Roy Wang

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Roy Wang
王源
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Wang in 2019
Born (2000-11-08) November 8, 2000 (age 20)
Chongqing, China
Education
  • Chongqing Nankai Secondary School
  • Berklee College of Music
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
  • columnist

Roy Wang, also known as Wang Yuan (Chinese: 王源; pinyin: Wáng Yuán) is a Chinese singer-songwriter, television host and actor. He was named by Time as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017.[1] Wang has been an UNICEF Ambassador since 2018.[2] He has set up his own charity foundation Yuan Foundation which focuses on helping the elderly and children.

Career[edit]

Wang officially debuted as a member of TFBoyson 6 August 2013.[3]

At Wang's 15th birthday concert, Wang performed his first solo single "Cause of You", which was both written and composed by himself for his fans. The song was officially released in January 2016. Wang's post of this song on Weibo has been re-posted for more than 471 million times.[4] This song was also awarded Top 10 golden songs of Fresh Asia Charts,[5] and Wang won the "Most Popular New Talent" award at the 9th CSC Music Awards for the song.[6]

He released his second single which is written and composed by himself in October 2016, titled "The Best Time", as a gift to his alma mater for Chongqing Nankai Middle School 's 80th Anniversary.[7]

In January 2017, Wang became an emcee for the second season of Zhejiang TV's prime time variety show, "Ace vs Ace" season 2.[8] The show topped the TV ratings in China for the first quarter of the year and was viewed more than 5 billion times online.[9]

In September 2017, Wang joined the cast of Dragon TV's variety show, "Youth Inn".[10]

In October 2017, Wang joined the indie film, So Long, My Son, directed by the leading Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai.[11]

On 24 October, Wang's self-written and composed single "Seventeen" was released for his 17th birthday.[12] He released his first English single, titled "Sleep" on 6 November.[13] On 20 November, Wang released another single titled "Pride", which is dedicated to his mother.[14]

In 2018, Wang was cast as the male lead in the xianxia drama The Great Ruler. The drama was on air in 2020.[15]

Wang's first digital album titled "Song For You" was released on 22 January. The proceeds from the sale of the album go to Wang's charity foundation, Yuan Foundation.[16]

In February 2018, Wang returned to host "Ace vs Ace" season 3.[17]

In March, Wang was invited to attend Givenchy 2018 FW fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

In April, Wang was invited by Chopard to attend Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Fair.[18]

In May, Wang was invited to attend The Cannes film festival as the ambassador of two famous brand L'Oreal Paris and Chopard. He was the youngest Chinese artist to make an appearance at the Cannes.[19]

Wang partnered with Line Friends to create his own line of characters "ROY6".[20] Merchandise based on the characters included apparel, toys, stationary and household items.

On May 2019 , Wang was caught smoking illegally in a Beijing restaurant. He issued a public apology and accepted punishment for his actions.[21]

Wang was accepted into the Berklee College of Music on 31 January 2019. He starts attending Berklee College of Music as a first-year student.

Social activities[edit]

On 18 May 2016, Wang was appointed as "Chongqing Civilized Tourism Public Welfare Ambassador".[22]

In December 2016, Wang worked with the UN China Youth group to promote the "Imagine 2030" campaign, which aims at encouraging the young generation in China.[23] He was recognized for his contributions at the closing ceremony by receiving a special award.[citation needed]

Wang was one of the delegates representing China at the 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) youth forum, held in January 2017. He spoke at the event as the representative of the United Nations Imagine 2030 Campaign, calling for equal access to quality education worldwide.[24][25][26]

For a consecutive second year, Wang represented China at the United Nations ECOSOC youth forum held in New York UN headquarters, in his role as UNICEF Special Advocate for Education.[27]

Charity foundation[edit]

On 27 October 2017, Wang announced that he has set up his own charity foundation called "Yuan Foundation" and that the first initiative has been carried out to help elderly with cataract regain their sight.[28] The second initiative was to raise funds for children with Neuroblastoma.[29]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Title Track listing
Song For You - Single
(2018)
  1. Song For Your Birthday
  2. Song For Your Night(Galaxy)
Yuan - EP
(2019)
  1. Yuan
  2. Rainbow Clouds
  3. Fragile
  4. Midnight Pool
  5. Here I am
  6. Tender
  7. Yuan (Instrumental)
  8. Tender (Instrumental)
The 400 Blows - Single
(2020)
  1. The 400 Blows
  2. Fantastic live channel
  3. Petal

Single[edit]

  • Cause of You
  • Grown Up
  • Sunshine Will Never Fade Away
  • Seventeen
  • Sleep
  • Pride
  • Be Myself
  • The Wrong Things
  • Will You
  • The Same
  • My Childhood
  • Determined Man
  • The Cherished
  • I Don't Know
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Blazing
  • Waltz OST
  • Aqua Hotel
  • Stop The Clocks
  • a home in me

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Pound of Flesh Singer cameo
2016 L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties Dusk one of the Silver Priests
2019 So Long, My Son Liu Xing

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Noble Aspirations Young Zhang Xiaofan
2017 Boy Hood Ban Xiaosong Protagonist
2020 The Great Ruler Mu Chen Protagonist

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Chinese title
2017 Ace vs Ace Season 2 王牌对王牌 2
Youth Inn 青春旅社
2018 Ace vs Ace Season 3 王牌对王牌 3
2019 Haha Farmer 哈哈农夫
I am a Singer-Songwriter 我是唱作人
2020 Our Songs 2 我們的歌 第二季

Accolades[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 Fresh Asia Charts Top 10 Golden Songs "Cause of You" Won [5]
9th CSC Music Awards Most Popular New Talent Won [6]
2018 CCTV Global Chinese Music Awards Best Singer-Songwriter N/A Won [30]
Best Chinese Song of 2017 "Seventeen" Won
2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony Trendy Musician of the Year N/A Won [31]

References[edit]

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