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Show Luo (traditional Chinese: 羅志祥; simplified Chinese: 罗志祥; pinyin: Luó Zhīxiáng, also know as Alan Luo, 小猪; pinyin: Xiǎo Zhū (Little Pig)) born July 30, 1979 in Keelung, Taiwan is a Taiwanese singer, host, dancer, and actor. He also speaks fluent Japanese.Read More...
Show started playing drums at the tender age of 3 and performed onstage with his parents as a child. He won a silver award at a singing contest when he was only 7. Show joined the '4 Heavenly Kings imitation concert' in 1995 and managed to clinch 1st place. In 1996, 'Four Heavenly Kings' debuted and their 1st album was released. The group was active in the following years before breaking up in 1998. In the same year, Show joined another group named 'ROMEO' and was active in it until year 2000. In 2003, Show launched his solo debut and released his 1st album 'Show Time' and has since captivated his fans with hip hop, R&B, and ballads, as well as collaborations with stars like Jolin Tsai, Jay Chou,and Vivian Hsu.
On October 14, 2005, Show released his 3rd album "Hypnosis SHOW". He collaborated with Jolin Tsai in the song 'zhen ming tian zi' and invited Barbie Hsu to star in his MV 'Self-Hypnotised'
At a later part of the same year, Show held his 1st concert at Taipei Arena. He cried when he sang the song 'Strength' as it reminded him of his father who had passed away earlier that year. The concert was a success.
After one full year and to everyone's anticipation, Show finally released the album 'SPESHOW' on November 17, 2006. The reason Show decided to title this album 'SPESHOW" was because this was his fourth album with his name included. Show loves to put his celebrity name as part of the title of the album. The word SPE refers to four in Chinese followed by his name SHOW. This album was special in several ways, as Show worked with various artists from different places. However, this album was so popular that within three months, four different versions of the original copy were created with few additional bonus songs.
In this album, and perhaps the most popular of all within the songs, Show created his own version on one of the songs by Daniel Bedingfield's 'James Dean (I Wanna Know).' Show's version of this song's name is 'The Dance Gate', translated from Chinese name. In this movie, he proved once again his dancing ability along with different styles of Hip Hop and others in it. This song was so popular when it first came out that everyone can hear it everywhere in Taiwan.
In this album, Show has sung many affectionate and love songs, inviting his good friends Ariel Lin and Kumi Koda to starr with him in few of his movie videos. Not only Show has shown off his skills in singing and dancing, he also proved his ability to sing English songs. This was his first attempt to sing an English song, something that was difficult for him. He admitted that he spent so many hours in trying to pronounce an English word. Show's success of completing an English song really strengthened his English confidence, and it also proved to the media that he strives to improve in many ways.
As special and popular this album brought to the music industry in Taiwan and the world, SPESHOW was sold over 400,000 copies within few weeks. This album has created Show's new image and his popularity has grown. He is now known as the next Dancing King on Stage in Asia, just like his good friend Jolin Tsai. After this album, Show has brought so much anticipating and eagerness to many people on his music and his talented skills.
In June 2007, Show moved from Avex Trax to EMI Capitol Records. On the day of the conference, Show was shocked but happy to receive a video from his idol Aaron Kwok, wishing him success under the new label. EMI Capitol Records plans to send Show abroad to countries such as Japan to learn more advanced dancing. On August 13, Show was selected to be the Mandarin spokesperson for High School Musical 2. He will be singing the Mandarin version of the themesong Bet On it called Bi Sha Ji and the song will be included in the High School Musical 2 Soundtrack (Asia Edition).
The 'Show on Stage' Concert Tour kicked off on June 9, 2007 in Shanghai. The Hong Kong girl group Twins was invited as guests and they sang 'Expert Lover' together with Show. The tour continued on June 30, 2007 in Nanjing, with Jolin Tsai as the guest. The tour will travel to other cities including Beijing, Taiwan, Singapore, Jiangsu and Hong Kong in the later part of the year till 2008. Capitol Records recently announced that he would also be reprising his tour of Sydney.
Show Luo had been endorsing McDonalds for many years now. He also donates to Ronald McDonald's Charity house. During his concerts in Taipei, there were 10,561 people hugging at the same time, breaking the Guinness World Records of having the most pairs hugging.