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Kris Wu signs international deal with Universal Music

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Jakarta  /  Tue, April 24, 2018  /  04:34 pm
Kris Wu signs international deal with Universal Music

The agreement would see Wu's future music released internationally, excluding Japan and Korea. (Via China Daily/File)

Kris Wu, a Chinese-born artist whose work spans across music, film and television, has signed a deal with Universal Music Group. 

According to an announcement, the agreement would see Wu's future music released internationally, excluding Japan and Korea.

The worldwide release arrangement is realized through a partnership of Universal Music China, Interscope Geffen A&M in the United States and Island Records in the United Kingdom, as well as UMG operations in more than 60 countries, which delivers worldwide campaigns across digital platforms, physical releases, audio-visual titles and select live events.

In a statement, Wu expressed optimism at the collaboration.

"As a singer-songwriter and producer, the album I'm working on now is elaborately produced and rounded by me and I will keep working to deliver more beautiful works to all my audiences around the world," Wu said.

Twenty-seven-year-old Wu was born in Guangzhou, China and in October became the only Chinese artist to reach No. 1 on the US iTunes Chart with his single "Deserve", featuring Travis Scott. 

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Additionally, Wu had also produced and wrote hits such as "July", "B.M", "6" and "Juice", which was a song featured in XxX: Return of Xander Cage, a 2017 movie that co-starred Wu as a member of Vin Diesel's super-agent team. 

In making the international music deal announcement, Sir Lucian Grainge, UMG's chairman and CEO, said, "Kris is an incredibly talented recording artist, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur. I'm thrilled that Kris is joining the UGM family and honored that we will have the opportunity to build upon his remarkably successful career." (liz/kes)

 

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