Aaron Yan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wu. In the stage name, the surname is Yan.
Aaron Yan
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Yan at the promotional event of album Cut, July 2014
Background information
Chinese name 炎亞綸 (traditional)
Chinese name 炎亚纶 (simplified)
Pinyin Yán Yǎlún (Mandarin)
Birth name Wu Keng-lin
Ethnicity Han
Born (1985-11-20) November 20, 1985 (age 31)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
  • flute
  • violin
Label(s) HIM International Music
Manager(s) HIM
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Fahrenheit

Aaron Yan (simplified Chinese: 炎亚纶; traditional Chinese: 炎亞綸, born Wu Keng-lin on November 20, 1985) is a Taiwanese actor and singer. He was also one of the members of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit.

Life and career[edit]

1985–2005: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Yan was born as Wu Keng-lin in Taipei, Taiwan on November 20, 1985. When he was very young, he and his family moved to Connecticut, United States, where he lived for five years, and then moved back to Taiwan.[1] In 2004, Yan posted some of his pictures on a public blog and was scouted by Taiwanese management company, Comic Productions.[2] In August 2004, he made his acting debut in Taiwanese drama, I Love My Wife.[3] In 2005, after signing with Comic Productions and HIM International Music, Yan featured in Taiwanese dramas, It Started with a Kiss and KO One.[4]

2005–2011: Fahrenheit[edit]

In December 2005, he formed a boy band named Fahrenheit with three other Taiwanese artists, including Wu Chun, Jiro Wang, and Calvin Chen.[5] In September 2006, Fahrenheit released their eponymous debut studio album, Fahrenheit, and they won a Hito Music Award for Best Boy Band.[6] In 2007, Yan featured in Taiwanese dramas, The X-Family and They Kiss Again.[7] In January 2008, Fahrenheit released their second studio album, Two-Sided Fahrenheit, and they won a MusicRadio China Top Chart Award for Most Popular Boy Band.[8] In November 2008, Yan featured in Taiwanese drama, Mysterious Incredible Terminator.[9] In January 2009, Fahrenheit released their third studio album, Love You More and More.[10] In 2010, Yan featured in Taiwanese dramas, Love Buffet and Gloomy Salad Days.[11] In September 2010, Fahrenheit released their fourth studio album, Super Hot.[12]

2011–present: Solo career[edit]

In March 2011, Yan release his debut extended play, The Next Me.[13] In June 2011, Wu Chun officially announced he left the Fahrenheit.[14] In May 2012, Yan featured in Taiwanese drama, Alice in Wonder City.[15] In October 2012, he release his debut studio album, The Moment.[16] In June 2013, Yan featured in Taiwanese drama, Just You.[17] In April 2014, Yan featured in Taiwanese drama, Fall In Love with Me.[18] In May 2014, he released his second extended play, Drama.[19] In June 2014, he released his third extended play, Cut.[20] In March 2015, Yan debuted in Japan and released his first Japanese single, "Moisturizing".[21] In September 2015, he released his second Japanese single, "Gelato".[22] In March 2016, Yan featured in Taiwanese drama, Refresh Man.[23] In June 2017, Yan featured in Chinese drama, Memories Of Love.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 I Love My Wife Zheng Wangui
2005 It Started with a Kiss A Bu
KO One Ding Xiaoyu
2007 The X-Family Ding Xiao Yu, Jiu Wu
They Kiss Again A Bu
2008 Mysterious Incredible Terminator Zhan Shide
2009 K.O.3an Guo Ding Xiao Yu, Jiu Wu
2010 Love Buffet Xin Yicheng
Gloomy Salad Days Shen Qi, Gao Chao
2011 Sunny Girl Aaron
2012 Alice in Wonder City He Tingyu
2013 Just You Qi Yi, Xiao Yi
2014 A Time of Love Chen Datian
Fall In Love with Me Lu Tianxing, Xiao Lu
Seven Friends Aaron
2015 Dear Mom Shika (cameo)
2016 Refresh Man Ji Wenkai
2017 Memories Of Love Lin Leqing
Kiss Love and Taste

Lin Xuan

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2016 The New Year's Eve of Old Lee Peter
TBA The Choice

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Artist Song Title
2015 Selina Jen "To the Broken Heart"

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Labels
2012 The Moment HIM

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album Labels
2011 The Next Me HIM
2014 Drama
Cut

Singles[edit]

  • "Taipei Dreamin'" (2014)
  • "Moisturizing" (2015)
  • "Gelato" (2015)
  • "Monochrome Dandy" (2016)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Category Nominated work
2008 Singapore Hit Awards Most Popular Duet "TiAmo" (feat. Liu Liyang)
2011 Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular New Artist
2012 HITO Music Awards Most Popular New Artist
Best New Artist
Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Best New Artist
MusicRadio China Top Chart Awards Most Popular New Artist (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
MY Astro Music Awards Best New Artist (Overseas)
Best Song of the Year "The Next Me"
2013 HITO Music Awards Most Potential Male Singer
Sanlih Drama Awards Weibo's Most Popular Artist
Most Popular Drama
Best Onscreen Couple
Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Hit FM's Most Recommended Singer
Top 20 Songs of the Year "The Moment"
2014 Singapore Hit Awards Most Popular Male Singer
All-Round Artist
Favorite Album Cover (popular vote) Cut
Sanlih Drama Awards Weibo's Most Popular Artist
Most Popular Drama
Best Actor
2015 Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Male Singer (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
HITO Music Awards Most Potential Male Singer
HITO Star Award
Seoul International Drama Awards Asia Star Award

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "炎亞綸 加入飛輪海暴紅 同志謎情阻星路 | 蘋果日報". 蘋果日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  4. ^ 新聞雲, ETtoday. "iBEAUTY/男神變這樣?4位偶像劇男主角的五官大進化! | ETtoday 東森新聞雲". ETtoday 東森新聞雲 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  5. ^ 於慶璇. "還記得當年承包偶像劇的飛輪海嗎?如今的他們...". 中時電子報 話題 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
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  13. ^ "下一個炎亞綸". www.him.com.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  14. ^ 東森新聞雲. "吳尊爆離開「飛輪海」真正原因:為了多陪女兒NEINEI". ETtoday 東森旅遊雲 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  15. ^ "炎亞綸 哭《給愛麗絲》琴技白練 裝Man不給力收視暗黑 | 蘋果日報". 蘋果日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
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  20. ^ "CUT". www.him.com.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  21. ^ "MOISTURIZING". www.him.com.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  22. ^ "Gelato". www.him.com.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
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