C-Pop star Kris Wu performs at Super Bowl pregame show

2018-02-05 01:46:05 GMT2018-02-05 09:46:05(Beijing Time) Sina English

The National Football League has named Chinese pop star Kris Wu the official Super Bowl 52 ambassador for China. The 27-year-old also performed at the pregame show to become the first Chinese artist to sing at a live concert before the big game.

As one of the most influential artists in China, Wu has a large fan base in his home country, with over 28 million followers on China's Sina Weibo platform, and 5.8 million on Instagram.

The singer has topped the music charts in China with his single "Juice," and has recently become the first and only Chinese artist to hit number one on iTunes with his newly released single "Deserve."

Wu expressed his gratitude to the NFL and the Host Committee for the invitation and said, "It is my pleasure to be named ambassador to one of the world's most recognizable sports and entertainment events."

Wu also participated in the National Basketball Association All-Star Weekend last year. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder both sent messages of support to Wu.

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the NFL, a professional American football league, as well as the culmination of a regular season that begins in the last summer of the previous year. It is the most-watched TV show in the US, with 111.3 million people tuned in during last year’s Super Bowl LI.

Wu frequently appear in the world’s renowned fashion and sports occasions as well. He walked the runway for Burberry at the London Fashion Week in 2016, and has played at the NBA All-Stars in 2016 and 2017.

The Super Bowl Live’s stellar lineup this year also included Brother Ali, Skylar Grey, X Ambassadors and many others led by Grammy-winning music producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Tencent Sports, one of China’s top digital streaming media outlets, covered the Super Bowl LII games, other events, as well as Wu’s performance and gameday experience.(Agencies)

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