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Alien Huang
2012-11-28 黃鴻升「夜王」演唱會 台北站.png
Alien Huang "G·host" Concert Tour, 2012
Chinese name 黃鴻升 (traditional)
Chinese name 黄鸿升 (simplified)
Pinyin Huáng Hóng Shēng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Hung4 Sing1 (Cantonese)
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Ancestry Shanghai, China
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 30)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Xiao Gui (小鬼)
Occupation Singer, actor, TV Presenter, lyricist, writer, Illustrator, fashion designer
Genre(s) Mandopop, Rock
Instrument(s) Guitar, Chinese drum
Label(s) Rock Records
Years active 2002 → present
Associated acts HC3 (disbanded) – 2002
Cosmo (disbanded) – 2003
Playboyz (disbanded) – 2010
Official Website FACEBOOK (Personal)
WEIBO (Personal)
INSTAGRAM (Personal)
FACEBOOK (Official)
YOUTUBE (Official)
Alien Huang
Simplified Chinese 黄鸿升
Traditional Chinese 黃鴻升

Alien Huang (traditional Chinese: 黃鴻升; simplified Chinese: 黄鸿升; pinyin: Huáng Hóng Shēng), also known as Xiao Gui (小鬼), is a Taiwanese singer, actor, TV presenter, lyricist, writer, illustrator and fashion designer, born on 28 November 1983.

He was formerly part of Japanese TV Asahi's disbanded boy band HC3 in 2002 and Taiwanese Rock Records' disbanded boy band Cosmo (丸子) in 2003.

Later, as a solo artist, he has now released many albums and has acted important roles in numerous movies and television dramas. He is perhaps best known as presenter of a popular Taiwanese variety entertainment show, 100% Entertainment《娛樂百分百》. He is the founder and designer of AES (Alien Evolution Studio), a popular clothing brand which he first established in 2008. He has also published three illustration books in which he expresses ideas and emotions through his writing and drawings in a creative and unique way.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Alien Huang was born in Taipei. His paternal grandfather was originally from Shanghai. He grew up living with his father, younger sister and paternal grandmother. Although he lived separately from his mother due his parents' early divorce, they still maintained a close relationship. Ever since primary school, his talent in arts and crafts had been evident as his grades were always within the top three for poster-designing projects. When he was in middle school, his father intended to train him to become a professional golf player.[1] However, due to his interest in performing, he decided to apply to HuaGang High School of Performing Arts, where he was accepted after achieving first place out of thousands of applicants. While in high school, he was the most popular guy in the school and admired by female fellow students throughout the school. There, he met classmate Rainie Yang, and they dated together for over two and a half years.[2][3] He also put his hosting talents to use by serving as the MC of all major events held at the school. In his spare time he even worked in a fast-food restaurant.[4] He obtained a lifeguard licence at the age of 18,[5] and a swimming coach qualification when he was 20 years of age.

Career[edit]

While still in high school, Alien Huang was chosen to take part in a pre-casting training course for the film "Blue Gate Crossing"《藍色大門》. Although in the end he did not participate in the film, it was during this time that he was discovered by his first manager, and he officially entered the entertainment industry at the age of 18.

In 2002, he began hosting a nature-discovery show for children named Follow Me, Go! 《下課花路米》. He then joined the Japanese-Taiwanese boy band HC3. They released their debut single "We Are Friends"《我們是朋友》, but disbanded not long afterwards.

In 2003, he became part of the boy band Cosmo, but due to a problem with the contract of one of the members, Richard(綠茶), they disbanded after releasing their debut album《關東煮》.

In 2004, he played as one of the main roles in the film "Holiday Dreaming"《夢遊夏威夷》.

In 2005, he started hosting various entertainment shows, and in 2006 he officially became a fixed host of the show "100% Entertainment"《娛樂百分百》.

In 2007, he released a duet "The Melody of Love"《愛的主旋律》with co-artist Genie Zhuo. He also released his first book《搞什麼鬼?!》the same year.

In 2008, he starred in the drama series "Mysterious Incredible Terminator"《霹靂MIT》 as one of the main roles, 747黃輝宏. He also released his first single "Fooling Around"《鬼混》 along with his second book《鬼怒穿》that year.

In July 2009, he released his first mini album "Disdain"《不屑》 and in December of the same year he released his first full album titled "Love Hero"《愛&英雄》.

In 2010, he released another single "Heart Amulet"《御守之心》 along with his third book《赤鬼流》.

In 2011, he took on leading roles in the drama series "Love You"《醉後決定愛上你》 and "Lin Bei"《珍愛林北》, as well as the Singaporean film "Already Famous"《一泡而紅》. In August, he released the single "Transformers Cuz of You"《金剛變形》. In December, he released his second full album "Break Heart, Black Heart"《黑心傷品》.

In 2012, he starred in Taiwanese film "Din Tao: Leader of the Parade"《陣頭》, which earned a box office of NTD 315 million, as well as the highly-rated Singaporean drama series "Joys of Life". He also starred as the lead role in the Taiwanese television drama"Sweet Sweet Bodyguard"《剩女保鏢》, which gained high local popularity. His debut Asia concert tour G·host Tour 2012 also took towards the end of the year, starting in Taiwan on his birthday (28 November) and continuing to Hong Kong and Singapore.

In 2013, he released his third full album "Make Sense"《超有感》, which topped all major charts in Chinese-speaking countries throughout Asia. He also proceeded to hold concerts in Taipei and Shanghai in the latter part of the year.

English Names[edit]

Huang chose his English name "Alien" because he hopes to be an indefinable and unique character, just like aliens are, full of creativity and not confined to normality.[6]
He has previously also had various other English names, including "Janson[7]" when he was in high school and "Harry[8]" when he was in primary school.

Discography[edit]

Albums / Singles (Solo)[edit]

Release Year English Title Chinese Title Format
2008
Fooling Around
鬼混
Single
2009
Disdain
不屑
Mini Album
Love Hero
愛&英雄
Album
2010
Heart Amulet
御守之心
Single
2011
Transformers Cuz of You
金剛變形
Single
Break Heart, Black Heart
黑心傷品
Album
2012
Forgot How To Be Happy
忘了怎麼快樂
Single
2013
Make Sense
超有感
Album

Albums / Singles (Band)[edit]

Name of Band English Title Chinese Title Release Year Format
HC3
We Are Friends
《我們是朋友》
2002
Single
Cosmo
Kanto Stew
《關東煮》
2003
Album
Speedball
Fastball Boys
《直球對決男子漢》
2004
Album
Playboyz
Happy New Year – It's All Good
《Happy New Year 這個讚》
2010
Compilation

Collaborations[edit]

Release Year English Title Chinese Title Co-Artist(s)
2003
You Better Remember
《你給我記住》
2004
Resurrection Island
《復活島》
2007
The Melody of Love
《愛的主旋律》
Angel's Wings
《天使的翅膀》
  • Various Artists
2008
Fly Together
《一起飛》
  • Various Artists
2009
Let Love Spin the Entire Universe
《讓愛轉動整個宇宙》
  • Various Artists
2010
Tomorrow Will be Better
《明天會更好》
  • Various Artists
2012
Solicitude
《牽掛》
2013
Beloved
《心愛的》

Soundtrack Contributions[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title OST
2004
Shining
(Cosmo)
「Shinning」
(丸子)
Love Contract
Perfect Ending
(Cosmo)
「Perfect的完結」
(丸子)
Herb Lovers
Come Go to Hawaii
Speed Force
(Cosmo)
「來去夏威夷」
「上流速力霸」
(丸子)
Holiday Dreaming
2010
Clone
「複製人」
Rogue Principal
2011
Transformers Cuz of You
「金剛變形」
Lin Bei
Thank You for Letting Me Equal You
「謝謝你讓我等於你」
Already Famous
2012
Solicitude
(with Rui En)
「牽掛」
(與瑞恩合唱)
Joys of Life
Forgot How To Be Happy
「忘了怎麼快樂」
Sweet Sweet Bodyguard
One Four One Three
「一四一三」
Dong-Huachun Barbershop
2013年
One out of A Thousand
「千分之一」
Just You
The Cat from the Farm
「村上的貓」
Beloved
(with Genie Zhuo)
「心愛的」
(與卓文萱合唱)

Filmography[edit]

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Title of Drama Name of Role Nature of Role Co-Artists Location
2002
Freedom of Half Grown-Ups
半成年主張之搞個自由式
Xiao Gui
小鬼
Male lead
Junior Han, Richard Rim, Ehlo Huang
Taiwan
Taiwan
2005
KO One
終極一班
Cai Yi-Ling
蔡一零
Cameo
Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen, Aaron Yan
Taiwan
Taiwan
Detective Story A.S.T.
偵探物語
Ah-Jun
阿君
Cameo
Robert Fan, Matilda Tao
Taiwan
Taiwan
2006
Tokyo Juliet
東方茱麗葉
Lu Yi-Mi
陸一彌
Supporting role
Wu Chun, Ariel Lin
Taiwan
Taiwan
A Child from Heaven
天堂來的孩子
Zhong Da-Gui
鍾大規
Supporting role
Lee Wei, Tammy Chen, Godfrey Gao, Sonia Sui
Taiwan
Taiwan
Hey! Is the Water Boiled?
喂!水開了沒?
Ah-Zhong
阿忠
Male lead
Linda Liao, Shuqin Ke, Qiang Din
Taiwan
Taiwan
2007
Corner With Love
轉角*遇到愛
Ah-Yi
阿義
Supporting role
Show Luo, Barbie Hsu
Taiwan
Taiwan
Summer x Summer
熱情仲夏
Chen Lang-Zhu
陳朗竹
Supporting role
Joe Cheng, Wu Xiong, Ethan Ruan
Taiwan
Taiwan
2008
Mysterious Incredible Terminator
霹靂MIT
Huang Hui-Hong
黃輝宏
(747)
Second male lead
Gui Gui, Aaron Yan, Christine Fan
Taiwan
Taiwan
2009
Letter 1949
我在1949,等你
Li Wen-Xiong
李文雄
Second male lead
Junzhu Dai, Youwei Lin, Hawick Lau
Taiwan
Taiwan
China
China
2010
Rogue Principal
流氓校長
Wang Tuo-Hai
王拓海
Male Lead
Joanne Zeng, Ng Man-tat
Taiwan
Taiwan
2011
Love You
醉後決定愛上你
Geng Shuo-Huai
耿爍懷
Second male lead
Rainie Yang, Joseph Chang, Tiffany Hsu, Kingone Wang
Taiwan
Taiwan
Lin Bei
珍愛林北
Kong Yun-Qing
孔雲青
Male lead
Michelle Chen, Sphinx Ting, Dee Go Liang, Kirsten Ren, JR, MC40
Taiwan
Taiwan
2012
Joys of Life
花样人间
Zhao Ming-Xing
赵明星
Male Lead
Rui En, Chew Chor Meng, Cynthia Wang
Singapore
Singapore
Sweet Sweet Bodyguard
剩女保鏢
He Zhong-Qi
何仲祈
Male lead
Summer Meng, Li Li-Ren, Yuan Ai-Fei
Taiwan
Taiwan

Movies[edit]

Year Title of Movie Name of Role Nature of Role Co-Artists Location
2002
Wild
《狂放》
Lin Yi-Jie
林益捷
Male lead
Junior Han, Josephine Anan Xu
Taiwan
Taiwan
2002
Holiday Dreaming
《夢遊夏威夷》
Xiao Gui
小鬼
Second male lead
Tony Yang, Janine Chang
Taiwan
Taiwan
2006
A Flight to Yesterday
《飛往昨天的CI006》
Li Zheng-Fei
李正非
Male lead
Yuchen Zhang
Taiwan
Taiwan
2007
Burn! Motorbike
《燃燒吧!機車》
Hu Di-Ni
胡迪尼
Male lead
Megan Lai
Taiwan
Taiwan
2009
Black Tide
《黑潮》
Xiao Gui
小鬼
Male lead
Shaoxiang Li, Jiaqing Chu
Taiwan
Taiwan
2011
Already Famous
《一泡而紅》
Christopher
阿盛
Male lead
Michelle Chong
Singapore
Singapore
2012
Din Tao: Leader of the Parade
陣頭
Ah-Xian
阿賢
Male lead
Alan Kuo, Crystal Lin
Taiwan
Taiwan

Music Videos[edit]

  • Acting in music videos of songs by other artists:
Year English Title of Song Chinese Title of Song Name of Singer
2002
Love Starts from Zero
「愛從零開始」
Stephanie Sun
孫燕姿
2003
To See You
「來看你」
Jeffrey Kung
孔令奇
Tomorrow
「明天」
Faith Yang
楊乃文
2004
Never Back Down
「永不退縮」
Richie Jen
任賢齊
2006
Lately
「最近」
Sam Lee
李聖傑
2007
Trying Hard
「很用力」
Olivia Yan
閻韋伶
The Melody of Love
「愛的主旋律」
Alien Huang & Genie Chuo
黃鴻升 & 卓文萱
2008
Fly Together
「一起飛」
Various Artists
群星
2009
Let Love Spin the Entire Universe
「讓愛轉動整個宇宙」
Various Artists
群星
2010
Tomorrow Will Be Better
「明天會更好」
Various Artists
群星
Happy New Year – It's All Good
「Happy New Year 這個讚」
Playboyz
2012
Solicitude
「牽掛」
Alien Huang & Rui En
黃鴻升 & 瑞恩
2013
Habitual Hibernation
「慣性冬眠」
Gillian Chung
鍾欣桐
After Returning Home
「回家以後」

TV Hosting[edit]

Year English Title of Show Chinese Title of Show Location Current Status
2002
Follow Me, Go!
下課花路米
Taiwan Taiwan
No longer hosting
2004
Entertainment Oh My God
娛樂歐MyGod
Taiwan Taiwan
No longer airing
2005
Survival Bus
生存巴士
Taiwan Taiwan
No longer airing
2006
Cool Army
蓋酷兵團
Taiwan Taiwan
No longer airing
2006→ Present
100% Entertainment
娛樂百分百
Taiwan Taiwan
Currently hosting
2008
Xiao Gui at Home Alone
小鬼當家
Taiwan Taiwan
No longer airing
2009
The Winner Is
得獎的事
Taiwan Taiwan
No longer airing
2011
China Love • Music Show
中国爱•大歌会
China China
No longer hosting

Books[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Category
2007
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die
《搞什麼鬼?!》
Illustration book
2008
Gui Nu Chuan
《鬼怒穿》
Illustration book
2010
Chi Gui Liu
《赤鬼流》
Illustration book

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡E樂大賞2010):
    Most Popular Regional Newcomer(E樂人氣海外新人獎)
  • 2010 Channel V:
    Top 10 Chinese Golden Melodies(第一季華語十大金曲):《搞砸了》[9]
  • 2010 Hong Kong Metro Radio Mandarin Hit Music Awards(香港新城國語力頒獎禮2010):
    King of New Artistes(新人王)[10]
  • 2010 Singapore Hit Awards(新加坡金曲獎2010):
    Most Acclaimed Male Artiste(新晉男歌手人氣獎)
    F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Greatest Improvement Artiste(大躍進歌手獎)
  • 2011 Malaysia MY Astro Music Awards(馬來西亞 MY Astro 至尊流行榜頒獎典禮2011):
    Best New International Artist(至尊海外新人獎)
    Golden Melody Song(至尊金曲獎)《地球上最浪漫的一首歌》
  • 2011 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡e樂大賞2011):
    Most Popular Male Singer(e樂人氣男歌手獎)
    Hottest Web Celeb(omy 網絡紅人獎)
  • 2011 China Music Radio Top Chart Awards(MusicRadio中國Top排行榜頒獎禮2011):
    Most Recommended Album of the Year: Love Hero(港臺年度推薦唱片):《愛&英雄
  • 2012 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡e樂大賞2012):
    Most Popular Taiwanese TV Actor(e樂人氣台灣電視演員獎)
    Most Popular Male Singer(e樂人氣男歌手獎)
    Most Popular Music Video(e樂人氣MV獎):《六十億分之一》
  • 2012 Hong Kong Metro Radio Mandarin Hit Music Awards (香港新城國語力頒獎禮2012):
    Best Male Singer(國語力男歌手)
    Best Madarin Song(國語力歌曲):《澀谷》
  • 2012 Singapore Blog Awards(新加坡部落格大獎2012):
    Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog(最受歡迎海外名人部落格/微博)[11]
  • 2013 Taiwan PixNet Entertainment Awards(台灣痞客邦娛樂丸咖獎2013):
    King of Entertainment – Silver Award(男藝人 最佳國丸 – 銀獎)
    Best Album of the Year – Silver Award(年度專輯 強力放送丸 – 銀獎)
  • 2013 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡e樂大賞2013):
    Most Popular Taiwanese TV Actor(e樂人氣台灣電視演員獎)
    Most Popular Cover Celebrity(e樂人氣封面人物)
  • 2013 Singapore Hit Awards(新加坡金曲獎2013):[12]
    Most Popular Male Artiste Award(最受欢迎男歌手獎)
    MeRadio Top Downloaded Hit Award (Male Artiste)(MeRadio下载率最高金曲(男歌手):《超有感》)
    F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Stylish Artiste Award(F&N Fruit Tree Fresh 时尚歌手奖)

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