Aaron Yan

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Aaron Yan
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Aaron at The Next Me autograph meet at Taiwan
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 29)
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Arron, Abu (阿布)
Occupation Singer, Actor, Musician, Endorser, 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 Yan on Facebook
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.

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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Around early 2005, Comic producers had been searching for elite bloggers around the web. They discovered Yan, who, at that time, was really popular online, and thus recommended him to audition for a role in a drama. Yan thought it was a fraud at first, but after several tests, he realized that it was true. He was given a small role in I Love My Wife (An Shi Ai Mei Hui, 安室愛美惠).

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".

Filmography[edit]

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network / Channel Notes Ref.
2004 An Shi Ai Mei Hui N/A Azio TV Guest Star
2005 It Started with a Kiss Ah Bu (阿布) CTV Supporting Cast
KO One Ding Xiao Yu GTV Third Male Lead
2007 The X-Family Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu /
Ding Xiao Yu
They Kiss Again Ah Bu (阿布) CTV Supporting Cast
2008 Pi Li MIT Zhan Shi De / 007 GTV Male Lead [4]
2009 K.O.3an Guo Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu /
Ding Xiao Yu
FTV / GTV Guest Star
2010 Love Buffet Chen Wen Qing /
Chen Tian Qing
FTV Second Male Lead
Gloomy Salad Days Shen Qi PTS Male Lead
2011 Sunny Girl Himself TTV Main Channel Guest Star
2012 Alice in Wonder City He Ting Yu CTS Male Lead
2013 Just You Qi Yi SETTV [5]
2014 A Time of Love Chan Dai Tin TVB Jade Main, Male Lead,
Story 3: Cartoon / Comic
Fall In Love With Me Lu Tian Xing / Xiao Lu TTV Male Lead [6]
Angel 'N' Devil Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu /
Ding Xiao Yu
N/A Supporting Role [7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title / Track Artists Notes Ref.
2007 Yuan Yi Bu Ai Ni Himself The X-Family OST
2012 Yuan Lai Alice in Wonder City
2013 Dang Bu Zhu De Tai Yang Just You
2014 1/2 (二分之一) with G.NA Fall in Love with Me
Tai Bei Chen Shui Le Himself
Wei Yi De Mei Gui
Mei Gui Ju
Duo Yu De Wo
Zhe Bu Shi Wo

Digital Singles[edit]

Year Track Studio / Album Artists Ref.
2005 Yi Ge Ren Liu Lang KO One Album Fahrenheit
2006 Zhi Dui Ni You Gan Jue Tokyo Juliet OST Fahrenheit & Hebe Tien
Chao Xi Huan Ni Hanazakarino Kimitachihe Soundtrack Fahrenheit
2007 Bu Hui Ai The X-Family Soundtrack
Chu Shen Ru Hua
Xin Wo Romantic Princess Fahrenheit & S.H.E.
2008 Heng Xing (Star) Rolling Love OST Fahrenheit
Dong Mai (Artery) Mysterious Incredible Terminator OP
2009 Mo Mo (Silently) ToGetHer Soundtracks
Yue Lai Yue Ai

EP and Albums[edit]

Year Album Artists Labels Details Ref.
2011 The Next Me Himself HIM International Music
& Pony Canyon
  • Chinese Title: 下一個炎亞綸
  • Release Date: 25 March 2011
2012 The Moment
  • Chinese Title: 紀念日
  • Release Date: 19 October 2012
2014 Drama HIM International Music
  • Release Date: 30 May 2014
Cut
  • Release Date: 27 June 2014

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 [8]

Accolades[edit]

  • This is a list of awards, nominations, recognitions and achievements received by Yan during his career.
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2009 1st Degree Idol Drama Awards Best Onscreen Couple (with Gui Gui) Pi Li MIT Won [9]
2012 HITO Radio Music Awards Most Popular New Singer Himself Won
Fresh New Singer Won
2013 Sanlih Drama Awards 華劇大賞 Best Actor Award Just You Nominated [10]
Best Screen Couple Award (with Puff Kuo) Won
Best Kiss Award (with Puff Kuo) Nominated
Best Crying Award (with Puff Kuo) Nominated
Most Popular Overseas Award Nominated
Weibo Popularity Award Won
HITO Radio Music Awards Most Potential Male Singer Himself Won
2014 Sanlih Drama Awards 華劇大賞 Best Actor Award Fall in Love with Me Won
Best Screen Couple Award (with Tia Lee) Nominated
Best Kiss Award (with Tia Lee) Nominated
Best Crying Award (with Tia Lee) Nominated
China Wave Award Nominated
Weibo Popularity Award Won

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