BEIJING, Jul 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world-renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed publicly for the first time in six months on Kuaishou, a livestreaming platform. Lang hosted the one-hour broadcast, which attracted over 3 million viewers and fans.
Entertaining the crowd with a mix of songs, stories and games, Lang, China’s badminton Olympic champion Cai Yun, and the popular Queen of Nine-ball Pan Xiaoting also guest-starred on the show. The trio reminisced about the games they played during their childhood, starting from the 80s all the way to the 2000s, and also showcased their skills through sport and music challenges.
When recalling his childhood in the 90s, Lang played one of his initiation-phase favorites, Étude Op. 10, No. 5 in G♭ major by Frédéric Chopin, wowing the online audience.
This isn’t the first livestream hosted by Lang, as his last livestream, also on Kuaishou, was a Valentine special held earlier this year in honor of supporting efforts against COVID-19.
Hosted by Kuaishou, Lang’s livestream attracted mainstream success, with over 3 million tuning in and participating through the comments and gifts. The popularity of such shows has shown that the shift in momentum to livestream apps such as Kuaishou is here to stay. With more crossover content such as Lang’s show, Kuaishou is pioneering a new wave of viral content to make livestreaming more prevalent in popular culture.
"By uniting fanbases and fostering more communication, Kuaishou aims to build resilient communities across genres and backgrounds," said Yan Qiang, senior vice-president of Kuaishou.
About Kuaishou Technology
Kuaishou Technology develops content sharing platforms and makes content production, distribution and consumption fast and easy. Our content recommendation system is built on a deep understanding of our users and the content being shared on our platforms every day.
Our flagship product, Kuaishou, is China’s leading short video sharing and social networking platform that enables users to capture the unique and memorable moments of their everyday lives, and to interact with followers in real-time. Our technology offers users a highly personalized experience and encourages members from all communities to create and discover interesting and dynamic content.
Founded in 2011, Kuaishou Technology is headquartered in Beijing with more than 10,000 employees and offices in China, the United States, India and Brazil. Our notable investors include DCM Ventures, Morningside Venture Capital, Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Tencent and Baidu. For more information, please visit www.kuaishou.com.
- March 2011 GIF Kuaishou was created as a product tool for creating animated GIFs
- October 2013 GIF Kuaishou was transformed into a short-form video social platform – Kuaishou
- January 2015 Kuaishou’s DAU (daily active user) exceeded 10 million
- September 2017 Kuaishou’s total users exceeded 600 million and DAU exceeded 80 million
- December 2017 Kuaishou’s DAU exceeded 100 million
- June 2018 Kuaishou Technology completed the acquisition of Acfun, an ACG video community
- May 2019 Kuaishou’s DAU exceeded 200 million
- March 2020 Kuaishou’s DAU exceeded 300 million
- July 2020 Kuaishou’s Livestream DAU surpassed 170 million
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