Nicky Wu to Release First Solo Album in 13 Years

Nicky Wu Journey album cover

Though Nicky Wu started off as a member of The Little Tigers band and has been involved with the soundtracks of many of his projects, his last solo album release was in 2003, which was basically an EP collection of a few drama theme songs. Now, thirteen years later, he is preparing for the release of Journey (旅程), which will include his duet with wife Liu Shishi.

Scheduled for release this month, Journey will be Nicky’s 16th solo album (17th if you include the aforementioned EP). Recording for the album had actually already been completed more than a year ago, but because Nicky and Shishi’s wedding ceremony was delayed until this past March, the album’s release was also pushed back to April.

So far, I have yet to see an official confirmation of Journey‘s tracklist, but it’s a sure bet it will include “Hand in Hand” (手牵手), the song that Nicky and Shishi recorded together to celebrate their marriage. The song’s MV was recently released, and as expected, it features a lot of hand-holding, along with a dose of smooching at the end.

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Liu Shishi, Nicky Wu to Wed in Bali on March 20

Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi kiss in wedding photo

We’ll use these photoshoots to erase Bu Bu Jing Qing from our memories.

After registering their marriage last year, mainland Chinese actress Liu Shishi and Taiwanese actor Nicky Wu will hold their wedding ceremony this Sunday, March 20, on the beautiful island of Bali.

The happy couple already released one set of beautiful wedding pictures to make us jealous, but here they come with some more stunning photos, as well as the promise of a music video for “Hand in Hand” (手牵手), the duet they recorded to celebrate their marriage.

Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi wedding photo

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The Legend of Zu prepares for release

With the number of explosions in the trailer, you would think this is directed by Michael Bay…

The Legend of Zu, starring Nicky WuWilliam Chan, and Zhao Liying, is preparing for its September 22nd release.  Here’s another for the Chinese fantasy genre… and hopefully more to my liking…

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Weibo Wednesday: May 6, 2015

Wang Leehom for L'Officiel Hommes

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If there’s anything better than one Wang Leehom, it’s four Wang Leehoms. Here he is poking fun at himself in a recent photoshoot for L’Officiel Hommes.

You! You! You! It’s not polite to point like that!

Leehom also randomly started posting sheet music for his songs, starting with “Your Love” (你的愛), the title track from his new album. If you play violin, viola, cello, or bass, and have been dying to learn how to play his music, check out the link!

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The Legend of Zu releases a trailer

Why hello… errr…. costar/boss-producer/individual-I-have-an-unhealthy-grudge-with…

The Legend of Zu, produced and starring Nicky Wu, has released a trailer.  Starring William Chan and Zhao Liyin in her second yet-to-be-released melodrama (certifiable simply by watching the trailer)… with her playing an immortal in an un-health relationship.  We can probably just conclude by saying things are complicated.

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Zhao Liying, William Chan starry in The Legend of Zu

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I know your character description says lonely star, but you really didn’t need all the glitter to make that point.

 

Zhao Liying and William Chan make a surprising pair in William Chan’s first major lead role since his meteoric rise thanks to Ancient Sword. The Legend of Zu 蜀山战记之剑侠传奇  is produced and co-stars Nicky Wu, who had previously starred in Hark Tsui’s film adaptation of the same book. I can’t handle the photoshopped in lights, but at least both leads are pretty.
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Photoshoot Friday: Men’s Roundup


Is this an overdue Photoshoot Friday? …Yes.

Featuring Li Yifeng (currently starring in The Legend of Fragrance), Chen Xuedong (making it so little girls in First Grade will have really high standards for their ideal man), Jing Boran (currently adorable in Love Across the Millenium), and Nicky Wu (going to be working with Zhao Liying and William Chan/Chen Weiting in The Chronicles of Mount Shu), this photoshoot may be a reminder of why some of us will always be alone on Valentines Day. Continue reading

Nicky Wu, Liu Shishi Officially Register Marriage

Live the happy ending that Fourth Prince and Ruoxi didn’t get! <3

Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi officially registered their marriage on January 20.

Nicky revealed the news by uploading a photo of their marriage certificate and wedding rings to his Sina Weibo around noon, with the comment “Cherish happiness @Liu Shishi.”

Shishi replied to the post one minute later with “We are very happy.” (And we’re very happy for them!)

Nicky reportedly did not tell anyone in his company about his marriage plans, so his employees all found out through Weibo. Which is pretty fitting, seeing as he’s fairly active on Weibo and has a large fanbase there.

Nicky and Shishi first gained popularity as an on-screen couple when they collaborated on the time-traveling drama Bu Bu Jing Xin in 2011. Since then, they have been in two other dramas together. They first went public with their relationship in November 2013.

“Incisive Great Teacher” to Air on June 4

Will the Longshi fanservice in Incisive Great Teacher cover up the bitter aftertaste left from Bu Bu Jing Qing?

If you’re like me, you’re totally bummed out at missing the first broadcast of Incisive Great Teacher (犀利仁师), which aired on a city-wide channel last month and saw all of its YouTube episode uploads wiped out within the past week. Luckily, Dragon TV has picked the drama up for a satellite airing, which will begin on June 4.

Recently, Incisive Great Teacher unveiled some new montage posters showcasing leads (and real-life couple) Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi, along with supporting cast members Huo Zhengyan, Ye Zuxin, Gui Gui, and Yue Yueli. Interestingly, on the posters, these six characters are introduced in both Chinese and English, though the font is so tiny that it’s probably more for artistic effect than for practical purposes.

Dragon TV will broadcast three episodes of Incisive Great Teacher every weekday, with Saturdays and Sundays getting two episodes apiece. More posters behind the cut, including an angsty love triangle!

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