2 May 1993 (age 26)
Qingdao, Shandong, China
Huang Zitao (Chinese: 黄子韬; pinyin: Huáng Zitao; born May 2, 1993), simply known as Tao or Z.TAO, is a Chinese rapper, singer, actor, and dancer. He is a former member of South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO and was the lead rapper of its sub-group EXO-M.
Huang Zitao was born in Qingdao, Shandong, China. He attended Humen Centre Primary School, one of the most prestigious primary schools in Qingdao, and Qingdao Middle School. Huang is a martial artist, and has been practicing Wushu since he was five years old, and competed in several martial arts championships in Qingdao. Huang won the "Top Rap Award" at Beijing's 3rd Annual Collage Street Jam. Tao auditioned for S.M. Entertainment's global casting system in Qingdao and became an S.M. trainee in late 2010 and officially debuted with EXO in 2012.
Following his exit from EXO, Z.Tao released his first EP titled T.A.O on July 23rd 2015, as a digital exclusive. The mini-album exceeded all expectations by selling an approximated 670,000 copies within it's first week. His second EP was then released on August 19th 2015 after a delay, under the title Z.TAO. He went on to hold his first solo concert on August 23rd at the Beijing Exhibition Center Theater, which also served as a charity event for the victims of the recent Tianjin explosions.
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