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Kris Wu Signs International Deal With UMG; Interscope Geffen A&M To Handle US Releases

Kris Wu signs an international recording agreement with Universal Music Group.

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Chinese-Canadian superstar Kris Wu has inked an international recording agreement with Universal Music Group.

Under the deal, Wu’s future music will be released internationally (excluding Japan and Korea) through a partnership of Universal Music China, Interscope Geffen A&M in the US, Island Records in the UK and UMG’s operations in over 60 other countries.

“It‘s my pleasure to be part of this collaboration with Universal Music Group,” says Wu. “I’m enjoying the time to share creative and vision of my music. 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 recently enjoyed US success with “Deserve.” The song hit #1 on the US iTunes sales chart and later charted at the rhythmic radio format.

“Kris is an incredible talent,” says John Janick of Interscope Geffen A&M. “There are literally and figuratively no boundaries when it comes to his musical and cultural reach. We are looking forward to working alongside Kris and his team to bring his vision to global scale.”

Not simply successful on the music front, Wu has been amassing an impressive acting resume. That resume includes roles in “XxX: Return of Xander Cage” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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