Kris Wu

Kris Wu


Kris Wu is a Chinese-Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur. He first rose to fame as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO, before launching his solo career in 2014. Since then, he has achieved tremendous success both in China and abroad.

Full Name
Li Jiaheng
Nov 6, 1990
6′ 2″
Net Worth


Kris Wu (吴亦凡) was born on November 6th, 1990 in Guangzhou, China. He is a Chinese-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter. His parents are both from Guangzhou and he has an older sister. Kris attended the International School of Beijing before moving to Vancouver, Canada at the age of 14 to pursue a career as an actor. 

He made his acting debut in the 2011 film “Somewhere Only We Know” where he starred alongside actress Gao Yuanyuan. His performance in the movie earned him the Best Newcomer Award at the 10th Annual Huading Awards. He then went on to star in a number of hit films such as “The Mermaid” and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back” in 2016 and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” in 2017.

In 2013, Kris released his first single “Trouble Maker” which was a huge success leading him to become one of China's most popular male solo artists. In 2015, he released his first full-length album titled "6" which included hits such as "Juice" and "July". Since then he has released two more albums; "Antares" (2017) and "Song For You" (2019). 

Kris has also been active in several other industries including fashion, sports and gaming. He recently collaborated with Adidas Originals for their FW20 collection titled “Pure Game” which focused on modern streetwear designs inspired by basketball culture.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kris Wu is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 6, 1990 Kris Wu was born in Guangzhou, China.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins South Korean Boy Band EXO</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kris joins the South Korean boy band EXO, and becomes a member of the group's sub-unit EXO-M.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Solo Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his first solo album "Tao" under the stage name "Kris".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acts in Feature Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Co-stars in the Chinese film "Somewhere Only We Know" alongside Lu Han and Zhou Dongyu.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs With American Record Label Interscope Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kris signs with American record label Interscope Records and releases his first single "July" under the label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Third Studio Album "Antares"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases third studio album "Antares" which featured collaborations with Travis Scott and Rich the Kid.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Single “Coupe” Featuring Rich The Kid</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases single “Coupe” featuring Rich The Kid, marking his first single release since 2017.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kris Wu is a talented rapper and musician with amazing music. He has released many popular songs, albums and mixtapes that have gained popularity across the globe. His music is innovative, creative and catchy, making it enjoyable to listen to.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kris Wu is a great role model for young people. He sets a great example of how to work hard and persevere in order to achieve success. He also stands for positive values and works to inspire others to reach their goals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Support of the Arts</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kris Wu is a strong supporter of art, culture and creativity. He has been involved in numerous projects that promote the arts in China, such as organizing concerts and festivals. His support of the arts helps to bring attention to the importance of creativity in society.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Music Career Started with an Idol Group</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kris Wu started his music career in 2012 as a member of the Chinese idol group EXO and has since then become one of the most popular rappers in China.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Chinese Solo Artist to Break into Billboard 200</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kris Wu is the first solo Chinese artist to break into the Billboard 200 chart, reaching number 24 with his debut EP Antares.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Appeared in Films and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to his music career, Kris Wu has appeared in several films and television shows, including Zhao Lusi's The Mermaid and the reality show I am a Singer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Named "Asia's Biggest Social Media Star" by Time Magazine</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Time Magazine named Kris Wu "Asia's Biggest Social Media Star" due to his massive social media following, with over 50 million followers across various platforms.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Received Numerous Awards for His Work</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kris Wu has received numerous awards for his work, including two MTV Europe Music Awards, two Global Chinese Music Awards, and a Golden Melody Award.</p></div>


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