K-pop boy band Monsta X signed a deal with Epic Records for their English language recordings and worldwide distribution outside Korea, adding a big boost to their global music career.
“K-pop has indelibly impacted the global conversation and influenced culture everywhere. At the top of that conversation, you’ll find Monsta X. They’re ushering the genre into the future with an original style befitting of their experience, passion, and diverse influences. We’re honored to welcome them to the Epic Records family,” said Sylvia Rhone, Epic Records chairman and CEO.
Monsta X, composed of Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Wonho, I.M, Hyungwon, and Joohoney, described the deal as “dream come true.”
“We are thrilled to join the Epic Family alongside some of the artists we admire the most. This is like a dream come true and we still can’t believe that this is happening to us. We can’t thank our Monbebe enough for their endless support and for making everything possible,” said Monsta X.
Epic Records is home to artists as DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, Mariah Carey, and Meghan Trainor.
The boys launched their “We Are Here” world tour in Seoul last April 13 and 14 and will start the tour outside Korea starting today in Bangkok, Thailand, followed by Sydney, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Last February, Monsta X released their third studio album “Take.2 We Are Here” that showcased 10 tracks including “Alligator” and “Play It Cool,” a collaboration with American artist and DJ Steve Aoki. The album debuted on top of Gaon weekly and monthly album charts and has sold 247,000 copies in Korea to date.
They were recently featured in a special episode of Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” and are set to perform as the first K-pop group at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21.
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