Kris Wu performs in Beijing for Alive Tour

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Kris Wu performs. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Chinese-Canadian singer-songwriter Kris Wu gave the second show of his Alive Tour at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on May 11. He kicked off the tour in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on April 20, and will move on to the next stop in Chongqing on May 25.

He opened the show with his song Antares, which was followed by his hip-hop hits, including November Rain, Coupe and We Alive.

Last October, Wu released his debut album Antares, which features 14 tracks that include English and Mandarin songs.

During his show, Wu also performed the US iTunes chart-topper Deserve, a collaboration with American rappers Travis Scott and Juice, released as part of the soundtrack for the American action movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen and Wu.

On April 19, Wu unveiled his latest single Big Bowl, Thick Noodle, which he also performed in his Beijing concert. Inspired by an impromptu rap he did for a noodle shop in a variety show aired in 2017, the song has been heard more than 97 million times since its music video was released on Wu's Sina Weibo account, which has over 46 million followers.

Since his Beijing concert took place on the eve of Mother's Day, the singer-songwriter dedicated his song Lullaby to his mother.

As a former member of the wildly popular K-pop group EXO, Wu, 29, launched his solo career both as a singer and an actor in 2014, and is now a best-selling artist in the country. He is a judge on the hugely popular Chinese hip-hop competition show, The Rap of China.

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