Chan at a fundraising event after the 2014 Kaohsiung gas explosions
|Chinese name||陳曉東 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||陈晓东 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Chén Xiǎodōng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Can4 Hiu2dung1 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||陳卓揚 (Traditional)
3 September 1975 |
|Other name(s)||XT, Tung Tung|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Label(s)||PolyGram Records (1995–1998)
Universal Music Group (1998–2007)
EC Music (2007–2008)
|Years active||1994 – present|
Daniel Chan Hiu Tung was born into and grown up in an unhappy family. His parent divorced when he was still a child. He is the first of two sons in his family. At the age of 12, Chan studied in Hong Kong at California International (USA) School. After graduating high school at 18, he returned to Hong Kong to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. His uncle is Natalis Chan Pak Cheung, a famous singer in 80s.
Born in Hong Kong, Chan began his singing career in 1994 as a promising talented young singer. In 1995, Chan were guided by Master Tai Si Ching—a famous Hong Kong vocal instructor who helped him receive recording contracts from Universal music group. At the same time, he achieved "The most popular male singer of the year 1995" with the first album "Fly With Me". From the beginning of joining Hong Kong entertainment, he leapt to fame thanks to his handsome appearance and his photogenic and baby face (Daniel Chan Hiu Tung was selected as one of the 19 handsomest Hong Kong actors in 2010 by CNN Television channel).In addition, He owned a sweet voice and a composed talent. Within two years, he became one of the hottest pop idols in 1990s with his best-seller albums and prestigious music awards.
His golden age lasted between the middle 1990s and early 2000s. This prince of Canto-pop considered as the heir of four Hong Kong heavenly kings including: Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, Andy Lau and Aaron Kwok. He was also the leader among 4 Hong Kong princes of Canto-pop. He received many music awards of Cantopop and Mando-pop such as: Best singer, best album, best song, the most popular male artist.....
In April 2003, Daniel leaved Universal music group after 8 years. In this period of time, he released the featured albums including: Open Up The Sky,Fly With Me, Sentimental Remix, U R My Only Love, Heart Touch, Holiday, Electric Joy EP, Feeling, I want to be, Don't mention at all, Happier than me...
Unfortunately, after that, between 2005-2006, the relationship between him and his teacher -Tai Si Ching shattered. Both of them claimed that they altogether ceased to meet. Onwards, his career went down.
Until 2008, Daniel returned Hong Kong music science with the album titled "Love moments" afer 5 years of being absent. He organised a mini concert "Love moments" to broadcast his new album in Hong Kong. His style music was stronger than before partly. The album assembled his best song collection and some new songs.
Until now, he released approximately 40 albums including 26 Cantonese albums and 12 Mandarin albums. His well-known songs including: Guess guess guess, You re my only love, Hua huo chai, Zai hu ni gan shou, Understand your everything, Shen Mo Xi Yin, Guitar, Psychedelic, ai ni duo ni, ai yi tian duo yi tian, ten thousand years, Happier than me, Aquarius, want to know your feeling.....which are favorited by youngsters and music lovers.
As for his movie career, he took part in many films since 1994. In 1996, He played the character Wang Wen Jun from the movie " Hu-Du-Men" which helped him receive the best new comer nomination in the 16th Hong Kong film awards. He had opportunity to collaborate with the famous superstar Josephine Siao and Anita Yuen in his first movie.
However, his most impressive role is teenager Shum Chi Hong (Shen Zhi Kang) in "First love unlimited". It's the most well-known teen movie in Hong Kong in 1990s, paired with Gigi Leung - his lover on screen. The film released at the spring of 1997, which created a fan fever from Hong Kong young admirers. His pure and lovely image along with long and soft hair made him become the idol for millions of girls in Hong Kong. Gigi Leung and Daniel Chan considered as one of the best couples in Hong Kong cinema back then. Especially, the couple looks like a twin, very similar.
After that, he performed in the big budget Chinese New Year movie alongside Stephen Chow in The Lucky Guy in 1998, together Shu Qi, Sammi Cheng, Stephen Chow.... Later he starred in the film A War of No Desire where he acted as Francis Ng's brother in 2000. At the same time, he shot For Bad Boys Only, with famous ators :Ekin Cheng, Louis Koo, Shu Qi ..... Chan is however most well known for his appearance as an actor in the movie First love unlimited (1997) with Gigi Leung as one of the best couple, Feel 100% II (2001 -as Hui Lok, went with Nikki Chow, Eason Chan and Miriam Yeung ) and the resulting TV series Feel 100%.
He experienced many love relationships from 15 years old onwards. It is said that he dated with his screen lover - Gigi Leung in 1990s when they collaborated with each other in "First love unlimited". However, his most memorable love is with Cecilia Cheung. They claimed as a couple in 2000. Immediately, they were opposed strongly by public opinions. As a result, they broke up regrettably in 2001. Nevertheless, they are still best friends after breaking up until now.
At the end of 2014, he got married with a Taiwanese young nurse. They have 2 daughters now.
|1995||打開天空 / Open Up The Sky|
|1995||與我高飛/Fly With Me|
|1996||了解你的所有 / Understand Your Everything|
|1996||U R My Only Love|
|1996||Daniel Chan 1997|
|1997||在乎你感受 / Care About Your Feelings|
|1997||心的接觸 / Heart Touch|
|1997||心理游戲 / Mind Games|
|1997||Electric Joy EP|
|1998||拉闊音樂現場演唱大碟 / Music Is Live|
|1998||新舊樣本12首 / 12 new and old songs / Xin Jiu Yang Ben 12 Shou|
|1999||暖情精選 / Warm Love|
|1999||質感 / Feeling|
|2000||狂熱份子現場演唱大碟 /903 Live Concert 2000|
|2000||黑色領帶 /Hei se ling dai / Black tie|
|2001||不必說感謝 / Don't mention at all|
|2002||從未忘記 / Never forget|
|2002||百分百感覺 原聲 / FEEL 100% OST|
|2002||I Want To Be（陳曉東唱作＋自選情歌集) /I Want To Be Daniel Chan Chang Zuo + Zi Xuan Qing Ge Ji|
|2008||Best Hits In Danieland|
|1997||心有獨鐘 / The Heart Already Knows|
|1998||感覺貼心 / Close To Heart|
|1998||我比誰都清楚 / Wo Bei Shei Dou Qing Chu|
|1999||風一樣的男子 / Feng Yi Yang De Nan Zi|
|2000||比我幸福 / Happier than me|
|2000||天亮說晚安 / Bonne nuit en aurore|
|2001||我要的只是愛 / What I need is love|
|2002||東國度 / Best Of Daniel Chan|
|2008||星空夢遊 / Sleepwalking to space|
|1994||Golden Gate||Doo-wop singer|
|1996||虎度門 / Hu-Du-Men||Wang Wen Jun / 王文俊|
|1996||飛虎雄心2傲氣比天高 / Best of the Best||Chan Xiao Tung / 陳曉東|
|1997||初戀無限TOUCH / First love unlimited||Shum Chi Hong (Shen Zhi Kang) / 沈志康 paired with Gigi Leung|
|1998||行運一條龍 / The Lucky Guy||Li De Nan / 李得男|
|2000||愛與誠 / The War Named Desired||Fang Long Jun / 方龍俊|
|2000||Bad Boy特攻 / For Bad Boys Only||Tin-ngai|
|2001||百分百感覺２ / Feeling 100% II||Xu Le / 許樂|
|2001||蘋果咬一口 / Except a Miracle||Chen Lan Yu / 陳藍雨|
|2002||停不了的愛 / Loving Him||Xiao Dong / 小東|
|2002||我的美麗鄉愁 / Far From Home||Jack|
|2004||海角情緣 / Feroipenme-T||Wen Shan / 文山|
|2010||A面B面 / The Double Life|
|2010||終極匹配 / The Perfect Match||Lao Zhuai / 老拽|
|2010||愛情36計 / Ai Qing San Shi Liu Ji|
|2011||幸存日 / Together|
|2012||孩子不坏 / We Not Naughty||Liu CK|
|2012||家辦囍事 / Starts Good Ends Good|
|2012||绣花鞋 / Blood Stained Shoes|
|2012||捨身技 / High Kickers|
|2013||綁架大明星 Kidnapping of a Big Star|
|2015||天亮·分手 Dawn Break Up|
|2016||Money and Love|
|1996||殭屍福星 / Night Journey||Liang Dong / 梁東|
|2001||新楚留香 / The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung||Emperor / 皇帝|
|2002||百分百感覺 / Feel 100%||Jerry|
|2002||百分百感覺之冬日戀曲 / Feel 100% II||Jerry|
|2003||男女字典 / 20/30 Dictionary|
|2004||倩女幽魂 / Eternity||Ning Cai Chen / 甯采臣|
|2004||一千個秋天 / Yi Qian Ge Qiu Tian||Nan Feng / 南風|
|2005||香粉传奇 / Xiang Fen Chuan Qi||Lin Yi Ruo / 林一若|
|2006||海的誓言 / Hai De Shi Yan||Ou Yang Zheng / 歐陽正|
|2006||硯道 / Yan Dao||Xiao Fei / 蕭飛|
|2007||聊齋奇女子 / The Fairies of Liaozhai||Gu Xiang Ru / 顧相如|
|2011||拜金女王 / Material Queen||Yan Kai Ming / 嚴凱銘|
|2013||[愛情急整室] / Love SOS||Han Tian Yu / 韓天宇|
|2013||蘭陵王 / Prince of Lan Ling||Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou / 北周武帝宇文邕 with Ariel Lin co-starring|
|2014||加油爱人/ 幸福爱人 / Brave lover/ Happy lover||Zhang Han Yu/ 张瀚宇|
- Daniel Chan
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