Wang Yibo

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Wang Yibo
王一博.jpg
Native name
王一博
Born (1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 22)
NationalityChinese
Alma materHanlim Multi Art School
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsYuehua Entertainment
Associated acts
Wang Yibo
Simplified Chinese

Wang Yibo (Chinese: 王一博, born 5 August 1997) is a Chinese actor and singer. He is a member of South Korean-Chinese boyband UNIQ. Wang received recognition for his role as Lan Wangji in the drama The Untamed (2019).

Early life and education[edit]

Wang Yibo was born on 5 August 1997 in Luoyang, Henan, China. Since young, he learnt dancing. In 2011, during his second year in high school, Wang participated in IBD dance competition, emerging as top sixteen in the hip-hop category. He then became a trainee of Yuehua Entertainment.[1][2]

Career[edit]

2014–2017: Debut with Uniq and acting debut[edit]

Wang debuted in 2014 as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band group Uniq with the song "Falling in Love".[3]

Wang made his acting debut in the film MBA Partners.[4] He then played the role of Red Boy in A Chinese Odyssey Part Three,[5] and starred in the romance comedy drama Love Actually.[6] Since 2016, he was a host on the variety program Day Day Up.[7]

In 2017, Wang was cast in his first lead role in the youth xianxia drama Private Shushan Gakuen.[8] The same year, he made a guest appearance in the youth campus drama When We Were Young,[9] and was cast in the science fiction drama Super Talent.[10]

2018–present: Rising popularity[edit]

In 2018, Wang became a dance mentor in the reality survival show Produce 101.[11] He gained increased recognition for his dance skills on the show.[12]

In 2019, Wang starred in the esports romance drama Gank Your Heart, playing a misunderstood professional gamer.[13] The same year, he starred in the xianxia drama The Untamed, based on the novel Mo Dao Zu Shi, as one of the two male leads alongside Xiao Zhan.[14] He and Xiao also released a duet tiled "Unrestrained" for the drama.[15] Wang gained increased recognition and popularity with his portrayal of Lan Wangji.[16]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2017 "Once Again" 二次初恋 Once Again OST with Guan Xiaotong[17]
"Just Dance" N/A N/A Theme song of 4th Xuan Wu Festival[18]
2018 "The Shadow of the Shark" N/A N/A Promotional song of The Meg[19]
with Cheng Xiao
"Heart Affairs of the Youth" 少年心事 N/A Promotional song of Crystal Sky of Yesterday[20]
2019 "Fire" N/A N/A [21]
"Lucky" N/A N/A [22]
"The Coolest Adventure" 最燃的冒险 Gank Your Heart OST [23]
"Saying Sword" 说剑 N/A Theme song of Moonlight Blade[24]
"Unrestrained" 无羁 The Untamed OST with Xiao Zhan[15]
Solo version
"Won't Forget" 不忘 [25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2016 MBA Partners 梦想合伙人 Zhao Shuyu [4]
A Chinese Odyssey Part Three 大话西游3 Red Boy [5]
2018 Live For Real 热舞吧!青春 Lin Jin Short film [26]
TBA Unexpected Love 闭嘴!爱吧 Chang Lin [27]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Love Actually 人间至味是清欢 Zhai Zhiwei [6]
When We Were Young 青春最好时 Lin Jiayi Guest appearance [9]
2019 Gank Your Heart 陪你到世界之巅 Ji Xiangkong [13]
The Untamed 陈情令 Lan Wangji [14]
TBA Private Shushan Gakuen 私立蜀山学园 Teng Jing [8]
Super Talent 超凡天赋 Wei Yichen [10]
Legend of Fei 有匪 Xie Yun

Television show[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Ref.
2016–present Day Day Up 天天向上 Host [7]
2018 Produce 101 创造101 Dance mentor [11]
2019 One More Try 极限青春 Cast member [28]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Top Chinese Music Awards Best New Idol N/A Won [29]
Asian Influence Awards Ceremony Best New Actor N/A Won [30]
2017 Weibo TV Online Video Awards Ceremony New Artist of the Year N/A Won [31]
ifeng Fashion Choice Most Popular New Actor N/A Won [32]
Sina Best Taste New Artiste of the Year N/A Won [33]
2018 QQ兴趣部落“心赏之夜” Male Artiste of the Year N/A Won [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "乐华娱乐新人男团UNIQ正式公开 成员王一博曝光". Netease (in Chinese). September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ 《创造101》王一博化身导师 点评一针见血. GX News (in Chinese). May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "新人男团UNIQ正式公开 首发成员王一博预告片". Sohu (in Chinese). September 15, 2014.
  4. ^ a b 《梦想合伙人》姚晨重回校园 王一博献银幕初吻. NetEase (in Chinese). February 26, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "《大话西游3》曝主演造型 UNIQ王一博变红孩儿". Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). September 8, 2015.
  6. ^ a b 《人间至味是清欢》陈乔恩王一博"千层甜". NetEase (in Chinese). August 18, 2017.
  7. ^ a b 《天天向上》本周五迎新版 主持新增大張偉王一博. People's Daily (in Chinese). April 26, 2016.
  8. ^ a b 王一博惊喜亮相发布会 加盟《私立蜀山学园》. Tencent (in Chinese). March 2, 2017.
  9. ^ a b 王一博加盟《青春最好时》. Sina (in Chinese). December 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "《超凡天赋》开机 张逸杰王一博组新cp大玩超能力". ifeng (in Chinese). December 8, 2017.
  11. ^ a b 王一博受邀担任《创造101》舞蹈导师 火力全开. Netease (in Chinese). March 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "《创造101》王一博圈粉无数 话题关注持续走高". ifeng (in Chinese). May 4, 2018.
  13. ^ a b 《陪你到世界之巅》首曝人物海报 王一博王子璇勇闯青春“逆风局”. Qianlong (in Chinese). May 19, 2019.
  14. ^ a b 《陈情令》首曝剧照 肖战王一博掀仙侠风云. ifeng (in Chinese). July 5, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "《陈情令》国风音乐专辑重磅上线 肖战王一博"声动"诠释角色内心". People.com (in Chinese). July 8, 2019.
  16. ^ 王一博出演《陈情令》蓝忘机 古装扮相备受称赞. ifeng (in Chinese). April 26, 2018.
  17. ^ "关晓彤王一博《二次初恋》主题曲MV 七夕点映期待". Youth.cn (in Chinese). August 24, 2017.
  18. ^ "王一博《Just dance》首发 演绎动感流行舞曲风". Sina (in Chinese). November 17, 2017.
  19. ^ "王一博程潇组CP献声《巨齿鲨》宣传曲还原"巨鲨魅影"". China.com (in Chinese). August 15, 2018.
  20. ^ "《昨日青空》发"年少心事"MV 王一博首次献声". Netease (in Chinese). October 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "王一博单曲《Fire》上线 挑战大胆"玩酷"". Huanqiu (in Chinese). January 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "王一博单曲《Lucky》上线 走进浪漫异想世界". Huanqiu (in Chinese). March 13, 2019.
  23. ^ 王一博献唱《陪你到世界之巅》主题曲,酷炫手势舞狙击少女心. Sina (in Chinese). June 4, 2019.
  24. ^ "天刀太白主题曲《说剑》首发 王一博国风rap开唱". Sohu (in Chinese). June 20, 2019.
  25. ^ 《陈情令》人物曲上线 国韵美学打开内心世界. Huanqiu (in Chinese). July 22, 2019.
  26. ^ 《热舞吧青春》燃屏来袭 王一博诠释青春新主张. ifeng (in Chinese). April 12, 2018.
  27. ^ 《闭嘴!爱吧》首尔开机 主演王一博到场. Sina (in Chinese). March 2, 2016.
  28. ^ 《极限青春》王珞丹王一博程潇带队“玩滑板”. People's Daily (in Chinese). June 16, 2019.
  29. ^ 音乐风云榜魏晨尚雯婕获最佳男女歌手 黄子韬压轴. Sina (in Chinese). April 10, 2017.
  30. ^ 9月16日2017亚洲影响力盛典获奖名单 东方盛典颁奖视频完整版. China.com (in Chinese). September 17, 2017.
  31. ^ 微博电视影响力盛典举行 行业齐聚盘点年度经典. Sina (in Chinese). September 27, 2017.
  32. ^ 宋轶和王一博 获“2017年度票选网友最爱新晋演员”荣誉. ifeng (in Chinese). November 9, 2017.
  33. ^ 王一博荣获2017风格大赏“年度新锐艺人”大奖. Sina (in Chinese). December 20, 2017.
  34. ^ QQ兴趣部落“心赏之夜”:娱乐圈高颜值的鲜肉小花都到了. Sina (in Chinese). January 12, 2018.

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