William Chan

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William Chan
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Background information
Chinese name 陳偉霆 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈伟霆 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Wěitíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Chan Wai Ting (Cantonese)
Born (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 31)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, Actor
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Label(s) Emperor Entertainment Group
Years active 2004-present
Associated acts Sun Boy'z (2006-2008)
Ancestry Yunfu, Guangdong

William Chan Wai-ting is a Hong Kong singer and actor. In 2003, he participated in New Talent Singing Awards and won several awards. He was then signed under Emperor Entertainment Group. He began his singing career by joining a Cantopop group Sun Boy'z in 2006 and left the group in 2008 to pursue a solo career, releasing his debut solo album in the same year. Since then, he has released a total of 6 albums and involved in more than 10 movies.

Since 2013, he gradually shifted his career focus to mainland China and participated in various TV dramas and films, such as Swords of Legends (2014), Legend of Zu Mountain (2015), The Mystic Nine (2016) and L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (2016).

Acting career[edit]

2009–2013: Beginnings in Hong Kong[edit]

William made his big screen debut in the 2009 crime thriller Overheard. He continued to take on supporting roles. In 2011, he was cast in his first lead role in Hi, Fidelity. The film was showcased at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

In 2013, William played a young fireman in the Hong Kong-Chinese film As the Light Goes Out. He won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Macau International Movie Festival for his performance.[1]

2014–2015: Breakthrough in Mainland[edit]

In 2014, he starred in his first television drama, the xianxia series Swords of Legends. The drama was a huge success, topping viewership ratings and market share; and was the most viewed drama online.[2][3] The popularity of Swords of Legends made William a household name in China.[4] He won the Most Popular All-Around Artist and Media's Most Anticipated Actor awards at the 6th TV Drama Awards.[5] The same year, William starred in the movie Golden Brother and won the Best Young Actor award at the 2014 China Image Film Festival for his performance.[6]

William further solidified his popularity in 2015 with television dramas Legend of Fragrance, The Four and Legend of Zu Mountain. The same year, he starred in sports film Lost in Wrestling.

2016–Present: Mainstream popularity[edit]

In 2016, William starred in The Mystic Nine, the prequel to the series The Lost Tomb. The web drama achieved success, placing first in television ratings and setting a record for the most online views garnered in a day, and has accumulated over 10 billion views.[7] William experienced a surge in popularity,[8] and won "Person of the Year" at the iQiyi All-Star Carnival.[9]

The same year, he starred alongside ex-SNSD member Jessica Jung in the romantic comedy I Love That Crazy Little Thing and featured in Guo Jingming's fantasy blockbuster L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties.[10][11] William was also appointed as the first Chinese ambassador of the NFL China in December.[12]

In 2017, he was cast in Lost Love in Times with Cecilia Liu and Only Side by Side with You with Bai Baihe.

Singing career[edit]

2003–2006: Debut with Sun Boy'z[edit]

In 2003, William participated in the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship Hong Kong regional finals and won several awards. He was then signed by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) as a new talent and started appearing in TV shows as a host.

In 2006, William joined Sun Boy’z, a Cantopop boy group created by EEG, together with Steven Cheung and Dennis Mark and started adopting a dance-singer persona. The trio has recorded three albums in 2006 and 2007, but disbanded in 2008.

2008–Present: Solo Career[edit]

After the disbandment of his group, William began his solo career. In September 2008, William released his first solo album Will Power and was awarded the Most Popular Male Newcomer at the 2008 Hong Kong Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation and Newcomer with the Most Potential at the Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award.[13] The following year, William released his second solo album Warrior and also participated in Dragon TV's dance program Let's Shake It.[14]

In 2015, William released his first EP titled Waiting. The album achieved platinum in sales.[15] In November, he released his self-composed single "1121".[16]

In 2016, William released the single "Plan W". In less than 12 hours, the single surpassed ten million downloads.[17] On August 27, 2016, William embarked on his first solo tour Inside Me,[18] which had stops at numerous cities in China.

Personal life[edit]

William dated Hong Kong model and actress Angelababy from 2004 to 2009.

In 2010, William announced his relationship with Charlene Choi. They broke up five years later on 20 September 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title
2008 Will Power
2009 War-ri-or 戰士
2010 Do You Wanna Dance
2010 Heads or Tails
2011 WOW
2012 Pop It Up
2015 Waiting (EP) 等等

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Notes
2010 What Is The Trend 什麼是潮流 Sung with Gillian Chung
Mandarin version called "In The Scene"
2015 1121
2016 Confession 表白
2016 W Project W 企划

Soundtracks and theme songs[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2012 "Got Borrow Got Return" 有借有还 Triad OST
Waiting
2013 "The Brave" 勇者 As the Light Goes Out OST Sung with Nicholas Tse and Hong Zhuoli
2014 "Peers" 两同行 Swords of Legends OST
2015 "Waiting Silently" 无言守候 The Four OST
"Sweet Aftertaste" 回甘 12 Dao Feng Wei 2 theme song Sung with Nicholas Tse, Chen Yufan and Hu Haiquan
2016 "I Really Want to Hug You" 好想抱着你 The Love of Happiness OST
"My Clan" 我门 The Mystic Nine OST
"Love! Love! Aloha" I Love That Crazy Little Thing OST Sung with Jessica Jung
"Run For More" 酷跑 Tian Tian Ku Pao theme song
"Perfect Day" 完美這一天 Cook Up a Storm OST Sung with Nicholas Tse, Leo Ku, Joey Yung, Twins, Raymond Lam and Hacken Lee

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role
2009 Overheard 竊聽風雲 Zu
Trick or Cheat 愛出貓 Xue Junhui
Split Second Murders 死神傻了 Ke Le
Seven 2 One 關人7事 William
2010 Beauty on Duty 美麗密令 Qin Lang
Ex 前度 Chen Yunping
All About Love 得閒炒飯 Mike
Lover's Discourse 戀人絮語 Ah Bao (young)
2011 Hi, Fidelity 出軌的女人 Bill / Ben
2012 Triad 紮職 Ah Ting
2013 Hardcore Comedy 重口味之毒菇求愛 Ah Jie
2014 As the Light Goes Out 救火英雄 Zhang Wenjian
Golden Brother 男人不可以窮 Xue Keyong
2015 Lost in Wrestling 五行攻略 Ruo Nan
2016 I Love That Crazy Little Thing 那件疯狂的小事叫爱情 Jiang Yang
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 爵迹 Nether
2017 The Legend of The Mengol King 铁木真传说 Tie Muzhen
The Bombing 大轰炸 Cheng Ting
The Founding of an Army 建军大业 Du Yuesheng

Television[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role
2014 Swords of Legends 古剑奇谭 Ling Yue
2015 Legend of Fragrance 活色生香 An Yichen / Wen Shiqing
The Four 少年四大名捕 Zhui Ming
Legend of Zu Mountain 蜀山战纪之剑侠传奇 Ding Yin
2016 Edge of Happiness 缘来幸福 Ah Han
The Love of Happiness 因为爱情有幸福 Su Kaiwen
The Mystic Nine 老九门 Zhang Qishan
2017 Lost Love in Times 醉玲瓏 Yuan Ling
Only Side by Side with You 南方有乔木 Shi Yue

Awards[edit]

Acting[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 5th Macau International Movie Festival Best Supporting Actor As the Light Goes Out Won [1]
2014 Wyndham Xingyue Role Model Ceremony Most Popular Actor Won [19]
6th China Image Film Festival Best Young Actor Golden Brother Won [6]
6th Macau International Movie Festival Best Supporting Actor Nominated
6th Anhui TV Drama Awards Media's Most Anticipated Actor Swords of Legends Won [5]
Most Popular All-Rounded Artist Won
iQiyi All-Star Carnival Most Popular Actor Won [20]
2015 21st Shanghai Television Festival Magnolia Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated
17th Huading Awards Best New Cutting-Edge Actor Nominated
iQiyi All-Star Carnival Most Popular Idol Won
2016 iQiyi All-Star Carnival Person of the Year The Mystic Nine Won [9]

Music[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation Mandarin New Forces Singer Award Won
Yahoo!Asia Buzz Awards Newcomer Award Won
Hit Awards Hit Male New Singer Won
Hit Dance Song "Taxi" Won
2009 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation Best New Male Singer (Gold Award) Won
26th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation Most Popular Male Newcomer (Gold Award) Won
7th Hong Kong PM Music Award Ceremony All-Rounded Male Newcomer Leaping Award Won
Most Popular Male Newcomer Won
Best Stage Presence Won
SINAMusic Music Audience Index Awards Favourite Male Newcomer (Gold Award) Won
Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Best Potential Newcomer (Gold Award) Won
IFPI Music Sales Awards Most Commercially Valuable Male Newcomer Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation Mandarin Best Improvement Singer Award Won
Hit Awards Hit Remake Song "Today I Finally Know I Am Wrong" Won
Hit Dance Singer Won
Hit Popular Male Singer Won
2010 27th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation Most Popular Remake Song (Bronze Award) "Today I Finally Know I Am Wrong" Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation Mandarin Dance Singer (Grand Award) Won
Mandarin Dance Song Award "Do you wanna dance" Won
2011 27th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation Outstanding Performance (Gold Award) Won
Music Pioneer Rankings Most Popular Duet Song "In the Scene" (with Gillian Chung) Won
Dance Singer Award Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation Mandarin New Forces Singer Won
Mandarin Dance Song Award "Baby Don't Cry" Won
Mandarin Dance Singer (Grand Award) Won
8th Music King Award Ceremony Best Dance Song "LOVE U2" Won
Hit Awards Hit Dance Singer Won
Hit Dance Song "Baby Don't Cry" Won
2012 SINAMusic Music Audience Index Awards Best Dance Song (Grand Award) Won
28th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation Most Popular Singer-Songwriter (Bronze Award) Won
Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation Mandarin Asian Dance Singer Award Won
Hit Awards Hit Asian Singer (Grand Award) Won
Hit Dance Song (Gold Award) "Queen" Won
2015 iQiyi All-Star Carnival Annual Music Grand Award Won
Elle Style Awards Fashionable Trans-boundary Singer of the Year Won
2016 IFPI Music Sales Awards Top 10 Best Selling Singers Won
Top 10 Best Selling Albums Waiting Won

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Preceded by
Deep Ng 吳浩康
New Talent Singing Awards - Hong Kong Regional Finals winner
2003
Succeeded by
Keith Wong 王琪 (王凱駿)