal at the age of 20. He has since built a diverse resume in film, music, fashion, and entrepreneurship. After recording several 'Cantopop' albums, Chen received critical acclaim as a rap artist with the 2004 chart-topping release of Please Steal This Album and two subsequent hip hop LPs. As a founder of the CLOT Inc. empire, Chen has expanded into design, retail, consulting, and TV/commercial/music production, aspiring to bridge East and West with an international focus. Chen has been recognised as one of Asia's most ambitious and versatile talents, with the launch of a successful streetwear label and a multimedia enterprise in 2007.