Jackson Wang Goes for the Jugular with Electric Ciara Collab and ‘Cheetah’ Track and MV Drop

GLOBAL RELEASE—ICYMI, Jackson Wang, the first-ever Chinese solo artist to perform his own set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival global stage just dropped the official music video for his collab with global R&B force, Ciara for their freshly-released track, “Slow.”

Showcasing a unique tapestry of talents and chemistry on this evocative and soul-stirring track, the song blends their signature styles seamlessly with its raw emotion and undeniable groove. The track, co-written by Wang himself, is produced by Grammy-Award winning DVLP (Eminem, J Balvin, Skrillex), Luyo and Tristian Hoogland (Joji, James Blake, Flume). 

Photo: Mason Rose via Blackstar

A dream collaboration, Wang discloses growing up listening to Ciara and he’s been a long-time admirer of the R&B icon. “Collaborating with Ciara was like catching lightning in a bottle. Her energy, passion, and creativity elevated this track to new heights, and her unwavering commitment to excellence inspired us to create something truly magical.”

In response to the excitement for the song, Ciara says, “The first time I heard the song Slow, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I loved the melodies and the catchiness of the song. Jackson’s voice and his energy are infectious, and I am excited to be part of his incredible journey!”

Creating history at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as the first-ever Chinese solo artist to receive an official invitation from Coachella and perform his own set. Undeniably a breakthrough moment, he then enlisted the help of Ciara for a surprise performance of their new single Leading up to his performance, wang trended No. 1 on Twitter’s worldwide trends with the hashtag #JacksonWangCoachella.

In 2022, Jackson reached a milestone as the first-ever Chinese solo artist to perform on the main stage as part of 88rising’s ‘Head In The Clouds Forever’ set. Again, he trended No. 1 on Twitter’s worldwide trends following the performance, further growing his influence. Jackson returned to the stage last weekend, too, where he showed his extraordinary talent as a live performer.

Following this historic moment, the music video for the track, which was recently released on the superstar’s official accounts is directed by Daniel “Cloud” Campos (Zedd, Paramone, Panic! at the Disco) and features choreography from Mykell Wilson (Prince, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears).

The video delivers a visual feast that showcases Wang and Ciara uniting to display an explosive fusion of their respective styles, creating a dynamic and innovative choreography that features intricate footwork, sharp isolations, and powerful dynamics.

Shortly after, he released his latest single “Cheetah,” following his exhilarating performances on the global stage. The track’s lively, jazz-infused rhythm is produced by Jacob Ray (NIKI, Rich Brian, and Alison Wonderland) and MAX (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd). Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Jackson Wang and Sean Lew below:

JACKSON WANG IS THE MAGIC MAN

Wang’s second album, MAGIC MAN produced by TEAM WANG records, 88rising Records, Warner Records, and RYCE MUSIC GROUP was highly favored by fans, even receiving acclaim from Associated Press, NPR, Vulture, The Daily Beast, Consequence, UPROXX, and more.

It debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s “Top Current Sales” & “Top Album Sales” on the week of its release and hit a No. 15 on the Billboard 200, marking Jackson’s highest charting album. It features previously released singles “Come Alive,”Dopamine,” “Blue,”“Cruel” and “Blow.”

MAGIC MAN WORLD TOUR

Opening his recent MAGIC MAN World Tour, his first-ever tour as a solo act, Jackson did sold-out shows in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, London, and Paris. Jackson will kick-off the North American dates on April 26th in Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Hall.

The limited six-city tour will have stops in San Francisco and Chicago, and then wrap up on May 11th in New York at the Barclays Center. Later this year, Jackson will embark on additional dates in South America. He’s definitely a magic man you’d want to see, so visit tour.jackson-wang.com for more information.

April 26Shrine AuditoriumLos Angeles, CA
April 28Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumSan Francisco, CA
April 30Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports ArenaVancouver, BC
May 4Wintrust ArenaChicago, IL
May 6Coca Cola ColiseumToronto, ON
May 11Barclays CenterNew York, NY
May 15Escapaco UnimedSao Paulo, BR
May 18Movistar ArenaBuenos Aires, AR
May 22Movistar ArenaSantiago, CL
May 25Arena CDMXMexico City, MX

As a globally acclaimed artist and a creative director, Wang’s goal is an essential vision to his artistry and roots: to showcase a Chinese-influenced sound on the international music stage and highlight Chinese and Asian culture worldwide. In his ascent, Wang has amassed over 93 million followers across socials and he is not looking to slow down any time soon.