On January 9, China Music Vision Ltd, the exclusive partner of The Recording Academy in the Greater China for GRAMMY-branded entertainment and educational initiatives, announced that Zhang Lay is officially invited for the world's prestigious Grammy awards' 61st ceremony. As the music ambassador of FM101, Lay will be attending both the red carpet and live ceremony. He is the only artist who has received an invitation from China Music Vision and FM101. A highly prestigious honor.
Following the news, Lay trended No.1 in weibo hot search, with over 1.4 million hashtags.
Lay Zhang, the only Chinese member of the world popular kpop band EXO, is a multi talented star and an all rounder in the music field. With his hard work and dedication, Lay has made several unbeatable achievement, making his fans extremely proud of him. The King of China indeed!
Previously, in an Instagram post, Lay expressed that he wishes to perform at the Grammy stage. And now, he is one step closer to the dream.
On April 2018, Lay become the promotion ambassador for China's first-ever Grammy Festival debuted in Beijing. A Grammy article stated "Through all of his work, he has demonstrated that love is the center that motivates his personal drive."
Fans expressed happiness and excitement over the news.
On December 2018, Lay was honored with the prestigious National Award for Chinese creative style C-Pop IP music industry project.
Lay made his U.S debut at the America's biggest music festival, Lollapalooza, with literally zero promotions, zero hype and zero advertisement and zero media play of any sort. He collaborated with Alan Walker on a remixed version of Lay's previous single "Sheep", titled "Sheep Relift".
Lay participated in "Let’s Shut Up and Dance", as part of Michael Jackson's tribute single. He collaborated with Bazzi for his third studio album Namanana, which debuted at 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Lay the highest ranked Mandopop artist.
The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.