This weekend (August 11-12), for those of you that reside in the U.S., Mexico, or Canada, you can catch the official KCON 2018 LA livestream right here on Mwave!
If you need a quick refresher on the lineup for Day 1 or you just want to listen to a playlist of KCON artists, this article is for you!
KCON 2018 LA LIVESTREAM - DAY 1 (August 11)
MOMOLAND is a girl group formed by MLD Entertainment through Mnet’s survival program Finding Momoland in 2016. The winning members who became the 7 members of Momoland were Hyebin, Yeonwoo, Jane, Nayun, JooE, Ahin, and Nancy and debuted with EP Welcome to Momoland on November 10, 2016. The group saw a breakthrough after making a comeback with their third EP, Great!, which included title track “Bboom Bboom” on January 3, 2018. The week after, they performed the song and immediately took the win on Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN. The single jumped to No. 4 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales, becoming the third-best-selling K-pop song in America in last week of January.
Golden Child is a group under Woollim Entertainment who was first introduced through the reality show 2017 Woollim Pick. The group currently consists of ten members: Daeyeol, Y, Jangjun, TAG, Seungmin, Jaehyun, Jibeom, Donghyun, Joochan, and Bomin. The group officially debuted on August 28, 2017 with their first mini-album, Gol-cha! With title track “DamDaDi.” In June 2018, Golden Child performed at KCON 2018 NY and announced the release of their first single album Goldenness.
DYANAMIC DUO + Crush
Dynamic Duo is a Korean hip-hop duo composed of Choiza and Gaeko. The duo officially debuted as Dynamic Duo in 2004 with their runaway hit album Taxi Driver. In 2006, they founded what is now one of the hottest labels in Korean hip-hop, Amoeba Culture. They took home “Best Rap/Hip Hop” award at the 2017 Melon Music Awards and “Best Collaboration” at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards with “Nosedive” featuring EXO’s Chen. On February 7, 2018, they released their latest single “Bongjeseon.”
Crush debuted in 2012 with the release of single “Red Dress.” This R&B artist hailing from Amoeba Culture has boosted his experience with producing gigs for Korean rappers LOCO, Gray, Zico. In 2018, Crush released a new single titled “Bittersweet” and collaborated with Zico on the single "Cereal."
Wanna One is an eleven-member boy group formed from Mnet’s survival boy group reality show Produce 101 Season 2. The final members as well as group name were chosen by the public audience’s votes. The members who took top 11 in the final were KANG DANIEL, PARK JI HOON, LEE DAE HWI, KIM JAE HWAN, ONG SEONGWU, PARK WOO JIN, LAI KUAN LIN, YOON JI SUNG, BAE JIN YOUNG, HWANG MIN HYUN, HA SUNG WOON. The group officially debuted through Wanna One Premier Show-Con on August 7, 2017. Their debut EP 1×1=1 (To Be One) combined with the repackaged album 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You) made Wanna One the first Kpop group to sell over one million copies of their debut album.
Ailee is a Korean-American singer and songwriter. Ailee has currently released one studio album, four EP albums, and thirteen singles. She has also featured in the popular drama series Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’s OST “I will Go to You Like the First Snow” in 2017, winning her “Best OST” award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.
TWICE is a K-Pop girl group produced by JYP Entertainment through the reality program [SIXTEEN]. The group is composed of 9 members: NAYEON, JEONGYEON, MOMO, SANA, JIHYO, MINA, DAHYUN, CHAEYOUNG, and TZUYU. Debuted on October 20th, 2015 with the 1st EP [THE STORY BEGINS] that featured the title track “Like OOH-AHH”, the group then achieved bigger fame in 2016 with the 2nd EP [PAGE TWO] that featured “CHEER UP.” Since then, the group has won several big awards with TWICE’s own music style ‘color pop’ and continued to release the unique bright, energetic and catchy songs: “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker”, “What is Love?” and so on.
IN2IT is a seven-member boy group formed by MMO Entertainment in 2017. The members have previously participated in Mnet’s survival show Boys24 in 2016. The members are Hyunuk, Inho, Inpyo, Isaac, Jiahn, Sunghyun, and Yeontae. IN2IT debuted with their first mini album Carpe Diem, which signifies the shift from boy to man, released in October 2017. Most recently, the group made a comeback with the single "Sorry For My English."
DAVICHI debuted as a pop-ballad duo in 2008 with the release of their first studio album, “Amaranth.” They released their second studio album Mystic Ballad with title track “Just the Two of Us” in March 2013 and third studio album &10 to celebrate their 10-year anniversary with lead single “Days Without You” in January 2018. Besides the three full-length studio albums, the duo has also released six extended plays, twelve soundtrack appearances, nine collaborations, eight singles and eight promotional singles.
Mia is an R&B singer songwriter who gained attention when she featured on Mnet's music battle show "BREAKERS". The talented artist made it into the final four, along with Pentagon's Hui, Seo Samuel, and Penomeco.
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