Famous as the founder and frontman of the Chinese rock band No. 43 Baojia Street, he is also notable for his soundtrack to the 2001 feature film Beijing Bicycle.
At the age of five, he began training as a violinist. While studying classical music at Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, he became interested in the rock genre and formed No. 43 Baojia Street.
He received a Chinese Music Award for his 2009 album Belief Flies in the Wind.
He was briefly married to both Qi Dan (from 2003-04) and Kang Zuoru (from 2010-13); he married his third wife, actress and model
He and pop singer Na Ying were both second-season judges on the reality talent competition The Voice of China.