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Zhou Shen (born 29 September 1992) is a Chinese male singer. Zhou is best known for his song Big Fish and The Rose and The Deer, and both of which were Top 10 Hits Songs of Fresh Asia Music Award in 2016. In November 2017, Zhou released his debut album《深的深》, a co-creation with producer Gao Xiaosong, songwriter Yin Yue and composer Qian Lei. Zhou won the People’s Choice Male Singer and Most Improved Artist of ERC Chinese Top Ten Award respectively in 2017 and 2018. He has sang for a few TV series and Chinese Animation (such as Big Fish & Begonia, Dahufa, Crystal Sky Of Yesterday etc.).

 In March 2018, he has also sang the Chinese Promotional song for the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2017 The Shape of Water. His first series of concerts “深空间” was held on May and June 2018, then on January, June and July 2019. His new concert tours "Planet C-929", start from November 2019, be held in different cities, including Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc. He won the MTV Europe music award for Best Greater China Act in November 2019.

Zhou was born in Shaoyang, Hunan and later moved to Guiyang, Guizhou with his parents. With his beautiful voice, he was admitted to the key middle school Guiyang No.6 High School. After graduating from high school, he went to Ukraine to study dentistry. However, he transferred to Lviv National Musical Academy to study Bel canto.

Due to his unique female-like voice, he used to be afraid to sing in front of people. Thanks to one of his upper classmates who invited him to sing his original song Faded after Rain, he earned a little fame in school after taking part in a singing contest by chance as well as regained his confidence in singing. Gao Xiaosong said: "Zhou’s voice is ethereal and intangible, like mountain spring that refresh people‘s mind. Zhou’s unique angelic voice is something of a rarity in Chinese Music."

Before Debut

2010 Zhou Shen started singing online in a Chinese video-based social network, YY.com, using his nickname “卡布叻”,and got his first fans.

Participated in The Voice Of China

2014 He participated in The Voice of China (season 3). He got recognition from all coaches by singing HuanYan from Chyi Yu in the blind audition. The song Lake Baikal sang by Zhou and Li Wei in the contest was also awarded Song of 2014 of The Voice of China. In the same year, he took part in the live tour of The Voice.

2015 He attended Beijing TV New Year’s Gala (New Year's Eve broadcasts) and supported the bid for Olympic Winter Games in Beijing by singing a multi-language version of Let it go. He also took part in the world tour of the performing-arts extravaganza ‘Cultures of China, Festival of Spring’. In May, he went to London to attend The Voice UK with Li Wei on behalf of The Voice of China. He then released a cover album ‘After taste’ together with Li Wei in July. After that, his first single The Rose and The Deer was released, and won the Best New Artist of ERC Chinese Top Ten Awards.
2015年:他参加了北京卫视的春晚,并为支持北京申办冬奥会演唱了多语版的《Let it go》。他还参加了“文化中国·四海同春”的世界巡演。该年5月,他和李维一起代表“中国好声音”赴伦敦参加当地“The Voice”总决选。7月,他与李维一起发行了音乐专辑《回味》。此后,他的第一首个人单曲《玫瑰与小鹿》发行,并荣获东方风云榜最佳新人奖。

Rise to Fame

2016 He sang Big Fish for the Chinese Animation Big Fish & Begonia in May, and Early Rain in Lin-an for an online game ‘Water Margin Q’. Big Fish and The Rose and The Deer, both were selected as the Top 10 Hits Songs of Fresh Asia Music Award 2016. In October, he sang several songs on the music show ‘The Masked Singer’, and impressed a lot of people. He also won the Most Popular Male Singer Online of Music Pioneer Award 2016.

2020 Zhou Shen performed some songs with Hacken Lee in the musical show 'Our Songs' from Dragon TV. He also participated in the first culture-experienced reality show 'The Great Wall' as "The Great Wall Trainee" with Liu Ye, Ethan Juan, Yang Chaoyue, Yang Di and Justin Huang Ming-hao. Zhou Shen was one of the initial singers to appear on Singer 2020. that broadcast on Hunan TV. His marvelous performances bring many surprises to the audience in the show.