|Born||July 17, 1983|
|Alma mater||Glion Institute of Higher Education|
Leixin Gao (m. 2012–2015)
Leixin Gao (m. 2017)
|Children||1 sonSeptember 6, 2018|
|Labels||Taihe Music Group|
Xue is known for his hit songs and charisma on stage with his signature musical style, referred to as “薛氏情歌” Xue's Ballads, of which “演员” Actor is the most notable example. Since his 2006 debut, Xue has produced many great hits detailing love's triumphs and woes. His varied style plays with the classic pop pairing of piano and strings, while taking in folk-tinged acoustic guitar and sultry R&B beats. His compositions have also covered other concepts, such as “怪咖” Freak and “违背的青春” Forsaken Youth. He is the most-streamed Mandopop artist from mainland China on Spotify. Xue has also found success on many high-profile TV shows, and is recognized as a popular TV personality for his sense of humor.
Xue has seen his fair share of ups and downs in his life. He was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. When he was four years old, his mother died of heart disease. He studied Hotel Management at Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland, before dropping out to pursue a music career. Xue first came to prominence in 2005, when his outstanding performance at the TV talent competition My Show gained him widespread popularity and earned him a seven-year contract with Shangteng Entertainment. His first few releases were a hit on the charts, but his career went downhill after the record company ran into financial difficulties. Not one to sit by the sidelines, Xue decided to open a hot pot business in a bid to fund his singing ambitions. He also ventured into the fashion world with one label under his belt and dabbled in acting and hosting. His business took off and he used the money he made to fund his career in music.
In 2006, Xue released his self-titled debut album “薛之谦” Xue Zhiqian, and was awarded the Most Popular New Artiste at the 6th Global Chinese Music Awards. The album was a great success and brought about a few major hits, such as “认真的雪” Serious Snow, “黄色枫叶” Yellow Maple and so on, which made him an emerging star in the Chinese music industry.
In 2007, Xue recorded his second album “你过得好吗” How Are You, and was nominated for seven categories at the Beijing Pop Music Awards, which established his reputation as a promising singer-songwriter in his early career.
In 2008, Xue released his third album “深深爱过你” Loved You Deeply. After listening to the song “传说” Legend in this album, Shinji Tanimura 谷村新司 was very impressed by Xue's outstanding composition, and invited him to the Asia Music Festival held in Osaka, Japan. On 25 July, Xue was honored as a torchbearer for the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay.
In 2009, Xue released a compilation album “未完成的歌” Uncompleted Songs, which lists selected tracks from several of his albums, along with three new songs.
In 2012, his long-awaited fifth album “几个薛之谦” Several Of Xue Zhiqian was released. It marked the end of his seven-year contract with “上腾娱乐” Shangteng Entertainment, which went out of business soon after he left.
In 2013, Xue released his sixth album “意外” An Unexpected Journey, under the record company Ocean Butterflies. This album can be seen as Xue's second milestone not only because he finally broke free of Shangteng Entertainment, but it also gained widespread positive reaction from both critics and supporters of his music. The most popular songs from this album are “丑八怪” Ugly and “你还要我怎样” What Else Do You Want Me To Do.
In 2016, Xue produced his seventh album “初学者” Beginner, which became another commercial and musical success. Since then his music has gained wide recognition throughout Chinese-speaking regions. As the lead single of this album, “演员” Actor (Official Music Video) has received over 150 million views on YouTube.
In 2017, Xue released his eighth album “渡” The Crossing, which was well-received by critics, so that Xue secured his established status as a leading singer of his generation. Songs favored by critics from this album include “高尚” Noble and “动物世界” Animal World. In the same year, Xue held his concert tour “我好像在哪儿见过你” I Think I've Seen You Somewhere.
In 2018, Xue released his ninth album “摩天大楼” Skyscraper, and continued his string of success. In this album, songs like “摩天大楼” Skyscraper and “肆无忌惮” Reckless incorporates different musical elements, while “最好” The Best features a more balladic composition. In the same year, he started his “摩天大楼” Skyscraper World Tour. He was the first singer from mainland China to headline the Wembley Arena in London, Sydney Super Dome and several other landmark venues around the world.
In 2012, Xue opened his hotpot restaurant chain Shang Shang Qian Hotpot 上上谦串串香火锅.
In 2015, his own fashion line, Dangerous People, was founded in Shanghai.
|8||2017||The Crossing 渡||
|6||2013||An Unexpected Journey 意外||
|5||2012||Several Of Xue Zhiqian 几个薛之谦||
|4||2009||Uncompleted Songs 未完成的歌(A Compilation of Old and New)||
|3||2008||Loved You Deeply 深深爱过你||
|2||2007||How Are You 你过得好吗||
|1||2006||Xue Zhiqian 薛之谦||
|2018||Express My Heart 了表心意||Joker Xue||Joker Xue|
|2016||Tomorrow Never Ends 来日方长||常石磊||常石磊/袁娅维|
|2017 我好像在哪见过你 I Think I've Seen You Somewhere Tour (10 Shows)|
|1||22 April||Dalian||Dalian Sports Center|
|2||29 April||Shenzhen||Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre|
|3||20 May||Qingdao||Guoxin Gymnasium|
|4||3 June||Guangzhou||Guangzhou International Sports Arena|
|5||10 June||Shanghai||Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai)|
|6||17 June||Beijing||Cadillac Arena|
|7||24 June||Wuhan||Wuhan Sports Center|
|8||9 July||Kunming||Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Center|
|9||15 July||Nanjing||Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre|
|10||22 July||Chongqing||Chongqing International Expo Centre|
|2008 谦年传说 Qian Nian Chuan Shuo Concert (1 Show)|
|1||20 December||Shanghai||Shanghai International Gymnastic Center|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role|
|2019||Mung Bean Man||绿豆侠||Mung Bean Man 绿豆侠|
|Fo Xi Wan Jia||佛系玩家||Sanzang 三藏|
|2018||San Da Gan Dao Fu||三打干道夫||Xue Youxia 薛游侠|
|2017||Memory Cleaner||记忆清除者||Joker Xue 薛之谦|
|Ji Qing Si She Joker Xue||机情四摄薛之谦||Joker Xue 薛之谦|
|2017 Zai Jian Mei Hao||2017 再见美好||Lanmei 蓝莓|
|2013||Right Besides You||最熟悉的陌生人||Yang Xi 杨曦|
|2011||Ai Bin Fen||爱缤纷||Wang Haozhe 王浩哲|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role|
|TBD||A-Test: The Love Adventure||A测试之爱情大冒险||Wang Xiaocong 王小聪|
|2017||What a Day!||有完没完||He Ping 和平|
|2011||East Meets West||东成西就2011||Doctor|
|2011||Music Arena||音乐江湖||Chen Hao 陈浩|
|2010||The University Days of a Dog||一只狗的大学时光||Qi Jun 齐俊|
|A Bright Moon||一轮明月||Wang Dayong 王大勇|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role|
|TBD||Men, Friends||男人帮·朋友||Gao Yi 高益|
|2017||Boyhood||我们的少年时代||Tao Xi 陶西|
|2015||Mother Like Flowers||妈妈像花儿一样||Zhang Laifu 张来福|
|2012||The Queen of SOP||胜女的代价||Xue Shaoqian 薛少谦|
|2009||The Prince of Tennis||加油！网球王子||Ren Ruocheng 任若成|
|2006||Lao Niang Jiu||老娘舅之那小子真帅||Han Liu 韩柳|
|Ma La Jiao Shi||麻辣教师||Lennon 列侬|
|2005||Loving You Is Really Not Easy||爱你真的不容易||Luo Dazhuang 罗大壮|
|2005||The 100th Bride||第100个新娘||Li Liang 李亮|
|2004||Romantic Crystal Love||水晶之恋||Jacky|
|2003||Life Concern||人命关天||Ma Xiaoneng 马小能|
Major television showsEdit
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Notes|
|2018||Hi! Sing||嗨！唱起来||Episode 11|
|Mars Intelligence Agency Season 4||火星情报局 第四季||Cast|
|Golden Song Season 2||金曲捞之挑战主打歌||Cast|
|Unlimited Song Season||无限歌谣季||Cast|
|Shake It Up||新舞林大会|
|2017||The Coming One Season 1||明日之子 第一季||Mentor|
|Masked Singer Season 2||蒙面唱将猜猜猜 第二季|
|Mars Intelligence Agency Season 3||火星情报局 第三季||Cast|
|2016||Mars Intelligence Agency Season 1||火星情报局 第一季||Cast|
|Mars Intelligence Agency Season 2||火星情报局 第二季||Cast|
|Sing! China Season 4||中国新歌声 第四季|
|2012||Shake It Up Season 1||舞林大会|
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