Kris Wu Releases New Album, Dominates US iTunes Album, Single Sales Chart

Kris Wu is back with his first solo album, 'Antares.'
Kris Wu is back with his first solo album, 'Antares.'
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Kris Wu is back with his first official album, "Antares," and it recently topped the number one spot on the US iTunes album and single sales chart. After a long wait, the 27-year-old Canadian-Chinese star recently released his 14-track LP and his official debut as a solo artist.  

According to Headline Planet, Kris Wui dominated the US iTunes store with "Antares" and got the number one spot on the all-genre album sales chart. His songs, on the other hand, conquered the single sales chart.

Kris Wu's "November Rain" took the top spot while "Antares" got the number two spot. "Selfish" also took the number three spot, "We Alive" got the number four, "Tough Spill" at number five, "Explore" at number six, and "Coupe" featuring Rich the Kid at number seven.

Fans have to wait and see how Kris Wu's new album, "Antares," and songs will perform on Billboard charts this week. The hitmaker's releases have been making waves on the Billboard sales charts. However, the entertainment media brand recently reported lower sales of his song, "Like That," that opposed its position on iTunes.

After Kris Wu's song with the Rich the Kid, "Coupe," took the number seven spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, the "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" star unveiled his very first album. Titled "Antares," it has 14 tracks that combine his new and old releases. The LP features his hit songs like "Freedom" with Jhené Aiko and "Deserve" with Travis Scott, per Billboard.

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"Antares" features both English and Mandarin songs for his fans all over the world. Its carrying single, "November Rain," presents "grooving mellow vibes" that tackles the hardships of being famous and having a bad relationship.

Kris Wu released "Antares," on November 2, in the middle of the Scorpio season that takes place every October 23 to November 21. It also happened just four days before his birthday on November 6.

"Antares" is titled after a star with the same name. It is known as the "heart of the scorpion" because of its placement in the Scorpius constellation.

Kris Wu is first known as a member of the K-pop group, EXO, in 2012. He started his solo career in China in 2014 and became a multi-faceted entertainer.

The Guardian reported that Kris Wu left EXO because the group only gave them the music to play that removed their freedom to create their own. Now, he has his solo album, "Antares," and plays as a judge on "The Rap of China."

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