Wang Junkai

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Wang Junkai
TFBOYS 王俊凯 (2015) 4.jpg
Wang in 2015
Background information
Chinese name王俊凱 (traditional)
Chinese name王俊凯 (simplified)
PinyinWáng Jùnkǎi (Mandarin)
Born (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 19)
Chongqing, China
Other namesKarry Wang
EthnicityHan
EducationChongqing No.8 Secondary School (重庆市第八中学)
Alma materBeijing Film Academy
Occupation
Years active2013–present
Genre(s)
Instrument(s)
Label(s)Time Fengjun Entertainment (2010–)
Karry Wang Studio (2017–)
The H Collective (2018–)
Shanghai Wang Junkai Film Studio (2018–)
Associated actsTFBoys
WebsiteKarry Wang on Sinaweibo

Wang Junkai (simplified Chinese: 王俊凯; traditional Chinese: 王俊凱; pinyin: Wáng Jùnkǎi, born 21 September 1999), also known as Karry Wang, is a Chinese singer and actor. He was a trainee of TF Family since 2010 and debuted as the leader of TFBoys in 2013.[1] He is one of China’s wealthiest people born after 1990, with a personal net worth of 248 million yuan (US$36 million) as of December 2016.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Wang was born in Chongqing, China. Wang grew up mostly under his grandparents' care due to his parents' busy work schedules. His father works as a taxi driver while his mother works as a hairdresser. In late 2010, he became one of the trainees under the TF Entertainment, and becoming the only trainee later then.[3] Prior to his debut, Wang participated in TF Family's mini album I Don't Want to Change. He has released several cover songs online, and participated in audition programs. In particular, his cover of "Onion" (originally by Aska Yang) received attention and was covered by several news outlets. He officially debuted as a member of TFBoys on August 6, 2013, at the age of 13 alongside Roy Wang and Jackson Yee.[4]

In 2017, he was enrolled into the Beijing Film Academy after having passed the college entrance examination; which received much media fanfare.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2016, Wang released his first solo single "Ode to A Tree", which he took part in composing.[6] In July, Wang released his second solo single, "Memory in Ferris Wheel" as part of the soundtrack of web series Finding Soul.[7] The OST reached number 1 on the Billboard China V Chart for 3 consecutive weeks.[8] The same year, Wang had a supporting role in Zhang Yimou's film The Great Wall.[9]

He released his third single "Homeward" in January 2017, produced by Li Ronghao.[10] "Homeward" was named as one of the Top 10 Songs at the Fresh Asia Chart Festival 2017. In April, he joined the cast of variety program Give Me Five.[11] The same year, Wang was named as the Chinese promotional ambassador for the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle and released the theme song "Become a Gentleman".[12] In September, Wang released a single titled "Karry On" as part of as eighteenth birthday celebration.[13] He then starred in the Chinese film adaptation of popular Japanese novel Miracles of the Namiya General Store, which premiered in December 2017.[14] He sang the theme song of the film, titled "Train in the Mist" with Li Jian.[15]

In 2018, Wang starred in the youth adventure drama Eagles and Youngster.[16][17] The same year, it was announced that he will star in the fantasy animated film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2.[18]

In August 2018, Wang released his first autobiography titled "19 Year Old Time Difference".

Other activities[edit]

Wang held the Guinness World Record Holder for having "the most reposted Weibo post" in 2015.[19]

In March 2017, Wang was invited by Nike to take part in the design process of the new Air Max sneakers.[20] In June, Wang made his walkway debut for fashion house Dolce & Gabbana during the Men's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan.[21] The same year, Wang became the youngest male celebrity to grace the front cover of Harper's Bazaar and L'Officiel Hommes.[22]

In December 2017, Wang was announced as the global brand ambassador for Swatch.[23] In the same month, it was announced that the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) will work with Visa China and Wang, to bring to the public tailor-made “Galaxy·Karry Wang" credit card.[24]

On 21 November 2018, Wang severed his ties with Dolce & Gabbana, ultimately ending his role as the ambassador for the brand after the Shanghai event controversy.[25]

Social activities[edit]

In March 2017, Wang was appointed as one of the "Special Envoy of Youth Action" for "World Life Day", a joint campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme, International Fund for Animal Welfare and The Nature Conservancy.[26]

On his 18th birthday, Wang announced the set up his own charity foundation - "Kindle Blue Fund". Its first project is to build a library for children who lived in the mountain area.[27]

In April 2018, Wang was appointed by United Nations Environment Programme as the UN Environment National Goodwill Ambassador.[28]

Discography[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
Baidu Chart
CHN
Billboard V Chart
"样(Young)" 2016
"Memory in Ferris Wheel" (摩天轮的思念) Finding Soul OST
"Ode to A Tree" (树读) N/A
"Homeward" (小棉袄) 2017 N/A
Imperfect Child (不完美小孩) N/A
"Karry On" (焕蓝·未来) N/A
"Become a Gentleman" (冷暖) Promotional song for Kingsman: The Golden Circle
"Train in the Mist" (雾中列车) Namiya OST
"At The Free-Flowing Stream in Zhu Xian" (我在诛仙逍遥涧)[29] 2018 Theme song of mobile game Zhu Xian
"Fulfill Our Generation's Dream" (圓夢一代)[30] N/A
"You're Mine" (我的)[31] TBA
"Awake" (醒着)[32] TBA

Collaborations[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2017 "Proud Youth" 骄傲的少年 Give Me Five theme song with cast members[33]
"China's Dream" 中国梦 N/A with various artists[34]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Pound of Flesh 致命追击 Cameo [35]
Mr. Six 老炮儿 [36]
2016 The Great Wall 长城 Emperor
2017 Namiya 解忧杂货店 Xiao Bo Lead role
2019 L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 爵跡2:冷血狂宴 Frost Supporting role
Bureau 749 749局 In production

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Noble Aspirations 青云志 teenage Lin Jingyu Cameo [37]
Love for Separation 小别离 Li Xiang [38]
Finding Soul 超少年密码 Xia Chang'an / 001 Lead role [39]
2017 Boy Hood 我们的少年时代 Wu Tong [40]
2018 Eagles and Youngster 天坑鹰猎 Zhang Baoqing

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2017 Give Me Five 高能少年团 Cast member
2018 Give Me Five Season 2 高能少年团2 [41]
Chinese Restaurant Season 2 中餐厅2 [42]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2015 2014 Star Power List Most popular male singer N/A Won
Cross-Strait Men's List Popularity award N/A Won
Perfect Men N/A Won
Guinness World Record Most forwarded Weibo post Won [43]
China's Top Ten Influential People born in the 90s N/A Won
2016 Fresh Asia Chart Festival Top Ten Songs "Young" Won [44]
2017 "Imperfect Child" Won [45]
"Homeward" Won

References[edit]

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  22. ^ "王俊凯登《时尚芭莎》封面 9秒卖300万创纪录". China Radio International (in Chinese). August 23, 2017.
  23. ^ "斯沃琪SWATCH宣布王俊凯成为全球品牌形象代言人". Sina (in Chinese). December 29, 2017.
  24. ^ "银行推出王俊凯定制信用卡 卡面由粉丝投票设定". Sina (in Chinese). December 1, 2017.
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  32. ^ "王俊凯未眠曲《醒着》上线,唱给都市夜色中失眠的人们". Sohu (in Chinese). September 21, 2018.
  33. ^ "《高能少年团》将播 主题曲《骄傲的少年》曝光". Sohu (in Chinese). April 1, 2017.
  34. ^ "王俊凯关晓彤等唱响《中国梦》 孙涌智策划出品". Sina (in Chinese). December 5, 2017.
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  42. ^ "《中餐厅2》今晚开播 赵薇王俊凯邀你享中华美食". Sina (in Chinese). July 20, 2018.
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  44. ^ "2016年度亚洲新歌榜荣誉名单". Sina (in Chinese). September 27, 2016.
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