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Singaporean music composer and arranger Lenny Wee's career reached a new peak when he was asked to be a part of the inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States Joe Biden on 20 January (21 January in Singapore).
Wee was responsible for producing, arranging, orchestrating, and directing Jennifer Lopez's performances of Woody Guthrie's 1940 folk song 'This Land Is Your Land' and the American patriotic number 'America, The Beautiful'.
In order to bring the new renditions of the two classic songs to life, Wee also collaborated with the United States Marine Band, the oldest and most prestigious military ensemble in the United States.
In an Instagram post, the Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) alumnus expressed that he was "happy" and "proud" to have been a part of a "historic day".
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The 37-year-old, who was born and raised in Singapore, moved to Boston after graduating from ACJC. There, he pursued further education in musical studies at the Berklee College of Music.
Following that, Wee remained in the US to pursue a career in music.
To date, he has arranged and composed music for shows such as The Grammy Awards, The Primetime Emmy Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Idol, the Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special on ABC, and the Billboard Music Awards.
Wee has also arranged music for renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, and Celine Dion, and toured with Broadway star Idina Menzel.