Aaron Yan

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Aaron Yan
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Aaron at The Next Me autograph meet at Tainan
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Yán Yǎlún (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jim4 Aa3-leon4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Iām A-lûn (Hokkien)
Birth name Wu Keng-Lin
pinyin: Wú Gēnglin ()
Origin Republic of China, (Taiwan)
Born (1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 28)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Arron, Abu (阿布)
Occupation Singer, actor, commercial model
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, flute, oboe, xiao, violin
Voice type(s) Tenor
Label(s) HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK Only)
Pony Canyon (Japan Only)
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Fahrenheit
Official Website Aaron's Sina Weibo 微博

Aaron Yan (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Yán Yǎlún), born Aaron Wu Keng-Lin (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Wú Gēnglín; born November 20, 1985[1]) in Taiwan, is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer, commercial model and actor. He is the youngest member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.

At a young age, his family moved to Connecticut,[2] U.S., where he stayed for his primary school education for about five years. He then moved back to Taiwan for further education.

He can speak and understand Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, English and limited Japanese and Cantonese. He was a sophomore at Chinese Culture University, majoring in Journalism and News Broadcasting. However, because his career had greatly affected his academics and learning environment, he transferred to Jinwen University of Science and Technology, majoring in English. In October 2010, Aaron announced that he had quit schooling to focus on his career instead. Having injured his knee previously, Aaron is also exempted from serving in the national army.

Career[edit]

Music career[edit]

As part of Fahrenheit, Yan has released four Mandopop studio albums, three Japanese singles and one live concert DVD. Yan held his first solo concert on 20 November 2010 at The Wall Live House in Taipei, to celebrate his 25th birthday. The tickets were sold out in 18 minutes right after it is open for sale. Proceeds from the ticket sale were for charity purposes.

Yan's first solo EP, The Next Me (Chinese: 下一個炎亞綸; literally: "The Next Aaron Yan") was released on 25 March 2011 by HIM International Music. It was available for pre-order from 11 March 2011, in it includes six tracks, on which one is a duet with Singaporean singer Olivia Ong, as well as a piano solo piece performed by Yan himself. On 4 March 2011, a 30-seconds preview of the title track, "The Next Me" (Chinese: 下一個我) was released online by HIM International Music.[3] On 15 June 2011, Yan released the Japanese Edition of his solo EP "The Next Me" (Chinese: 下一個我) which includes a Japanese bonus track ["The Next Me" (Chinese: 下一個我) Japanese Version].

Yan's solo concert was held on 11 June 2011 at the National Taiwan University Sports Center as a celebration for his success in his first solo EP, The Next Me. Yan held another solo concert that was held on 21 June 2011 in Beijing. On 31 July 2011, Yan held a solo concert at Yun Feng Theatre, Shanghai.

Yan's first solo album, "The Moment" 「紀念日」was released on 19 October 2012 by HIM International Music. It includes 10 tracks and 2 which Yan wrote by himself.

Acting career[edit]

Yan was originally signed to star in Rolling Love along with bandmate Jiro Wang, but he took the lead role in another drama, Mysterious Incredible Terminator, when the opportunity arose. Yan starred with his bandmates in KO One, The X-Family, and their cameo appearance in K.O.3an Guo. He also starred in It Started With A Kiss and They Kiss Again as Ah Bu, along with his bandmate Jiro Wang.

After filming Mysterious Incredible Terminator, Yan and his co-star Gui Gui signed a contract to do another drama together called Momo Love based on Japan's best selling manga Momoka Typhoon. Filming for this drama has begun but was cancelled when Yan had another opportunity to star in Love Buffet. He wanted to do both dramas, but the company only wanted him to do one. The company picked Love Buffet. Yan starred in a 2012 drama production titled Alice in Wonder City, together with Lara Veronin, which he described as "more suitable for adults".

Discography[edit]

Extended Play (EP) and Albums
# English Title Chinese Title Release Date Label
1st The Next Me 下一個炎亞綸 25 March 2011 HIM International Music
2nd The Moment 紀念日 19 October 2012 HIM International Music
3rd Drama 30 May 2014 HIM International Music
4th Cut 27 June 2014 HIM International Music

Filmography[edit]

Television series
Year Network Chinese Title English Title Role Remarks
2004 AzioTV 安室愛美惠 I Love My Wife Groom Guest Star
2005 CTV 惡作劇之吻 It Started with a Kiss Ah Bu (阿布) Ryo Guest Star
GTV 終極一班 KO One Ding Xiao Yu (丁小雨) Third Male Lead
2007 GTV 終極一家 The X-Family Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu / 灸亣镸荖‧舞 (Meng Zhu / 盟主) / Ding Xiao Yu / 丁小雨 Third Male Lead
CTV 惡作劇2吻 They Kiss Again Ah Bu (阿布) Ryo Guest Star
2008 FTV / GTV 霹靂MIT Mysterious Incredible Terminator "007" (詹士德) / "007" Zhan Shi De Male Lead
2009 FTV / GTV 終極三國 K.O.3an Guo Ding Xiao Yu / 丁小雨 / Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu / 灸亣镸荖‧舞 (Meng Zhu / 盟主) Guest Star
2010 FTV / GTV 爱似百匯 Love Buffet Xing Yi Cheng (邢一誠) Ichi Shinpo Second Male Lead
PTS 死神少女 Death Girl Shen Qi (沈奇) / Gao Chao (高超) Male Lead
2011 TTV 陽光天使 Sunshine Angel Aaron(艾伦) Guest Star
2012 CTS 給愛麗絲的奇蹟 Alice in Wonder City He Ting Yu (賀霆宇) Male Lead
2013 SETTV 就是要你愛上我 Just You Qi Yi (齊翼) Male Lead
2014 TVB 愛情來的時候 A Time of Love Chan Dai Tin (陳大天) Male Lead
2014 TTV 愛上兩個我 Fall In Love With Me Lu Tian Xing/Xiao Lu (路天行/小鹿) Male Lead

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 1st Degree Idol Drama Awards 'Best onscreen couple' (With Gui Gui Won
2012 HITO Radio Music Awards 'Most Popular New Singer' Won
2012 HITO Radio Music Awards 'Fresh New Singer' Won
2013 HITO Radio Music Awards 'Most Potential Male Singer' Won
2013 TV Drama Awards Made in China 'Most Popular Actor' - Just You Won
2013 TV Drama Awards Made in China 'Best onscreen couple' (with Puff Guo) - Just You Won
2013 TV Drama Awards Made in China 'Sina Weibo Popularité Prix' - Just You Won

Endorsements[edit]

  • 2010 - Chrono Affection (時間寵愛) - Taiwan
  • 2011 - LOTTO Eyewear (小林眼鏡) - Taiwan
  • 2011 - Colourful Autograph Charity Sale by Red Heart Association - Taiwan[4]

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