Hua Chenyu Biography

Hua Chenyu, also known as HuaHua, is a highly acclaimed Chinese mandopop and rock singer-songwriter. With a passion for music from a young age, he quickly mastered the flute and piano, even writing his first song at just 12 years old. Hua Chenyu rose to national fame after winning the prestigious singing contest ‘Super Boy’ in 2013, captivating audiences with his powerful vocals and captivating stage presence. Recognized as one of China’s most influential singer-songwriters under 30, he released his debut album ‘Quasimodo’s Gift’ in 2014, which became an instant hit. Following its success, he released his second album ‘Aliens’ in 2015 and held his first personal branded concert, the “Mars” concert. In 2017, Hua Chenyu released his third album ‘H’, further solidifying his position as a musical force to be reckoned with. Despite his relatively short time in the industry, he has already garnered numerous awards, including four Top Chinese Music Awards.

Quick Facts

  • Nick Name: HuaHua
  • Also Known As: Hua Hua
  • Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Males
  • Family: father: Hua Fuxiong
  • Vocalists
  • Guitarists
  • Height: 5’8″ (173 cm), 5’8″ Males
  • Notable Alumni: Wuhan Conservatory Of Music
  • Education: Wuhan Conservatory of Music

Childhood & Early Life

Hua Chenyu was born on February 7, 1990, in Shiyan, Hubei province, China. After his parents divorced when he was two years old, he was raised by his father, Hua Fuxiong. Hua’s introduction to music began at the age of six when he started playing the flute. In fifth grade, he began learning the piano. He composed his first song at the age of 12. After completing middle school, he enrolled at the Fine Arts High School in Wuhan. In 2010, he started studying at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, pursuing degrees in pop music vocal performance. During this time, he was a vocalist for a college boy band called Conseer, gaining valuable stage experience.

Music Career

In 2013, during his final year at the conservatory, Hua auditioned for the singing contest ‘Super Boy’ on Hunan TV. On his debut appearance, he performed one of his original tracks, a lyric-less song. His unique expressions during the performance earned him the nickname “Martian” and received negative feedback from two of the judges. However, the third judge sang a lyric-less song with him and was impressed by his talent, calling him a genius. Hua received positive votes from all three judges and advanced to the next round. He went on to win the competition and was offered a recording deal by Mainland Chinese label EE-Media. He released his debut single, ‘Me and Myself’, in September 2013 and went on a national tour with other contestants.

In May 2014, Hua announced his first brand-named concert, the Mars Concert, which took place in September 2014. The tickets sold out quickly, leading to an additional show being added. His first solo full-length album, ‘Quasimodo’s Gift’, was released on September 18, 2014, and topped the charts. He released his second album, ‘Aliens’, in December 2014, which also achieved success. Hua continued to release music and held concerts throughout the following years.

Film & TV Appearances

In addition to his music career, Hua has made appearances in films and TV shows. In 2014, he appeared in Zoe Peng’s musical microfilm based on his debut album. He has also served as a judge on various reality shows, including ‘The Next’ and ‘The Coming One’. He has also worked as an emcee on the series ‘Ace vs Ace Season 4’.

Family & Personal Life

Hua previously dated the keyboardist of his school band. He has stated that their relationship was more like that of an old married couple than two teenagers in love. Currently, he is rumored to be dating singer-songwriter Gloria Tang, also known as G.E.M.

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