Chinese singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor Zhang Yixing (Chinese: 张艺兴; known professionally as Lay Zhang or simply Lay (Korean: 레이), He is a member of the South Korean boy group Exo under SM Entertainment. He was first known after participating in the Chinese television talent show Star Academy in 2005. Apart from his musical activities, he is also known for starring in numerous dramas and films such as Ex-Files 2 (2015), The Mystic Nine (2016), Kung Fu Yoga (2017), The Island (2018) and The Golden Eyes (2019).
On October 28, 2016, Zhang released his first EP Lose Control in South Korea and China. The EP was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the Gaon Album Chart as well as number four on Billboard’s US World Albums chart, and made him the first Chinese artist to enter the iTunes Top 60.