Singer-Songwriter, Dancer, Actor and Producer, Lay Zhang announced his appearance at Lollapalooza with award winning DJ, Alan Walker(“Faded”). Lay is set to appear on the iconic Lollapalooza stage during Alan Walker’s set, which runs from 4:45 – 5:45PM, on the Perry Stage tomorrow, Friday August 3rd. The news broke via Alan’s Instagram post captioning “Happy to announce that @zyxzjs will be joining me on the @lollapalooza show in Chicago this Friday! We’re up to something good! What do you think it is? ”
Lay explains, “It’s my first time performing at a festival in the US, and also my first collaboration with Alan Walker. I hope the audience will enjoy this live performance, and that more and more people will remember me, the Chinese artist Lay Zhang.”
Lay is continually growing his large fan base, which began generating from his years of being in K-Pop Supergroup EXO, and has now translated into almost 9 million followers on Instagram.
As a solo artist, Lay is no stranger to breaking records, with his first mini album Lose Control charting at #4 on Billboard’s US World Albums chart, making him the first Chinese artist to enter the iTunes Top 60. Lose Control (produced, written and composed by Lay) broke the record for most sales in South Korea by a solo artist, with pre-orders surpassing 200,000 copies before the physical album was released, over 5 million sales with digital copies and peaking at #7 on the iTunes US Pop Chart. Lay has also accumulated over 50 million YouTube Views as a solo artist, capturing the attention of U.S media such asBillboard who called his single “I Need U” “an urban R&B track that makes the most of a funky beat creating a backdrop for the K-pop idol to show off his slick moves.”
Aside from his undeniable musical talent, Lay is also making waves in the fashion scene, with Vogue commenting on his recent appearance at the 2018 Valentino Menswear Fashion Show stating; “his star power was evident the moment he stepped outside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to the sound of fans screaming his name—and set the hashtag #ValentinoxLay trending worldwide.”
Stay tuned as Lay works on his 3rd studio album as a world dominating solo artist, set to release in the near future.