Show Luo

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Show Luo
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Chinese name 羅志祥
Pinyin Luó Zhì Xiáng (Mandarin)
Born (1979-07-30) 30 July 1979 (age 35)
Keelung, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, dancer, actor
Genre(s) Mandopop
Label(s) SONY Music Entertainment (Taiwan) Ltd. (2013-present)
Pony Canyon (2011-present)
Years active 1996–present

Show Luo (simplified Chinese: 罗志祥; traditional Chinese: 羅志祥; pinyin: Luó Zhì-Xiáng; born 30 July 1979) is a Taiwanese actor, singer, and host. He is commonly known by his Chinese nickname Xiao Zhu (Little Pig).

Career[edit]

Debut (1996–2002)[edit]

In 1996, Show entered the entertainment industry by contesting in a musical competition where he impersonated Aaron Kwok. Along with 3 other contestants, they debuted as a quartet boy band in Taiwan. The boy band quickly disbanded as two members left for compulsory military service, which Show was exempt from because he has Gluteal Fibrotic Contracture (commonly known as frog extremity). And despite his athletic abilities and endurance, he also suffers from Mitral valve prolapse syndrome, so he cannot consume any foods containing caffeine. That same year, he formed the group ROMEO with Ou Di. They released two albums, but the group soon disbanded as Ou Di left for the military.

From 2000–2002 Show concentrated on hosting several variety shows, he was given the "Triple Crown" title for hosting the three most popular variety shows at that time. However, all three shows were cancelled by 2003.

Avex Taiwan (2003–2007)[edit]

In 2003, show signed with Avex Taiwan and launched his solo career with the release of his first album ShowTime, selling over 80,000 copies.

For his second album, Expert Show, he collaborated with his co-host Xiao S on the duet "Lian Ai Da Ren". Show released his third album Hypnosis Show in 2005. He worked with Jolin Tsai for the first lead dance track "Zhen Ming Tian Zi" and filmed the MV with her.

The year after, he released his fourth album SPESHOW on November 17, 2006. The lead track, "Jing Wu Men" is a cover of "James Dean (I Wanna Know)" by Daniel Bedingfield. For the album, he sang a full length English song for the first time, "Twinkle", with Japanese singer Kumi Koda

Show released his fifth album Show Your Dance on November 16, 2007; he sang the duet "Bai Gei Ni" with Elva Hsiao.

Pony Canyon (2011–present)[edit]

In 2011, Show signed with Pony Canyon Japan. His first Japanese single "Dante" was released on February 15, 2012. This song made it to the 5th place in Japan's Oricon daily chart during its first day of release, and hit 10th place in the Oricon weekly chart.[1] This record made Show the first Taiwanese male singer to be on the Oricon chart after Teresa Teng.

On June 20, 2012, his second Japanese single "Magic" was released.

His Japanese Studio Album "The Show" was released on September 19, 2012. However, the planned trip to Japan to promote his album was not eventuated due to political uproar over the Senkaku Islands between Japan, Taiwan and China.

Gold Typhoon (2008–2013)[edit]

In 2008 Show joined forces with Gold Typhoon (Taiwan) and released his sixth album Trendy Man.

On September 19, 2009, Show represented Taiwan and performed at the 6th Asia Song Festival, held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in South Korea. "Asia Song Festival to celebrate its 6th anniversary"] Korea Herald. March 30, 2010.

Rashomon, was released in 2010, it held the number one spot on G-music, and the album sold 150,000 copies.

Show released his 8th studio album, Only You, on February 18, 2011, the album sold more than 150,000 copies.

Show's 9th album, 9ood Show was released on April 6, 2012. For this album, Show and Rainie Yang teamed up with Tourism Australia to film a short film featuring tourist attractions in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Sydney.

In November 2012, Show announced his new world tour OVER THE LIMIT, starting from January 2013 in Taipei Arena.

Sony Music (2013-present)[edit]

In August 2013 Show had joined Sony Music along with Elva Hsiao. He went on a Japanese Tour with Rainie Yang to make up for the cancelled tour in 2011. He also released Lion Roar, which became the fourth consecutive album to reach over 150,000 copies. In the album, he wrote the Taiwanese lyrics for You Are Mine, which is his first Taiwanese hip-hop song, yet the lyrics were a sad ballad based on his parents' relationship.

In December 2013, Show announced his new encore world tour of OVER THE LIMIT, DANCE SOUL RETURNS, starting from January 2014 in Kaohsiung Arena.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Show Luo discography
Studio albums

Concerts[edit]

World Tours[edit]

2007 Show Luo《Show on Stage》 World Tour Live Concert
Date Location Venue Special Guests
June 9, 2007 Shanghai, China Shanghai Grand Stage Twins – Duet: "Lian Ai Da Ren"
June 30, 2007 Nanjing, China Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium Jolin Tsai
August 4, 2007 Beijing, China Beijing Chaoyang Park
December 1, 2007 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
December 18, 2007 Wuxi, Jiangsu, China Wuxi New Sports Stadium
November 17, 2007 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena

Karen Mok – Dance Jolin Tsai – duet: "Tian Kong"

November 18, 2007

Elva Hsiao – duet: "Bai Gei Ni"

February 23, 2008 Hong Kong West Kowloon Pop TV Arena Lollipop
February 24, 2008 Rainie Yang
December 27, 2008 Guangzhou, China Tianhe Stadium Energy – duet: "Yi Qi Zou Ba"
May 2, 2009 Macau CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao Rainie Yang – duet: "Lian Ai Da Ren"
November 26, 2009 Connecticut, USA Mohegan Sun Arena Rainie Yang – duet: "Lian Ai Da Ren"
April 24, 2010 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya-AX
2010 Show Luo «Dance Without Limits 3D World Live» World Tour Concert
Date Location Venue Special Guests
April 30, 2010 Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum Stefanie Sun – duet:"Di Yi Tian"
May 1, 2010 Rainie Yang – duet:"In Your Eyes"
May 2, 2010 Lollipop – duet:"Cheng Yao"
May 15, 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena Sammi Cheng – duet:"Mei Fei Se Wu"
May 16, 2010 (matinee) Elva Hsiao – duet: "WOW!"
May 16, 2010 A-Mei – duet:"Xia Tian De Lang Hua"
May 22, 2010 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium Wong JingLun – duet:"Hu Die Xiu"
June 26, 2010 Wuhan, Hubei China Hankou Cultural Sports Centre Blue Bird & Flying Fish
August 7, 2010 Shanghai, China Hongkou Gymnasium Mayday – duet:"Li Kai Di Qiu Biao Mian"
August 28, 2010 Chengdu, China Chengdu Sports Centre Jane Zhang
October 30, 2010 Macau CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao
November 5, 2010 Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China Zhejiang Huanglong Sports Center Cyndi Wang – duet:"Lian Ai Da Ren"
November 13, 2010 Beijing, China Wukesong Indoor Stadium
March 5, 2011 Guangzhou, China Tianhe Stadium[2] Lollipop F – duet and dance: "Cheng Yao"
2011 Show Luo '10001st Night' Encore World Live Tour
March 19, 2011 Taichung, Taiwan National Taiwan College of Physical Education Dee Hsu – Dance
April 1, 2011 Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
April 8, 2011 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre[3]
April 16, 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil[4]
May 7, 2011 Macau CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao[5]
May 14, 2011 Singapore, Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
May 21, 2011 Shanghai, China Shanghai Arena Zhou Bichang
July 10, 2011 Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum Joey Yung – duet:"Lian Ai Da Ren"
July 11, 2011 Rainie Yang – duet:"Ren Yi Men"

[6]

July 12, 2011 Sandra Ng – duet: "Xiang Lian Ke Bi Ceng Xiang Ren"
August 13, 2011 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Arena 4 Heavenly Kings – "Cha Cha Wu Chi"
September 5, 2011 New Jersey Borgata Hotel and Casino
September 10, 2011 Indio, California Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
September 11, 2011 San Jose, California San Jose State University Event Center
October 13, 2011 Quanzhou, China
Show 2013 《Over the limit》 World Live Tour
Date Location Venue Special Guests
January 4, 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Taipei Arena
January 5, 2013 Elva Hsiao – duet: "WOW!"
January 6, 2013(matinee) Pauline Lan
January 6, 2013 Jolin Tsai
January 18, 2013 Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum Jimmy Lin
January 19, 2013 Alex To
January 20, 2013 Vivian Chow – duet:"Lian Ai Da Ren"
January 21, 2013 Alan Tam
March 1, 2013 Singapore, Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
April 13, 2013 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena
April 20, 2013 Guangzhou, China Guangzhou Gymnasium
May 3, 2013 Malaysia Arena of Stars
May 4, 2013
May 11, 2013 Beijing, China MasterCard Center
May 25, 2013 Chengdu, China
September 1, 2013 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
October 5, 2013 Macau CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao
October 26, 2013 Toronto, Canada Hershey Centre
October 29, 2013 Vancouver, Canada Rogers Arena
2014 Show Luo 'Dance Soul Returns' Encore World Live Tour
January 25, 2014 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Arena
May 3, 2014 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
May 10, 2014 Shanghai, China Mercedes-Benz Arena

Filmography[edit]

TV Drama Series[edit]

Films[edit]

Featured Film

Short Film

Books[edit]

  • September 30, 2002 – Zhu Shi Hui She (Autobiography)
  • October 9, 2007 – Show on Stage (Concert)
  • December 24, 2010 – Logic (Co-written with his mother)[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]