In January 2018, Lin participated in a Chinese reality idol survival show named Idol Producer. He ranked fifth in the final episode (with a total of 12,131,367 votes) in Idol Producer and joined Nine Percent for official debut on April 6th. The group made its first concet in Shanghai on May 5. From May to July, 17 concerts were held in 10 cities of China. Their first album was set to be released in September or October this year.
During the US training in April, Lin was highly praised by a Grammy veteran producer, “Lin is the one who makes the deepest impression on me. He, so professional and hardworking, can accurately remember all dance movements.” He is not only an excellent dancer, but also a brilliant singer and rapper. On June 16, 2018, Lin sang his own song named “Waiting for the Whole Winter” in one of Chinese most popular variety shows “Happy Camp”. His gentle voice and artistic lyrics made a perfect combination to make the audience into his song by feeling his deep affection. According to China Variety Report, the song’s video was the most popular in that week .
Lin has accumulated a large number of fans for his sound image, impressive performance and personal charm. He performs in the stage with all his passion and treats his fans with all his affection. In respond to his love, one of his fans prepared the special birthday gift for him. The photo displayed at Time Square represents her love for him and her expectation for his prosperous career in the future.