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Intro Actor
A.K.A. Jackson Yee, Yi Yang Qian Xi
Is Actor Singer Television actor
From China
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 28 November 2000, Huaihua, People's Republic of China
Age 21 years
Star sign Sagittarius
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Jackson Yee (Chinese: 易烊千玺; pinyin: Yì Yángqiānxǐ, born Yi Yangqianxi on 28 November 2000) is a Chinese singer, dancer and actor. After a talent manager discovered him at a children talent competition, where he performed a hip-hop dance, and signed to TF Entertainment, Jackson became the youngest member of the Chinese boy band TFBoys in 2013.

Jackson is also active as a solo artist and singer. His single in 2017, "Li Sao (The Lament)" was named "Mandarin Song of the Year" by Billboard Radio China. Jackson also has starring roles in The Longest Day in Chang'an (2019) and Forward Forever (2019).

Jackson ranked 8th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2019. According to Chinese media reports, he is currently one of the most commercially valuable stars in China.

Career

2005–2012: Career beginnings, Fashion Youngster

Jackson debuted as a child star, appearing in several variety programs from 2005 to 2008.

In 2009, Jackson became a member of former Chinese idol group Fashion Youngsters. He left the group in 2011.

In 2010, Jackson made his acting debut in the television series Iron Pear.

In March 2012, Jackson participated in Hunan TV's reality talent show Up Young and entered the top 100. Despite being eliminated, he attracted the attention of TF Entertainment and was invited to audition with the company. Prior to debuting with TFBoys, Jackson released his first solo single "Dream Skyscraper". He also acted in several short films and appeared in Voice of China contestant, Chang Hohsuan's music video for his self-composed single "Father".

2013–2016: TFBoys and solo activities

Jackson officially debuted as a member of TFBoys in 2013. In 2015, he voiced the main character for the Chinese dub of the animated movie The Little Prince.

In July 2016, he starred in the xianxia television series, Noble Aspirations, playing a fox demon. In November, he released his second solo single "You Say". The single was produced by music producer Lee Wei Song and written by Leehom Wang. The same month, he joined the cast of the variety show Baby Let Me Go.

2017–present: Mainstream popularity

In January 2017, Jackson joined the voice cast of the animated movie GG Bond: Guarding, playing the character of a mysterious man. Jackson starred as the young version of the male protagonist in historical drama Song of Phoenix. He also released his own rendition of Li Sao for the soundtrack of the drama.

In September, it was announced that Jackson has set up his own independent studio for his solo activities. In November, Jackson released his first English language single, titled "Nothing to Lose", produced by Harvey Mason Jr. while Jackson participated in the lyrics writing. Five days later, he released another single titled "Unpredictable", produced by David Gamson and lyrics written by Dave Gibson. Both songs ranked number two and one respectively on the FreshAsia Music Chart.

In 2018, Jackson was confirmed to join the dance-oriented variety show, Street Dance of China as a mentor. Jackson was invited to attend the 60th Grammy Award Ceremony on 28 January 2018, held in New York as a China Music Vision guest. The same year, it was announced that he will star in the fantasy animated film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2.

In 2019, Jackson starred in the youth romance film Better Days, based on the Chinese novel, In his youth, in her beauty. The same year, he starred in the historical mystery drama The Longest Day in Chang'an. On 22 December 2019, he held his first solo concert, Su Er in Shanghai, China.

In 2020, Jackson starred in period action drama Forward Forever.

Ambassador roles

In June 2017, Jackson was chosen as one of the China Tobacco Control Advocates by the World Health Organization.

In November 2017, Jackson was invited by the World Health Organization to Geneva as one of the four youth leaders from China, to give a speech a calling for the elimination of AIDS discrimination. Shortly after, he was awarded the title of WHO China's special envoys for health. As a special envoy for WHO in China, he naturally put an emphasis on healthy living, and also mentioned his support for the "Children's Companion Program", a project that aims to help children in rural provinces whose parents have moved away to work in major cities. The same month, he collaborated with 16 other celebrities on the song "Embracing You", which serves as the theme song for 30th World AIDS Day.

On his birthday concert held on 28 November 2017, Jackson announced the establishment of the Jackson Yee Fund. Its first phase will help raise 1.5 million yuan ($227,000) to support a charity program for the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation to help more than 2,000 rural, "left-behind" children, whose parents have moved to urban areas to earn a living with temporary jobs.

In December 2017, Jackson was announced as the first-ever International Youth Creative Ambassador for Adidas Neo.

Jackson was named as one of the top 10 influential charity stars by Sina in January 2018.

In 2019, Jackson represented China at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum. Joined by nearly 1,000 other youth advocates in New York on April 8 and 9, he met with government ministers and officials to advance the role of young people in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN CHN
"Dream Skyscraper" (夢想摩天樓) 2013 N/A
"You Say" (你说) 2016 N/A
"The Lament" (离骚) 2017 1 Song of Phoenix OST
"Embracing You" (拥抱你) N/A
"Nothing to Lose" N/A
"Unpredictable" N/A
"丹青千里" 2018 N/A
"Overrun" (災) N/A
"精彩才刚刚开始" N/A
"Colorful Human" (亲爱的,这里没有一个人) N/A
"Warm Blooded" (恒温动物) N/A
"Free Falling" (陷落美好) 2019 N/A
"Fall" N/A
"I Adore You" N/A
"Better Us" 念想 Better Days promotion song
"Between Dreams" 冷静和热情之间 N/A
"Day And Night" 不分昼夜 2020 Leap promotion song

Collaborations

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes/Ref.
2019 "Starry Sea" 星辰大海 For China Movie Channel Young Actors Project
with 31 other actors

EP

Date English title Chinese title Tracklist Ref.
November 28, 2018 Firing in Nothingness 我乐意沉默释放内心烟火


  1. Don't Tie Me Down
  2. Colorful Human 亲爱的,这里没有一个人
  3. Overrun 灾
  4. Warm Blooded 恒温动物
  5. Unique Zone 舒适圈
  6. Nothing to Lose (Unplugged)
  7. Don't Tie Me Down (Instrumental 伴奏)
  8. Colorful Human 亲爱的,这里没有一个人 (Instrumental 伴奏)
  9. Overrun 灾 (Instrumental 伴奏)
  10. Warm Blooded 恒温动物 (Instrumental 伴奏)
  11. Unique Zone 舒适圈 (Instrumental 伴奏)

Album

Date English title Chinese title Tracklist Ref.
December 20, 2019 Temperature Curve 温差感
  1. Intro 入梦
  2. The Last River 末日长河
  3. Keep Colorful 牺牲的一半
  4. Again and Again 再一, 再二, 再三
  5. Moon 两个傍晚的月亮
  6. Gone
  7. Interlude 酣然
  8. Between Dreams 冷静和热情之间
  9. Fall
  10. I Adore You
  11. Free Falling 陷落美好
  12. Better Us (Piano Version) 念想(钢琴版)
  13. Outro 初醒

Filmography

Film

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2013 Keep Up 追上去 Hsiao-chieh Short film
Snail 蜗牛 Changshu
2015 Pound of Flesh 致命追击 Cameo
Mr. Six 老炮儿
The Little Prince 小王子 Little Prince Mandarin dubbed
2017 GG Bond: Guarding 猪猪侠之英雄猪少年 Mysterious man
2019 Better Days 少年的你 Xiao Bei
2020 L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 爵跡2:冷血狂宴

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Iron Pear 铁梨花 Zhang Jian (young)
2011 Super Equipment Kids 超装备小子 Hsiang-Tzu
2016 Love for Separation 小别离 Song Yunzhe Cameo
Noble Aspirations 青云志 Xiao Qi
2017 Song of Phoenix 思美人 Qu Yuan (young)
Boy Hood 我们的少年时代 Yin Ke Lead role
2019 The Longest Day in Chang'an 长安十二时辰 Li Bi
2020 Forward Forever 热血同行 Ah Yi

Web series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2013 The Legend of Yunchu Temple 云居寺传奇 Fugui
2014 Hi-Tech Belle 高科技少女喵 Lee Kenan's younger brother Cameo
Surprise 万万没想到第二季
2016 Finding Soul 超少年密码 Chen Haoxuan

Variety show

Year English title Chinese title Role Ref.
2017 Let Go of My Baby Season 2 放开我北鼻 Cast member
2018 Street Dance of China 这!就是街舞 Captain
2019 Ice Hockey Hero 大冰小将 Cast member
Street Dance of China Season 2 这!就是街舞 2 Captain

Music video appearances

Year Title Singer Ref.
2013 "Dad" (爸爸) Chang Hohsuan
2017 "Almost Famous" (成名在望) Mayday

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2016 16th Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Idol N/A Won
Most Popular Newcomer N/A Won
Most Popular Variety Idol N/A Won
2017 Fresh Asia Chart Festival Top Ten Songs "You Say" Won
"The Lament" Won
Billboard Radio China 2017 Mandarin Song of the Year Won
10th Elle Style Awards Popular Idol of the Year N/A Won
Bazaar 2017 Men of the Year Awards Attractive Celebrity of the Year N/A Won
GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 Popular Idol of the Year N/A Won
2018 7th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Male Singer of the Year N/A Won
2019 GQ 2019 Men of the Year Top Ten Influential Figures N/A Won
6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Best Actor (Web series) The Longest Day in Chang'an Nominated
26th Huading Awards Best Actor Nominated
Top Ten Favorite Actors Won
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Newcomer Nominated
8th China Student Television Festival Most Watched Actor Won
Tencent Entertainment White Paper Film Actor of the Year Better Days Won
Reputable Variety Artist of the Year N/A Won
Most Commercially Valuable Artist N/A Won
2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony Hot Figure of the Year N/A Won
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