|Chinese name||赵泳鑫 (traditional)|
|Pinyin||Zhào Yǒngxīn (Mandarin)|
August 25, 1988 |
Kunming, Yunnan, China
|Occupation||Singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter, actor|
|Genre(s)||Pop, dance, R&B|
|Instrument(s)||Hulusi, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone|
|Label(s)||Taihe Rye Music|
Zhao Yongxin (born August 25, 1988 in Kunming, Yunnan), better known by his nickname XiaoXin (Small Xin - 小鑫, in Chinese), is a Chinese singer-songwriter and occasional actor, He is the co-leader of Chinese boyband M.I.C.. His English stage name is Steel.
Zhao is from the ethnic Yi. From his early years he learned to dance and sing the songs of his ethnic group. He also knows how to play the Hulusi, Guitar, Piano and Saxophone. At a young age he left his parents to study in Beijing, living with his father's friends. He considers himself independent because of that fact.
When he was in high school he was discovered by Taihe Rye Music (北京太合麦田音乐文化发展有限公司) and began his training classes.
6 months of competition on Migu (on March 26, 2010), M.I.C. won the Star Academy Finals.
M.I.C. (or MIC男团) is a Chinese boyband, with 6 members, formed by Taihe Rye Music (北京太合麦田音乐文化发展有限公司). The group consists of Wang Hao (王浩), YongXin (泳鑫), YaoYao (尧尧), Jianci (健次), YueHan (约翰) and Lu Jia (鲁佳), who left the group in 2010 for unknown reasons. M.I.C. made a commercial for the Chinese market with Korean girlgroup f(x), for LG’s Lollipop Cellphone. M.I.C. also participated in the show Migu Star Academy, winning the show in March 2010.
On October 20, 2010, M.I.C. of five members debuted with their first EP Rock Star.
Yongxin made his debut with a little appearance on 阳光雨季 (piying: Yángguāng yǔjì) the movie is a popular drama about love, school and growing up.
He also made an appearance in 2009 with others M.I.C. members (Wang Hao, YaoYao, Lujia and YueHan) on Yixin Gao’s movie CopyCat (盗版猫 - piying: Dao Ban Mao), the movie is a black comedy about the problems of music piracy.
1. Champion of the Star Academy 2010
2. Best commercial potential award on the fifth anniversary of Ifensi
3. The best new group of the third Yin Yuefeng Yun Bang new singers festival
4. The best new and vigorous MV of Qiyi 2010
5. Golden Melody Award of Beijing Pop Music ceremony 2010
- (Chinese) M.I.C Official Sina Blog
- (Chinese) M.I.C Official Sina Weibo
- (Chinese) Tieba Baidu Page
- (Chinese) YongXin Official Sina Weibo
- (Chinese) YongXin Official Blog
- (Chinese) YongXin Baidu Page
- (Chinese) YongXin Baike Baidu Page
- YongXin page at KpopWiki
- Cfensi page about MIC
- "Zhao YongXin Baike Baidu Page". Tieba Baidu Bake Page (in Chinese). 2009-09-22. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
- "MIC男团page". China mobile (in Chinese). 2009-12-18. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
- Taihe Rye Music (2010-01-12). "Taihe Rye Official MIC page". youtube (in Chinese). p. 1. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
- "Making off – Lollipop video". youtube. 2010-01-12. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
- youtube (2010-01-12). "Lollipop Video Debut". youtube. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-07-26.