|Ashin was born on December 6, 1975, Taipei, Taiwan. Ashin
is a Taiwanese singer, music composer, songwriter, author, and an actor.
Ashin's other name is Chen Hsin-hung. He is the lead vocalist of the
Taiwanese rock band Mayday. Even though he majored in art during high school
and college, Ashin started his career as a musician after graduating from
college. Ashin made a huge influence on both the clothing and music
industry. Mayday is one of the most successful rock bands in Taiwan and his
clothing line Stay Real has been popular among teenagers ever since it came
out. Other artists frequently ask Ashin to sing with them as a duo or
compose music for them.
When Ashin was little, his family owned a record store, which was said to
inspire his passion towards music. Ashin's childhood dream was to become a
singer, but he realized that his tone was too low, and that he was unable to
sing in a high Pitch (music). Ashin did not give up and continued to
practice his singing skills. He often makes fun of himself for being the
king of Break (music), and being an "eating pig" because his hobbies are
eating and sleeping.
When he was young, Ashin attended a public elementary and middle school in
the Beitou District. After graduating from middle school, Ashin was accepted
into one of the top high schools in Taiwan, The Affiliated Senior High
School of National Taiwan Normal University, where he majored in visual
arts. Ashin joined the guitar club in the high school and was promoted to
the president of the guitar club a year after. It was in the guitar club
that he met the other members of Mayday: Monster (musician), Masa, and
Stone. At the age of 19, he began to compose and his own music and lyrics.
The first song he composed was "Hao Ju Hao San", which was published in
Richie Jen's 2001 album "Fei Niao." After graduating from high school, Ashin
attended Shih Chien University, where he majored in interior design. While
he was still attending college, Ashin continued to compose music and perform
with other members of Mayday. Before he graduated from college Ashin had
already gained popularity and even had a fan club. Aside from his singing,
Ashin can also play the guitar and drums.