K-pop artists Heize, EXID to perform at KCON 2018 NY

Jesus Figueroa

KCON 2018 NY slated for June 23-24,
KCON 2018 LA takes place August 10-12

KCON USA, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, announced on April 12 two artists – Heize and EXID – to perform at this summer’s New York metro area edition on June 23-24 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. 

The Los Angeles edition will take place on August 10-12 at the Staples Center & LA Convention Center. Additional artists to be announced leading up to the festival.

Heize is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper. 

She made her debut in 2014 with her single “After I've Wandered A Bit.” 

In July 2016, she released her second EP album And July with title track “And July” featuring DEAN and DJ Friz. 

Her single “Star” released in 2016 charted at #1 on Gaon Digital Chart upon its release. 

She has also participated in the making of several Korean dramas’ original soundtrack, including “Did You Ride UFO?” for Jealousy Incarnate in 2016 and “Round and Round” for Guardian: The Lonely and Great God in 2017. 

The title track "Don’t Know You" from Heize’s third EP album /// (You, Clouds, Rain) released in June 2017 topped major music charts and solidified her position as a powerful influencer in the music industry. 

In March 2018, Heize released her fourth EP album Wind with title track “Jenga.”

EXID, short for “Exceed in Dreaming,” is a K-pop girl group formed in 2012. 

The five members are Solji, LE, Hani, Hyelin, and Jeonghwa. The group debuted with the single “Whoz That Girl.” 

They rose to fame with their single “Up & Down” in 2014 and promoted the song once more after promotions ended due to its newfound success. 

EXID won their first music show win with “Up and Down” in 2015. 

They released their second EP Ah Yeah in April 2015 and first studio album titled Street in June 2016. 

In December 2016, Banana Culture announced leader Solji’s hiatus. 

The remaining four members continued promotions with two more EPs Eclipse and Full Moon in 2017. 

In April 2018, EXID made another comeback as four with the ‘90s-channeling new single “Lady.”

For more information and the latest KCON news, we invite fans to visit www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where more information will be announced. Fans can also join the conversation with #KCON18NY and #KCON18LA. Recap videos of both LA and NY events can be found on its YouTube channel (youtube.com/kconusa).

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

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 118,000 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.

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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