J.zen Profile & Facts
J.zen is a Chinese solo artist under Gramarie Entertainment. He made his debut as a singer in September 11, 2016 with releasing the song Occasionally (偶尔). He was a contestant in the survival show Idol Producer.
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Stage Name: J.zen
Birth Name: Zhu Xingjie (朱星杰)
Birthday: April 17, 1994
Astrological Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dog
Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: B
– His hometown is Chongqing, Shapingba District.
– He graduated from Beijing Institute of Modern Music, majored in pop music.
– His specialty is popping dance.
– He has leadership skills and innovative view on performances.
– He is skilled in showing magic tricks.
– His hobbies are travelling and writing songs.
– During his freetime he writes songs and watches movies.
– He writes songs even in such uncomfortable places as toilets.
– He has tiny hands compared to other fellow male artists.
– He describes his appearance as memorable.
– His nicknames are Star and Huba (Wuba).
– He got his nickname Huba from his labelmate Lil Ghost by the character of a child cartoon. When Xingjie heard that somebody in IP calls him Huba, Xingjie will punish him.
– But Huba became so popular that even mentors called him by his nickname, so later Xingjie just accepted it.
– As fellow IP contestant Zhou Rui said, he was very cool in the first days, but when his nickname Huba got popularized, he began to do cute things.
– His role models are Michael Jackson and Big Bang.
– His motto is “Endless effort, endless modesty, endless patience“.
– His ideal type is an attractive woman with fit body, who really loves and takes care of him. He named Fan Bingbing and Liu Yifei as the most beautiful women in China.
– In 2011 he participated in the auditioning for the talent show China’s Got Talent 2 (中国达人秀) and the dance competition show Dancing Carnival (舞动嘉年华第三季), in both shows he was in the top eight in Chongqing.
– In 2013, he participated in another dance show Amazing Dance (奇舞飞扬).
– In 2015, he participated in The Voice of China Season 4 (好声音4), again he was the best in Chongqing.
– But he gave up on further participating to be able to participate in the show King of Pop (流行之王).
– He debuted with the group Mr.BIO formed by that show with future Idol Producer co-contestants Zhou Rui and Zhou Yanchen. J.zen was the only rapper of the group.
– In 2017, he participated in The Rap of China Season 1 (中国有嘻哈), his final rank was 46th.
– Right after The Rap of China, he contested in a show The Amazing Magicians (超凡魔术师). In his performance, he combined magic with hiphop elements.
– He played a supportive role in the Chinese drama The First Light (晨阳).
– He trained for 4 years before partcipating on Idol Producer.
– In 2020, he was permanent host in the Youth with You 2 spin-off show Who’s the Drama Queen.
Idol Producer Information:
– He ranked himself an F rank on the episode 1.
– He was ranked 57th on the episode 1.
– He was a leader of F4, a group of trainees from Gramarie Entertainment consisting of himself, Xiao Gui (Wang Linkai), Zhang Yankai and Zhou Yanchen, during the first judges evaluation.
– He was given a B rank in the first judges evaluation.
– He was ranked 16th on the episode 2.
– He performed Dance to the Music (Team A, Are-You-Retro, I-Am-Not-Retro), where his position was leader, rapper and center, in the first round.
– He was ranked 7th with 87 points from the audience on the episode 4.
– He was given a B rank in the second judges evaluation.
– He was ranked 15th on the episode 5.
– He performed Artist (Team Auto Tuners), where his position was leader, in the Rap section for the second round.
– He placed 3rd in his team, 8th in the Rap section and 24th in overall ranking with 166 points from the audience on the episode 7.
– He performed Dream (Team Gramarie Younger Yuehua), where his position was main vocalist and center, for the third round.
– He placed 17th with 19 votes from the audience on the episode 9.
– He was ranked 14th on the episode 10.
– He performed Havana Mix 24K Magic (Team Cheng Xiao – Cosmic Line) for the Mentor Collab Stage.
– He performed Mack Daddy for the Final Team Performance.
– He did not make it into the final lineup in the final episode, his final rank is 14th with 2,892,761 votes.
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Latest release on Youtube:
J.zen’s clips from Idol Producer on iQIYI
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