Kris Wu appears to be ruffling feathers in the United States.
The Chinese-Canadian mega-star has just released his new album 'Antares', and for a brief moment on Monday (November 5th) completely swept the iTunes chart.
In fact, so complete was Kris Wu's domination that the only non-Wu entry in the Top 5 was Ariana Grande's much-hyped return 'Thank U, Next'.
Curiously, streaming figures for 'Antares' weren't quite up to speed, leading some to cry foul. Ariana's fans weren't best pleased - as Variety reports - and for a moment social media took on a very unpleasant anti-Wu hue.
The explanation? Well, 'Antares' wasn't released in China until the following day (November 6th) meaning that Chinese fans of Kris Wu were starved of new material.
So, they could have used VPN manipulation to sneak around the walls of iTunes and support their favourite artist, taking in his new album 24 hours before some other fans.
Is any of that Kris Wu's fault? Absolutely not. Equally, when 'Antares' dropped in China it began to slide down the iTunes chart, eventually resting around No. 90.
Ariana Grande, meanwhile, has topped streaming services such as Apple Music, with 'Thank U, Next' smashing ahead of the competition at No. 1 on the iTunes chart.
The final irony: both releases are being worked by labels under the UMG umbrella.
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