Aaron Shang

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Aaron Shang
Born July 5, 1996
Occupation Actor/Singer
Years active 2003–present

Aaron Shang is a teenage Chinese American actor and singer.


Aaron Shang began his career in the early 2000s, mainly appearing in Chinese film and TV productions. Since then, he has contributed to numerous American, Chinese, and international productions as both an actor and a musician. Shang is best known in China for his performance at the 2008 CCTV New Year's Gala, where he accompanied original artist Guang Liang in a duet remix of Liang's hit single Fairy Tale. The track, released online two days later, spent 8 straight weeks at #1 on the Baidu 500 (7 weeks short of the record set by the original release). Aaron is currently represented by Xing Qun (Constellation) Agency based in mainland China, and has been signed under his family company, Tencent Holdings Media, since 2003. Though born in the United States, Shang is largely unknown outside of mainland China due to his limited experience in international film and music productions.

In the media[edit]

In April 2012, Zhejiang Television announced the attachment of Shang as a table judge in the inaugural season of The Voice of China. However, in June 2012 the network replaced Shang with veteran entertainer Yang Kun, citing viewer requests for the popular traditional singer. In early December 2012, unconfirmed reports that Shang was cast in the Legendary Pictures 2014 film adaptation of Godzilla surfaced and circulated online. These reports were officially denied by Xing Qun (Constellation) Agency on behalf of Shang.

Personal life[edit]

Aaron Shang is a close relative to Chinese media mogul Ma Huateng, and also the godson of American actress Elizabeth Banks. Aaron has been an active supporter of children's education, and has frequently traveled to third world countries with his family. In early 2011, popular social blog Oh!China romantically linked Shang with teen singer Pei Ziqi (裴紫绮). However, this rumor was never confirmed. The Shang family currently maintains a residence in Atherton, CA, but Aaron attends high school at an undisclosed alternate location.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Curse of the Golden Flower Prince Liang
2006 The Banquet Jiang Lei
2007 The Warlords Duan Feng
2008 Stand Up to Cancer Himself
2008 Heshang Aiqing Du short film
2010 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Shaizi
2010 Let the Bullets Fly Li Ming An
2012 Falling City Cai Fen limited international release
2013 Jungle Master (voice role)
2013 Tiny Times 2.0 Tang Xia
2013 Badges of Fury Ni Chuan
2014 Empires of the Deep Adjutant Stavros in development
2014 The Crossing TBA in development
Year Title Role Notes
2008 CCTV New Year's Gala Himself Guest performer
2009 Gary Unmarried Boy at school Episode: Gary Keeps a Secret
2010 Good Luck Charlie Willy Zhang 2 Episodes
Three Kingdoms Sima Yan Recurring character
2011 CCTV New Year's Gala Himself


Singles with selected chart positions
Title Song details Peak chart positions Sales
Fairy Tale 2.0 (童話二)
  • Lead Artist: Guang Liang
  • Released: February 9, 2008
  • Label: Gold Typhoon
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
3 1 8 19 27 16
  • CHN: 8,520,000
  • Worldwide: 10,130,000
Step Back, Rewind (退步,倒带)
  • Released: May 17, 2009
  • Label: Gold Typhoon
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
11 3 27 -- 45 --
  • CHN: 2,713,000
  • Worldwide: 2,900,000
  • Original Artist: A-Teens
  • Lead Artist: Zuo Yi
  • Released: December 3, 2010
  • Formats: Digital download
6 52 31 -- -- --
  • CHN: 180,000
  • Worldwide: 590,000
Music Department
Year Title Occupation Notes
2014 Maleficent musician: piano
2010 The Last Song musician: piano
2010 StarStruck musician: piano
2008 Wild Child music assistant
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie musician: piano scenes deleted
Year Title Occupation Notes
2006 Curse of the Golden Flower Performer: Curse of the Golden Flower Co-performed with Jay Chou

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Award Category Result
2006 The Banquet Golden Eagle Award-China Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2010 Three Kingdoms Beijing College Student Film Festival Jury Award-Best Newcomer Won
Let the Bullets Fly Changchun Film Festival Best Young Supporting Actor Won
Three Kingdoms Hundred Flowers Awards Best Supporting Cast (shared with Chen Hao) Nominated
2011 Three Kingdoms Shanghai International TV Festival Magnolia Award-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Won

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