Anthony Neely

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Anthony Neely
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Anthony Neely at his autograph session in Singapore, 2011
Background information
Chinese name倪安東 (traditional)
Chinese name倪安东 (simplified)
PinyinNí Āndōng (Mandarin)
Born (1986-05-20) May 20, 1986 (age 32)
Millbrae, California, U.S.
Alma materBurlingame High School
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor
Years active2009–present
Instrument(s)Guitar, Piano
Label(s)HIM International Music (2009-2014)
Vivi Lee (m. 2010)

Anthony Neely (born May 20, 1986) is an American-Taiwanese singer and actor.[1] His father is of Euro-American descent and his mother is Taiwanese. In 2009, Neely participated in popular singing competition, One Million Star (Season 5) as a PK (Player Kill) challenger. His performances created huge sensations after receiving full marks of 25 points on three occasions, and also being the first in the reality show's history to score a record 33 out of 25 points.

Early years[edit]

Neely double-majored in Psychology and Theatre Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. Neely grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a small suburb, Millbrae, California. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 2004.


Neely performed Xiao Huang-Chi's "You Are My Eyes" (你是我的眼) during his first performance in One Million Star. He said that he did not really understand the meaning behind the lyrics of the song, but was touched by the melody and performed it according to his own feelings. One of the judges of the competition, Phil Chang, was greatly touched by the performance, and praised Neely’s rendition for "having a different style from the original singer."

Among his many performances during the singing competition, one truly stood out from the rest: he performed an acoustic version of Damien Rice’s "The Blower’s Daughter" and mesmerized everyone. Host Matilda Tao then announced to the judges that if the given 5 points are not enough, they can raise up one hand to represent 1 point or even stand up to represent 10 points. Judge Kay Huang stood up in appraisal while judges Phil Chang and Roger raised both hands and one hand respectively, giving Neely a total of 33 marks out of the original 25 points any contestant can get.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Neely's mother was born in Taiwan, while his maternal grandparents hail from Liaoning, China.[3]

In September 2014, Neely revealed that he had gotten married in 2010 and that his wife had given birth to a daughter the year after. The news was revealed in a YouTube video titled "Anthony Neely's True Confession", which was uploaded to his personal YouTube profile on his daughter's third birthday.[4]


Studio albums[edit]


Date Title Note Ref
21 December 2010 Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) Format: Digital
7 July 2011 LOVE LOVE LOVE Advertisement Song
1 November 2011 Departed Heaven
Online Game Theme Song
11 February 2012 Bread of Love
Ending Theme Song if The Soul of the Bread
ft. Hank Chen & Michelle Chen
19 February 2012 Full of Love
Malaysia 998 Radio 15th Anniversary Song
20 April 2012 Then
Soundtrack of Absolute Boyfriend
15 August 2016 About Loneliness
Theme Song of Lonely Macchiato
Welcome to Macchiato
Soundtrack of Lonely Macchiato
with Farbien Yu & Afalean Lufiz
Nothing To Think About
Soundtrack of Lonely Macchiato
with Pin Chen
What To Say
Soundtrack of Lonely Macchiato
with Farbien Yu
10 December 2016 You/Me
29 April 2017 Rival in Love
Theme Song of Evil Women


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