Lay was born Zhang Yixing in Changsha, Hunan, China. In 2008, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the company's global casting system. Prior to joining S.M. Entertainment, Lay was a local child star in China, and made guest performances in various Chinese variety shows. In 2011, Lay briefly worked for SHINee in their concert tour as Jonghyun's dance replacement. Lay was formally introduced as a member on January 17, 2012.
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I love Yixing. He is amazing. He can dance, his can play guitar & piano and he has an amazing voice and he is so cute! My lovely unicorn ♥