Berklee College of Music
English-language film debut in Michael Mann's "Blackhat"
Debut as director with "Love in Disguise"
Critical acclaim for appearance in Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution"
First major world tour breaks attendance records
Successfully incorporates Chinese aborgininal music into his work for Shangri-La
Feature film debut in "China Strike Force"
Impossible to Miss sells 1 million units
First hit album, Revolution, which also features his first No. 1 single in the title song
Records first album, Love Rival Beethoven
Wang was encouraged to end his college studies while launching his music career, but returned to America to obtain a degree from the Berklee College of Music.
One of the most highly visible celebrity endorsement figures in Asia, with appearances in advertising for Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Hyundai, Nikon and others.
Described the incorporation of indigenous Asian music into his own pop material as "chinked out," which drew initial criticism before he explained his use of the term as an attempt to reclaim the word from its derogatory origin. The term stuck and his efforts with this material proved exceptionally popular.
Released a full-length Japanese language album, The Only One, in 2009 for his growing legion of fans in that country.
Has held an annual free show for fans since 2012; the show take place in an more intimate setting than his usual arena tours, and feature a local band as backing musicians.
Provided a voice for the Mandarin language release of 1999s' "The Iron Giant"