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, LAY 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 / Zhang Yixing
English Name: Lay
Birth Name: Zhang Jiashuai
Nickname: Tian Cai, Zhang Zhong, Xing Ye, Xiao Mian Yang
Birthday: October 7, 1991
Place of Birth: Chang Sha, Hunan
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Fandom Color: Purple
Fandom’s Name: Xback
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！)
Lay Zhang Facts
- In 2020, he found Chromosome Entertainment Group and start recruiting trainees.
- Lay 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.
- He can speak English and Korean.
- Lay’s favorite movie is “Inception”, he prefers action movies
- His favorite colors are purple, black, blue.
- He owns two cats called Zhang Lulu and Zhang Luobo.
- His favorite drinks are green tea, coke, soda water.
- Zhang Yixing is a poor drinker
- He is not a picky eater and likes to eat everything that tastes good.
- Lay 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
- He 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”.
- SMTOWN The Stage(2015)
- Ex-Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back(前任2：备胎反击战)(2015)
- Oh My God(从天儿降)(2015)
- Royal Treasure(极限挑战)(2016)
- The Mystic Nine Side Story: Flowers Bloom in February(老九门番外之二月花开)(2016)
- Kung Fu Yoga(功夫瑜伽)(2017)
- The Founding of an Army(建军大业)(2017)
- Cars 3(2017)
- For Love With You(一切如你)(2018)
- The Island(一出好戏)(2018)
- Unexpected Love(闭嘴！爱吧)(TBA)
- We The People(咱老百姓)(1998)
- Exo Next Door((우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다)(2015)
- To Be A Better Man (好先生)(2016)
- The Mystic Nine(老九门)(2016)
- Operation Love(求婚大作战)(2017)
- The Tomb of Sea(沙海)(2018)
- The Golden Eyes(黄金瞳)(2019)
- Empress of the Ming((大明风华)(2019)
- Challenges at Midlife(落花时节)(TBA)
- Crime Crackdown(扫黑风暴)(TBA)
- Star Chef(星厨驾到)(2014)
- Go Fighting!(极限挑战)(2015–2020)
- Idol Producer(偶像练习生)(2018)
- Rave Now(即刻电音)(2018)
- Youth With You(青春有你)(2019)
- I’m CZR Ⅱ(我是唱作人2)(2020)
- We Are Young (少年之名)(2020)
- Street Dance Of China 3(这 就是街舞3)(2020)
- Dance Smash Season 2(舞蹈风暴 第二季)(2020)
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