Chinese rap superstar Vava has signed to Warner Music China.
The artist gained international attention when her track My New Swag featured in the movie Crazy Rich Asians.
Vava is the stage name of rapper and hip-hop artist Mao Yanqi, who is originally from the province of Sichuan in southern China.
Her popularity soared after she appeared on the first season of hip-hop talent show The Rap of China, performing in both Mandarin and Sichuan dialects.
She went on to closely collaborate with Shanghai-based hip-hop producer Double G. Vava released her debut album, 21, in 2018.
Vava said: “Signing with Warner Music is a dream. Creating music that I love is a life-long business for me, and I’m so honored that Warner Music Greater China is giving me a greater chance to do what I enjoy. I can't wait to partner with this industry-leading team!”
Andy Ma, CEO, Warner Music China and EVP and EVP, commercial and business development, Greater China, said: “Vava’s an incredible artist who has been instrumental in developing hip-hop in China. This is a landmark signing for Warner Music and we think that Vava has the potential to become a truly global star. Seeing artists such as Vava collaborate with her peers from around the world makes you feel the Chinese music scene is really coming of age.”