Harlem Yu

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Harlem Yu
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Harlem Yu at Taiwan Shih Hsin University's 50th anniversary celebration concert, 14 October 2006
Background information
Chinese name 庾澄慶 (traditional)
Chinese name 庾澄庆 (simplified)
Pinyin Yú Chéngqìng (Mandarin)
Born (1961-07-28) 28 July 1961 (age 55)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, songwriter, rapper, television host
Genre(s) Mandopop, Hip hop, R&B
Label(s) Linfair Records (1986–1995; 2008–present)
Sony Music Taiwan (1995–2007)
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Annie Yi (m. 2000–09)
Jinny Chang (m. 2016)
Children 2

Harlem Yu (traditional Chinese: 庾澄慶; simplified Chinese: 庾澄庆; pinyin: Yú Chéngqìng; born 28 July 1961) is a Taiwanese Golden Melody Award-winning singer-songwriter. He is best known for being one of the first artist to experiment with R&B and rap in the Mandopop music industry. He has released more than 15 studio albums since 1986.

Apart from music Yu also hosts television variety shows. His other investments include: mega force studio, AoBa Taiwanese cuisine restaurant, Legacy Taipei (Livehouse), etc.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

# English title Mandarin title Released Date Label
1st Sad Singer 傷心歌手 12 December 1986 Linfair Records
2nd I Know I Grow Up Already 我知道我已經長大 6 October 1987
3rd Missed Love 錯過的愛 2 August 1988
4th Give You All My Love 讓我一次愛個夠 20 July 1989
5th Righting All The Wrong 改變所有的錯 13 April 1990
6th I Can't Control Myself 管不住自己 6 July 1991
7th True Love Song 老實情歌 9 September 1993
8th Get Close[1] 靠近 9 June 1995 Sony Music Taiwan
9th Open Your Window 請開窗 23 September 1996
10th Just For You 只有為你 25 November 1997
11th Most Familiar 我最熟悉 4 May 1999
12th Tidal Wave 海嘯 18 May 2001
13th Harlem's Heaven 哈林天堂 6 June 2003
14th Can't Quit 戒不掉 14 July 2006 Sony BMG Music Taiwan
15th The Moonlight That Can't Be Turned Off 關不掉的月光 3 May 2013 Linfair Records

Extended plays[edit]

Mandarin title Released Date Label
報告班長 1 June 1987 Linfair Records
別走 19 August 1998 Sony Music Taiwan

Band albums[edit]

English Title Chinese Title Released Date Label
Top Gang 頂尖拍檔 30 April 1992 Linfair Records

Compilations[edit]

English Title Chinese Title Released Date Label
想念妳精選 August 1990 PolyGram Records
Funky Don't Go 咪走 June 1998 Sony Music Taiwan
Harlem No.1 Collection 哈林NO.1精選輯 19 July 1998 Sony Music Taiwan
Lost & Found 失物招領 愛你在庾式情歌蔓延時 13 November 2002 Linfair Records
Harlem Yu New + Best Selection (3CD) 到死都要18歲 新歌+精選 (3CD) 18 December 2009 Linfair Records

Cover albums[edit]

English Title Chinese Title Released Date Label
Harlem Music Station 哈林音樂電台 2 October 1992 Sony Music Taiwan
Harlem Night Club 哈林夜總會 18 December 1995 Linfair Records
Harlem Music Television 哈林音樂頻道 14 May 1997 Sony Music Taiwan
Hi Baby 哈寶寶我來了 1 April 1998 Sony Music Taiwan
Hollywood 哈林音樂電影院 哈LLYWOOD 5 January 2000 Sony Music Taiwan
Harlem Night Club - Lady's Night 哈林夜總會 - Lady's Night 12 December 2008 Linfair Records

Soundtrack contributions[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title Role Network
1997 TVBS-G Music Love Story TVBS-G 音樂愛情故事 Radio DJ TVBS
1998 TVBS-G Music Love Story TVBS-G 音樂愛情故事 Musician TVBS
2001 Meteor Garden 流星花園 Cameo Chinese Television System (CTS)
2004 Starry Night 愛在星光燦爛時 Harlem Yu Chinese Television System (CTS)
2007 Corner With Love 轉角*遇到愛 Lian Sheng Quan China Television (CTV)

Film[edit]

Year English title Mandarin title Role Notes
1989 Finding the Way 細雨春風
1995 Toy Story N/A Sheriff Woody Taiwanese release, voice
1999 Toy Story 2 N/A Sheriff Woody Taiwanese release, voice
2000 Dragon Heat 龍火
2008 Butterfly Lovers 武俠梁祝 Uncle Caotou
2010 Toy Story 3 N/A Sheriff Woody Taiwanese release, voice
2011 Mr. and Mrs. Single 隱婚男女 Tony
2011 Starry Starry Night 星空 Mei's father

TV hosting[edit]

Year Mandarin title English title Network
18 September 1994 - 11 February 1996 超級星期天 Super Sunday Taiwan Television (TTV)
3 March 1996 - 30 March 2003 超級星期天 Super Sunday Chinese Television System (CTS)
20 October 2001 - 22 December 2001 周末三寶FUN Taiwan Television (TTV)
24 October 2001 - 29 May 2002 音樂大不同 Much TV
4 October 2004 - 7 June 2005 明星克漏字 STAR Chinese Channel
9 April 2006 - 2 July 2006 週日狂熱夜 Public Television Service (PTS)
17 April 2006 - 31 July 2007 哈林國民學校 Harlem's School Taiwan Television (TTV)
28 August – 24 September 2007 味分高下 Foodie 2 Shoes Television Broadcasts (TVB)
10 May 2008 – 11 August 2012 百萬大歌星 Million Singer Taiwan Television (TTV)
2 February 2009 - 13 March 2009 耳分高下 Boom Boom Ba Television Broadcasts (TVB)
22 June 2009 - 1 October 2009 哈林老師好 Hello Harlem ON TV (緯來綜合台)
24 July 2010 - 28 January 2011 我猜我猜我猜猜猜 Guess Guess Guess China Television (CTV)
9 January 2011 給力星期天 Gelivable Sunday Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS)
23 July 2011 – 21 January 2012 給你哈音樂 Harlem Music CTi Entertainment(CTi)
13 July 2012– 30 September 2012 中國好聲音 (第一季) The Voice of China (season 1) ZheJiang Satellite TV (ZJS)
18 August 2012– present 王子的約會 Take Me Out Taiwan Television (TTV)
produced by RTL Group
30 March 2013 – 13 July 2013 超級歌喉讚 I Wanna Singin' For You China Television (CTV)
12 July 2013 – 29 September 2013 中國好聲音 (第二季) The Voice of China (season 2) ZheJiang Satellite TV (ZJS)
April 2014 - May 2014 嗨!2014 Hi! 2014 CCTV-1
4 November 2014 - 23 December 2014 Hi歌 Tencent Variety Channel
31 October 2014 - 30 December 2014 中国正在听 CCTV - Variety Channel
15 July 2015 - 7 October 2015 中国好声音 (第四季) The Voice of China (season 4) ZheJiang Satellite TV (ZJS)
June 2016 - September 2016 蓋世英雄 Heroes of Earth Jiangsu Satellite TV
15 July 2016 - 7 October 2016 中国新歌聲 Sing! China Zhejiang Satellite TV

Published works[edit]

Title Publisher Released Date ISBN
哈林SUPER手冊1 請開窗 皇冠叢書 10 October 1996 ISBN 957-33-1347-2
哈林SUPER手冊2 哈林音樂頻道 皇冠叢書 10 June 1997 ISBN 957-33-1429-0

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1990 1990 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards Most Promising Artist N/A Won
1996 Billboard Music Awards Outstanding Singer-Songwriter in Asia N/A Won
1997 Golden Bell Awards Best Variety Programme Super Sunday Won
1998 9th Golden Melody Awards Golden Melody Award for Best Male Vocalist – Mandarin Just for You Nominated
1999 TVB8 Awards Best Producer "Wo Zui Yao Bai" Won
Best Music Video "Wo Zui Yao Bai" Won
10th Golden Melody Awards Golden Melody Award for Best Male Vocalist – Mandarin Harlem No.1 Nominated
2000 Golden Bell Awards Best Host in a Variety Programme Super Sunday Won
11th Golden Melody Awards Golden Melody Award for Best Male Vocalist – Mandarin Most Familiar Nominated
2001 Golden Bell Awards Best Host in a Variety Programme Super Sunday Won
12th Golden Melody Awards Golden Melody Award for Best Male Vocalist – Mandarin Hollywood Nominated
2002 13th Golden Melody Awards[2] Best Male Vocalist – Mandarin Tidal Wave Won
2007 HITO Radio Music Awards[3] Achievement Award N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard - 1995 6 3 p4 "His new Mandarin album, "Kao-jin" (Getting Close), is scheduled for mid-June release in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan."
  2. ^ (in Chinese) GIO, Taiwan 13th Golden Melody Awards winners list 28 April 2004. Retrieved 2011-04-16
  3. ^ (in Chinese) HITO Radio 2007 HITO Radio Music Awards winners list 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-20

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