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Aaron Yan
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Yan in January 2021
Wu Keng-lin

(1985-11-20) 20 November 1985 (age 37)
Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater Chinese Culture University
  • Actor
  • Singer
  • Television host
  • Businessman
Years active 2005–present
Musical career
Genres Pop
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Flute
  • Violin
Labels Sony Music Taiwan
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 炎亞綸
Simplified Chinese 炎亚纶

Aaron Yan (traditional Chinese: 炎亞綸; simplified Chinese: 炎亚纶, born Wu Keng-lin on 20 November 1985) is a Taiwanese actor, singer, television host and businessman. He was also one of the members of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit.

Life and career

1985–2005: Early life and career beginnings

Yan was born as Wu Keng-lin in Taipei, Taiwan on 20 November 1985. When he was very young, he and his family moved to Connecticut, United States, where he lived for five years, and then moved back to Taiwan. In 2004, Yan posted some of his pictures on a public blog and was scouted by Taiwanese management company, Comic Productions. In August 2004, he made his acting debut in Taiwanese drama, I Love My Wife. In 2005, after signing with Comic Productions and HIM International Music, Yan starred in Taiwanese dramas, It Started with a Kiss and KO One.

2005–2011: Fahrenheit

In December 2005, he formed a boy band named Fahrenheit with three other Taiwanese artists: Wu Chun, Jiro Wang, and Calvin Chen. In September 2006, Fahrenheit released their eponymous debut studio album, Fahrenheit, and they won a Hito Music Award for Best Boy Band.

In 2007, Yan reprised his roles in the sequels The X-Family and They Kiss Again. In November 2008, Yan played his first leading role in Taiwanese suspense drama, Mysterious Incredible Terminator. He also starred in Love Buffet and Gloomy Salad Days.

2011–present: Solo career

In March 2011, Yan released his debut extended play, The Next Me. The album spent 5 weeks at the number 1 spot on the G-Music chart.

In May 2012, Yan starred in Taiwanese musical drama, Alice in Wonder City. In October 2012, he released his debut studio album, The Moment.

In June 2013, Yan starred in Taiwanese romantic comedy drama, Just You. The drama topped ratings in its timeslot during its run.

In February 2014, Yan starred in Taiwanese metropolitan romance drama, Fall in Love with Me. Yan won the Asia Star Award at the Seoul International Drama Awards. In May 2014, he released his second extended play, Drama. In June 2014, he released his third extended play, Cut.

In March 2015, Yan debuted in Japan with the single titled, "Moisturizing". The album debuted within the top ten spots on the Oricon Singles Chart. In September 2015, he released his second Japanese single, "Gelato".

In March 2016, Yan starred in Taiwanese workplace romance drama, Refresh Man. The drama was a massive hit both domestically as well as across Asia, boosting Yan's popularity to a new high. In June 2016, Yan released his third Japanese single "Monochrome Dandy". The single peaked at number 8 on the Oricon Singles Chart.

In 2017, Yan was cast in the Chinese romance drama, Memories of Love.

In 2018, Yan released his forth extended play Where I Belong. The same year Yan released his fifth extended play Dear Monster which includes the single "Sleeping Titan".

In 2019, Yan starred as the male lead in period suspense drama Please Give Me a Pair of Wings. The same year, he co-starred in the romance comedy drama Kiss Love, and Taste.

On 7 May 2020, Yan launched his Taiwan mazesoba brand, Yan's Collection.

On 25 Dec 2020, Yan released sixth extended play "Metropolis" which comprises self-composed songs.



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2016 The New Year's Eve of Old Lee 過年好 Peter
2019 Liao Zhai 聊齋系列之鞏仙 Kong Rong

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2004 I Love My Wife 安室愛美惠 Zheng Wangui
2005 It Started with a Kiss 惡作劇之吻 A Bu
KO One 終極一班 Ding Xiaoyu
2007 The X-Family 終極一家 Ding Xiaoyu, Jiu Wu
They Kiss Again 惡作劇2吻 A Bu
2008 Mysterious Incredible Terminator 霹靂MIT Zhan Shide
2009 K.O.3an Guo 終極三國 Ding Xiaoyu, Jiu Wu Cameo
2010 Love Buffet 愛似百匯 Xin Yicheng
Gloomy Salad Days 死神少女 Shen Qi, Gao Chao
2011 Sunny Girl 陽光天使 Aaron Cameo
2012 Alice in Wonder City 給愛麗絲的奇蹟 He Tingyu
2013 Just You 就是要你愛上我 Qi Yi, Xiao Yi
2014 A Time of Love 愛情来的時候 Chen Datian
Fall in Love with Me 愛上兩個我 Lu Tianxing, Xiao Lu
Seven Friends 七個朋友 Aaron Cameo
2015 Dear Mom 我的寶貝四千金 Shika Cameo
2016 Refresh Man 後菜鳥的燦爛時代 Ji Wenkai
2018 Memories of Love 一路繁花相送 Lin Leqing
2019 Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 請賜我一雙翅膀 Long Tianyu
Kiss, Love and Taste 親·愛的味道 Lin Xuan
2020 Road ~ Taiwan Express 路 ~ Taiwan Express Eric Liu
2021 The Amazing Grace of Σ 我願意 Fei Muqi


Year Program Broadcast channel Co-host
2015 Sanlih Drama Awards Ceremony SETTV Lulu Huang Lu Zi Yin
2020 36 Questions PTS, Yahoo! TVmyVideo Jesse Tang, Sandy Wu

Music video appearances

Year Artist Song Title
2015 Selina Jen "To the Broken Heart"
2017 Lulu Huang Lu Zi Yin "Give It All to You"


Studio albums

Year English title Chinese title Label
2012 The Moment 紀念日 HIM
2014 Drama N/A
Cut N/A

Extended plays

Year English title Chinese title Label
2011 The Next Me 下一個炎亞綸 HIM
2018 Where I Belong [zh] 最想去的地方
Dear Monster 親愛的怪物
2020 Metropolis 摩登原始人 Sony Music Taiwan


Year English title Chinese title Notes
2007 "Willing to Not Love You" 願意不愛你 The X-Family OST
2014 "Taipei Dreamin'" 台北沉睡了
2015 "Moisturizing" N/A
"Gelato" N/A
"As Long as You are Happy" 你幸福就好 I Am Sorry, I Love You OST
2016 "Monochrome Dandy" N/A
"Monologue" 独活 The Legend of Qin OST
"Wooden Puppet" 木頭人 Love or Spend OST
2018 "Everlasting Moment" 最久的瞬間 Memories of Love OST
2019 "I Want To Fly" 我要飞翔 Please Give Me a Pair of Wings OST
"Little Love Song" 小情歌儿 Kiss, Love and Taste OST


Year Award Category Nominated work Ref.
2008 Singapore Hit Awards Most Popular Duet "TiAmo" (feat. Liu Liyang)
2011 4th Top Chinese Music Awards Newcomer Ceremony Most Popular New Artist
4th Mengniu Music Billboard Awards Most Popular Male Singer
9+2 Music Pioneer Awards Newcomer Award
Top 10 Songs "Only See You"
2012 Hito Music Awards Most Popular New Artist
Best New Artist
2nd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Best New Artist (Gold) The Next Me
[Sprite] China Original Music Charts Most Popular Idol (Taiwan)
Media Recommendation Award (Taiwan)
3rd MY Astro Music Awards Best New Artist (Overseas)
Best Song of the Year "The Next Me"
2013 12th MusicRadio China Top Chart Awards Most Popular New Artist (Hong Kong/Taiwan) The Moment
Hito Music Awards Most Promising Male Singer
2nd Sanlih Drama Awards Viewers Choice Drama Award Just You
Best Onscreen Couple (with Puff Kuo)
Weibo Popularity Award
3rd Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Hit FM's Most Recommended Singer
Top 20 Songs of the Year "The Moment"
2014 Singapore Hit Awards Most Popular Male Singer
All-Round Artist
Favorite Album Cover (popular vote) Cut
4th Sanlih Drama Awards Viewers Choice Drama Award Fall in Love with Me
Best Actor
Weibo Popularity Award
2015 8th Top Chinese Music Awards Most Popular Male Singer (Hong Kong/Taiwan) Girlfriend
Hito Music Awards Most Promising Male Singer
HITO Star Award
10th Seoul International Drama Awards Asia Star Award
2018 9+2 Music Pioneer Awards Most Popular Male Singer
Most Popular Singer (online vote)
Gold Song Award

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