A singer/songwriter and author Chen Xinhong nicknamed Ashin skyrocketed to stardom as the vocalist of the Taiwanese rock band Mayday, one of the most successful Chinese rock bands greatly influencing the Taiwanese entertainment industry. Chen together with the band’s members won the Golden Melody Award for Best Band in 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2012 and known as "king of concert" in China. Hits include Viva Love, People Life Ocean Wild sold 35,000 copies after just a month. He was also appointed as a board member of the Taiwan Public Television Service in 2013.
Born in a family with a record store Chen Xinhong was inspired his passion for music as a child. He specialized in art in college, where he also began his musical career. He participated in the high school's guitar club and started composing at the age of 19.
Chen Xinhong remains single.