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Huang Zitao (黄子韬), better known by his stage name Tao (타오) (or currently Z.Tao), is a Chinese rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a former member of the boy group EXO and its sub-group EXO-M.

He was born on May 2, 1993 in Qingdao, Shandong, China.

In 2015, he filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment and left EXO. He won the lawsuit in China, but lost in Korea. He remains under contract until 2022.

Tao had sustained multiple injuries while a member of the group. Both while performing and starring on reality shows. This included injuries to his back, hands, feet and later, even a broken leg. It was a main reason why he left EXO.

He later established his own entertainment company L.TAO ENTERTAIMENT in China.

In December 2019, for his eighth anniversary of being announced as member of EXO, Tao posted a single entitled “The Best of Us” to Instagram. In the post he tagged former EXO members Luhan and Kris. The lyrics of the song are a direct message to his fans as well as the members of EXO.

Discography Edit

Albums Edit

  • 2016: The Road

Mini Albums Edit

  • 2015: T.A.O
  • 2015: Z.TAO
  • 2019: Art is Blue
  • 2019: Music is Blue

Singles Edit

  • 2016: Adore

Digital Singles Edit

  • 2015: M.O.M
  • 2015: Reluctantly (舍不得)
  • 2015: Intro (Vox Up)
  • 2016: The Road
  • 2016: Underground King
  • 2016: Hello, Hello
  • 2016: Black White (AB)
  • 2017: New Day
  • 2017: Promise
  • 2017: Collateral Love
  • 2017: Uncover
  • 2017: Still in Time
  • 2018: Beggar
  • 2018: Hater
  • 2018: Misunderstand
  • 2018: Silently
  • 2018: Stay Open
  • 2018: KOC
  • 2018: Break Up
  • 2019: NPNG
  • 2019: One
  • 2019: Fault
  • 2019: AI
  • 2019: The Best of Us

OSTs Edit

  • 2015: "The First Lesson" (第一课) [First Lesson of School Theme song]
  • 2015: "I'm the Sovereign" (我是大主宰) [I'm the Sovereign Theme song]
  • 2016: "19" [Edge of Innocence Theme song]
  • 2017: “You” [The Foreigner]
  • 2019: “Single” [Legend of Youth]
  • 2019: “Once Beautiful” [The Brightest Star in the Sky]
  • 2019: “The Legendary Man” [Hot-Blooded Youth]

Music Videos Edit

2014

  • “Rewind” Zhou Mi (ft. Z.Tao) (Chinese version)
  • “Do You Know” Jo Sung-mo (remake)

2015

  • T.A.O.
  • Crown
  • Reluctantly
  • I’m the Sovereign

2016

  • The Road
  • Hello, Hello (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
  • Black White (AB)

2018

  • Beggar
  • Stay Open (with Diplo&MØ)

2019

  • AI

Concerts & Tours Edit

Concerts Edit

  • 2015: Z.Tao First Concert
  • 2016: Z.Tao The Road

Tours

  • 2017: Promise Concert Tour
  • 2018: 2018 IS GOØD Concert Tour
  • 2019: 2019 IS BLUE Concert Tour

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

  • 2015: You Are My Sunshine - as William
  • 2016: Railroad Tigers - as Dai Ha
  • 2017: The Game Changer - as Fang Jie
  • 2017: Edge of Innocence - as Kang Qiao
  • TBA: The Legend of Famen Temple - as Zhao Ye

Drama Edit

  • 2017: A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years - as Zhi Zun Bao
  • 2018: The Negotiator - as Xie Xiaofei
  • 2019: The Brightest Star in the Sky - as Zheng Boxu
  • 2019: Hot-Blooded Youth - as Wu Qian
  • 2020: Forward Forever - as Chong Liming

TV Show Edit

  • 2013: Splash!
  • 2014: Laws of the Jungle
  • 2015: New Generation Sound of China 3 (Let's Sing Kids)
  • 2015: Muse Dress
  • 2015-2016: Charming Daddy
  • 2016: Rules of Our Own
  • 2016: Takes a Real Man
  • 2018: Street Dance of China
  • 2018: Produce 101
  • 2019: The Protectors

Gallery Edit

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