Ken Chu

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For the businessman, see Ken Chu (businessman).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chu.
Ken Chu
Ken Chu 2007.jpg
Chinese name 朱孝天
Pinyin Zhū Xiàotiān (Mandarin)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1979-01-15) 15 January 1979 (age 35)
Taiwan
Occupation actor, singer, model
Genre(s) Mandopop, Rock music
Voice type(s) Baritone
Label(s) Sony Music Taiwan
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts F4

Ken Chu (Chinese: 朱孝天; pinyin: Zhū Xiàotiān was born on 15 January 1979 in Taiwan. He is a Taiwanese singer, actor and composer; and a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band F4. Educated in Singapore (Boon Lay Secondary School), he speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Biography[edit]

Chu was working as a waiter in Taiwan when he was discovered by Cai Zhiping, the creator of the boy band F4. He started in showbiz working as a part-time as an assistant for some artists, then acting in several idol series successfully which pushed him to the center of the stage. He starred in the TV series, Meteor Garden, and its sequel, Meteor Garden II. He was the lead in Sky of Love (2003) and Tokyo Trial (2006).

In January 2005, he released his debut solo album, On Ken's Time. The tracks "永不停止" (Never Stopping) and "La La La" were nominated for Top 10 Gold Songs at the Hong Kong TVB8 Awards, presented by television station TVB8, in 2005.[1]

He also released a cookbook, Mei Wei Guan Xi (Delicious Relations) on January 5, 2006. It was released in China on July 4, 2006, and four months later in Japan. Chu is now focusing on his solo acting career and has a huge fan base in Asia.

On February 24 and 25, 2007, he held his first solo concert in Japan, titled 2007 [I-KEN] 1st Concert at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A with an unplugged theme. December 2007, Chu starred alongside Iza Calzado in Philippine production movie "Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan" of Ignite Media Films, directed by Adolf Alix.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Production
2003 Sky of Love Wen Jia Hui
2006 Dongjing Shenpan Xiao Nan
2007 Batanes: Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Kao
2009 L-O-V-E

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2000 Great Teacher Chen Jia Bao CTS
2001 Meteor Garden Xi Men CTS
Poor Prince He Fu CTS
Marmalade Boy Yuu CTS
2002 Sunflower Xiao Long CTS
Hi! Working Girl Himself CTV
Come To My Place Tian Jian CTV
Meteor Garden II Xi Men CTS
2003 Love Storm (TV drama) Wan Bao Long CTS
2004 City of Sky Lu Bin Fei CCTV
2007 The Legend of Chu Liuxiang Chu Liuxiang CCTV-8
2008 Wish to See You Again Ding Yu Hao 丁雨豪 CTS
2009 Momo Love Chen Qi CTV
2011 Remember, About Us Luo Jia Jun 駱家駿 CTI[disambiguation needed]
2011 No Promise Love 韩嘉琪
2012 Hero 范蠡

[2] [3]

Discography[edit]

Studio album (solo)[edit]

Album # Album Info Tracklisting
1st On Ken's Time (永不停止)[4]
  1. "永不停止"
  2. "可是我"
  3. "La La La"
  4. "一個好人"
  5. "一個壞人"
  6. "黑白"
  7. "兄弟姐妹"
  8. "中計"
  9. "傻情人"
  10. "復活"
  11. "領悟"
  12. "帶我離開"
2nd Getting Real (New Songs + Collection)[5]
CD 1
  1. "走出昨天"
  2. "問號?"
  3. "錯了路"
  4. "好心情"
  5. "Rain"
  6. "愛不停止" (Special Collectable Version)
CD 2
  1. "愛不會一直等你"
  2. "聽見愛"
  3. "Inside of my Guitar"
  4. "一個好人"
  5. "無所謂"
  6. "黑白"
  7. "可是我"
  8. "永不停止"
  9. "Here We Are"
  10. "復活"
  11. "中計"
  12. "領悟"
  13. "傻情人"
  14. "晴天"
  15. "帶我離開"
Soundtrack
  • 2003 - Love Storm - "Inside of My Guitar"

F4 albums[edit]

Album # Album Info Tracklisting
1st Meteor Rain (流星雨)
  1. Here We Are
  2. 愛不會一直等你 - (ai bu hui yi zhi deng ni / Love Will Not Wait For You)
2nd Fantasy 4ever (煙火的季節)
  1. 晴天 - (qing tian / One Fine Day)
  2. 當你是朋友 (dang ni shi peng you / You As A Friend) - Vanness and Ken
3rd 360 Degrees:F4 Five Years Glorious Collection
(360度定番精選輝煌五年全記錄)
4th Waiting for you (在這裡等你)
  1. 愛不停止 (ai bu ting zhi / Love Nonstop)
  2. 無所謂 (wu suo wei / Doesn't Matter)

Books[edit]

  • Mei Wei Guan Xi (Delicious Relations) - cookbook
  • With F4
    • F4@Tokyo - 2005 photobook
    • Comic Man - The First Anniversary of F4 - 2002 photobook
    • Meteor In Barcelona - 2002 photobook
    • F4 Music Party - 2001 photobook

Endorsements[edit]

  • Qingdao Beer (2002, Taiwan)
  • Acer Mobile Phones (2000, Taiwan)
  • With F4
    • Pepsi - 2002~2005 Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
    • YAMAHA - 2003 South East Asia
    • S&K - 2002-2006 Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
    • Asgard On-line Game - 2003 Taiwan
    • Mingle Sneakers - 2002 Hong Kong
    • Lenovo computer - 2002 China
    • Lupiao Shampoo - 2002 China
    • Chinesegamer On-line Game - 2001 Taiwan
    • Siemens 2118 - 2001 Taiwan

Concerts[edit]

  • 2008 KEN CHU CONCERT 2009 ~Freedom~ March 21–22, 2009 Tokyo, Japan / March 24, 2009 Osaka, Japan
  • 2008 [I-KEN] 2nd Solo Concert March 8–9, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 [I-KEN] 1st Solo Concert February 24–25, 2007 Tokyo, Japan
  • F4 Forever 4 - March 22–25, 2006 Hong Kong
  • On Ken's Time Mini Concert - 2005 Hong Kong
  • F4 Bangkok Fantasy - 2004 Thailand
  • F4 Happy New Year 2004 - 2003 Philippines
  • The Event (with Vanness and ASOS) - 2003 Philippines
  • Fantasy F4ever Live Concert World Tour - 2002~2003 Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, China and the U.S.
  • F4 Music Party - 2001 Taiwan

Drama/ Theater[edit]

  • Played the main lead in the recently concluded mainland comedy stage play, " Love on A Two Street/He and His Two Wives", which played to different cities in China from November 2009 to February 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com 2005 TVB8 Awards Gold Songs nomination list 2 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-01
  2. ^ Ken Chu at imdb.com
  3. ^ Ken Chu at chinesemov.com
  4. ^ (Chinese) Sony Music Taiwan On Ken's Time album info 7 January 2005. Retrieved 2011-05-04
  5. ^ (Chinese) Sony Music Taiwan Getting Real (New Songs + Collection) album info 6 January 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-04

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