Alan Tam Wing-lun MH is a Hong Kong Cantopop, English pop singer and actor. During the early 1980s, he played a major role in developing the Cantopop scene as he was known for singing romantic ballads with modern arrangements. As of 2008, he is still active in the music industry, releasing new albums on a regular basis. Since the late 1980s, he has served as a mentor for the cantopop music industry, earning the nickname the "Principal" or "Principal Tam". Today he is regularly seen across the media in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, and various parts of East Asia participating in all types of entertainment related events and charity activities.