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
Aaron Yan (2014, cropped).jpg
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)
Born Wu Keng-lin
(1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater [[Chinese Culture University] [UCLA]]
Occupation
Years active 2005–present
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s)
Label(s) HIM International Music
Manager(s) HIM
Associated acts Fahrenheit

Aaron Yan (simplified Chinese: 炎亚纶; traditional Chinese: 炎亞綸, born Wu Keng-lin on 20 November 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 starred 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.

In 2007, Yan reprised his roles in the sequels The X-Family and They Kiss Again.[6] In November 2008, Yan played his first leading role in Taiwanese suspense drama, Mysterious Incredible Terminator.[7] He also starred in Love Buffet and Gloomy Salad Days.[8]

2011–present: Solo career[edit]

In March 2011, Yan release his debut extended play, The Next Me.[9] The album spent 5 weeks at the number 1 spot on the G-Music chart.[10]

In May 2012, Yan starred in Taiwanese musical drama, Alice in Wonder City.[11] In October 2012, he release his debut studio album, The Moment.[12]

In June 2013, Yan starred in Taiwanese romantic comedy drama, Just You.[13] The drama topped ratings in its timeslot during its run.[14]

In February 2014, Yan starred in Taiwanese metropolitan romance drama, Fall In Love with Me.[15] Yan won the Asia Star Award at the Seoul International Drama Awards.[16] In May 2014, he released his second extended play, Drama.[17] In June 2014, he released his third extended play, Cut.[18]

In March 2015, Yan debuted in Japan with the single titled, "Moisturizing".[19] The album debuted within the top ten spots on the Oricon Singles Chart.[20] In September 2015, he released his second Japanese single, "Gelato".[21]

In March 2016, Yan starred in Taiwanese workplace romance drama, Refresh Man. The drama was a massive hit both domestically as well as across Asia, boosting Yan's popularity to a new high.[22] In June 2016, Yan released his third Japanese single "Monochrome Dandy". The single peaked at number 8 on the Oricon Singles Chart.[23]

In 2017, Yan was cast in the Chinese romance drama, Memories Of Love.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television series[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 (Cameo)
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 (Cameo)
2015 Dear Mom Shika (Cameo)
2016 Refresh Man Ji Wenkai
2018 Memories Of Love Lin Leqing
Kiss, Love and Taste Lin Xuan
Please Give Me A Pair Of Wings Long Tianyu

Music video appearances[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Labels
2012 The Moment HIM
2014 Drama
Cut

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Labels
2011 The Next Me HIM
2018 Where I Belong (zh)

Singles[edit]

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award 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 Best Prospect
Sanlih Drama Awards Viewers Choice Drama Award Just You
Best Onscreen Couple (with Puff Kuo)
Weibo Popularity Award
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 Viewers Choice Drama Award Fall in Love with Me
Best Actor
Weibo Popularity Award
2015 Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Male Singer (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
HITO Music Awards Best Prospect
HITO Star Award
Seoul International Drama Awards Asia Star Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ kingkongna (March 3, 2016). "The Deets on "Refresh Man" Star Aaron Yan". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  2. ^ 三立新聞網. "炎亞綸29歲生日快樂!十年磨一劍 足以力抗韓流台灣男星". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  3. ^ "炎亞綸 加入飛輪海暴紅 同志謎情阻星路". Apple Daily (in Chinese). October 21, 2010. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  4. ^ "偶像剧收视冠军《终极一班》登陆华娱卫视(图)". Sina (in Chinese). March 28, 2006. 
  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. 
  6. ^ "炎亞綸批電視台《惡吻》導演瞿友寧挺:真偶像該有的態度". ET Today (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  7. ^ "《霹雳MIT》青春无敌 校园风侦探剧粉丝大爱". Hunan TV (in Chinese). August 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ 自由娛樂. "炎亞綸揹喻虹淵趴趴走 虛脫硬撐". Liberty Times Net. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  9. ^ "下一個炎亞綸". HIM Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  10. ^ "《下一个炎亚纶》发行近两月仍销量称冠 "炎荒"之势逼近重庆". Hinews (in Chinese). May 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "炎亞綸 哭《給愛麗絲》琴技白練 裝Man不給力收視暗黑". Apple Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  12. ^ "紀念日". HIM Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  13. ^ "炎亞綸《就是要你愛上我》滾床郭雪芙 強壓雙手就範". ET Today (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  14. ^ "《就是要你爱上我》收视夺冠 主创拿"金鱼"庆功". Netease (in Chinese). July 30, 2013. 
  15. ^ 自由娛樂. "《愛上兩個我》合體 炎亞綸李毓芬被抓包同進出". Liberty Times Net. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  16. ^ "September 11, 2015". SBS PopAsia. 
  17. ^ "DRAMA". HIM Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  18. ^ "CUT". HIM Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  19. ^ "MOISTURIZING". HIM Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  20. ^ "炎亚纶进军日本 首张日单空降公信榜前十". Sina (in Chinese). March 26, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Gelato". HIM Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  22. ^ "炎亞綸陷收視噩夢驚醒 《後菜鳥》報捷 揚言破2.5公開卸妝". China Times. March 31, 2016. 
  23. ^ "炎亚纶日文单曲成绩傲人 抱病赴日与歌迷相见欢". Sohu (in Chinese). June 23, 2016. 
  24. ^ "《一路繁花相送》开机 钟汉良江疏影炎亚纶主演". Netease (in Chinese). July 8, 2016. 

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