Time to fall in love with Kris Wu!
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6 Nov 2019 - 3:31 PM  UPDATED 6 Nov 2019 - 3:31 PM

 

Kris Wu has been releasing solo music consistently since 2014. If you're an OG fan, you'll already know all these tracks and probably have a few recommendations of your own!

But if you're new to Kris Wu's music and want to get into his discography, these songs are a great starting point to kick off your obsession.

From chill ballad vibes to hip-hop heavy tracks, Kris Wu has been exploring genres and expanding on his style for five years now, and these songs are a testament to his talents!

1. July

Released in November 2016, "July" was Kris Wu's first English-language single. The track became the second single by a Chinese artist to enter the top 50 iTunes charts in the US.

2. Juice

A year on from breaking into the US market with "July", Wu made impact with "Juice". The song featured in the movie, XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

3. Deserve (ft. Travis Scott)

Wu's 2017 collab with Travis Scott had him hit the Billboard hip-hop charts for the first time, with the song peaking at No.4 on Billboard US' Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No.12 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart.

4. Da Wan Kuan Mian

There's a story behind this track: there's footage out there of a truly terrible freestyle rap by Kris Wu. It's about noodles, he does it at a noodle restaurant, it's pretty cringey and it's often been used to call out Wu's authenticity as an artist. So what did he do? He took the freestyle, and it turned into this masterful track that weaves wordplay and his previous rap into a whole new song.

5. Tian Di

One of Wu's Mandarin-language releases, the song focuses in on his journey to fulfil his childhood dreams and the obstacles along the way. He released the track with a self-directed music video.

6. Freedom (ft. Jhene Aiko)

A choice cut from Wu's first solo album Antares, this time featuring US vocalist Jhene Aiko. "Freedom" was Wu's first single to chart on Billboard China's Social chart, peaking at No.15. It also made it to No.25 on Billboard US' R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart.

7. Like That

Arguably Wu's biggest US track, this song not only peaked at No.4 on Billboard US' R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart, it also became Wu's first song to make it into the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at No.73.

Bonus: "18"

Kris Wu features on this track alongside Rich Brian, Trippie Redd, Joji and Baauer, and his verse is immediately memorable with sharp delivery in both English and Mandarin.

What's your fave Kris Wu track?


 

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