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|Died||16 September 2020 (aged 36)|
|Alma mater||Taipei City University of Science and Technology|
|Occupation||Singer, actor, television host, lyricist, writer, illustrator, fashion designer,artist|
|Also known as|
|Instruments||Guitar, Chinese drum|
|Associated acts||HC3 (disbanded) – 2002 |
Cosmo (disbanded) – 2003
Playboyz (disbanded) – 2010
Alien Huang (traditional Chinese: 黃鴻升; simplified Chinese: 黄鸿升; pinyin: Huáng Hóng Shēng; 28 November 1983 – 16 September 2020), also known as Xiao Gui (Little Ghost), was a Taiwanese singer, actor, television presenter, illustrator and fashion designer.
Later, as a solo artist, he released several albums and has acted in numerous movies and television dramas. He is known as presenter of a popular Taiwanese variety entertainment show, 100% Entertainment《娛樂百分百》, which he left in early 2016. He is the founder and designer of AES (Alien Evolution Studio), a clothing brand which he first established in 2008. He has also published three illustration books in which he expresses ideas and emotions through his writing and drawings in a creative and unique way.
Alien Huang was born in Taipei. He grew up living with his father, younger sister and paternal grandmother. Although he lived separately from his mother due to his parents' early divorce, they still maintained a close relationship. Ever since primary school, his talent in arts and crafts had been evident as his grades were always within the top three for poster-designing projects. When he was in middle school, his father intended to train him to become a professional golf player. However, due to his interest in performing, he decided to apply to HuaGang High School of Performing Arts, where he was accepted after achieving first place out of thousands of applicants. There, he met classmate Rainie Yang, and they dated for three years. Their relationship ended when Rainie made her debut in the entertainment industry and dropped out of high school. He also put his hosting talents to use by serving as the MC of all major events held at school. In his spare time, he even worked in a fast-food restaurant. He obtained a lifeguard licence at the age of 18, and a swimming coach qualification when he was 20 years of age.
Huang chose his English name "Alien" because he hoped to be an indefinable and unique character, just like aliens are, full of creativity and not confined to normality. He has previously also had various other English names, including "Janson" when he was in high school and "Harry" when he was in primary school.
While still in high school, Alien Huang was chosen to take part in a pre-casting training course for the film Blue Gate Crossing. Although in the end he did not participate in the film, it was during this time that he was discovered by his first manager, and he officially entered the entertainment industry at the age of 18.
In 2002, he began hosting a nature-discovery show for children named Follow Me, Go!. He then joined the Japanese-Taiwanese boy band HC3. They released their debut single "We Are Friends"《我們是朋友》, but disbanded not long afterwards.
In 2003, he became part of the boy band Cosmo, but due to a problem with the contract of one of the members, Richard（綠茶）, they disbanded after releasing their debut album《關東煮》.
In 2004, he played one of the main roles in the film "Holiday Dreaming"《夢遊夏威夷》.
In 2005, he started hosting various entertainment shows, and in 2006 he officially became a fixed host of the show "100% Entertainment"《娛樂百分百》.
In 2007, he released a duet "The Melody of Love"《愛的主旋律》with co-artist Genie Chuo. He also released his first book《搞什麼鬼?!》the same year.
In 2008, he starred in the drama series "Mysterious Incredible Terminator"《霹靂MIT》 as one of the main roles, 747黃輝宏. He also released his first single "Fooling Around"《鬼混》 along with his second book《鬼怒穿》that year.
In 2010, he released another single "Heart Amulet"《御守之心》 along with his third book《赤鬼流》.
In 2011, he took on leading roles in the drama series "Love You"《醉後決定愛上你》 and "Lin Bei"《珍愛林北》, as well as the Singaporean film "Already Famous"《一泡而紅》. In August, he released the single "Transformers Cuz of You"《金剛變形》. In December, he released his second full album "Break Heart, Black Heart"《黑心傷品》.
In 2012, he starred in Taiwanese film "Din Tao: Leader of the Parade"《陣頭》, which earned a box office of NTD 315 million, as well as the highly rated Singaporean drama series "Joys of Life". He also starred as the lead role in the Taiwanese television drama "Sweet Sweet Bodyguard"《剩女保鏢》, which gained high local popularity. His debut Asia concert tour G·host Tour 2012 also took place towards the end of the year, starting in Taiwan on his birthday (28 November) and continuing to Hong Kong and Singapore.
In 2013, he released his third full album "Make Sense"《超有感》. He also proceeded to hold concerts in Taipei and Shanghai in the latter part of the year. He won “Most Popular Male Artiste” at the 2013 Singapore Hit Awards, as well as “MeRadio Top Downloaded Hit Award (Male Artist), for which the winning female artist for the same award was Singapore singer songwriter Serene Koong 龚芝怡. He also bagged two awards at the 2014 HITO Radio Music Awards namely "hito网路首播人气” and “hito舞台演绎”.
In 2016, as his focus in the entertainment industry shifted to musical and acting careers, Alien left 100% Entertainment, the only show he has been hosting at the time.
In 2018, he returned to hosting when joined Jacky Wu as hosts of Mr. Player. In 2019, he joined Shiny Zhang as hosts for I'm the Best In Taiwanese, an educational program about teaching Taiwanese to the public. At the time of his death, the show finished airing its second season, totaling 26 episodes.
At 11:27 a.m. on 16 September 2020, the police received a call from Huang's father, who reported that Huang was unresponsive. Huang was discovered lying between the bedroom and bathroom in his Beitou District apartment, with external injuries to the head. The paramedics who arrived at the scene pronounced Huang dead, with the body reported to already be at the stage of rigor mortis. The preliminary results of an autopsy suggested that Huang had cardiovascular disease. The autopsy concluded that Huang died of aortic dissection, but found no history of cardiovascular disease and no external injuries.
At the time of his death, Huang had been dating Wu Han-chun, a member of the cheerleading team the Passion Sisters, for a year and a half. Their relationship had been rumored, but was not confirmed until Wu made an Instagram post acknowledging Huang's death.
Albums / Singles (Solo)
|Release year||English title||Chinese title||Format|
|Love & Hero||《愛&英雄》||Album|
|2011||Transformers Cuz of You||《金剛變形》||Single|
|Break Heart, Black Heart||《黑心傷品》||Album|
|2012||Forgot How To Be Happy||《忘了怎麼快樂》||Single|
|2014||Dare to believe, dare to do, dare to love||《自以為我以為》||Single|
Albums / Singles (Band)
|Name of band||English title||Chinese title||Release year||Format|
|HC3||We Are Friends||《我們是朋友》||2002||Single|
|Playboyz||Happy New Year – It's All Good||《Happy New Year 這個讚》||2010||Compilation|
|Release year||English title||Chinese title||Co-artist(s)|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||OST|
|Come Go to Hawaii
|2011||Transformers Cuz of You||「金剛變形」||Lin Bei|
|Thank You for Letting Me Equal You||「謝謝你讓我等於你」||Already Famous|
(with Rui En)
|Joys of Life|
|Forgot How To Be Happy||「忘了怎麼快樂」||Sweet Sweet Bodyguard|
|One Four One Three||「一四一三」||Dong-Huachun Barbershop|
|2013年||One out of A Thousand||「千分之一」||Just You|
|The Cat from the Farm||「村上的貓」|
(with Genie Chuo)
|2002||Freedom of Half Grown-Ups
|Detective Story A.S.T.
|A Child from Heaven
|Hey! Is the Water Boiled?
|2007||Corner With Love
|Summer x Summer
|2008||Mysterious Incredible Terminator
|2012||Joys of Life
|Sweet Sweet Bodyguard
|2014||Lovestore at the Corner
|Li Ze Xuan
|2019||Without Her, Even Hero is Zero
|Someday Or One Day
|2006||A Flight to Yesterday
|2012||Din Tao: Leader of the Parade
|2016||Go! Crazy Gangster
|Ren Lai Feng
|The Big Power
|Lin Ke Qiang
|2017||All Because of Love
|Hong Di Suo
|Who is the Champion?
|Zhang Yun Han
- Acting in music videos of songs by other artists:
|Year||English song title||Original song title||Artist|
|2002||Love Starts from Zero||「愛從零開始」||Stefanie Sun|
|2003||To See You||「來看你」||Jeffrey Kung|
|2004||Never Back Down||「永不退縮」||Richie Jen|
|2007||Trying Hard||「很用力」||Olivia Yan|
|The Melody of Love||「愛的主旋律」||Alien Huang & Genie Chuo|
黃鴻升 & 卓文萱
|2008||Fly Together||「一起飛」||Various Artists|
|2009||Let Love Spin the Entire Universe||「讓愛轉動整個宇宙」||Various Artists|
|2010||Tomorrow Will Be Better||「明天會更好」||Various Artists|
|Happy New Year – It's All Good||「Happy New Year 這個讚」||Playboyz|
|2012||Solicitude||「牽掛」||Alien Huang & Rui En|
黃鴻升 & 瑞恩
|2013||Habitual Hibernation||「慣性冬眠」||Gillian Chung|
|After Returning Home||「回家以後」|
|Year||English title||Original title||Location|
|2002||Follow Me, Go!||《下課花路米》||Taiwan|
|2004||Entertainment Oh My God||《娛樂歐MyGod》||Taiwan|
|2005 (as locum), 2006 (from official hosting)→ 2016||100% Entertainment||《娛樂百分百》||Taiwan|
|2008||Xiao Gui at Home Alone||《小鬼當家》||Taiwan|
|2009||The Winner Is||《得獎的事》||Taiwan|
|2011||China Love • Music Show||《中国爱•大歌会》||China|
|2019||Best At Taiwanese||《台語我上讚》||Taiwan|
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Category|
|2007||Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die||《搞什麼鬼?!》||Illustration book|
|2008||Gui Nu Chuan||《鬼怒穿》||Illustration book|
|2010||Chi Gui Liu||《赤鬼流》||Illustration book|
- 2010 Singapore Entertainment Awards（新加坡E樂大賞2010）:
Most Popular Regional Newcomer（E樂人氣海外新人獎）
- 2010 Channel V:
Top 10 Chinese Golden Melodies（第一季華語十大金曲）：《搞砸了》
- 2010 Hong Kong Metro Radio Mandarin Hit Music Awards（香港新城國語力頒獎禮2010）：
King of New Artistes（新人王）
- 2010 Singapore Hit Awards（新加坡金曲獎2010）:
Most Acclaimed Male Artiste（新晉男歌手人氣獎）
F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Greatest Improvement Artiste（大躍進歌手獎）
- 2011 Malaysia MY Astro Music Awards（馬來西亞 MY Astro 至尊流行榜頒獎典禮2011）:
Best New International Artist（至尊海外新人獎）
Golden Melody Song（至尊金曲獎）《地球上最浪漫的一首歌》
- 2011 Singapore Entertainment Awards（新加坡e樂大賞2011）:
Most Popular Male Singer（e樂人氣男歌手獎）
Hottest Web Celeb（omy 網絡紅人獎）
- 2011 China Music Radio Top Chart Awards（MusicRadio中國Top排行榜頒獎禮2011）：
Most Recommended Album of the Year: Love & Hero（港臺年度推薦唱片）：《愛&英雄》
- 2012 Singapore Entertainment Awards（新加坡e樂大賞2012）:
Most Popular Taiwanese TV Actor（e樂人氣台灣電視演員獎）
Most Popular Male Singer（e樂人氣男歌手獎）
Most Popular Music Video（e樂人氣MV獎）：《六十億分之一》
- 2012 Hong Kong Metro Radio Mandarin Hit Music Awards （香港新城國語力頒獎禮2012）：
Best Male Singer（國語力男歌手）
Best Mandarin Song（國語力歌曲）：《澀谷》
- 2012 Singapore Blog Awards（新加坡部落格大獎2012）：
Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog（最受歡迎海外名人部落格/微博）
- 2013 Taiwan PixNet Entertainment Awards（台灣痞客邦娛樂丸咖獎2013）：
King of Entertainment – Silver Award（男藝人 最佳國丸 – 銀獎）
Best Album of the Year – Silver Award（年度專輯 強力放送丸 – 銀獎）
- 2013 Singapore Entertainment Awards（新加坡e樂大賞2013）:
Most Popular Taiwanese TV Actor（e樂人氣台灣電視演員獎）
Most Popular Cover Celebrity（e樂人氣封面人物）
- 2013 Singapore Hit Awards（新加坡金曲獎2013）:
Most Popular Male Artiste Award（最受欢迎男歌手獎）
MeRadio Top Downloaded Hit Award (Male Artiste)（MeRadio下载率最高金曲（男歌手）:《超有感》）
F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Stylish Artiste Award（F&N Fruit Tree Fresh 时尚歌手奖）
- (in Chinese) 小鬼老爹砸400萬教練費 揮桿馴躁動魂（苹果日报·整理报导） 13 April 2012
- (in Chinese) 《SS小燕之夜》楊丞琳 許瑋甯（談到小鬼黃鴻升部分） 15 August 2011
- (in Chinese) 《SS小燕之夜》那些年 我們在華岡的日子（黃鴻升 蝴蝶姐姐 王心如） 9 January 2012
- (in Chinese) 黃鴻升18歲當救生員（聯合報·整理報導） 4 August 2012
- (in Chinese) 黃鴻升解釋為何選擇“Alien”作為英文名字 15 March 2010
- (in Chinese) 楊丞琳送聖誕禮物 並爆出黃鴻升以前的英文名字“Janson” 25 December 2012
- (in Chinese) 黃鴻升兒時曾收到聖誕老公公的英文信 27 December 2005
- "The Singapore Hit Awards 2013: The winners". TodayOnline. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- Everington, Keoni (16 September 2020). "Taiwanese entertainer Alien Huang dies at age 36". Taiwan News. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- "Taiwanese Actor and Singer Alien Huang Found Dead in His Apartment at 36". People. 16 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- Owoseje, Toyin; Wang, Shanshan (16 September 2020). "Alien Huang, Taiwanese actor and singer, dead at 36". CNN. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- Kwok Kar Peng (16 September 2020). "Taiwanese celeb Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home: Reports". AsiaOne. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
- Ruey Yan, Lim (16 September 2020). "Taiwanese singer-host Alien Huang dies at 36 in suspected freak accident at home". Straits Times. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
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- Everington, Keoni (18 September 2020). "Autopsy finds Taiwanese entertainer Alien Huang had heart condition". Taiwan News. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- hermesauto (19 September 2020). "Taiwanese host Alien Huang's death due to aortic dissection". The Straits Times. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
- "Alien Huang died from ruptured aorta in the heart: Autopsy report". Channel News Asia. 19 September 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
- "'I only want you': Alien Huang's secret girlfriend spoke up after his death". ChannelNewsAsia. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- "Taiwanese TV host Jacky Wu hints that variety show Mr Player may end due to Alien Huang's death". Straits Times. 20 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- Kwok Kar Peng (17 September 2020). "Alien Huang's secret girlfriend reveals their romance: 'I'm sorry I broke our promise'". AsiaOne. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- "Alien Huang dies in suspected freak accident". Straits Times. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
- (in Chinese) Alien's Blog Channel[V] 2010第一季華語十大金曲黃鴻升-搞砸了 29 April 2010
- (in Chinese) Alien's Blog 黃鴻升勇奪香港新城電台「新城國語力新人王」受肯定 11 August 2010
- Singpore Blog Awards 2012 – Winner 31 July 2012
- 新加坡金曲奖”大赢家 莫文蔚、潘玮柏、林俊杰、黄鸿升最风光 23 November 2013
- Alien Huang at IMDb
- Alien Huang at chinesemov.com
- Alien Huang discography at Discogs
- Personal FACEBOOK Fanpage (Administered by Alien Huang himself)
- Personal WEIBO Microblog (Administered by Alien Huang himself)
- Personal INSTAGRAM Page (Administered by Alien Huang himself)
- Official FACEBOOK Fanpage (Administered by Alien Huang's assistant)
- Official YOUTUBE Channel (Administered by RockRecords)