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Qian Zhenghao
Born (2001-01-05) January 5, 2001 (age 18)
Shanghai, China
NationalityChinese
Other names
  • Jefferson Qian
  • Q Bao
  • Xiao Qian
  • Haohao
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Composer
  • Dancer
  • Songwriter
Years active2014–present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals, guitars, piano and drums
Labels
  • Younger Culture
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese錢正昊
Simplified Chinese钱正昊

Qian Zhenghao (Chinese: 钱正昊, born January 5, 2001), also known as Jefferson Qian, is a Chinese singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter, and composer. He is best known for participating in the survival show Idol Producer, where he ranked 11th, as well as his participation in Singer 2019. As of 2019, Qian is a solo artist.

Early life[edit]

Qian Zhenghao was raised in Shanghai, China by his parents and attended a private school. At age 13, Qian participated in a children's singing show called China's New Voice Generation Season 2. Qian went to a studio to record an album every year to preserve his voice. At age 14, he participated in a dog-training competition with his dog, Rocky.[1]

Career[edit]

2014: Singing debut[edit]

After participating in China's New Voice Generation Season 2, Qian became a student of singer Shang Wenjie, marking his official entrance into the entertainment industry. In the show, Qian performed "The Monster" with Shang and "Angel" with Shila Amzah.[2]

2015–2017: Becoming a trainee[edit]

In 2015, Qian became a trainee under the record label Younger Culture.[3] He went to South Korea to further his training, often participating in live performances with his fellow trainees.[4]

2018: Idol Producer and debuting as an artist[edit]

In January 2018, he participated in reality show Idol Producer as a contestant. His first performance was a cover of "City of Stars", receiving a "B" in ranking evaluation and impressing the judges with his vocal skills.[5] However, he received an "F" in the second ranking evaluation when he failed to memorize the dance moves and lyrics of the theme song, also receiving criticism from vocal mentor Li Ronghao. Later, a limited number of trainees who received "F" grades were allowed to participate in making a music video of the theme song. Qian succeeded in joining the performance.[6] He finished the show in 11th place, two spots shy of joining the final group.[7]

In August 2018, Qian released his first EP, My Art 0.5. He also participated in fellow Idol Producer contestant Zhou Rui's album Unsolvable Problem (无解题), where he was featured on the song "I'll Never".[8][9]

In December 2018, he was admitted to the Berklee College of Music.[10]

2019–present: Joining Singer 2019[edit]

In January 2019, Qian was chosen as the second "National's Recommended Singer", later facing Super-Vocal finalists in the second Pre-Challenge Face-Off in the music show Singer 2019. He was eliminated in the knockoff challenge, but he returned for a final performance.

In April 2019, Qian joined a show called I Am A singer[citation needed] created by IQiyi and made it through the last episode.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Year Song Title EP Title Ref.
2018 "Alive" MY ART 0.5 [11][12]
"触摸未来 (Rise)"
"独特存在 (Tonight)"
"Tonight (英文版)" Eng. Ver.

As Featured Artist[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2018 "I'll Never" Zhou Rui [8][9]

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Song Title Work Title Ref.
2018 "每当想起你 (Whenever I think of you)" The Adventures of Moto [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2019. Retrieved July 24, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Shila Amzah Shilalaschina (May 31, 2014), 【飙歌】茜拉、钱正昊声线和一 完美对唱《angel》, retrieved June 1, 2019
  3. ^ "行业动态|行业资讯网|影视文化行业资讯". www.youngerculture.com. Archived from the original on January 30, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "younger town on Instagram: "N+求学记:第3集 吃货的第一顿饭#YOUNGERTOWN #肖宇涛 #李艺玮"". Instagram. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  5. ^ KunTing Supermacist (February 9, 2018), [ENG SUB] Cover of City of Star LALAND COVER by Qian Zhenghao, retrieved June 2, 2019
  6. ^ Idol Producer2018 (January 16, 2018), 【主题曲】《偶像练习生》主题曲舞台【Theme Song】IDOL PRODUCER theme song stage edition, retrieved June 2, 2019
  7. ^ "Idol Producer Top 20 – Final Ranking". Official Nine Percent. Archived from the original on June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Chan, Huan Xun. "Chinese singer sings stories of love". SJSU News. Archived from the original on June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "music". Tumblr. Archived from the original on June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  10. ^ tweets, c-drama [@dramapotatoe] (December 27, 2018). "[trending] Qian Zhenghao revealed to have received an offer of admission for Berklee College of Music! Congratulations #钱正昊 #qianzhenghaopic.twitter.com/l2xhFQAzQ1" (Tweet). Retrieved August 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "云音乐商城". music.163.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2019. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "网易云音乐". 网易云音乐. Archived from the original on October 18, 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Qian Zhenghao Official Fans Club钱正昊 (June 14, 2018), 钱正昊最新个人单曲《每当想起你(Everytime I miss U)》English ver., retrieved June 6, 2019