Chinese-Canadian singer/actor Kris Wu’s album gross sales are beneath evaluate after an inflow of suspect iTunes purchases, Billboard has revealed following reporting by Variety. Songs from Wu’s debut album Antares flooded the iTunes chart Monday (November 5), beating Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” to the highest spot.
After outcry from Grande’s followers, her supervisor Scooter Braun alleged in a since-deleted tweet that Wu was utilizing bots to drive his gross sales, in accordance with Billboard. In a later tweet, additionally deleted, Braun rephrased his criticism, saying he had since been knowledgeable that Wu followers in China made illegitimate purchases via the U.S. iTunes retailer. While Variety stories that the gross sales is not going to rely, Billboard confirms solely that they’re being reviewed.
Pitchfork has emailed representatives for Wu and Apple for remark.