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Aaron Yan is a Taiwanese
Taiwanese people
Taiwanese people may refer to individuals who either claim or are imputed cultural identity focused on the island of Taiwan and/or Taiwan Area which have been governed by the Republic of China since 1945...

 Mandopop
Mandopop
Mandopop is a colloquial abbreviation for "Mandarin popular music." It is categorized as a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music within C-pop. Mandopop was the first variety of popular music in Chinese to establish itself as a viable industry. As the name implies, Mandopop features songs...

 singer, commercial model and actor. He is the youngest member of Taiwanese Mandopop
Mandopop
Mandopop is a colloquial abbreviation for "Mandarin popular music." It is categorized as a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music within C-pop. Mandopop was the first variety of popular music in Chinese to establish itself as a viable industry. As the name implies, Mandopop features songs...

 vocal quartet
Quartet
In music, a quartet is a method of instrumentation , used to perform a musical composition, and consisting of four parts.-Western art music:...

 boy band
Boy band
A boy band is loosely defined as a popular music act consisting of only male singers. The members are expected to dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances. More often than not, boy band members do not play musical instruments, either in recording sessions or on...

 Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit (Taiwanese band)
Fahrenheit is a Taiwanese boy band who has been active in Asia since 2005. The group debut with four members: Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen, Aaron Yan and Wu Chun. They are managed by Comic International Productions . The group's music is distributed by HIM International Music in Taiwan, by WOW Music in...

.

Biography


Aaron Wu Geng Lin was born on November 20, 1986 in Taiwan.

At a young age, his family moved to New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

, U.S.
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

, where he stayed for his primary school education for about five years. He then moved back to Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

 for further education.

He can speak and understand Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

 and limited Japanese
Japanese language
is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic language family, which has a number of proposed relationships with other languages, none of which has gained wide acceptance among historical linguists .Japanese is an...

 and Cantonese. He was a sophomore at Chinese Culture University
Chinese Culture University
Chinese Culture University is a private, Taiwanese university located on Yang Ming Mountain in the Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan. CCU was established in 1962 and is one of the largest universities in Taiwan with an enrollment of about 32,000 students...

, majoring in Journalism
Journalism
Journalism is the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues and trends to a broad audience in a timely fashion. Though there are many variations of journalism, the ideal is to inform the intended audience. Along with covering organizations and institutions such as government and...

 and News Broadcasting
News broadcasting
News broadcasting is the broadcasting of various news events and other information via television, radio or internet in the field of broadcast journalism. The content is usually either produced locally in a radio studio or television studio newsroom, or by a broadcast network...

. However, because his career had greatly affected his academics and learning environment, he transferred to Jinwen University of Science and Technology, majoring in English. In October 2010, Aaron announced that he had quit schooling to focus on his career instead. Having injured his knee previously, Aaron is also exempted from serving in the national army.

Music career


As part of Fahrenheit, Yan has released four Mandopop
Mandopop
Mandopop is a colloquial abbreviation for "Mandarin popular music." It is categorized as a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music within C-pop. Mandopop was the first variety of popular music in Chinese to establish itself as a viable industry. As the name implies, Mandopop features songs...

 studio albums, three Japanese
Japanese language
is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic language family, which has a number of proposed relationships with other languages, none of which has gained wide acceptance among historical linguists .Japanese is an...

 singles and one live concert DVD. Yan held his first solo concert on 20 November 2010 at The Wall Live House in Taipei
Taipei
Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China and the central city of the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of the island, Taipei is located on the Tamsui River, and is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, its port on the Pacific Ocean...

, to celebrate his 25th birthday. The tickets were sold out in 18 minutes right after it is open for sale. Proceeds from the ticket sale were for charity purposes.

Yan's first solo EP, The Next Me
The Next Me
-Music videos:* "下一個我" MV* "只看見妳" MV* "最後一眼" MV-External links:...

was released on 25 March 2011 by HIM International Music
HIM International Music
HIM International Music is a Taiwanese independent record label and artist management company established in 1999. It was previously known as Grand Music International Inc....

. It was available for pre-order from 11 March 2011, in it includes six tracks, on which one is a duet with Singaporean singer Olivia Ong
Olivia Ong
Olivia Ong is a Singaporean singer. She sings mostly in English but developed her career singing in English and Japanese. In addition, she has released rare tracks, recorded in Mandarin, and Cantonese which can be found on limited edition albums.-Biography:...

, as well as a piano solo piece performed by Yan himself. On 4 March 2011, a 30-seconds preview of the title track, "The Next Me" was released online by HIM International Music
HIM International Music
HIM International Music is a Taiwanese independent record label and artist management company established in 1999. It was previously known as Grand Music International Inc....

. On 15 June 2011, Yan released the Japanese Edition of his solo EP "The Next Me" which includes a Japanese bonus track ["The Next Me" Japanese Version].

Yan's solo concert was held on 11 June 2011 at the National Taiwan University Sports Center
National Taiwan University Sports Center
National Taiwan University Sports Center is a major multi-purpose indoor arena in National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan. It was built by and is now managed by National Taiwan University. The sports center has 4,200 seats....

 as a celebration for his success in his first solo EP, The Next Me
The Next Me
-Music videos:* "下一個我" MV* "只看見妳" MV* "最後一眼" MV-External links:...

. Yan held another solo concert that was held on 21 June 2011 in Beijing. On 31 July 2011, Yan held a solo concert at Yun Feng Theatre, Shanghai.

Acting career



Yan was originally signed to star in Rolling Love
Rolling Love
Rolling Love is a 2008 Taiwanese drama starring Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit, Danson Tang, Genie Zhuo and Xiao Xun of Hey Girl. It was produced by Comic International Productions and directed by Mingtai Wang . The drama started filming on 30 October 2007 and wrapped on 21 March 2008...

 along with fellow bandmate Jiro Wang
Jiro Wang
Jiro Wang , nicknamed Da Dong meaning "Big East", was born on 24 August 1981. He is a Taiwanese actor and singer, who started his career as a model. He is a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.-Biography:...

, but he took the lead role in another drama, Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Mysterious Incredible Terminator is a Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan, Gui Gui, Alien Huang and Christine Fan. It was produced by Three Giant Productions ....

, when the opportunity arose. Yan starred with his fellow bandmates in KO One
KO One
KO One is a 2005 Taiwanese drama starring Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen, Aaron Yan and Danson Tang. It was produced by Comic International Productions and was first boardcast in Taiwan on cable TV Gala Television Variety Show/CH 28 on 26 November 2005 to 27 May 2006.Before this drama was aired there...

, The X-Family
The X-Family
The X-Family is a Taiwanese drama starring Pauline Lan, Jiro Wang, Danson Tang, Sunnie Huang, Calvin Chen, and Aaron Yan. It is a sequel to 2005 series KO One and was produced by Comic International Productions . The series started filming in June 2006 and wrapped in April 2007...

, and their cameo appearance in K.O.3an Guo
K.O.3an Guo
K.O.3an Guo is a Taiwanese drama starring George Hu, Xiu, Kirsten Ren and three out of four members of Fahrenheit as special guests, who starred in the prequels. The title is pronounced as "K.O.-san-guo". It is the third installment of the Zhong Ji series; preceded by KO One and The X-Family...

. He also starred in It Started With A Kiss
It Started with a Kiss (TV series)
It Started with a Kiss is a Taiwanese drama starring Joe Cheng, Ariel Lin and Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit. It was based on the first 10 volumes of the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss written by Kaoru Tada...

 and They Kiss Again
They Kiss Again (TV series)
They Kiss Again is a Taiwanese drama starring Joe Cheng, Ariel Lin, Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit and Danson Tang. It is the sequel to It Started With a Kiss which is based on the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss written by Kaoru Tada. It was produced by Comic International Productions and...

 as Ah Bu, along with his fellow bandmate Jiro Wang
Jiro Wang
Jiro Wang , nicknamed Da Dong meaning "Big East", was born on 24 August 1981. He is a Taiwanese actor and singer, who started his career as a model. He is a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.-Biography:...

.

After filming Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Mysterious Incredible Terminator is a Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan, Gui Gui, Alien Huang and Christine Fan. It was produced by Three Giant Productions ....

, Yan and his co-star Gui Gui
Gui Gui
Wu Ying Jie , better known by her stage name Gui Gui , is a Taiwanese singer and actress represented by Polyland International Entertainment.-History:...

 signed a contract to do another drama together called Momo Love
Momo Love
Momo Love is a Taiwanese drama starring Jiro Wang and Calvin Chen of Fahrenheit, Cyndi Wang, Wong JingLun and Ken Chu of F4. It was produced by Comic International Productions and Gala Television and directed by Chu Yu-ning...

 based on Japan's best selling manga Momoka Typhoon. Filming for this drama has begun but was cancelled when Yan had another opportunity to star in Love Buffet
Love Buffet
Love Buffet is a 2010 Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan and Calvin Chen of Fahrenheit and Reen Yu. It was based on the shōjo manga , written by Nagamu Nanaji...

. He wanted to do both dramas, but the company only wanted him to do one. The company picked Love Buffet
Love Buffet
Love Buffet is a 2010 Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan and Calvin Chen of Fahrenheit and Reen Yu. It was based on the shōjo manga , written by Nagamu Nanaji...

.

Discography

Extended Play (EP)
# English Title Chinese Title Release Date Label
1st The Next Me
The Next Me
-Music videos:* "下一個我" MV* "只看見妳" MV* "最後一眼" MV-External links:...

下一個炎亞綸 25 March 2011 HIM International Music
HIM International Music
HIM International Music is a Taiwanese independent record label and artist management company established in 1999. It was previously known as Grand Music International Inc....


Filmography

Television series
Year |English Title Role 2005 惡作劇之吻 It Started with a Kiss
It Started with a Kiss (TV series)
It Started with a Kiss is a Taiwanese drama starring Joe Cheng, Ariel Lin and Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit. It was based on the first 10 volumes of the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss written by Kaoru Tada...

Ah Bu (阿布) Ryo Guest Star
終極一班 KO One
KO One
KO One is a 2005 Taiwanese drama starring Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen, Aaron Yan and Danson Tang. It was produced by Comic International Productions and was first boardcast in Taiwan on cable TV Gala Television Variety Show/CH 28 on 26 November 2005 to 27 May 2006.Before this drama was aired there...

Ding Xiao Yu (丁小雨) Third Male Lead
2007 終極一家 The X-Family
The X-Family
The X-Family is a Taiwanese drama starring Pauline Lan, Jiro Wang, Danson Tang, Sunnie Huang, Calvin Chen, and Aaron Yan. It is a sequel to 2005 series KO One and was produced by Comic International Productions . The series started filming in June 2006 and wrapped in April 2007...

Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu / 灸亣镸荖‧舞 (Meng Zhu / 盟主) / Ding Xiao Yu / 丁小雨 Third Male Lead
惡作劇2吻 They Kiss Again
They Kiss Again (TV series)
They Kiss Again is a Taiwanese drama starring Joe Cheng, Ariel Lin, Jiro Wang of Fahrenheit and Danson Tang. It is the sequel to It Started With a Kiss which is based on the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss written by Kaoru Tada. It was produced by Comic International Productions and...

Ah Bu (阿布) Ryo Guest Star
2008 霹靂MIT Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Mysterious Incredible Terminator is a Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan, Gui Gui, Alien Huang and Christine Fan. It was produced by Three Giant Productions ....

"007" (詹士德) / "007" Zhan Shi De Male Lead
2009 終極三國 K.O.3an Guo
K.O.3an Guo
K.O.3an Guo is a Taiwanese drama starring George Hu, Xiu, Kirsten Ren and three out of four members of Fahrenheit as special guests, who starred in the prequels. The title is pronounced as "K.O.-san-guo". It is the third installment of the Zhong Ji series; preceded by KO One and The X-Family...

Ding Xiao Yu / 丁小雨 / Jiu Da Zhang Lao Wu / 灸亣镸荖‧舞 (Meng Zhu / 盟主) Guest Star
2010 爱似百匯 Love Buffet
Love Buffet
Love Buffet is a 2010 Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan and Calvin Chen of Fahrenheit and Reen Yu. It was based on the shōjo manga , written by Nagamu Nanaji...

Xing Yi Cheng (邢一誠) Ichi Shinpo Male Lead
死神少女 Gloomy Salad Days Shen Qi (沈奇) / Gao Chao (高超) Male Lead
2011 陽光天使 Sunshine Angel
Sunshine Angel
Sunny Girl is a 2011 Taiwanese drama starring Wu Chun and Rainie Yang It is produced by Comic International Productions The drama started filming in May 2010 and wrapped on 21 September 2010. It was filmed on location in Taiwan, China and Japan. It is slated for broadcast in 2011...

Aaron(艾纶) Guest Star
2012 给爱丽丝的奇迹 ' 賀霆宇 Male Lead

Endorsements

  • 2010 - Chrono Affection (時間寵愛) - Taiwan
  • 2011 - LOTTO Eyewear (小林眼鏡) - Taiwan
  • 2011 - Colourful Autograph Charity Sale by Red Heart Association - Taiwan

External links

H.I.M International Music Aaron's Sina Weibo Aaron's Tencent QQ Weibo Aaron's Wretch blog Fahrenheit: Japan Official Site