William Chan

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William Chan
Chinese name 陳偉霆 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈伟霆 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Wěitíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping can4 wai5 ting4 (Cantonese)
Origin Yunfu, Guangdong
Born (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 28)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Label(s) Emperor Entertainment Group
Years active 2004-present
Associated acts Sun Boy'z (2006-2008)
Partner(s) Charlene Choi

William Chan is a Hong Kong singer and a former member of the Cantopop group Sun Boy'z.

In April 2008, it was announced by the EEG company that William will leave Sun Boy'z and pursue a solo career. The group disbanded six months after his departure.

His debut solo album Will Power was released on September 5, 2008. The first single off the album is called "Taxi". It was then this song that William is given the nickname "Taximan". (的士佬)

His 2nd album War-ri-or was released on July 16, 2009.

William won the TVB newcomers Award for in 2008.

In 2009, he completed a Cantonese version of Daniel Powter's Best of Me.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Will Power (2008)
  • War-ri-or (2009)
  • Do You Wanna Dance (2010)
  • Head or Tails (2010)
  • WOW (2011)
  • Pop It Up (2012)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

Internet Phenomenon[edit]

William had been said to be in a relationship with Angelababy but rumours had it that the pair has broken up due to intervention of another celebrity Huang Xiaoming. Subsequently in an interview, responding to queries, Huang Xiaoming reportedly said" And I don't know who William Chan is (而我不知道陳偉霆是誰)". This quote soon soared in popularity, owing to the fact that a number of netizens despise William for his purported low popularity and his rise to starhood via external assistance. To this date it is still occasionally quoted in many Hong Kong online forums (most obviously Hong Kong Golden Forum) to refer to or worse, mock William.

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Preceded by
Deep Ng 吳浩康
New Talent Singing Awards - Hong Kong Regional Finals winner
2003
Succeeded by
Keith Wong 王琪 (王凱駿)