HEADLINE China's promising singer Jackson Yee stars at Grammys


China's promising singer Jackson Yee stars at Grammys

By Kuang Xixi | People's Daily app

17:41, January 29, 2018


Jackson Yee at the Grammy Awards ceremony (Photo: VCG)

Seventeen-year-old Chinese singer Jackson Yee staged at the 60th Grammy Awards Ceremony as a special guest on Sunday. 


A poster of Jackson Yee 

This is also the fifth time for Lang Lang, Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China, to attend the ceremony. He was invited three times to perform in the past.


Lang Lang at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony (Photo: VCG)

With the rapid development of the Chinese music industry, Chinese musicians have become more and more active on the international stage. 

Yo-Yo Ma, a world renowned Chinese-American cellist formed the Silk Road Ensemble in 2000. 

As a member of the band, Chinese folk music player Wu Tong has won two Grammys. 

His collaboration with Ma and friends, Songs of Joy and Peace, won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album. Last year, the album Sing Me Home won the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.


Wu Tong's album Sing Me Home won at the 59th Grammy Awards (Photo: VCG)

Another composer and conductor, Tan Dun, has won a Grammy Award for his scores of the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2002, and has been nominated four times since 2003. 

Grammy-nominated pop stars include several Chinese singers, such as Dai Yuqiang, Song Zuying and Jane Zhang. 

The Twelve Girls Band, a popular Chinese band, was nominated in the 47th Grammy Awards.


Kris Wu and Lang Lang at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony (Photo: VCG)

Chinese pop stars such as Kris Wu, Xiao Yaxuan, Hua Chenyu and Zhou Bichang have also attended previous Grammys. 

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