Jackson Wang – Blue

Chinese singer and record producer Jackson Wang has released a new track titled “Blue” from his second studio album, MAGIC MAN.

Jackson Wang is the founder of record label Team Wang and is the creative director and lead designer for fashion brand Team Wang Design. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Wang initially gained widespread recognition after joining JYP Entertainment’s K-pop boy group, Got7, in 2014.

In December 2015, Jackson Wang made his Chinese television debut as one of the presenters (alongside He Jiong) on the Chinese version of the show Please Take Care of My Refrigerator, called Go Fridge, which was well received. He also wrote the lyrics, composed, and arranged the theme song for the show in seasons 2 and 3. In March 2016, Wang was appointed as MC for Fresh Sunday, a show on Hunan TV.

On 29 April 2016, Got7 held their first concert in Seoul, where Wang performed his self-composed songs “I Love It” and “WOLO (We Only Live Once)” with his group members Yugyeom and BamBam. In July 2016, Wang appeared on the Chinese reality TV series, Fighting Man. In December of that year, he was named Variety Star of the Year at the Tencent Variety Show Star Awards.

In January 2017, Wang was awarded the Popular Artist of the Year award at the Sina Weibo Awards. On 26 June 2017, JYP Entertainment announced the release of Wang’s first solo album in China, as well as the establishment of a dedicated management team, named Team Wang, for his activities in China.

Jackson Wang attended the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards as an Ambassador of Great China on 12 November. On 13 November, he was appointed as Alibaba Group Tmall Global’s Chief Wonderful Goods Officer. That month, he also attended the American Music Awards.

On 9 February 2018, Wang was appointed as envoy of Hong Kong Tourism. On 20 April, he released his third self-written single, “Dawn of Us”, an English song once again composed and arranged in collaboration with Boytoy. While “Papillon” dealt with the theme of self-struggle and “OKAY” described self-love, the track exhorts to appreciate the present and live with enthusiasm. “Papillon” was included in B2 Music and Vibe Asian hip hop and rap compilation album Urban Asia Vol. 1, which was released worldwide on 9 May.

On 22 October 2018, Wang signed with Canxing Culture to enter the international market. On 6 November 2018, Wang released a single, “Different Game”, featuring Gucci Mane. On 18 December, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong announced the creation of Wang’s wax figure, which was unveiled on 30 July.

On 12 June 2019, Wang was featured on the song “Rumble” from the album Diaspora by GoldLink and Lil Nei. Then he collaborated with Qin Fen, and released the single “Another” on 19 June 2019.

On 12 September 2019, Wang held a listening session of his first album Mirrors for the press: the digital record, which expresses the emotions of the contemporary youth and incorporates elements of China’s traditional culture, was produced in China, South Korea, and the United States.

On 24 January 2020, Wang appeared on the stage of CCTV New Year’s Gala for the first time and performed “The Beginning of Youth”. On 20 March, Wang released a new self-written single, “100 Ways”, mixing western and Chinese culture. The single became the first song by a Chinese and K-pop solo artist to debut on Mediabase’s U.S. Top 40 radio chart.

Jackson Wang left JYP Entertainment on 19 January 2021, along with other Got7 members after their exclusive contracts expired. Since then, Team Wang currently operates his international activities. There were reports alleging Wang had also partnered with Sublime Artist Agency, which the latter later confirmed on 22 January.

In March 2021, Jackson Wang was featured on three new singles: “Magnetic” by Rain, “So Bad” by Vava, and “M.I.A.” by Afgan. On March 26, he released his new English single, “LMLY”, along with a self-directed 90s Hong Kong movie-inspired music video.

In June 2021, Jackson Wang ranked in the top 10 on Forbes China Celebrity 100 list and was listed on Tatler Hong Kong Asia’s Most Influential individuals in the culture field. In July of that year, Wang appeared on an episode of Go Fridge, and began serving as a mentor on the Tencent variety show, Girls Like Us. Wang’s remix of Rich Brian, NIKI, and Warren Hue’s “California” was also released in July.

In August 2021, Jackson Wang announced hip hop group Panthepack under his label Team Wang, consisting of himself as one of the members, along with rapper Ice, J.Sheon, and Karencici. Their single “Buzz” was released on August 28, 2021, followed by their 10-track debut album, The Pack, in September 2021.

Throughout 2021, Wang was honored with numerous awards, including “Best Male Artist of the Year” at the NetEase Indie Music Awards, “Most Influential Male Singer in Asia” at the Chinese Top Ten Awards, and “Best Original Music Award” for the single “Alone” at the Global Chinese Music event.

On March 31, 2022, he released the new single “Blow”, which precedes the release of his full album Magic Man. On April 16, he performed at Coachella with “100 Ways”, “Blow” and the unreleased song “Cruel”.

On July 12, 2022 Jackson Wang held a one-hour long show at Rajamangala Stadium, opening the football match between Manchester United and Liverpool. He also partnered with the Singapore Tourism Board for the SingapoReimagine global marketing campaign.

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