Kris Wu Releases Debut Album 'Antares': Listen

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Kris Wu arrives at the American Music Awards on Oct. 9, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

Kris Wu's "Coupe” with Rich The Kid recently went to No. 7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, and now the Chinese star is back with his first album. The 14-track Antares was released today (Nov. 2), and includes prior releases, like “Freedom” with Jhené Aiko and “Deserve” with Travis Scott, as well as new songs.

Antares, which features both English and Mandarin tracks, is fronted by the grooving mellow vibes of the single “November Rain,” a despondent song about a negative romance and the burdens of fame. “I'm a good guy turned bad guy when I crossed the line/ Got new money, my old friends left them behind,” Wu asserts on the track.

The album was released in the middle of Scorpio season (Oct. 23-Nov. 21), and just four days before the Chinese megastar’s 28th birthday on Nov. 6. The album's name refers to the Antares star, which and is known as "the heart of the scorpion" due to its placement in the Scorpius constellation.

Wu got his start in the K-pop world in 2012 as a member of boy band EXO, who also released a new album today, and began pursuing a solo career in China in 2014 as a multi-faceted entertainer. He is a judge on hugely popular Chinese hip-hop competition show, The Rap of China.

Stream and listen to Kris Wu’s Antares below.


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