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Chen Linong
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Born (2000-10-03) October 3, 2000 (age 23)
Nationality Republic of China (Taiwan)
Other names
  • Nong Nong
  • Singer
  • actor
Years active 2018–present
Known for Idol Producer
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
  • A Legend Star
  • Universal Music
Associated acts
  • Nine Percent
Chen Linong
Chen Linong
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Chen Linong (Chinese: 陳立農; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Li̍p-lông, born October 3, 2000) is a Taiwanese singer and actor active in mainland China. He took part in the Chinese survival show Idol Producer and debuted as a member of Chinese boy group Nine Percent as a vocalist. He released his first album 'Unbelonging' on May 29, 2020.

Personal life

Chen was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where he was scouted by A Legend Star Entertainment Corp. and trained for a period of 6 months before travelling to mainland China.

In March 2021, Chen announced support for cotton from Xinjiang in mainland China, after some companies had expressed concerns about human rights abuses. Chen was also part of a large group of Taiwanese celebrities active in mainland China who expressed support for unification of Taiwan by the PRC government.


2018-2019: Idol Producer and debut

In 2018, Linong participated in the reality show called Idol Producer as a trainee under A Legend Star Corporation. He rose to fame after being on the show and ended up placing 2nd in the final episode with a total of 20,441,802 votes. He officially debuted on April 6, 2018 with the group Nine Percent.

After the ending of the show, Chen went on to release 2 songs and was voted the 6th Most Influential Star in China from May to June 2018 with fellow Nine Percent members Cai Xukun, Fan Chengcheng and Zhu Zhengting placing respectively at 1st, 7th and 8th.

Chen released a single titled "I Am Yours (我是你的)" on October 3, 2018. He also released another song titled "Half of it is Me (一半是我)" on January 1, 2019.

On October 6, 2019 Nine Percent officially disbanded. They held their final farewell concert on October 12 in Guangzhou, China.

On October 31, 2019 he released a single titled "Exclusive Contract (专属合约)". The MV teaser for the song dropped on November 4, with the MV coming out on November 11.

2020-Present: First full length album and movie role

On May 29, 2020 Chen released his first full-length album "Un-belonging (格格不入)". The album contains 12 songs, two being collaborations with fellow singers, Hailee Steinfeld and Lala Hsu. Since its release it has been confirmed to have achieved a double diamond certification by QQ Music, with over 500,000 albums sold on the platform. An official UMGC press release stated that the album "reached diamond status within one-minute of release", generating more than 4.5 million individual track sales within its first 12 hours on sale.

On December 4, 2020 A fantasy movie titled Soul Snatcher was released (in China). In which he played one of the main characters, Wang Zijin, alongside his co-star Li Xian. The movie earned $19,500,000 at the Chinese box office.



Title Album details Sales
Unbelonging (格格不入)
  • CHN: 718,805


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
Billboard QQ Music Top 20
"I'm Yours"
2018 5 N/A
  • CHN: 2,159,603
"Half of it is Me"
2019 1
  • CHN: 2,862,784
"专属合约" N/A N/A
"A close-up of happiness" (幸福特写) 2020
"桃浦男孩 (Taopu Boy)"
  • CHN: 246,348
"BEST造就王者" N/A
"Little flowers (小小花朵)" 2021
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Billboard QQ Music Top 20
"Reborn" (解码游戏) 2018 N/A N/A Reborn OST
"Hi Roommate" (Hi室友) Hi Roommate OST
"There's a Dream" (有梦可待) 2019 55 Behind The Scenes OST
"A Glorious Future" (前程似锦)
(with Li Xian)
N/A 2 Soul Snatcher OST
(with Liu Xiang, Tian Liang, Silence Wang, Yumiko Cheng and Xu Jiaqi)
2020 XJR Sports Carnival OST
(with Li Xian)
Soul Snatcher OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.



Year English title Native title Role Notes
2020 Red Fox Scholar (Soul Snatcher) 赤狐书生 Wang Zijin
2021 A Girl from Afar 最美表演 Himself Short Film

Television Shows

Year English title Native title Role
2018 Idol Producer 偶像练习生 Contestant
Hi! Roommate Hi室友 Cast Member
Perfect Restaurant 完美的餐厅
2019 Miss Voice 这样唱好美 Judge
More Than Forever 限定的记忆 Cast Member
2020 Dancing Diamond 52 菱格世代 Mentor
Wonderful Time 美好的时光 Cast member
XJR Sports Carnival 小巨人运动会
2021 The Irresistible 牛气满满的哥哥 Cast member

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2018 2018 Bazaar Men of The Year Gala Idol Of The Year N/A Won
Fan Carnival Awards Cooking Blogger Award Won
Baidu Awards Baidu Entertainment Popularity Award Won
Baidu and Hunan TV party Male Artist of The Year Won
2019 Sina Fashion Awards Most Commercially Valuable Artist of the Year Won
Night of the Film Most Anticipated New Actor Won
Jinri Toutiao Awards Ceremony Trendy Artist of the Year Won
2020 Weibo Awards Ceremony Rising Artist of the Year Won
2021 2nd Tencent Music Entertainment Awards Best Emerging Singer Won
Singer with the Most Potential Won


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