He is a representative figure of Chinese crossover musician, skilled at creation, singing, and national music instrument performance. He was born in Beijing on Sep. 21, 1971. He graduated from Central Conservatory of Music. In 1992, he formed “Again Band”, the first college rock band in China. In August, 2010, his album “The sound from my heart” was released, in which the album enabled him to win the 2011 Taiwan Golden Melody Awards respectively for Best Lyricist and Best Arranger in the category of Traditional Arts and Music. In February 2010, “Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace” enabled him and Ma Yo-Yo et al. to win the 52nd Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album. He also won the 2011 Golden Horn Awards for the Most Internationally-influential Crossover Singer in China, and the 2012 China Institute’s Annual International Musician Award. In 2016, he published his new book: "Wu Tong’s views", and a double album, "Wu Tong’s views •Spirit" (A Singing Album), "Wu Tong’s views •Cloud" (A Pure Music Album).
He endeavored to seek the common development of the coexistence of Chinese traditional music and world music, always making continuous efforts in international collaboration in crossover music. For many years, he has devoted himself to stage performance, but he always keeps a low profile in his behavior and life.