Z.Tao (Tao) Profile
|Z.Tao (Tao) Profile||Information|
|Stage Name||Z.Tao, Tao|
|Real Name||Huang Zitao (黄子韬)|
|Birthday||May 2, 1993|
|Chinese Zodiac Sign||Rooster|
|Birthplace||Qingdao, Shandong, China|
|Height||183 cm (6’0″)|
|Profession||Singer, Rapper, Actor, Producer|
|Debut||Member of EXO-M, the Chinese sub-unit of EXO|
|Talent Agency||L.TAO Entertainment|
|Family||Cousin/actor Jiang Peng|
|Nicknames||Peach and Kung Fu Panda|
Z.Tao (formerly Tao in the South Korean boy band EXO) is a Chinese singer, rapper, actor and songwriter. Tao came into this world on May 2, 1993, at Qingdao in Shandong, China and may be the single child. As a child, he had taken Wushu (martial arts) classes, and that contributed to his subsequent success as a performer. In 2010 a S.M. Entertainment rep scouted him during an MBC Star world audition and he was employed as a trainee.
Tao encountered issues with the language barrier initially because of his limited understanding of Korean and English. He needed to share a room together with their manager to absorb the language and culture. Tao remained determined and subsequently learned Korean and English proficiently. His performances also show he’s a martial arts specialist.
Tao is renowned for his tough image but he’s in fact really sensitive and emotional. He’s firmly linked to his own feelings and isn’t reluctant to share them. His fans value his vulnerability and frequently refer to him as the member of EXO with the most aegyo, which means childlike and cute behavior.
Tao became Z.Tao on his solo debut in 2015 with his mini-album “T.A.O.” underneath the stage name. The album attained a remarkable success in China, surpassing the prior record for digital downloads with 670,000 copies sold in its very first week. He started a prosperous solo career at this point.
Tao has not just worked in music but also in acting all through his career. In 2015, he made his acting debut with the film “You Are My Sunshine.” He further strengthened his presence in the entertainment business by participating in numerous reality- based shows including “Charming Daddy” and the Chinese version of “Law of the Jungle.” Additionally, he appeared in many movies like “Edge of Innocence,” “Famen Temple Code,” “A Chinese Odyssey: “Love You A Million Years” and “The Negotiator.”
In 2016, Tao acquired even more popularity following his appearance in the military reality show “Takes a Real Man.” His fans liked his personality and talent, and he acquired more fans. His journey hasn’t been free of hurdles. In 2015, Tao filled a legal action against S.M. Entertainment, the agency he was previously under. The agency was given a victory in the lawsuit in December 2016, though a subsequent decision sided with him.
Tao is still dedicated to his craft even with the legal fights. In 2018, he released an album called “The Road,” where he himself wrote as well as composed the title single. He’s still involved in the entertainment business and presently hosts Produce 101 in Chinese.