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KCON 2016 First Artist Announcement #KCON16NY

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Seventeen and Mamamoo Join the KCON NY Lineup

#KCONLiveChat just announced the first two artists performing at KCON 2016 USA

KCON 2016 USA announced that boy group Seventeen and girl group Mamamoo are the first artists to join the KCON 2016 New York lineup.

The world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. KCON NY is returning to the Prudential Center and will expand to two nights of concerts running June 24-25. KCON LA kicks off a month later and takes place July 29-31 at the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.

SEVENTEEN


SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) is a thirteen-member band formed by Pledis Entertainment.

The team consists of three units: the hip hop unit (S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon), the vocal unit (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan), and the performance unit (Jun, Hoshi, THE8, Dino).

SEVENTEEN gained fame on the livestreamed show“17TV,” which was followed by the reality show “Seventeen Project: Debut Big Plan.” SEVENTEEN is the first group in K-Pop history to hold a live debut showcase.

MAMAMOO


MAMAMOO is a girl group composed of four female members: Solar, MoonByul, WheeIn and HwaSa.

They debuted in 2014 with the song “Mr. Ambiguous” and that same year, received awards at the SEOUL SUCCESS AWARDS and Gaon Chart’s K-POP AWARDS. In 2015, the band was selected by Billboard as one of the “Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch.”

MAMAMOO’s first full-length album “Melting” dropped in February 2016. The band is managed by Rainbow Bridge World.

Tickets for both KCON NY and KCON LA will soon be available for purchase.        

For the latest KCON news, we invite fans to visit kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where artist lineups and ticket information will be announced. They can also join the conversation with #KCON16NY and #KCON16LA.

ABOUT KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest North American convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 75,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2015, the brand expanded internationally, presenting the first KCON Japan, which took place at the Saitama Super Arena on April 22. KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota was held in both New York and Los Angeles over two weekends and four days. FUSE lists the event as one of the “22 Best Music Festivals of 2015.”

ABOUT CJ E&M
CJ E&M produces and distributes content for the broadcast, film, music and live entertainment. Seeking to promote the globalization of Asian pop culture through a strategic “one source, multi-content” approach, the company was formed in 2010 from a merger of leading content makers CJ Media and On Media (broadcast); CJ Entertainment (motion picture); Mnet Media (music); and CJ Internet (game). Through the years, these predecessor firms were instrumental in modernizing as well as winning a following for Korean contents from fans across the world. Headquartered in Seoul and with branches in Asia and the US, CJ E&M currently has over 2,000 employees worldwide and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: en.cjenm.com.

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