Born in 1987, Lê Cát Trọng Lý is one of the most aspiring singer-songwriters in Vietnam. In the past, she was well-known for singing at some music bars in Saigon and Da Lat including Acoustic, Nếp and Cung Tơ Chiều. She won the 3rd prize at the Hát cho niềm đam mê contest with her own song, Chênh Vênh in 2007. The year 2008 was a turning point for Lý when she won numerous prizes in the contest Bài hát Việt, which was held by VTV3, also with the song Chênh Vênh. In 2010, she had three consecutive live shows at L'Espace, Hanoi. The tickets for these three nights were all sold out.