Kris Wu Makes AMAs Red Carpet Debut and Releases “Freedom” MV
The American Music Awards 2018 <美國音樂頒獎>, held in Los Angeles on October 9, had a lot of Asian musicians walking the red carpet. Among them were former EXO Chinese-Canadian member Kris Wu (吴亦凡), NCT 127 – the subgroup of Korean boy band NCT, and former Girl’s Generation member Tiffany Young.
Kris, who has been pursuing a career in the United States and signed an exclusive international record deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) earlier this year, released the MV for his hot new single “Freedom,” on the same day as his first AMAs red carpet event. The song, which features American R&B singer Jhené Aiko, had a space theme for its video with Kris and Jhené donning space suits in it.
“Freedom” was first released earlier in September and it will be on Kris’ debut album, which is slated for a fall release, along with his hit single “Like That.” The singer and actor made strides in his career with “Like That” when it broke into the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first Chinese artist to achieve that.
In fact, the 27-year-old said in his AMAs red carpet interview that it was his favorite moment in 2018 so far. “Obviously it’s [only number] 73, but it’s still on the [Billboard] Hot 100,” Kris added. “I was like, ‘This is a big step forward,’ so I’m excited for everything.”
This was also Tiffany’s AMAs red carpet debut, in which she chose to wear a Versace dress to be a “Versace rainbow princess.” Before arriving at the event, she spoke with the members of Girl’s Generation to tell them she was heading to the AMAs. “They were just like, ‘We’re so proud of you, you’re doing everything you’ve wanted, and hopefully we will go there to support you.’ So thank you for having me, and hopefully this is the first of many,” Tiffany said.
As for last year’s popular K-pop guest performers, BTS, they were absent from the AMAs because they had a show in the United Kingdom. Although they did not attend the awards, they still defeated Ariana Grande, Cardi B, and Shawn Mendes by snagging the Favorite Social Artist award.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.