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!
Hope everyone had fun on Day 1. Now, let's get ready for Day 2 lineup!
KCON 2018 LA LIVESTREAM - DAY 2 (August 12)
CHUNG HA is a K-pop star who rose to prominence through Mnet’s reality girl group survival show Produce 101, where she was chosen as one of the top 11 contestants to debut in project girl group called I.O.I. Following the project group’s career, CHUNG HA became one of South Korea’s most popular vocalists with her first EP Hands on Me in June 2017 featuring title track “Why Don’t You Know.” CHUNG HA was chosen as one of the “10 Best New K-Pop Acts in 2017” on Billboard and is expected to broaden her activities in 2018.
fromis_9, an initialism for “From Idol School,” is a nine-member girl group formed through Mnet’s reality show “Idol School” in 2017, which ran from July 13 to September 29. As a result of live and online voting, Roh Ji Sun, Song Ha Young, Lee Sae Rom, Lee Chae Young, Lee Na Gyung, Park Ji Won, Lee Seo Yeon, Baek Ji Heon and Jang Gyu Ri secured spots in the final ranking and formed Fromis_9 on the same day. The group officially debuted on January 24, 2018 with their first EP “To. Heart” along with their lead single “To Heart.”
IMFACT is a five-member boy group under Star Empire Entertainment who debuted in 2016. The group consists of five members: Jian, Jeup, Taeho, Sang, and Ungjae. IMFACT released their debut single album Lollipop with self-produced title track “Lollipop” on January 27, 2016. In 2017, IMFACT announced their “IMFACTORY” project which consisted of monthly releases, mini fan meetings, and mini concerts. Their monthly releases included songs “In The Club,” “Please Be My First Love,” and “Tension Up.” In 2018, the group made a comeback with another digital single album The Light on April 17.
NU’EST W is a sub-unit of NU’EST, a five-member boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2012. The group officially debuted on March 15, 2012 with digital single “Face.” NU’EST W consists of four members from NU’EST: JR, Aron, Baekho, and Ren. The character “W” The character “W” in NU’EST W stands for ‘Waiting’. It hopes to deliver both a gratefulness to fans who have waited for NU’EST long and a message to wait until complete NU’EST activity starts. NU’EST W released their debut EP W, Here with title track “Where You At” on October 10, 2017. The song earned the group their first music show win on M Countdown October 19, 2017, 5 years after their debut.
Pentagon is a ten-member boy group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The members are HUI, JIN HO, HONG SEOK, E DAWN, SHIN WON, YEO ONE, YAN AN, YUTO, KINO, WOO SEOK who were first introduced through the Mnet survival show Pentagon Maker. Pentagon made their official debut on October 10, 2016 with their first EP Pentagon, including title track “Gorilla.” Recently, Pentagon made a comeback with their sixth Korean EP Positive with critically acclaimed lead single “Shine.”
SEVENTEEN is a 13-member boy group who debuted under Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The members are S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino. Seventeen debuted on May 26 with a live showcase and was the first male Kpop group to debut with an one-hour live showcase on a major broadcasting channel. Their debut EP 17 Carat became the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the US and was the only rookie album to appear on Billboard‘s “10 Best K-pop Albums of 2015” chart. Most recently, SEVENTEEN made a comeback with the single "Oh My!"
Dreamcatcher is a girl group formed by Happy Face Entertainment who officially debuted on January 13, 2017 with single album Nightmare. The group consists of seven members: JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Yoohyeon, Dami and Gahyeon. The group has since released two EP albums and two single albums. Their most recent release Escape the ERA made its debut on the Billboard World Albums chart at No. 7.
JUN is a Korean-American musician also known as JuNCurryAhn on YouTube. Jun began his career on YouTube in 2011 as a violinist and has garnered over 1.4 million subscribers and 135 million views over the years. As a member of BgA “Boys Generally Asian” with Ryan Higa, Wong Fu Productions, David Choi and Justin Chon, JUN began his singing career. BgA hit #1 trending on YouTube and placed #1 in the Global K-Pop Charts on iTunes in March 2017. Both singles from BgA have garnered over 10 million views on YouTube. His first solo single “When I Call” was released in November 2017, followed by his upcoming comeback at KCON 2018 LA “Hold it Down.”
Roy Kim began his singing career after winning Mnet’s talent competition series Superstar K4 in 2012. He officially debuted with his first studio album, Love Love Love, in 2013. The album features nine tracks and spawned two hit singles: The lead single “Love Love Love” AND the million-selling hit “Bom Bom Bom” which became the fourth most successful song of that year in South Korea. Since his debut, Roy Kim has 3 studio albums, 1 EP album and 10 singles, scoring two number-one singles on the Gaon Music Chart. In February 2018, his latest single “Only Then” took number 2 spot on Billboard’s Korea K-Pop 100 Chart.
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