Aaron Yan on 21 December 2014 at New Taipei Christmas concert
|Chinese name||炎亞綸 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||炎亚纶 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Yán Yǎlún (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Jim4 Aa3-leon4 (Cantonese)|
|Pe̍h-ōe-jī||Iām A-lûn (Hokkien)|
|Birth name||Wu Keng-Lin
pinyin: Wú Gēnglin (吳庚霖)
20 November 1985 |
|Other name(s)||Aaron, Abu (阿布)|
|Label(s)||HIM International Music
WOW Music (Hong Kong)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
|Official website||Aaron Yan on Facebook
Aaron's Sina Weibo 微博
Aaron Yan (traditional Chinese: 炎亞綸; simplified Chinese: 炎亚纶; pinyin: Yán Yǎlún), born Aaron Wu Keng-Lin (traditional Chinese: 吳庚霖; simplified Chinese: 吴庚霖; pinyin: Wú Gēnglín; born November 20, 1985) in Taiwan, is a Taiwanese Mandopop singer, commercial model and actor. He is the youngest member of Taiwanese Mandopop boy band Fahrenheit.
He can speak and understand Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, English and Japanese. He was a sophomore at Chinese Culture University, majoring in Journalism and News Broadcasting. However, because his career had greatly affected his academics and learning environment, he transferred to Jinwen University of Science and Technology, majoring in English. In October 2010, Aaron announced that he had quit schooling to focus on his career instead. Having injured his knee previously, Aaron is also exempted from serving in the national army.
Around early 2005, Comic producers had been searching for elite bloggers around the web. They discovered Yan, who, at that time, was really popular online, and thus recommended him to audition for a role in a drama. Yan thought it was a fraud at first, but after several tests, he realized that it was true. He was given a small role in I Love My Wife (An Shi Ai Mei Hui, 安室愛美惠).
As part of Fahrenheit, Yan has released four Mandopop studio albums, three Japanese singles and one live concert DVD. Yan held his first solo concert on 20 November 2010 at The Wall Live House in Taipei, to celebrate his 25th birthday. The tickets were sold out in 18 minutes right after it is open for sale. Proceeds from the ticket sale were for charity purposes.
Yan's first solo EP, The Next Me (Chinese: 下一個炎亞綸; literally: "The Next Aaron Yan") was released on 25 March 2011 by HIM International Music. It was available for pre-order from 11 March 2011, in it includes six tracks, on which one is a duet with Singaporean singer Olivia Ong, as well as a piano solo piece performed by Yan himself. On 4 March 2011, a 30-seconds preview of the title track, "The Next Me" (Chinese: 下一個我) was released online by HIM International Music. On 15 June 2011, Yan released the Japanese Edition of his solo EP "The Next Me" (Chinese: 下一個我) which includes a Japanese bonus track ["The Next Me" (Chinese: 下一個我) Japanese Version].
Yan's solo concert was held on 11 June 2011 at the National Taiwan University Sports Center as a celebration for his success in his first solo EP, The Next Me. Yan held another solo concert that was held on 21 June 2011 in Beijing. On 31 July 2011, Yan held a solo concert at Yun Feng Theatre, Shanghai.
Yan's first solo album, "The Moment" 「紀念日」was released on 19 October 2012 by HIM International Music. It includes 10 tracks and 2 which Yan wrote by himself.
Yan was originally signed to star in Rolling Love along with bandmate Jiro Wang, but he took the lead role in another drama, Mysterious Incredible Terminator, when the opportunity arose. Yan starred with his bandmates in KO One, The X-Family, and their cameo appearance in K.O.3an Guo. He also starred in It Started With A Kiss and They Kiss Again as Ah Bu, along with his bandmate Jiro Wang.
After filming Mysterious Incredible Terminator, Yan and his co-star Gui Gui signed a contract to do another drama together called Momo Love based on Japan's best selling manga Momoka Typhoon. Filming for this drama has begun but was cancelled when Yan had another opportunity to star in Love Buffet. He wanted to do both dramas, but the company only wanted him to do one. The company picked Love Buffet. Yan starred in a 2012 drama production titled Alice in Wonder City, together with Lara Veronin, which he described as "more suitable for adults". In 2013 Yan starred the Taiwanese idol romantic-comedy television series Just You alongside actress Puff Kuo. More recently it has been announced that Yan will co-star with Korea actress Kim So-eun in an upcoming Chinese-Korean romance film. The film is currently scheduled to be released sometime in November 2015. Currently, Aaron is playing the lead role of a drama called "Refresh Man". He portrays a company's CEO named Ji Wen Kai. However,after the finished filming on June 3, 2016 Yan decided to take leave from the entertainment industry to study film and directing in UCLA.
|Year||Title||Role||Network / Channel||Notes||Ref.|
|2004||I Love My Wife||N/A||Azio TV||Guest Star|
|2005||It Started with a Kiss||Ah Bu (阿布)||CTV||Supporting Cast|
|KO One||Ding Xiao Yu||GTV||Third Male Lead|
|2007||The X-Family||Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu /
Ding Xiao Yu
|They Kiss Again||Ah Bu (阿布)||CTV||Supporting Cast|
|2008||Pi Li MIT||Zhan Shi De / 007||GTV||Male Lead|||
|2009||K.O.3an Guo||Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu /
Ding Xiao Yu
|FTV / GTV||Guest Star|
|2010||Love Buffet||Xing Yi Cheng/Xiao Yi||FTV||Second Male Lead|
|Gloomy Salad Days||Shen Qi||PTS||Male Lead|
|2011||Sunny Girl||Himself||TTV Main Channel||Guest Star|
|2012||Alice in Wonder City||He Ting Yu||CTS||Male Lead|
|2013||Just You||Qi Yi||SETTV|||
|2014||A Time of Love||Chan Dai Tin||TVB Jade||Main, Male Lead,
Story 3: Cartoon / Comic
|Fall In Love With Me||Lu Tian Xing / Xiao Lu||TTV||Male Lead|||
|2016||Refresh Man||Ji Wen Kai||SETTV||Main Lead|
- The New Year's Eve of Old Lee (2016)
- Past Lover (2016)
|Year||Title / Track||Artists||Notes||Ref.|
|2007||Yuan Yi Bu Ai Ni||Himself||The X-Family OST|
|2012||Yuan Lai||Alice in Wonder City OST|
|2013||Dang Bu Zhu De Tai Yang||Just You OST|
|2014||1/2 (二分之一)||with G.NA||Fall in Love with Me OST|
|Tai Bei Chen Shui Le||Himself|
|Wei Yi De Mei Gui|
|Mei Gui Ju|
|Duo Yu De Wo|
|Zhe Bu Shi Wo (This is Not Me)|
|Yi Dao Bu Jian (NO CUT)||Mini Album|
|As Long As You're Happy||I Am Sorry, I Love You OST|
|Solitary||The Legend of Qin OST|
|Year||Track||Studio / Album||Artists||Ref.|
|2005||Yi Ge Ren Liu Lang||KO One Album||Fahrenheit|
|2006||Zhi Dui Ni You Gan Jue||Tokyo Juliet OST||Fahrenheit & Hebe Tien|
|Chao Xi Huan Ni||Hanazakarino Kimitachihe Soundtrack||Fahrenheit|
|Wo You Wo De Young (I Have My Youth)|
|Ai Dao (Love Arrives)|
|2007||Bu Hui Ai||The X-Family Soundtrack|
|Chu Shen Ru Hua|
|Xin Wo||Romantic Princess||Fahrenheit & S.H.E.|
|2008||Heng Xing (Star)||Rolling Love OST||Fahrenheit|
|Dong Mai (Artery)||Mysterious Incredible Terminator OP|
|2009||Mo Mo (Silently)||ToGetHer Soundtracks|
|Yue Lai Yue Ai|
EP and Albums
|2011||The Next Me||Himself||HIM International Music
& Pony Canyon
|2014||Drama||HIM International Music||
- 2010 - Chrono Affection (時間寵愛) - Taiwan
- 2011 - LOTTO Eyewear (小林眼鏡) - Taiwan
- 2011- Colourful Autograph Charity Sale by Red Heart Association - Taiwan 
- This is a list of awards, nominations, recognitions and achievements received by Yan during his career.
|2009||1st Degree Idol Drama Awards||Best Onscreen Couple (with Gui Gui)||Pi Li MIT||Won|||
|2012||HITO Radio Music Awards||Most Popular New Singer||Himself||Won|
|Fresh New Singer||Won|
|2013||Sanlih Drama Awards 華劇大賞||Best Actor Award||Just You||Nominated|||
|Best Screen Couple Award (with Puff Kuo)||Won|
|Best Kiss Award (with Puff Kuo)||Nominated|
|Best Crying Award (with Puff Kuo)||Nominated|
|Most Popular Overseas Award||Nominated|
|Weibo Popularity Award||Won|
|HITO Radio Music Awards||Most Potential Male Singer||Himself||Won|
|2014||Sanlih Drama Awards 華劇大賞||Best Actor Award||Fall in Love with Me||Won|||
|Best Screen Couple Award (with Tia Lee)||Nominated|
|Best Kiss Award (with Tia Lee)||Nominated|
|Best Crying Award (with Tia Lee)||Nominated|
|China Wave Award||Nominated|
|Weibo Popularity Award||Won|
|2015||HITO Radio Music Awards||Hito Star||Himself||Won|
- (Chinese) Aaron's Biodata 聯合追星網─炎亞綸檔案庫
- (Chinese) Aaron Yan Baidu Biodata 炎亚纶 百度百科
- 脫胎反骨 預見下一個我 Preview Video
- "Pi Li MIT premiere, Arron Yan finds key to save GuiGui, brushing off rumors of not getting along.". Asian Entertainment Universe. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- Is Aaron Yan a "good kisser" in Just You?. Drama Fever. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
- Aaron Yan Shows Skin for TV Drama "Fall In Love With Me.". Jayne Stars. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
- Aaron Yan at imdb.com
- Aaron Yan at chinesemov.com
- (Chinese) Sina.com 炎亞綸、林志玲獻愛心 秀塗鴉挺好事 30 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
- Gui Gui turns mature; popularity sky-rockets!. Asian Fanatics. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- Just You’s Popularity Scores It Multiple Wins at the 2013 SETTV Drama Awards. A Fairy Tale Wordpress. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
- (Chinese) 2014華劇大賞／燈燈～完整得獎名單在此！. Retrieved 2014-12-14.