William Chan Wai-ting (陈伟霆), is a Hong Kong singer and actor. In 2003, he participated in New Talent Singing Awards and won several awards. He was then signed under Emperor Entertainment Group. He began his singing career by joining Cantopop group Sun Boy'z in 2006 and left the group in 2008 to pursue a solo career, releasing his debut solo album in the same year. Since then, he has released a total of 7 albums and 6 singles.
- Name: 陳偉霆 (陈伟霆) / Chan Wai-Ting (Chen Wei Ting)
- English name: William Chan
- Birthday: 1985-Nov-21
- Birthplace: Hong Kong
- Height: 182 cm
- Weight: 63 kg
- Star sign: Scorpio
- Chinese zodiac: Ox
- Blood type: A
- Talent agency: Emperor Entertainment Group
- Profession: Actor, singer
- Education: Yew Chung International School
Novoland: Pearl Eclipse (2021) as Fang Zhu / Fang Jianming
Dancing in the Storm (2020) as Li Junjie
Age of Legends (2018) as Liu Ziguang
Only Side By Side With You (2018) as Shi Yue
Lost Love in Times (2017) as Yuan Ling
The Mystic Nine (2016) as Zhang Qishan
Edge of Happiness (2016) as He Han
The Love of Happiness (2016) as Su Kaiwen
The Legend of Zu (2015) as Ding Dali / Ding Yin
The Four (2015) as Zhui Ming
Legend of Fragrance (2015) as An Yichen / Wen Shiqing
Swords of Legends (2014) as Ling Yue
TV Series Theme Songs
The Light (光) - Age of Legends (2018)
Lucid Dream (清醒梦境) - Only Side By Side With You (2018)
Because of You (因你) - Lost Love in Times (2017)
My Clan (我门) - The Mystic Nine (2016)
I Really Want to Hug You (好想抱着你) - The Love of Happiness (2016)
Waiting Silently (无言守候) - The Four (2015)
Peers (两同行) - Swords of Legends (2014)
Shi Shen Ling (2020) as Ibaraki-dōji
Adoring (2019) as Zhao Le
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 (2019) as Nether
Air Strike (2018) as Cheng Ting
Genghis Khan (2018) as Temüjin
The Founding of an Army (2017) as Triad Boss (Cameo)
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (2016) as Nether
I Love That Crazy Little Thing (2016) as Jiang Yang
Lost in Wrestling (2015) as Ruo Nan
Golden Brother (2014) as Xue Keyong
As the Light Goes Out (2014) as Zhang Wenjian
Hardcore Comedy (2013) as Ah Jie
Triad (2012) as Ah Ting
Hi, Fidelity (2011) as Bill / Ben
Lover's Discourse (2010) as young Ah Bao
All About Love (2010) as Mike
Ex (2010) as Chen Yunping
Beauty on Duty (2010) as Qin Lang
Seven 2 One (2009) as William
Split Second Murders (2009) as Ke Le
Trick or Cheat (2009) as Xue Junhui
Overheard (2009) as Zu
A Stroke of Jianghu (一笔江湖) (2018)
Dazzling Dance (炫舞) (2018)
Perfect Day (完美這一天) - Cook Up a Storm (2017)
Love! Love! Aloha with Jessica Jung - I Love That Crazy Little Thing (2016)
Sweet Aftertaste (回甘) (2015)
The Brave (勇者) with Nicholas Tse and Hong Zuoli - As the Light Goes Out (2014)
Got Borrow Got Return (有借有还) - Triad (2012)
2019 GQ 2019 Men of the Year: Goodwill Ambassador
2016 5th iQiyi All-Star Carnival: Person of the Year (The Mystic Nine)
2016 IFPI Music Sales Awards:
Top 10 Best Selling Albums (Mandarin) (Waiting)
Top 10 Best Selling Singers
2015 4th iQiyi All-Star Carnival: Most Popular Idol
2015 Elle Style Awards: Hot Trend Trans-boundary Singer of the Year
2015 4th iQiyi All-Star Carnival: Annual Music Grand Award
2014 3rd iQiyi All-Star Carnival: Most Popular Actor
2014 6th China TV Drama Awards:
Most Popular All-Rounded Artist (Swords of Legends)
Most Anticipated Actor by the Media (Swords of Legends)
2014 6th China Image Film Festival: Best Young Actor (Golden Brother)
2013 5th Macau International Movie Festival: Best Supporting Actor (As the Light Goes Out)
2012 Metro Radio Hits Awards:
Best Dance Song (Gold) (Queen)
Best Dance Singer
2012 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation: Asian Dance Singer Award
2012 29th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation: Best Singer-Songwriter (Bronze)
2011 Metro Radio Hits Awards:
Best Dance Song (Baby Don't Cry)
Best Dance Singer
2011 9th CNTV's Music King Hit Global Chinese Music Award: Best Dance Song (Love U2)
2011 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation:
Best Dance Song (Baby Don't Cry)
Best Dance Singer
New Forces Singer Award
2011 9+2 Music Pioneer Awards:
Hot Trend Dance Singer Award
Most Popular Duet Song (In the Scene) with Gillian Chung.
2011 28th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation: Outstanding Performance Award (Gold)
2010 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation:
Best Dance Song (Do You Wanna Dance)
Best Dance Singer
2010 27th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation: Best Revision Song (Today I Finally Know I Am Wrong)
2009 Metro Radio Hits Awards:
Most Popular Singer
Best Dance Singer
Best Adapted Song (Today I Finally Know I Am Wrong)
2009 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation: Rising Singer Award
2009 IFPI Music Sales Awards: Most Commercially Valuable Male Newcomer
2009 31st RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards: Most Promising Singer (Gold)
2009 26th Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation: Most Popular New Male Artist (Gold)
2009 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation: Best New Male Singer (Gold)
2008 Metro Radio Hits Awards:
Best Dance Song (Taxi)
New Singer Award
2008 Yahoo！Asia Buzz Awards: New Forces Award
2008 Metro Radio Mandarin Hits Music Awards Presentation: New Artist Award
Since 2013, he gradually shifted his career focus to mainland China. He is known for his roles in television series Swords of Legends (2014), Legend of Zu Mountain (2015), The Mystic Nine (2016), Lost Love in Times (2017) and Age of Legends (2018).
Chan ranked 70th on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2015, 21st in 2017, and 23rd in 2019
2003–2006: Debut with Sun Boy'z
In 2003, William participated in the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship Hong Kong regional finals and won several awards. He was then signed by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) as a new talent and started appearing in TV shows as a host.
In 2006, William joined Sun Boy’z, a Cantopop boy group created by EEG, together with Steven Cheung and Dennis Mark and started adopting a dance-singer persona. The trio has recorded three albums in 2006 and 2007, but disbanded in 2008.
2008–2014: Solo career
After the disbandment of his group, William began his solo career. In September 2008, William released his first solo album Will Power, and won the Most Popular Male Newcomer award at the 2008 Hong Kong Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation and Most Promising Award at the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards. The following year, William released his second solo album Warrior. He also participated in Dragon TV's dance program Let's Shake It.
From 2010 to 2013, William released four more albums, namely Do You Wanna Dance (2010), Heads or Tails (2010), WOW (2011) and Pop It Up (2013).
2015–present: Development in Mainland
In 2015, William released his first EP titled Waiting, which is also his first Mandarin album. Waiting was a commercial success and achieved platinum certification in sales. The same year in November, he released his self-composed single "1121".
In 2016, William released the single "Plan W", which topped local music charts and reached ten million downloads in 12 hours. On August 27, 2016, William embarked on his first solo tour Inside Me which kick-started in Beijing. It was subsequently held in the cities Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing and Guangzhou.
In 2018, he acted as a dance mentor in iQiyi's reality online street dance variety program Hot Blood Dance Crew as well as a mentor in Dragon Television's talent scouting program The Next Top Bang.
2009–2013: Beginnings in Hong Kong
In 2009, William made his big screen debut in crime thriller Overheard. He was cast in his first lead role in Hi, Fidelity (2011), which was showcased at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival.
William then starred in the Hong Kong-Chinese film As the Light Goes Out (2013), which won him the Best Supporting Actor award at the Macau International Movie Festival for his performance.
2014–2015: Breakthrough in Mainland
In 2013, William began to shift his career focus to Mainland China. He filmed his first Chinese drama, The Four, an adaptation of Woon Swee Oan's novel Si Da Ming Bu. The drama was aired on Hunan TV in 2015.
Subsequently, he starred in the fantasy action drama Swords of Legends. It was a huge success and topped viewership ratings and online views in China. The popularity of Swords of Legends shot William to fame in China, and he won the Most Popular All-Around Artist and Media's Most Anticipated Actor awards at the 6th China TV Drama Awards. The same year, William starred in the comedy film Golden Brother and won the Best Young Actor award at the China Image Film Festival for his performance.
William then starred in his first period drama, Legend of Fragrance alongside his Swords of Legends co-star Li Yifeng. The same year, he took on his first small-screen leading role in the fantasy wuxia drama Legend of Zu Mountain.
2016–present: Mainstream popularity
In 2016, William starred in the tomb-raiding drama The Mystic Nine, which serves as a prequel to the popular web drama The Lost Tomb by Nanpai Sanshu. The Mystic Nine achieved success, placing first in television ratings and setting a record for the most online views garnered in a day, and has accumulated over 10 billion views. William gained a surge in popularity for his role as Fo Ye, and was named the "Person of the Year" at the iQiyi All-Star Carnival. The same year, he starred alongside Jessica Jung in the romantic comedy film I Love That Crazy Little Thing and featured in Guo Jingming's fantasy blockbuster L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties.
In 2017, William starred in the historical fantasy drama Lost Love in Times.
In 2018, William headlined the war epic film Genghis Khan, as well as modern romance drama Only Side by Side with You and crime action drama Age of Legends He also starred as a supporting role in the war film Air Strike.
In 2019, William starred in the romance film Adoring. His upcoming works include cyber security action drama Dancing in the Storm and fantasy film Shi Shen Ling.
In 2016, William was appointed as the first Chinese ambassador of the NFL China.
In 2017, his wax figure dressed up as his role in The Mystic Nine was added to Madame Tussauds Shanghai. In 2018, a second wax figurine dressed in his concert attire was added to Madame Tussauds Beijing.
In 2018, William's new brand "Williamism" collaborated with other companies (New Era, Reebok, UCCA) to produce his own brand of caps, shoes and T-shirts.