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Lu Han (Chinese: 鹿晗, born April 20, 1990 in Beijing, China, stylized as Luhan) is a Chinese singer/songwriter and actor, and former member of Korean-Chinese boy band EXO and its Chinese sub-group EXO-M. The Chinese Justin Bieber was just a regular student who went to Korea for exchange studies in 2010, he was scouted while shopping on the street and consequently became an idol trainee. He debuted as a member of EXO in April 2012. In October, 2014, Luhan filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to nullify his contract and effectively left EXO, citing health problems and allegedly mistreatment from the company as compared to the Korean members.

Luhan then moved back to China, continuing his career but now as a solo artist, with his first digital album Reloaded I released in September 2015, selling 880,000 copies on the first day, the highest recorded sales number on the first day of official release and reaching over one million sales on QQ Music, setting the record for fastest digital album sales. His first studio album Reloaded topped the Tower Records chart in Japan, becoming the only album from mainland China to enter the Top 5 of Taiwan's G-Music year-end chart, and was also certified platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, becoming the first album in mainland China to do so.

In 2014, he was ranked the 6th most popular entertainment star in China by China National Radio. Luhan first appeared on the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2015, ranking 37th. He rose up 35 spots to rank 2nd in 2017, becoming the highest ranked male celebrity in China. In 2017, Lu Han was listed as the second highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, behind only Fan Bingbing. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the "Most Comments on a Weibo Post", which was established in August 2014 and subsequently surpassed by Luhan himself in September 2015. In 2016, he set a second Guinness World Record for the "Largest gathering of people wearing antlers" at the 2016 Luhan Reloaded China Tour, in Beijing, China.

Studio Albums
  • 2015 - Reloaded
  • 2017 - XXVII+
Live Albums
  • 2017 - Luhan Restarts Tour Concert
  • 2018 - RE: X Tour Concert
Mini Albums
  • 2015 - Reloaded I
  • 2016 - Reloaded+
  • 2015 - Reloaded II
  • 2016 - Xperience
  • 2016 - Xplore
  • 2017 - Venture
  • 2017 - Imagination
  • 2017 - I
  • 2019 - π-volume.1
  • 2019 - π-volume.2

TV Dramas
  • 2017 - Fighter of the Destiny, as Chen Changsheng (lead role)
  • 2018 - Sweet Combat, as Ming Tian (lead role)
  • 2015 - 20 Once Again, as Xiang Qianjin (lead role)
  • 2015 - 12 Golden Ducks, as K-pop dancer (cameo)
  • 2015 - The Witness, as Lin Chong (lead role)
  • 2016 - Time Raiders, as Wu Xie (lead role)
  • 2016 - The Great Wall, as Peng Yong
  • 2016 - See You Tomorrow, as young Ma Li (cameo)
  • 2017 - The Founding of an Army, as Deng Xiaoping (cameo)
  • 2019 - Shanghai Fortress, as Jiang Yang (lead role)

Luhan provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Author Appeal: His song, "Football Gang" is about, well, football.
  • Autotune: It's prominent in almost all of his music, though it's likely a stylistic choice, as he was EXO-M's lead vocalist.
  • Badass Boast: "Roleplay", likely addressing his sasaeng fans, where he warns the listener not to mess with him, and tells the listener that they are scared of him.
  • Full-Name Basis: Lu Han is actually his full name, though some mistakenly claim that "Xi" is his surname.
  • Genki Guy: His friend, Lao Gao, likened him to a monkey, and Lu Han himself describes himself as hyper. Downplayed, as he's pretty laid-back.
  • Heroic RRoD:
    • As of September 2014, he had to miss 2 upcoming EXO concerts because he was terribly sick from overwork and sleep deprivation. He left SM and EXO because of his health issues.
    • Happened again in December 2015, as his many activities and hectic schedule caused his health to deteriorate.
  • Hotter and Sexier:
    • His solo career compared to his career as an EXO member, where he was known as The Cutie. His solo song "That Good Good" is almost explicitly about sex (though some believe that the song is a Take That! towards SM Entertainment).
    • "Lu" is blatantly about sex, with many euphemisms.
  • Lovable Jock: Pretty good at soccer, and also a good guy.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Watch the first episode of "Hello, is that LuHan", and you'll see he's a bit of a coffee addict. Understandable, considering his jam-packed schedule and crazy work ethic.
  • Official Couple: With actress Guan Xiaotong.
  • Older Than He Looks: Can you believe this baby-face man was 25 at the time the picture was taken?
  • School Idol: Apparently was very popular at school before moving to Korea. He had his own fanclub.
  • Self-Empowerment Anthem: His song, "Medals", is about overcoming obstacles to achieve your dreams and bearing your wounds with pride.
  • Stepford Smiler: With the way he cheerfully interacted with his fellow members and his playful attitude on camera, nobody knew that he was terribly ill and that he couldn't take being an idol any longer.