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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu (劉).
Liu Huan
Chinese name 劉歡 (Traditional)
Chinese name 刘欢 (Simplified)
Pinyin Liú Huān (Mandarin)
Origin China
Born August 26, 1963 (1963-08-26) (age 46)
Occupation Singer, song writer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Singing

Liu Huan (Chinese 刘欢 simplified; 劉歡 traditional), born August 26, 1963, is a male pop singer and songwriter in China. His song "Asking Myself a Thousand Times for That" (千萬次的問) (composer & performer) remained in the number one position for ten weeks on mainland China radio stations.

He is also a teacher, once taught in University of International Relations and now teaches music history of the West in the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.

Biography

In 1985, Liu graduated from the University of International Relations in Beijing, majoring in French language. In college he won his first prize in music, a French songs' creation competition of university students in Beijing. Following that, he was sent to the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region; his time there had a definite influence on his music.

He performed a lot of theme songs for popular TV dramas, which also popularized his songs. His first theme song for TV drama was in 1987, "Sun in heart"(心中的太阳) for "Snowing City"(雪城).

In 1990, he performed the official theme song "Asian Mighty Winds"(亚洲雄风) with Wei Wei at 1990 Asian Games in Beijing.

Although he was popular for years from the late 1980s, his first personal concert "Huange 2004"(欢歌2004) was held on March 19, 2004 at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Later in 2006, he held second personal concert in Shanghai.

On August 8, 2008, he performed the official theme song "You and Me" with British singer Sarah Brightman at 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing, China.

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