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Alien Huang
2012-11-28 黃鴻升「夜王」演唱會 台北站.png
Alien Huang "Night King" Concert Taipei Station 2012-11-28
Born (1983-11-28)28 November 1983
Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Died 15 September 2020(2020-09-15) (aged 36)
Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater Taipei City University of Science and Technology
  • Singer
  • actor
  • television host
  • lyricist
  • writer
  • illustrator
  • fashion designer
  • artist
Years active 2002–2020
Musical career
Also known as
  • Xiao Gui
  • Little Ghost
Genres Mandopop, Rock
Instruments Vocals
Labels Rock Records
Associated acts HC3 (disbanded) – 2002
Cosmo (disbanded) – 2003
Playboyz (disbanded) – 2010
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 黃鴻升
Simplified Chinese 黄鸿升

Alien Huang (traditional Chinese: 黃鴻升; simplified Chinese: 黄鸿升; pinyin: Huáng Hóng Shēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: N̂g Hông-seng; 28 November 1983 – 15 September 2020), also known as Xiao Gui (Little Ghost), was a Taiwanese singer, actor, television presenter, illustrator and fashion designer.

He was a member of Japanese TV Asahi's disbanded boy band HC3 in 2002 and Taiwanese Rock Records' disbanded boy band Cosmo (丸子) [zh] in 2003. He went on to release five solo albums and acted in movies and television dramas. He is known as presenter of a popular Taiwanese variety entertainment show, 100% Entertainment《娛樂百分百, which he left in early 2016.

Huang was the founder and designer of AES (Alien Evolution Studio), a clothing brand which he established in 2008. He also published three books of illustrations.

Early life

Alien Huang was born in Taipei. He grew up living with his father, younger sister and paternal grandmother. Although he lived separately from his mother due to his parents' early divorce, they still maintained a close relationship. Ever since primary school, his talent in arts and crafts had been evident as his grades were always within the top three for poster-designing projects. When he was in middle school, his father intended to train him to become a professional golf player. However, due to his interest in performing, he decided to apply to HuaGang High School of Performing Arts, where he was accepted after achieving first place out of thousands of applicants. There, he met classmate Rainie Yang, and they dated for three years. Their relationship ended when Rainie made her debut in the entertainment industry and dropped out of high school. He also put his hosting talents to use by serving as the MC of all major events held at school. In his spare time, he even worked in a fast-food restaurant. He obtained a lifeguard licence at the age of 18, and a swimming coach qualification when he was 20 years of age.

Huang chose his English name "Alien" because he hoped to be an indefinable and unique character, like aliens are, full of creativity and not confined to normality. He previously also had various other English names, including "Janson" when he was in high school and "Harry" when he was in primary school.


While still in high school, Alien Huang was chosen to take part in a pre-casting training course for the film Blue Gate Crossing. Although in the end he did not participate in the film, it was during this time that he was discovered by his first manager, and he officially entered the entertainment industry at the age of 18.

In 2002, he began hosting a nature-discovery show for children named Follow Me, Go!. He then joined the Japanese-Taiwanese boy band HC3. They released their debut single "We Are Friends"《我們是朋友》, but disbanded not long afterwards.

In 2003, he became part of the boy band Cosmo, but due to a problem with the contract of one of the members, Richard(綠茶), they disbanded after releasing their debut album《關東煮》.

In 2004, he played one of the main roles in the film Holiday Dreaming《夢遊夏威夷》.

In 2005, he started hosting various entertainment shows, and in 2006 he officially became a fixed host of the show 100% Entertainment《娛樂百分百》.

In 2007, he released a duet, "The Melody of Love"《愛的主旋律》, with co-artist Genie Chuo. He also released his first book《搞什麼鬼?!》the same year.

In 2008, he starred in the drama series Mysterious Incredible Terminator《霹靂MIT》 as one of the main roles, 747黃輝宏. He also released his first single "Fooling Around"《鬼混》 along with his second book《鬼怒穿》that year.

In July 2009, he released his first mini album Disdain《不屑》 and in December of the same year he released his first full album titled Love & Hero《愛&英雄》.

In 2010, he released another single, "Heart Amulet"《御守之心》, along with his third book,《赤鬼流》.

In 2011, he took on leading roles in the drama series Love You《醉後決定愛上你》 and "Lin Bei"《珍愛林北》, as well as the Singaporean film Already Famous《一泡而紅》. In August, he released the single "Transformers Cuz of You"《金剛變形》. In December, he released his second full album Break Heart, Black Heart《黑心傷品》.

In 2012, he starred in Taiwanese film Din Tao: Leader of the Parade《陣頭》, which earned a box office of NTD 315 million, as well as the highly rated Singaporean drama series Joys of Life. He also starred as the lead role in the Taiwanese television drama Sweet Sweet Bodyguard《剩女保鏢》, which gained high local popularity. His debut Asia concert tour G·host Tour 2012 also took place towards the end of the year, starting in Taiwan on his birthday (28 November) and continuing to Hong Kong and Singapore.

In 2013, he released his third full album, Make Sense《超有感》. He also held concerts in Taipei and Shanghai in the latter part of the year. He won “Most Popular Male Artiste” at the 2013 Singapore Hit Awards, as well as “MeRadio Top Downloaded Hit Award (Male Artist), for which the winning female artist for the same award was Singapore singer songwriter Serene Koong (龚芝怡). He also won two awards at the 2014 HITO Radio Music Awards, namely "hito网路首播人气” and “hito舞台演绎”.

In 2016, as his focus in the entertainment industry shifted to musical and acting careers, Alien left 100% Entertainment, the only show he was hosting at the time.

In 2018, he returned to hosting when joined Jacky Wu as hosts of Mr. Player. In 2019, he joined Shiny Zhang as hosts for I'm the Best In Taiwanese, an educational program about teaching Taiwanese to the public. At the time of his death, the show finished airing its second season, totaling 26 episodes.


At 11:27 a.m. on 16 September 2020, the police received a call from Huang's father, who reported that Huang was unresponsive. Huang was discovered lying between the bedroom and bathroom in his Beitou District apartment, with external injuries to the head. The paramedics who arrived at the scene pronounced Huang dead, with the body reported to already be at the stage of rigor mortis. The preliminary results of an autopsy suggested that Huang had cardiovascular disease. The autopsy concluded that Huang died of aortic dissection, but found no history of cardiovascular disease and no external injuries.

Personal life

At the time of his death, Huang had been dating Wu Han-chun [zh], a member of the cheerleading team the Passion Sisters, for a year and a half. Their relationship had been rumored, but was not confirmed until Wu made an Instagram post acknowledging Huang's death.


Albums / singles (solo)

Release year English title Chinese title Format
2008 Fooling Around 《鬼混》 Single
2009 Disdain 《不屑》 Mini album
Love & Hero 《愛&英雄》 Album
2010 Heart Amulet 《御守之心》 Single
2011 Transformers Cuz of You 《金剛變形》 Single
Break Heart, Black Heart 《黑心傷品》 Album
2012 Forgot How To Be Happy 《忘了怎麼快樂》 Single
2013 Make Sense 《超有感》 Album
2014 Dare to believe, dare to do, dare to love 《自以為我以為》 Single
Love Song 《有感情歌》 Single
2015 Forget Me 《忘了我》 Single
Napoléon 《拿破崙》 Single
ALiEN 《同名音創作品》 Album
2018 HUMAN 人類 Album
2020 Plan B Plan B Album

Albums / singles (band)

Name of band English title Chinese title Release year Format
HC3 We Are Friends 《我們是朋友》 2002 Single
Cosmo Kanto Stew 《關東煮》 2003 Album
Speedball Fastball Boys 《直球對決男子漢》 2004 Album
Playboyz Happy New Year – It's All Good 《Happy New Year 這個讚》 2010 Compilation


Release year English title Chinese title Co-artist(s)
You Better Remember
  • Junior Han
  • Richard Rim
  • Jin-Xiu Duet
  • BiBi Zhao
  • Josephine Anan Xu
  • Pei-Lin Cai
Resurrection Island
  • Alex To
  • Junior Han
  • Richard Rim
The Melody of Love
  • Genie Chuo
Angel's Wings
  • Various Artists
Fly Together
  • Various Artists
Let Love Spin the Entire Universe
  • Various Artists
Tomorrow Will be Better
  • Various Artists
  • Genie Chuo
Carry On

Soundtrack contributions

Year English title Chinese title OST
2004 Shining
Love Contract
Perfect Ending
Herb Lovers
Come Go to Hawaii
Speed Force
Holiday Dreaming
2010 Clone 「複製人」 Rogue Principal
2011 Transformers Cuz of You 「金剛變形」 Lin Bei
Thank You for Letting Me Equal You 「謝謝你讓我等於你」 Already Famous
2012 Solicitude
(with Rui En)
Joys of Life
Forgot How To Be Happy 「忘了怎麼快樂」 Sweet Sweet Bodyguard
One Four One Three 「一四一三」 Dong-Huachun Barbershop
2013年 One out of A Thousand 「千分之一」 Just You
The Cat from the Farm 「村上的貓」
(with Genie Chuo)


Television series

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Freedom of Half Grown-Ups
Xiao Gui
2005 KO One
Cai Yi-Ling
Detective Story A.S.T.
2006 Tokyo Juliet
Lu Yi-Mi
A Child from Heaven
Zhong Da-Gui
Hey! Is the Water Boiled?
2007 Corner With Love
Summer x Summer
Chen Lang-Zhu
2008 Mysterious Incredible Terminator
Huang Hui-Hong

2009 Letter 1949
Li Wen-Xiong
2010 Rogue Principal
Wang Tuo-Hai
2011 Love You
Geng Shuo-Huai
Lin Bei
Kong Yun-Qing
2012 Joys of Life
Zhao Ming-Xing
Sweet Sweet Bodyguard
He Zhong-Qi
2014 Lovestore at the Corner
Li Ze Xuan
2017 Running Man
Hsu Da-cai
2019 Without Her, Even Hero is Zero
Brian Cameo
Someday Or One Day
Du Qi-min
2020 Dream Raider
特勤隊長 HBO Asia



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Wild
Lin Yi-Jie
2002 Holiday Dreaming
Xiao Gui
2006 A Flight to Yesterday
Li Zheng-Fei
2007 Burn! Motorbike
Hu Di-Ni
2009 Black Tide
Xiao Gui
2011 Already Famous
2012 Din Tao: Leader of the Parade
2015 Gatao
2016 Go! Crazy Gangster
Ren Lai Feng
The Big Power
Lin Ke Qiang
《從地獄歸來》 Lian
2017 All Because of Love
Hong Di Suo
Who is the Champion?
Zhang Yun Han
TBA Fat Hope
Nathan Singapore

Music videos

Acting in music videos of songs by other artists:

Year English song title Original song title Artist
2002 Love Starts from Zero 「愛從零開始」 Stefanie Sun
2003 To See You 「來看你」 Jeffrey Kung
Tomorrow 「明天」 Faith Yang
2004 Never Back Down 「永不退縮」 Richie Jen
2006 Lately 「最近」 Sam Lee
2007 Trying Hard 「很用力」 Olivia Yan
The Melody of Love 「愛的主旋律」 Alien Huang & Genie Chuo
黃鴻升 & 卓文萱
2008 Fly Together 「一起飛」 Various Artists
2009 Let Love Spin the Entire Universe 「讓愛轉動整個宇宙」 Various Artists
2010 Tomorrow Will Be Better 「明天會更好」 Various Artists
Happy New Year – It's All Good 「Happy New Year 這個讚」 Playboyz
2012 Solicitude 「牽掛」 Alien Huang & Rui En
黃鴻升 & 瑞恩
2013 Habitual Hibernation 「慣性冬眠」 Gillian Chung
After Returning Home 「回家以後」

TV hosting

Year English title Original title Location
2002 Follow Me, Go! 《下課花路米》 Taiwan Taiwan
2004 Entertainment Oh My God 《娛樂歐MyGod》 Taiwan Taiwan
2005 Survival Bus 《生存巴士》 Taiwan Taiwan
2006 Cool Army 《蓋酷兵團》 Taiwan Taiwan
2005 (as locum), 2006 (from official hosting)→ 2016 100% Entertainment 《娛樂百分百》 Taiwan Taiwan
2008 Xiao Gui at Home Alone 《小鬼當家》 Taiwan Taiwan
2009 The Winner Is 《得獎的事》 Taiwan Taiwan
2011 China Love • Music Show 《中国爱•大歌会》 China China
2014 CityColor 城彩名人堂 Taiwan Taiwan
2017 趣你的娛樂 Taiwan Taiwan
2018 Mr. Player 綜藝玩很大 Taiwan Taiwan
2019 Best At Taiwanese 《台語我上讚》 Taiwan Taiwan
2020 《聊聊大明星》 Taiwan Taiwan


Year English title Chinese title Category
2007 Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die 《搞什麼鬼?!》 Illustration book
2008 Gui Nu Chuan 《鬼怒穿》 Illustration book
2010 Chi Gui Liu 《赤鬼流》 Illustration book


  • 2010 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡E樂大賞2010):
    Most Popular Regional Newcomer(E樂人氣海外新人獎)
  • 2010 Channel V:
    Top 10 Chinese Golden Melodies(第一季華語十大金曲):《搞砸了》
  • 2010 Hong Kong Metro Radio Mandarin Hit Music Awards(香港新城國語力頒獎禮2010):
    King of New Artistes(新人王)
  • 2010 Singapore Hit Awards(新加坡金曲獎2010):
    Most Acclaimed Male Artiste(新晉男歌手人氣獎)
    F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Greatest Improvement Artiste(大躍進歌手獎)
  • 2011 Malaysia MY Astro Music Awards(馬來西亞 MY Astro 至尊流行榜頒獎典禮2011):
    Best New International Artist(至尊海外新人獎)
    Golden Melody Song(至尊金曲獎)《地球上最浪漫的一首歌》
  • 2011 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡e樂大賞2011):
    Most Popular Male Singer(e樂人氣男歌手獎)
    Hottest Web Celeb(omy 網絡紅人獎)
  • 2011 China Music Radio Top Chart Awards(MusicRadio中國Top排行榜頒獎禮2011):
    Most Recommended Album of the Year: Love & Hero(港臺年度推薦唱片):《愛&英雄》
  • 2012 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡e樂大賞2012):
    Most Popular Taiwanese TV Actor(e樂人氣台灣電視演員獎)
    Most Popular Male Singer(e樂人氣男歌手獎)
    Most Popular Music Video(e樂人氣MV獎):《六十億分之一》
  • 2012 Hong Kong Metro Radio Mandarin Hit Music Awards (香港新城國語力頒獎禮2012):
    Best Male Singer(國語力男歌手)
    Best Mandarin Song(國語力歌曲):《澀谷》
  • 2012 Singapore Blog Awards(新加坡部落格大獎2012):
    Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog(最受歡迎海外名人部落格/微博)
  • 2013 Taiwan PixNet Entertainment Awards(台灣痞客邦娛樂丸咖獎2013):
    King of Entertainment – Silver Award(男藝人 最佳國丸 – 銀獎)
    Best Album of the Year – Silver Award(年度專輯 強力放送丸 – 銀獎)
  • 2013 Singapore Entertainment Awards(新加坡e樂大賞2013):
    Most Popular Taiwanese TV Actor(e樂人氣台灣電視演員獎)
    Most Popular Cover Celebrity(e樂人氣封面人物)
  • 2013 Singapore Hit Awards(新加坡金曲獎2013):
    Most Popular Male Artiste Award(最受欢迎男歌手獎)
    MeRadio Top Downloaded Hit Award (Male Artiste)(MeRadio下载率最高金曲(男歌手):《超有感》)
    F&N Fruit Tree Fresh Stylish Artiste Award(F&N Fruit Tree Fresh 时尚歌手奖)

See also

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