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Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Lollipop is a Taiwanese Mandopop boyband signed under the label Gold Typhoon. The group consists of six members, all chosen from Channel [V] Taiwan's show 模范棒棒堂 (Bang Bang Tang, or BBT), a show which sought to create new male artists in the entertainment business of Taiwan. In addition to appearing in Bang Bang Tang regularly until August 2009, they debuted as show hosts with Lollipop! Gyashan (LOLLIPOP! 哪裡怕) of Channel [V].

Lollipop signed with EMI Capitol Taiwan on December 2, 2006 and released their first solo EP in January 2007. With Gold Label Records' acquisition of EMI Music Taiwan, Lollipop is now signed under the label Gold Typhoon.[1] They currently live together in an apartment rented to them by BBT show host Fan Fan in Taipei, having moved several times since their debut.[2] Under company regulations, they are not allowed to have guests or entertain the fans that sometimes gather outside their apartment.[3] On occasion their neighbors had to seek the police's help in dispersing the fans.[4]

Members[5]Edit

OwodogEdit

Main article: Owodog

Stage Name: Template:Zh
Real Name: Template:Zh
Height: 177 cm
Birthdate: October 30, 1982 (1982-10-30) (age 34)
Weight: 62 kg
Blood type: O

LilJay/BrianEdit

Main article: Liljay

Stage Name: Template:Zh
Real Name: Template:Zh
Height: 174 cm
Birthdate: September 25, 1986 (1986-09-25) (age 30)
Weight: 60.6 kg
Blood type: A

FabienEdit

Stage Name: Template:Zh
Real Name: Template:Zh
Height: 172 cm
Birthdate: July 5, 1985 (1985-07-05) (age 31)
Weight: 60 kg
Blood type: AB

PrinceEdit

Main article: Wang Zi

Stage Name: Template:Zh
Real Name: Template:Zh
Height: 178 cm
Birthdate: April 14, 1989 (1989-04-14) (age 28)
Weight: 53 kg
Blood type: O

WilliamEdit

Stage Name: {{c=威廉|p=Wēi Lián}}
Real Name: Template:Zh
Height: 176 cm
Birthdate: October 7, 1985 (1985-10-07) (age 31)
Weight: 67 kg
Bloodtype: AB

A-Wei/WayneEdit

Stage Name: Template:Zh
Real Name: Template:Zh
Height: 162 cm
Birthdate: October 15, 1985 (1985-10-15) (age 31)
Weight: 60 kg
Blood type: Unknown

HistoryEdit

2006-2007Edit

BackgroundEdit

Owodog, Liljay and A-Wei are members of Taiwanese breakdance group Black Angle Crew.[6] Shortly after Owodog and Liljay joined Bang Bang Tang, the crew performed at 我愛黑澀會, the female version of BBT that debuted a year earlier on Channel V.[7]

In 2006, Owodog, Prince, Liljay, and Fabien became among the first group of boys to be selected into Bang Bang Tang through recommendations and auditions held across Taiwan, the processes of which were shown in the show's first three episodes.[8][9][10] They are among the first 20 members of the show, as it officially debuted on August 17, 2006.[11] William and A-Wei made their first appearances on BBT on the October 13, 2006 episode as part of their auditions during the first round of new selections into BBT and were selected to become members of the show.[12]

The formation of LollipopEdit

On November 27, 2006, the episode in which the six members of the group were selected and revealed was aired.[13] The order in which the members were announced is as follows: Liljay, Prince, Owodog, Fabien, William, and A-Wei. Notably, William and A-Wei's inclusion in the group was determined only moments before the announcements were filmed. The members signed a contract to Channel V, and Dora Ao became their agent. The group, named Lollipop, then officially signed a contract with EMI Capitol on December 2, 2006. Owodog, being the leader in BBT, was named the group leader as well. On December 9, 2006, Lollipop made its first public performance as a group at the V-Power Music Storm Concert.

Lollipop first EP Colorful Lollipop was released on January 26, 2007, with six different covers, each featuring a member of the group. Four months later, on May 25, a second EP titled Summer's First Experience was released along with a photobook compiled with photos taken in Okinawa, as well as a DVD.[14] Lyrics were written by Liljay and Prince for the song "Summer's First Experience."

2007-2008Edit

Acting and hosting debutEdit

During the summer of 2007, members of Lollipop made their acting debut in the drama Brown Sugar Macchiato, a collaboration with Hey Girl. Because of the large number of main characters, fifteen in total, and the many obligations both groups had apart from the drama, the original director quit after directing five episodes.[15] Nevertheless, the first episode was aired in Taiwan on July 15, 2007. Later, Lollipop admits on Kangxi Lai Le that the drama had been more of an introduction of the two groups instead of a major acting challenge, as the members were told to act like themselves, and that many subplots were explained only briefly due to the large number of main characters.[16] After thirteen episodes, the drama ended on October 7, 2007. Additionally, an official soundtrack was released with songs from Lollipop and Hey Girl.[17]

The same year, Lollipop began hosting their own show Lollipop Gyashan (LOLLIPOP哪裡怕) on October 27 until April 19, 2008, when the show stopped airing.[18][19]

Official debut album and concertEdit

Their debut album Gyashan (Template:Zh) was released on December 28, 2007. Gyashan entered Mandarin charts in the number one position, outselling F4's album Waiting for You - Await Your Love (在這裡等你) released the same day.[20] Liljay contributed lyrics to three of the ten songs, cowriting one with Fabien. A solo by Fabien, who composed both the music and lyrics, was recorded as well.

On January 26, 2008, a year after the release of their first EP, the group held its debut concert at the Taipei Arena. The concert DVD was released on June 6, 2008, breaking chart records with sales rates of more than 35%.[21] The DVD has topped the charts for a period of one month since.[22][23]

2008-2009Edit

Graduation from Bang Bang TangEdit

Lollipop had been appearing regularly on Bang Bang Tang since August 14, 2006. With Channel [V]'s decision to select a new batch of boys and create a second season, Lollipop and most of the other members "graduated" from Bang Bang Tang after their last performances as members of the show.[24][25][26] Their last official episode aired on August 29, 2008, marking the end of the first season.[27] In total, the members of Lollipop had participated in more than 500 episodes of the show. Since the start of Bang Bang Tang II, Lollipop had, on several occasions, returned to the show as guests or co-hosts.

Drama and hosting opportunitiesEdit

In May, earlier the same year, A-Wei, Prince, and Fabien, part of the main cast, began shooting Lollipop's the second drama with members of Hey Girl and Bang Bang Tang. The drama, called The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries, is a wuxia drama set in modern times, which requires the actors and actresses to learn and perform kungfu, sometimes using weapons. Additionally, wire fu and special effects were used upon the cast for qinggong and some fighting scenes.[28] The first episode was released on July 26, 2008 on Star TV Chinese Channel and continues to be aired after the end of the first season of Bang Bang Tang. Later, Owodog guest starred in the drama, while Liljay and William had minor roles. The thirteenth and the last episode was aired on October 18, 2008, while behind-the-scene footage was aired on October 25, 2008.

On October 3, 2008, the original soundtrack was released by Gold Typhoon, the songs of which includes lyric compositions by Liljay and Prince. A collaboration with three members of Hey Girl was recorded, while Prince and Fabien both had a solo each. Two editions were released for the soundtrack, one being a 10,000 limited edition.

After leaving Bang Bang Tang, William hosted a bikini show called Wu Di Qing Chun Ke (無敵青春克) with Taiwanese singer Kenji Wu. The show finale was aired on November 5, 2008. On the other hand, Owodog, A-Wei, and Liljay began hosting Na Li Wu Da Kang (哪裡5打坑) with Hey Girl's Apple and Channel V's VJ Rong Jia. The show has since ended.

Film and other performing opportunitiesEdit

Having performed in Singapore a week before, the group returned to Taiwan to participate in the 2008 V-Power Love Music Concert on November 29, 2008.[29] The concert united Liljay, Owodog, and A-wei with other Black Angle Crew members for a dance performance, while Prince and Fabien performed their solos from the last soundtrack. Together, the six members performed five songs, including a remixed version of "You Make Me a Fool," Fabien's composition for the debut album. Lollipop's participation in the concert also marks, symbolically, the two year anniversary of the group's formation.

A week later, on December 6, 2008, Lollipop performed four songs with themes of wushu at the 45th Golden Horse Awards ceremony.[30]

After talks with Paco Wong in 2008, the chairman of Gold Records, Owodog is starring in a kungfu film called Hot-blooded Union (熱血同盟) with Theresa Fu and a member of The Flowers.[31][32][33] The film has started filming near the end of 2008 in Beijing.[34] Later news also reveal that A-Wei, who impressed the director with his wushu skills, has been invited to guest star in the film.[35] The name of the film has since been changed to Martial Spirit (武動青春), and a trailer was shown at Lollipop's I am Legend concert in Hong Kong.

Prince and members of Choc7 took part in the film L-O-V-E (愛到底 L-O-V-E), which is composed of four short films directed by four different directors.[36][37] The film was released on March 6, 2009.[38]

As one of Channel [V]'s Chinese New Year programs, a short film called 狼牙棒 aired on January 26, 2009. The short film is produced by Owodog, William, and A-Wei, who starred in the film themselves.

Bang Bang Tang IIIEdit

In February, 2009, Channel [V] began filming its revamped version and new season of Bang Bang Tang, which marked the return of several members from the first season, including Lollipop. For the new season, Owodog shot and directed a promotional ad of members dancing at several sites in Taipei with Aben of Choc7.[39] Bang Bang Tang III began airing on March 2, 2009, with Show Luo being the first guest star.[40] In 2009, Lollipop made its first lyric contributions to other artists, which are included in the mini album of the group Choc7, composed of seven members selected from the same show.

2009-2010Edit

I am Legend: Second album and Asia tourEdit

Lollipop's second album I am Legend is released on June 19, 2009. Nine out of the ten songs in the album included lyric contributions by Liljay, Owodog, Prince, and William, while music is also composed by Fabien and Prince for two songs. Solo performances by Liljay, Fabien, and William are recorded as well. A concert tour in Asia with the same name commenced in Hong Kong Coliseum on July 4 and July 5, 2009.[41]

While promoting I am Legend on several Taiwanese variety shows, including Kangxi Lai Le, 100% Entertainment, Azio Superstar, etc., Lollipop created a series of dance performances specifically for the show hosts of each show, thus completing a mini TV tour.

With show host Fan Fan leaving the show to focus on her musical career, Bang Bang Tang's last episode was aired on July 30, 2009.[42] The original time slot on Channel [V] has since been filled with a new show called Welcome外星人 that premiered on July 20, 2009, which is hosted by A-wei and William, along with Kevin Tsai. Prince has since been given the opportunity to be part of the cast in a film called 精舞門2.[43] Another short film directed and shot by A-wei called The Great Escape (廖問之越V風雲), starring Liljay, William, and members of Choc7 and Hey Girl, aired on Channel [V] on September 12, 2009.

Overseas expansionEdit

Hong Kong and Mainland ChinaEdit

Lollipop visited Hong Kong to promote their television soundtrack Brown Sugar Macchiato on the September 26, 2007. This was their first overseas promotional activity ever since their debut, and a huge fan turnout caused a great commotion at the shopping mall where they were having their meet-and-greet session.[44][45] Lollipop returned to Hong Kong on Christmas to promote their debut album.[46] On February 1, 2008 they traveled Hong Kong for the third time to guest star in the Cantonese movie Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat 2, and on the 23rd of the same month, performed at Show Luo's concert as guests. On June 1, 2008, the group also participated in a fundraising concert for the Sichuan Earthquake.[47] Since then, Lollipop has made several visits to Hong Kong for different purposes, including autograph sessions, award ceremonies, as well as an end-of-the-year countdown. In 2009, Lollipop visited Hong Kong to promote its Asia tour, which commences in Hong Kong.

Lollipop visited Mainland China on the March 23, 2008, to promote their debut album. With over 3000 fans, the autograph session was canceled due to safety reasons, as the situation grew out of control. Thus, fans were able to catch only a few glimpses of the group. Nevertheless, Lollipop stayed at the venue and finished signing each album in a separate room.[48] Later the same year, from December 18 to December 26, Lollipop made visits to several cities, including Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, to promote the soundtrack for The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries.

Singapore and MalaysiaEdit

Lollipop traveled to Singapore on June 12, 2008, to promote their concert DVD. There was an autograph session held at a bar in Clarke Quay; thus, the organisers had to give out tickets to limit the amount of fans entering. Later the same year, on November 22, Lollipop made another visit to Singapore to promote the official soundtrack of The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries, performing several songs at the Music Monster Festival, which also featured Taiwanese group Energy. The next day, an autograph session was held at IMM, which attracted more than 3000 fans.[49]

The group visited Malaysia for the first time on June 5, 2009. They were invited to be performing guests during the finals of the television show Ultimate Power Group the next day.[50]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Album Name Release Date Label
1st December 28, 2007 EMI Music
February 1, 2008 EMI Music
2nd June 19, 2009 Gold Typhoon
August 14, 2009 Gold Typhoon

EPsEdit

Album Name Release Date Label
1st January 26, 2007 EMI Music
March 9, 2007 EMI Music
2nd May 25, 2007 EMI Music
3rd February 6, 2010 Gold Typhoon

Original soundtracksEdit

Album Name Release Date Label
1st August 31, 2007 EMI Music
2nd October 3, 2008 Gold Typhoon
October 9, 2008 Gold Typhoon

Concert DVDsEdit

Album Name Release Date Label
1st June 6, 2008 EMI Music

Variety showsEdit

Premiere Date Channel Name Members
August 18, 2006

Channel V Taiwan

模范棒棒堂 Bang Bang Tang

All

October 27, 2007

Channel V Taiwan

LOLLIPOP哪裡怕

All

August 25, 2008

Channel V Taiwan

無敵青春克

William

September 7, 2008

Channel V Taiwan

哪裡5打坑

Owodog, Liljay, A-Wei

July 20, 2009

Channel V Taiwan

Welcome 外星人

A-Wei, William

DramasEdit

Years English Name Chinese Name Members
2006

White Robe of Love

白袍之戀

Owodog [extended cast]

2006

The Magicians of Love

愛情魔法師

Owodog [cameo 2 seconds]

2007

Brown Sugar Macchiato

黑糖瑪奇朵

All

2007

They Kiss Again aka It Started With a Kiss 2

惡作劇2吻

Prince [extended cast]
2008

The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries

黑糖群俠傳

Prince, Fabien, A-Wei [main cast]

Owodog [guest star], Liljay, William [extended cast]

FilmsEdit

Years English Name Chinese Name Members
2008

Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat 2

六樓后座2

All [Guest Stars]

2009

L-O-V-E

愛到底 L-O-V-E

Prince

2009

Martial Spirit

武動青春

Owodog, A-Wei

2009

Kung Fu Dance 2

精舞門2

Prince

Short filmsEdit

This table includes short films that are directed and produced by members of Lollipop, which were aired on Channel [V] independently (i.e. not as part of the show Bang Bang Tang).

Years Name Contributing Members
2009

狼牙棒

A-Wei, Owodog, William

2009

廖問之越V風雲 The Great Escape

A-Wei, Liljay, William

Concert appearancesEdit

This list does not include year-end galas or autograph/performance sessions.

Lollipop's concertsEdit

Date English Name Chinese Name Notes
January 26, 2008

Lollipop Taipei Arena Concert

哪裡怕 台北小巨蛋演唱會

  • Debut concert
July 4–5, 2009

Lollipop "I am Legend" Asia Tour: Hong Kong

棒棒堂《我是傳奇》亞洲巡迴演唱會- 香港站

  • First stop of Asia Tour
December 12, 2009

Lollipop "I am Legend" Asia Tour: Guangzhou

棒棒堂《我是傳奇》亞洲巡迴演唱會- 廣州站

Appearances as guestsEdit

Date English Name Chinese Name Notes
April 21, 2007

Stefanie Sun celebratory concert

孫燕姿慶功演唱會

  • Guest
February 23, 2008

Show Luo Show on Stage Concert

羅志祥一支獨秀演唱會

  • Guest for first HK show
  • First concert performance in Hong Kong
November 1, 2008

"We are Friends" Fan Fan Concert

我們是朋友 范瑋琪 2008巡迴演唱會

  • Guest for Taipei show
August 19, 2009

Fan Fan F.One "We are Friends" Concert

范瑋琪F.one我們是朋友香港北京巡迴演唱會

  • Guest for Hong Kong show

Other concertsEdit

This table consists of concerts where Lollipop is one of many artists who performed.

Date English Name Chinese Name Notes
December 9, 2006

V-Power Music Storm Concert

V-Power 音樂風暴演唱會

  • First public performance as Lollipop
  • Hosted by Channel V and leTea
June 9, 2007

Kaoshiung LeParty

高雄樂派對

October 27, 2007

MTV Concert

MTV樂翻天演唱會

  • Hosted by MTV and leTea
March 1, 2008

2008 HITO Music Awards Concert

2008 HITO流行音樂獎暨萬人演唱會

June 1, 2008

Artistes 512 Fundraising Campaign

演藝界512關愛行動

July 4, 2008

Maokong Gondola Concert

貓纜演唱會

November 29, 2008

V-Power Love Music Concert

V-Power 愛音樂演唱會

January 31, 2009

Kaoshiung Lantern Festival Opening Night

犇牛迎世運‧高雄愛幸福「開幕之夜」

October 6, 2009

11th Chinese/Korean Music Festival

第十一屆中韓歌會

EndorsementsEdit

Year English Name Chinese Name
2006

Edwin Denim

Edwin 牛仔褲

2006

NIKE shoes

NIKE 耐吉是專屬球鞋代言

2007

leTea Melon soda drink

leTea melon哈蜜瓜微發泡蘇打汽水

2007

Formosa Eyewear

寶島眼鏡

2007

MSN Live Earth

MSN愛護地球環保大使

2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Mandarin version

哈利波特第7集中文版

2008

Levi's Denim

Levis 牛仔褲

2008

Taiwan Dairy Association

中華民國乳業協會

2008

Hong Kong '唯舞獨尊Online' Game

《唯舞獨尊Online》香港版

2008

China Youth Innovation Competition

創業戰鬥格大賽

2008

Adidas - Euro 2008

歐錦賽"拍就隊EURO BUS"

2008

Formosa Eyewear

寶島眼鏡

2008

Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation

羅慧夫顱顏基金會

2008

OLD & NEW (Clothing)

鎏恆色

2009

Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation

羅慧夫顱顏基金會

AwardsEdit

Year English Name Chinese Name
2007

SINA MUSIC Most Popular Awards - My Favourite New Group (Silver)

SINA MUSIC樂壇民意指數頒獎禮 - 我最喜愛新組合(銀獎)

2007

Canada HIT Chinese Billboard - Nation's Recommended New Group

加拿大至HiT中文歌曲排行榜 - 全國推崇新組合[51]

2008

Hito Radio Music Awards - HITO Male Group of the Year

Hito流行音樂獎 - HITO男團體[52]

2008

TVB8 Awards - Best Group

TVB8金曲榜 - 最佳組合獎[53]

2009
  • Metro Radio Awards - Best Group
  • Metro Radio Awards - Nation's Most Popular Group
  • 新城國語力頒獎禮2009 - 新城國語力組合
  • 新城國語力頒獎禮2009 - 新城國語力全國最受歡迎組合

See alsoEdit

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External linksEdit

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