Lay Zhang(Zhang Yixing), born on October 7, 1991, in Changsha, Hunan, is a Chinese pop singer, actor, and member of the EXO/EXO-M.
In 2005, LAY participated in Hunan Jingshi’s Star Academy competition and won the third runner-up in the finals.
In2008, Zhang Yixing became a trainee of the SM through the S.M. Casting System in China. 2012, LAY made his official debut as a member of the EXO group and its sub-team EXO-M in April 2012.
He founded his solo studio in China on April 8, 2015.
Stage Name: Lay Zhang
Chinese Name: Zhang Yixing(张艺兴)
Birth Name: Zhang Jiashuai(张加帅)
Nickname: Tian Cai, Zhang Zhong, Xing Ye, Xiao Mian Yang
Place of Birth: Chang Sha, Hunan
Birthday: October 07, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 176cm (5’9″)
Weight: 70kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Fandom Name: Xback
Fandom Color: Purple
Fanchant: jiǎo tà shí dì móu fā zhǎn ，nǔ lì nǔ lì zài nǔ lì(脚踏实地谋发展，努力努力再努力！)
- In 2020, Lay Zhang found Chromosome Entertainment Group and start recruiting trainees.
- He is the founder of M-POP (Mix-Mandarin Pop).
- His Weibo name “努力努力再努力X” means “Work harder and harder Xing”.
- He’s good at dancing, piano, guitar, composing, and painting.
- He’s the ambassador for Chinese street dance.
- Lay is the best Trump Dancer in China.
- He spent more than 10 million RMB(1.5million USD) in “莲“(Lit)’s MV.
- Zhang Yixing can speak English and Korean.
- His favorite movie is “Inception”, he prefers action movies
- His favorite colors are purple, black, blue.
- He owns four cats: ragdoll named Zhang Lulu, british short hair Zhang Luobo, Zhang Laosan and Zhang Laosi.
- His favorite drinks are green tea, coke, soda water.
- Lay Zhang is a poor drinker
- He is not a picky eater and likes to eat everything that tastes good.
- he is good at cooking, his specialty dish is Pork Cooked with Green Chilli and Ma Po Bean Curd。
- He’s afraid of chickens, ducks, and fish. The animals which have a beak.
- His favorite singer is JJ Lin.
- He was selected for the SM because of his singing but wanted to be the best dancer, so he spent more than ten hours a day in the practice room, dancing with sandbags
- Zhang Yixing said: “I want to promote Chinese music to the world.”
- In an interview, the host asked: “What can you give up for the stage?”, Lay answered “Life”.
- Unexpected LoveMain RoleHan Bin
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