Show Lo in 2013.
|Occupation||Singer, actor, television host|
|Also known as||Show Lo|
Xiao Zhu (Little Pig)
|Labels|| Avex Taiwan (2003–2007)|
Gold Typhoon (Taiwan) (2008–2013)
Sony Music Taiwan (2013–2014)
EMI Music Taiwan (2014–present)
Pony Canyon (2011–present)
Show Lo (simplified Chinese :罗志祥; traditional Chinese :羅志祥; pinyin :Luó Zhìxiáng; born July 30, 1979) is a Taiwanese singer, actor and host. He is commonly known by his nickname Xiao Zhu (Little Pig) (simplified Chinese: 小猪). Lo is recognized for his trademark dance music and comedic talent. He has over 50 million followers on Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo as of June 2018.
Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China, Malaysia and Singapore.
Traditional Chinese characters are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau. The modern shapes of traditional Chinese characters first appeared with the emergence of the clerical script during the Han dynasty and have been more or less stable since the 5th century.
Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.
Show Lo debuted as a member of Taiwanese boy group in 1996 after winning a singing and dancing competition, and began his solo music career in 2003 when he released his first studio album Show Time. His successive albums were commercially successful; he achieved best-selling album of the year in Taiwan for four consecutive years from 2010 to 2013. He holds many records in the Taiwanese music industry, including being the first pop singer to hold a concert in Taipei Arena in 2005, and the first pop singer to hold three concerts within twenty-four hours in Taipei Arena in 2010.As of May 2018, he has gone on four world tours. His 2010 舞法舞天 (Dance without Limits) World Tour ran for two-and-a-half years, visiting forty-two cities and attracting 600,000 spectators. Lo is fluent in Japanese and released his first Japanese single EP Dante in 2012. The song clinched 5th place in Japan's Oricon daily charts on its first day of release and remained at 10th place in the Oricon weekly charts, making him the first Taiwanese male singer to place on the chart.
Show Time is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's debut Mandarin solo studio album. It was released on 5 December 2003 by Avex Taiwan. The album sold 50,000 copies within two weeks of release. Avex Taiwan announced at the album's celebration party, on 12 January 2004, that over 80,000 copies were sold leading to a celebration version to be published, which included Show's directorial debut of a 30-minute music drama.
DANTE is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's first Japanese single album. It was released on 15 February 2012 in Japan by Pony Canyon, and on 2 March 2012 in Taiwan by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan).
Besides his singing career, Show Lo is a successful television host and entertainer. He has been hosting 100% Entertainment since 2001.In 2017, he won the Best Host for a Variety Show Award in the 52nd Golden Bell Awards for 100% Entertainment, with co-host Linda Chien. He is also recognized as a member of the cast for the popular Chinese reality show, Go Fighting!, and as a judge on China's Produce 101 and Street Dance of China.
The 52nd Golden Bell Awards (Mandarin:第52屆金鐘獎) was held on September 30, 2017 at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The ceremony was televised by Sanlih E-Television. Mickey Huang and Selina Jen hosted the ceremony.
Go Fighting! is a Chinese variety show broadcast on SMG: Dragon Television. It was first aired on 14 June 2015. Go Fighting! is classified as a game-variety-reality show, and the MCs and guests complete missions at a landmark to win the objective. Usually each episode will also have an over-arching theme or story. Each episode varies in the challenges and the instructions given to the MCs, and rules are not strictly enforced, resulting in a largely unscripted show.
Show Lo was nominated thrice for Best Male Actor in the Golden Bell Awards. In 2013, Lo was handpicked by director Stephen Chow to play the guest role of Prince Important in the movie Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons , which broke Chinese box office records.Chow cast Lo again in a supporting role, Octopus, in his 2016 movie The Mermaid , likening his comedic talent onscreen to a formidable explosive. The movie once again broke existing Chinese box office records.
Stephen Chow Sing Chi is a Chinese film director, actor, producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and martial artist.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons is a 2013 fantasy comedy film co-written and produced by Stephen Chow and co-directed by Chow and Derek Kwok. The movie was first announced in July 2011 and was released on February 10, 2013 in China. The film is a loose comedic re-interpretation of the novel Journey to the West, a Chinese literary classic often believed to be written by Wu Cheng'en.
The Mermaid is a 2016 Chinese–Hong Kong fantasy romantic comedy directed, co-written, and produced by Stephen Chow. The film tells the story of a playboy businessman who falls in love with a mermaid who was sent to assassinate him.
In 2006, Show Lo created fashion brand STAGE which currently has branches in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.STAGE sponsors clothing for many Taiwanese entertainers, and the brand is often seen on Taiwanese variety shows.
Show Lo was born in Keelung City, Taiwan. His father is ethnically Han Chinese of Shandong descent and his mother is a Taiwanese Aborigine of the Amis people. He is an only child, and his parents held multiple odd jobs to support the family when he was growing up. They primarily put up entertainment shows for grassroots events such as weddings, in which his father hosted and his mother sang. Show participated in these entertainment shows as a child, playing the drums onstage when he was just three.
Keelung, officially known as Keelung City, is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. It borders New Taipei with which it forms the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, along with Taipei itself. Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan's second largest seaport.
The Amis are an Austronesian ethnic group native to Taiwan. They speak Amis, an Austronesian language, and are one of the sixteen officially recognized groups of Taiwanese aborigines. The traditional territory of the Amis includes the long, narrow valley between the Central Mountains and the Coastal Mountains, the Pacific coastal plain eastern to the Coastal Mountains and the Hengchun Peninsula.
Show is nicknamed Xiao Zhu (Little Pig) because he was really chubby when he was young, weighing over 100 kilograms.He was bullied by his classmates for his weight, which made him determined to slim down. During the summer break of his first year in middle school, Show swam and played basketball everyday, shedding weight and reaching 80 kilograms within two months.
Show picked up street dance when he was in middle school and was a member of a street dance group, participating in many dancing competitions in Taiwan. He auditioned successfully for Taipei Hwa Kang Arts School, but was only enrolled there for one school term as his family was unable to afford the school fees. He returned to Keelung and enrolled in Pei De high school's media production course.
In 1996, Show entered and won a singing and dancing competition, impersonating Aaron Kwok. He debuted as member of boy group Four Heavenly Kings with three other contestants who impersonated the other Hong Kong Four Heavenly Kings. The boy group disbanded in 1998 as two members left for compulsory military service, which Show was exempted from because he has Gluteal Fibrotic Contracture.He also suffers from Mitral insufficiency and hence cannot consume food containing caffeine. That same year, he formed a new boy group Romeo with Ou Di. They released two albums, but the group soon disbanded too.
From 2000 to 2002, Show's singing career was stalled by a lawsuit with his former management company. He was forced to transit from a teen idol to a variety show entertainer, performing gags on variety shows. His transition into hosting comedy game shows was successful, and he earned the "Triple Crown" title for hosting the three most popular variety shows at one point in time. The sudden cancellation of these variety shows left him jobless for three months, which he refers to as the bleakest moment in his career. During this time period, he also played the male leading role in the idol drama Hi Working Girl, co-starring with Jolin Tsai. The two formed a lasting friendship from this collaboration.
In 2003, Show signed with Avex Taiwan and launched his solo career with the release of his first album Show Time, selling over 80,000 copies.
His second album, Expert Show , was released in 2004. The leading dance track "機器娃娃" (Robot Doll), is a hip hop number about the prevalence of electronic pets and on-line relationships. He collaborated with his co-host Xiao S on the duet "Love Expert" (恋爱达人).
Show released his third album Hypnosis Show in 2005. He collaborated with Jolin Tsai for the first lead dance track "Destined Guy" (真命天子).
The year after, he released his fourth album SPESHOW on November 17, 2006. The lead track, "Dance Gate" (精舞门) is a cover of "James Dean (I Wanna Know)" by Daniel Bedingfield. The Music Video features Show Lo's iconic 椅子舞 (chair dance) and him showing off his versatility, performing various dance styles. For the album, he sang a full length English song for the first time, "Twinkle", with Japanese singer Koda Kumi.
Show released his fifth album Show Your Dance on November 16, 2007; he sang the duet "Defeat in Love" (败给你) with Elva Hsiao.
In 2011, Show signed with Pony Canyon Japan. His first Japanese single "Dante" was released on February 15, 2012. This song made it to the 5th place in Japan's Oricon daily chart during its first day of release, and hit 10th place in the Oricon weekly chart.This record made Show the first Taiwanese male singer to be on the Oricon chart after Teresa Teng.
On June 20, 2012, his second Japanese single "Magic" was released.
His Japanese studio album "THE SHOW" was released on September 19, 2012. However, the planned trip to Japan to promote his album was not eventuated due to political uproar over the Senkaku Islands between Japan, Taiwan and China.
In 2008 Show joined forces with Gold Typhoon (Taiwan) and released his sixth album Trendy Man.
On September 19, 2009, Show represented Taiwan and performed at the 6th Asia Song Festival , held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in South Korea.
The seventh album, Rashomon, was released in 2010, which held the number one spot on G-music, and the album sold 150,000 copies.
Show released his eighth studio album, Only for You, on February 18, 2011, which the album sold more than 150,000 copies.
Show's ninth album, 9ood Show was released on April 6, 2012. For this album, Show and his partner Rainie Yang teamed up with Tourism Australia to film a short romance film featuring tourist attractions in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Sydney.
In November 2012, Show announced his new world tour "Over The Limit", starting from January 2013 at Taipei Arena.
In August 2013 Show had joined Sony Music along with Elva Hsiao. He went on a Japanese Tour with partner Rainie Yang to make up for the cancelled tour in 2011. He also released the tenth album Lion Roar, which became the fourth consecutive album to reach over 150,000 copies. In the album, he wrote Taiwanese lyrics for the love song "You Are Mine", which is his first Taiwanese hip-hop song. In his words, the song is about the kind of love that never ends and continues beyond this life, written based on his own experience of a love as deep as that of his parents.
In December 2013, Show announced his new encore world tour of "Over The Limit — Dance Soul Returns", starting from January 2014 in Kaohsiung Arena.
In 2014, Show joined EMI Music Taiwan along with Rainie Yang and A-mei.
In 2015, he joined the famous Chinese variety show Go Fighting! with Zhang Yi Xing, Sun Honglei, Huang Lei, Huang Bo and Wang Xun.
Show Luo's eleventh album "Reality Show?" was released on November 20, 2015. The title is derived from Show's personal reflection on his persona, commenting that what he presents has elements of both 'Reality' and of putting on a 'Show'. He co-wrote the music and lyrics for the leading track, "Let Go", which discusses the issue of cyber-bullying.The music video depicts three subjects representing the demographics most vulnerable to cyber-bullying.
Show also created his artist management company, Creation, signing on Linda Chien, his co-host on 100% Entertainment, re-branding her from a children's television presenter to a singer.
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|1998||When We Nest Together||當我們窩在一起||Lin Ming Zong|
|2000||Butterfly Lovers||少年梁祝||Liang Shanbo|
|Girls Walk Forward||女生向前走||Luo Jia Xi||Cameo|
|2001||Spicy Teacher||麻辣鮮師||Yu Zhi Xiang||Cameo|
|2003||Hi Working Girl||Hi 上班女郎||Cheng Ta-lun|
|2004||The Outsiders II||鬥魚II||Yuan Cheng Lie / Xu Ling Gang|
|2007||Corner with Love||轉角＊遇到愛||Qin Lang|
|2008||Hot Shot||籃球火||Yuan Da Ying|
|2009||Hi My Sweetheart||海派甜心||Xue Hai / Lin Da Lang|
|2014||Shenzhen||深圳合租記||Song Xiao Lei|
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2001||Expect a Miracle||蘋果咬一口||Chou Jia Xiang|
|2005||Chicken Little||N/A||Chicken Little||Mandarin voice-over|
|2007||Bee Movie||N/A||Barry B. Benson||Mandarin voice-over|
|2013||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons||西遊·降魔篇||Prince Important|
|2017||Bleeding Steel||機器之血||Li Sen|
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2012||Bringing Joy Home 2012||把樂帶回家||Second child||Pepsi (China) New Year's Special 2012|
|Heartbeat Love||再一次心跳||Lee Da Cheng|
|2013||Bringing Joy Home 2013||把樂帶回家2013||Doctor||Pepsi (China) New Year's Special 2013|
|Who Is Your Dish||誰是你的菜||Prince Lo||Lay's (China) short film 2013|
|2014||Bringing Joy Home 2014 (Family)||把樂帶回家2014 親情篇||Shop owner||Pepsi (China) short film 2014|
|Bringing Joy Home 2014 (Etiquette)||把樂帶回家2014 人情篇||Little Lo||Pepsi (China) short film 2014|
|2015||Bringing Joy Home 2015||把樂帶回家2015||Pepsi (China) New Year's Special 2015|
|Who Is Your Dish 2015||誰是你的菜2015||A Zhai||Lay's (China) short film 2015|
|Year||English title||Original title||Notes||Description|
|2003–present||100% Entertainment||娛樂百分百||Host||Entertainment News Show|
|2015–present||Go Fighting!||極限挑戰||Host |
4th Season airing as of 29/5/2018
|Reality Game Show|
|2017||Born To Be A Star||天生是優我||Mentor, Dance instructor||Girl Group Competition|
|2017||Puppies' Little Helpers||小手牵小狗||House Master||Reality Show about little children training puppies|
|2018||Street Dance of China||这!就是街舞||Judge||Street Dance Competition|
|2018||Produce 101||創造101||Dance instructor||Girl Group Competition|
|2019||Street Dance of China Season 2||这!就是街舞 第二季||Judge||Street Dance Competition|
Rainie Yang is a Taiwanese singer, actress, and television host.
Lo Ta-yu, also known as Luo Dayou and Law Tai-yau, is a Taiwanese singer and songwriter. During the 1980s, Lo became one of the most influential Mandopop singer-songwriter with his melodic lyrics and love songs, and his witty social and political commentary that he infused in his more political songs, often to the point that some of his songs were suppressed in Taiwan and China during the 1980s. He is recognized as a major cultural icon in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China.
Speshow is the fourth Mandarin studio album of Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo. It was released on 17 November 2006 by Avex Taiwan. The name Speshow is a pun of 'Special' and his name 'Show', as he hoped it will be special for his fans. This is the last studio album of Show's, released by Avex Taiwan before his move to EMI Music Taiwan.
Show Your Dance is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's fifth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 16 November 2007 by EMI Music Taiwan. This is Show's first album since moving from Avex Taiwan to EMI Music Taiwan.
Hypnosis Show is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's third Mandarin studio album. It was released on 14 October 2005 by Avex Taiwan. After receiving good reviews for the music video of the first lead track, "真命天子", featuring Jolin Tsai, the album went on pre-order sale and all of the 10,000 copies were sold in one day.
Expert Show is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's second Mandarin studio album. It was released on 22 October 2004 by Avex Taiwan. A second collectible edition, Expert Show (CD+VCD) was released on 25 November 2004 with a bonus VCD containing four music videos.
Rashomon aka Lover’s Puzzle is the seventh Mandarin studio album of Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo. It was released on 15 January 2010 by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan).
Rainie & love...? is the fifth Mandarin studio album of Taiwanese Mandopop artist Rainie Yang. It was released on 1 January 2010 by Sony Music Taiwan. Two editions of the album were released: pre-order edition and Rainie & love...? with different issues for Taiwan and Hong Kong. It was also issued for the Japanese market in Japanese.
This is the discography of Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo. From 1996 to 1998, he was part of a quartet boy band Four Heavenly Kings (四大天王), releasing five albums. Then in 1998, after two members left, he formed a duo Romeo (羅密歐), with Ou Han Sheng (歐漢聲); the other member of Four Heavenly Kings, released two albums and was active till 2000. In 2003, he debuted as a solo artist with the release of Show Time. He has since released eleven Mandarin studio, one Japanese studio, three compilation, one remix and three concert DVD albums.
Only for You is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's eighth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 18 February 2011 by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan). The album was available for preorder from 28 January 2011 in two limited editions, of 30,000 copies each with serial numbers and photobook: Only For You and Only For You . For the first time the first lead track is a ballad "拼什麼".
Best Show is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's first Mandarin greatest hits album. It was released by Avex Taiwan after his departure from the label and before his first release Show Your Dance with EMI Music Taiwan. It includes songs from Show's four albums released by Avex Taiwan, from his debut album Show Time in 2003 to Speshow in 2006.
All for You is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's second Mandarin greatest hits album. It was released on 21 January 2011 by Avex Taiwan three years after his departure from the label and before his eighth studio album release, Only for You with Gold Typhoon (Taiwan).
Lord of the Dance: The Utmost Remix Selection is the first Mandarin remix album by the Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo. It was released on 15 May 2010 by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan) with a bonus DVD containing a 40-minute Show Lo New York documentary. It has eight remix tracks selected from Show's first three studio albums released by Gold Typhoon, from Show Your Dance in 2007 to Rashomon in 2010, as well as the advertisement theme song for Lays Max potato chips, "小事變樂事", which is another remix version of "撐腰".
Show on Cruel Stage is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's first concert DVD album. It was released on 11 July 2008 by EMI Music Taiwan. It was recorded during the 2007 Show Lo World Tour concerts held on 17 and 18 November 2007 at Taipei Arena, Taiwan.
Good Show, stylized as 9ood Show, is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's ninth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 6 April 2012 by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan). The album was available for pre-order from 21 March 2012. The Japanese edition, Count on me/有我在(日本盤) was released on 20 June 2012 by Pony Canyon, which included a DVD with 6 music videos.
Lion Roar is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Lo's tenth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 8 November 2013 by Sony Music Entertainment (Taiwan), which was also his first studio album released by the company after he joined in August 2013. The album was available for pre-order from 16 October 2013. On 6 December 2013, Lion Roar - Dance Soul Returns Encore Edition was released, featuring three new tracks, and three remix tracks from Lion Roar.
Myself World Tour is the sixth live album by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai. It was released on 19 October 2013, by Warner Music Taiwan. Tsai embarked on the Myself World Tour for promotion of her eleventh studio album Myself (2010). The album was recorded at Taipei Arena during the Taipei dates of the tour on December 22–23, 2012. Tsai's pervious record labels Universal, Sony, and Capitol authorized an array of copyrighted tracks being included on the album, and it was the most completed live album of her career to this date.
Dancing Forever World Tour was the second concert tour by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai, in support of her eighth studio album, Dancing Diva. It started on September 15, 2006, in Hong Kong, China at Hong Kong Coliseum and continued throughout Asia, Oceania, and North America before concluding on January 8, 2009, in Uncasville, United States at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Luo Yunxi, also known by his English name Leo Luo, is a Chinese actor and singer. He graduated from the Shanghai Theater Academy, majoring in ballet.