Current and Former EXO Members Are Some of China’s Most Expensive Singers
The “little fresh meats” are dominating China’s music industry.
Recently, a photo featuring a list of celebrity appearance fees leaked on the Internet, showing that the Chinese entertainment industry is in the midst of transitioning to a new generation.
According to this list, which appears to be for the Star Night of Mr. Inke <央客先生星光夜> event, former EXO member Kris Wu (吴亦凡), who shot to national fame following his appearance in The Rap of China <中国有嘻哈>, is charging 3.2 million yuan per appearance. That is more than half of the asking price for Mandopop giant Jay Chou (周杰倫), who charges 1.2 million yuan per appearance. Other famous Taiwanese pop stars of Jay’s generation, such as Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) and Wilber Pan (潘瑋柏), also earn less than their younger competitors.
Lu Han (鹿晗), another former member of EXO, is asking 2.8 million yuan per appearance. Fellow former EXO member Huang Zitao (黄子韬) charges 2.65 million yuan. EXO’s current member Zhang Yixing (张艺兴), also known by the stage name Lay, earns 2.3 million yuan per appearance.
Though the validity of the list is being questioned, netizens believe that it isn’t far off from the truth.
Check out some of the names below:
Kris Wu – 3.2 million yuan (China)
Yang Mi – 3.1 million yuan (China)
Lu Han – 2.8 million yuan (China)
Huang Zitao – 2.65 million (China)
Zhang Yixing (EXO’s Lay) – 2.3 million yuan (China/Korea)
G.E.M. – 1.8 million yuan (Hong Kong)
Li Ronghao – 1.8 million yuan (China)
PG One – 1.8 million yuan (China)
Jolin Tsai – 1.4 million yuan (Taiwan)
Jay Chou – 1.2 million yuan (Taiwan)
Joker Xue – 1.2 million yuan (China)
Vision Wei – 1.2 million yuan (China)
Wilber Pan – 800,000 yuan (Taiwan)
Rainie Yang – 650,000 yuan (Taiwan)
Angela Chang – 600,000 yuan (Taiwan)
Ju Jingyi (SNH48) – 400,000 (China)
Xu Fei – 200,000 yuan (China)
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.