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Jackson Yee (Chinese: 易烊千玺; pinyin: Yì Yángqiānxǐ, born 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.[2]

Jackson Yee
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Born (2000-11-28) November 28, 2000 (age 18)
EducationThe Central Academy Of Drama - Acting Department (2018–present) Meixihu High School Attached to Hunan Normal University (2015–2018)
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama[1]
Occupation
Years active2005–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese易烊千璽
Simplified Chinese易烊千玺
Musical career
LabelsTime Fengjun Entertainment (2013–)
Jackson Yee Studio (2017–)
Beijing Jiumude Culture Media Center(2018–)
Associated actsTFBoys, Fashion Youngster (2009–2011)
WebsiteJackson Yee on Sinaweibo

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 upstarring roles in Legend of Youth and The Longest Day in Chang'an both released in 2019.

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CareerEdit

2005–2012: Career beginnings, Fashion YoungsterEdit

Jackson debuted as a child star, appearing in several variety programs from 2005 to 2008.[3][4]

In 2009, Jackson became a member of former Chinese idol group Fashion Youngsters. He left the group in 2011.[4]

In 2010, Jackson made his acting debut in the television series Iron Pear.[4]

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".[5] He also acted in several short films[6][7] and appeared in Voice of China contestant, Chang Hohsuan's music video for his self-composed single "Father".

2013–2016: TFBoys and solo activitiesEdit

Jackson officially debuted as a member of TFBoys in 2013.[8] In 2015, he voiced the main character for the Chinese dub of the animated movie The Little Prince.[9]

In July 2016, he starred in the Xianxia television series, Noble Aspirations, playing a fox demon.[10] 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.[11] The same month, he joined the cast of the variety show Baby Let Me Go.[12]

2017–present: Mainstream popularityEdit

In January 2017, Jackson joined the voice cast of the animated movie GG Bond: Guarding, playing the character of a mysterious man.[13] Jackson starred as the young version of the male protagonist in historical drama Song of Phoenix.[14] He also released his own rendition of Li Sao for the soundtrack of the drama.[15]

In September, it was announced that Jackson has set up his own independent studio for his solo activities.[16] In October, he was cast in upcoming action dramas Legend of Youth[17] and The Longest Day in Chang'an.[18] 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.[19] Five days later, he released another single titled "Unpredictable", produced by David Gamson and lyrics written by Dave Gibson.[20] Both songs ranked number two and one respectively on the FreshAsia Music Chart.[citation needed]

In 2018, Jackson was confirmed to join the dance-oriented variety show, Street Dance of China as a mentor.[21] Jackson was invited to attend the 60th Grammy Award Ceremony on 28 January 2018, held in New York as a China Music Vision guest.[22] The same year, it was announced that he will star in the fantasy animated film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2.[23]

In 2019, Jackson is set to star in the youth romance film Better Days, based on the Chinese novel, In his youth, in her beauty.[24]

Ambassador rolesEdit

In June 2017, Jackson was chosen as one of the China Tobacco Control Advocates by the World Health Organization.[25][26]

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.[26] 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.[27]

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.[28]

In December 2017, Jackson was announced as the first-ever International Youth Creative Ambassador for Adidas Neo.[29]

Jackson was named as one of the top 10 influential charity stars by Sina in January 2018.[30]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
Baidu Chart
CHN
Billboard V Chart
"Dream Skyscraper" (夢想摩天樓) 2013 N/A
"You Say" (你说) 2016 N/A
"The Lament" (离骚) 2017 1[31] Song of Phoenix OST
"Embracing You" (拥抱你) N/A
"Nothing to Lose" N/A
"Unpredictable" N/A
"丹青千里"[32] 2018 N/A
"Overrun" (災)[33] N/A
"精彩才刚刚开始"[34] N/A
"Colorful Human" (亲爱的,这里没有一个人) N/A
"Warm Blooded" (恒温动物) N/A

EPEdit

"Firing In Nothingness" (我乐意沉默释放内心烟火) [35]

Released: November 28, 2018

  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)

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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 [36]
Mr. Six 老炮儿 [37]
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 L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 爵跡2:冷血狂宴 Supporting role
Better Days 少年的你 Bei Lead role

Television seriesEdit

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 [38]
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 [39]
2019 Legend of Youth 热血传奇 Ah Yi
The Longest Day in Chang'an 长安十二时辰 Li Bi

Web seriesEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes Ref.
2013 The Legend of Yunchu Temple 云居寺传奇 Fugui [40]
2014 Hi-Tech Belle 高科技少女喵 Lee Kenan's younger brother Cameo [41]
Surprise 万万没想到第二季 [42]
2016 Finding Soul 超少年密码 Chen Haoxuan Lead role [43]

Variety showEdit

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2017 Let Go of My Baby 放开我北鼻 Cast member Season 2
2018 Street Dance of China 这!就是街舞 Captain

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Title Singer Notes
2013 "Dad" (爸爸) Chang Hohsuan [44]
2017 "Almost Famous" (成名在望) Mayday [45]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2016 16th Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Idol N/A Won [46]
Most Popular Newcomer N/A Won
Most Popular Variety Idol N/A Won
2017 Fresh Asia Chart Festival Top Ten Songs "You Say" Won [47]
"The Lament" Won
Billboard Radio China 2017 Mandarin Song of the Year Won [48]
10th Elle Style Awards Popular Idol of the Year N/A Won [49]
Bazaar 2017 Men of the Year Awards Attractive Celebrity of the Year N/A Won [50]
GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 Popular Idol of the Year N/A Won [51]
2018 7th iQiyi All-Star Carnival Male Singer of the Year N/A Won [52]

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