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KCON LA Adds Ailee, Golden Child, Pentagon and Roy Kim to Artist Line-Up

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AILEE, GOLDEN CHILD, PENTAGON, AND ROY KIM JOINS KCON LOS ANGELES ARTIST LINE-UP THIS SUMMER

KCON LA Takes Place at Staples Center & L.A. Convention Center August 10-12

KCON USA, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival presented by Toyota, announced on July 5 that K-pop artists Ailee, Golden Child, Pentagon and Roy Kim will join KCON 2018 L.A.’s artist line-up. 

KCON LA is taking place August 10-12 at the Staples Center & LA Convention Center. 

The concert tickets will go on sale July 11 at 10 a.m. (PST); and convention, Klub KCON and Artist Meet & Greet tickets will go on sale on July 13 at 10 a.m. (PST).

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. 

Following the album’s success, Roy Kim earned “Best New Male Artist” from the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards and “New Rising Star Award in Disk Album” from the 2014 Golden Disk Award. 

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.

Ailee is a Korean-American singer and songwriter. She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1989 and moved to South Korea in 2010, when she signed under YMC Entertainment. 

After being recognized for her singing on Singer and Trainee, she acted in drama series Dream High 2. 

Ailee received the “Best New Artist Award” at the Melon Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and the Seoul Music Awards. She has also received a “Best Newcomer” and Four “Best Female Vocal Performance” awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for "U&I," "Singing Got Better," "Mind Your Own Business," and "If You." 

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.

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.” 

The group released their second EPFive Senses in December 2016 and third EP Ceremony in June 2017. 

Ceremony became their first U.S. chart entry and took number 14 on Billboard’s World Album Chart. 

Pentagon then released their fourth and fifth EP Demo_01 and Demo_02 in September and November 2017. 

Recently, Pentagon made a comeback with their sixth Korean EP Positive with critically acclaimed lead single “Shine.”

Golden Child is a group under Woollim Entertainment who was first introduced through reality show 2017 Woollim Pick. 

Prior to their debut, some of the members featured in W Project which released music to spotlight Woollim trainees. 

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.” 

On October 16, they released an OST soundtrack “Love Letter” for drama 20th Century Boy and Girl. 

On January 29, 2018, Golden Child had their first comeback with second mini-album Miracle featuring title track “It’s U.” 

The group also won “Global Rookie Top 5” award at the 2018 V Live Awards. 

In June 2018, Golden Child performed at KCON 2018 NY and announced the release of their first single album Goldenness.

The following K-pop artists will also be performing at KCON L.A. this summer: Chung Ha, Crush, Davichi, Dynamic Duo, fromis_9, IN2IT, Momoland, NU’EST W, Seventeen, Twice and Wanna One.

For more information and the latest KCON news, we invite fans to visit kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where more information will be announced. Fans can also join the conversation with #KCON18LA.

KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company, and its global music channel, Mnet.

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 128,000 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 2017, the brand further expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Mexico and Australia as well as returning to Japan. KCON has also held events in France and UAE.

ABOUT CJ E&M
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It has five main business units - broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment and animation. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company's 'One Source, Multi-Content' strategy. As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music awards Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents (2014), Ode to My Father (2014) and Veteran (2015), along with sought-after television programs such as The Incomplete, Grandpas over Flowers and Reply 1988. With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: cjenm.com.

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