|Chinese name||小鬼 - 王琳凯|
|Pinyin||Xiǎo Guǐ - Wáng Línkǎi (Mandarin)|
May 20, 1999
Xiao Gui (Chinese: 小鬼, born May 20, 1999), real name Wang Linkai (Chinese: 王琳凯 ), is a Chinese rapper, singer, songwriter, and dancer. He was a former contestant on the show Idol Producer and debuted in the Chinese group Nine Percent. His fans are called Darlings (Chinese:达琳 , Pinyin: Dá Lín) which is a word play on the second character of his Chinese name, Lin (Chinese:琳 , Pinyin: Lín ).
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Xiao Gui spent his childhood in Fujian, China. His father used to be a soldier in the Chinese army. He was a hyper and energetic child, so when he found dance, it was the perfect fit. In middle school, he wasn’t keeping his grades up, and constantly skipped school to go and dance, so eventually he moved to Beijing to focus on his dancing. He moved to Beijing when he was around 16 to 17 years old and trained for old school hiphop. Xiao Gui has participated in many dance competitions, such as the 2016 "Who is the Best" (WIB) Street Dance Competition.
Career[edit | edit source]
Rap of China; and other relating projects[edit | edit source]
Xiao Gui’s television debut was on the Rap of China on July 31, 2017.In 2017, he attended the hip-hop show hosted by iQiyi “Rap of China” (《中国有嘻哈》), and managed to get into the top 70 in the country. That is where he officially entered the performing industry. Soon, he was signed by Gramarie Entertainment (果然娱乐).
On September 4th, 2017, he released his first single “Bingo! Ca$h”, which he made in collaboration with Zhu Xingjie ( 朱星杰). At the same time, he released the theme song “New Generation” (《新生代》) which he sang for a racecar mobile game "Let's Fly Cars" (《一起来飞车》). Later, he starred in the music video of Wilber Pan’s song, “So Young” (《致青春》) with female rapper, Vava. 
On November 16th, 2017, he attended the prize-giving ceremony for the Chinese Video Awards hosted by “News Weekly” and represented Rap of China in receiving the Annual Survival Show Award. On December 2nd, 2017, he attended the Scream Night Prize-giving Ceremony, and not only performed his song “Bingo! Ca$h”, but also, again, represented Rap of China in receiving the prize , along with the director of the show. On December 6th, 2017, he won the “Men’s Uno Young” award.
The First Light[edit | edit source]
In the same year as Rap of China, he completed his first acting project, a mystery film named “The First Light” (《晨阳》) , acting alongside Feng Jianyu (冯建宇), Lu Xingchen (吕星辰), Zhou Yanchen (周彦辰), and Zhu Xingjie (朱星杰).
Idol Producer[edit | edit source]
In 2018, Xiao Gui participated in the reality show called Idol Producer as a trainee under Gramarie Entertainment. He rose to international fame after being on the show and consistently ranking at number six. He officially debuted with 7,856,601 votes , ranking number eight, on April 6, 2018 with the group Nine Percent.
Nine Percent[edit | edit source]
The Chinese boy-group Nine Percent has yet to produce an album.
Other Ventures[edit | edit source]
Endorsements[edit | edit source]
|Year||English Name||Chinese Name||Notes|
|2017||Rap of China Sponsors||中国有嘻哈||With Rap of China and Mcdonalds|
|Car Race Mobile Game||一起来飞车||Accompanying Single Released 《新生代》|
|2018||Little Red Book App/Xiaohongshu||小红书APP||With Idol Producer|
|Nongfu Spring Vitamin Water||农夫山泉维他命水||With Idol Producer and with Nine Percent|
|Wei Ke Zi Milk Drink||伊利味可滋||  |
|Pop Moe Game||消除者联盟|||
|I DO Perfume||I DO 香榭之吻|||
|Mercedes-Benz||奔驰: 梅赛德斯|| |
|Martial Arts Mobile Game||武林外传手游|||
|Li Bai Detergent Pods||立白给你绿色健康的家|||
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Films[edit | edit source]
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title|
|2017||The First Light||晨阳|
Shows[edit | edit source]
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Notes|
|2017||Rap of China||中国有嘻哈||Top 70|
|2018||Idol Producer||偶像练习生||Debuted at Rank 8|
|Brave World||勇敢的世界||Variety Show|
Television Appearances[edit | edit source]
|Date||English Title||Chinese Title||Notes|
|2/3/2018||Happy Camp||快乐大本营||With Idol Producer;Almost all screentime cut out|
|6/2/2018||Happy Camp||快乐大本营||With Nine Percent|
|6/16/2018||Happy Camp||快乐大本营||With Nine Percent|
|6/22/2018||Keep Running 2||奔跑吧 2||With Nine Percent except Cai Xukun|
|6/30/2018||Give Me Five 2||高能少年团 2||With fellow Nine Percent member Chen Linong|
Discography[edit | edit source]
Singles[edit | edit source]
|New Generation- 新生代||
References[edit | edit source]
XiaoGui (Wang Linkai)[edit | edit source]
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