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One of the biggest Kpop festivals in the world is happening on Saturday, June 19 (Pacific Time). Livestreaming from the famous Yes24 Live Hall in Seoul, Kpop SuperFest, is undoubtedly a must-watch event this weekend. Here are things you need to know, from what is Kpop SuperFest to its lineup.
Kpop SuperFest Presented by Sessions with Joy Ruckus Club this Saturday, June 19 (Pacific Time) or Sunday, June 20 (Korea Standard Time)
Catch 'K-Pop Superfest' presented by @joyruckusclub live in Sessions this Saturday, June 19 at 6PM PT. No replays, no rewinds, no repeats. Don't miss it! https://t.co/wgJGknBJPh#livemusic#kpopsuperfest#sessionslive#virtualconcertpic.twitter.com/KrIOhK6O3y— SESSIONS (@SessionsLive) June 17, 2021
What is Kpop SuperFest?
Kpop SuperFest is hailed as one of the biggest virtual festivals in the Western world. This year, Kpop SuperFest collaborate with the Asian music festival organizer, Joy Ruckus Club, and the music streaming platform, Sessions.
The one-day event is live-streamed from the famous Yes25 Live Hall in Seoul and available in 194 countries. Furthermore, Kpop SuperFest is available in 18 languages and is hosted by AleXa and Kevin (The Boyz).
About Joy Ruckus Club
A humanitarian-oriented, virtual concert series founded by Asian Americans and led by artists of Asian descent from all over the world, Joy Ruckus Club is a revolution in pan-Asian music. Not silent, not complacent, not foreign, Joy Ruckus Club is a society of woke Asians who are in solidarity with all truthfully progressive movements of the oppressed and conquered.
Sessions is co-founded by digital music pioneer and former Pandora founder Tim Westergren and fellow entrepreneur and long-time developer of virtual games Gordon Su. As the only live streaming solution, Sessions provides all of the necessary components for musicians to succeed: audience development, fan engagement, and state-of-the-art monetization drawn from the most advanced techniques of virtual gaming. Sessions is creating a space to bring artists and fans together for intimate live experiences 24/7. In less than a year after its public launch, Sessions Live is attracting thousands of artists to its live video streaming service. Available in over 194 countries and 18 languages, Sessions offers musicians anywhere globally, at any stage of their career, an unprecedented opportunity to develop a global audience and earn substantial and sustainable revenue.
There’s an artist for every music fan in Sessions, from pop and hip-hop to country and classical. Since the start of 2021, Sessions has expanded the platform’s focus from just musical performances to staging various cultural events, including “Alaska’s Drag Queen of the Year 2021 Pageant” this March and Joy Ruckus Club 3, featuring over 180 Asian American artists from around the world making it the largest ever Asian American virtual music festival. Available online and on all mobile devices worldwide, artists and fans can play more, earn more, experience more in Sessions.
How to watch Kpop SuperFest?
If you want to watch Kpop SuperFest, you can purchase the tickets here. The KPop SuperFest will be held this Saturday, June 19, 2021 at https://sessionslive.com/joyruckusclub at 6PM PT (or Sunday June 20, 2021, at 10 am KST)
Kpop SuperFest merchandise
Event t-shirts, NFT videos, signed posters, and virtual 1-on-1 meet & greet opportunities with artists will be available in the festival’s and artists’ stores on Sessions.
Kpop SuperFest lineup
As one of the biggest Kpop festivals in the world, Kpop SuperFest showcasing some of the biggest names on the burgeoning Kpop scene, such as:
- DJ Soda
- Golden Child
- The Boyz
Who is who in Kpop SuperFest
Debuted in 2019 under Brand New Music, the four-member Kpop boy group AB6IX recently released their fourth EP Mo’ Complete: Have a Dream. The AB in AB6IX stands for ABSOLUTE or ABOVE BRANDNEW, while the 6 stands for 5 members plus 1 fandom. The quartet consists of four boys: Jeon Woong, Kim Dong-hyun, Park Woo-jin, and Lee Dae-hwi.
Park Woo-jin and Lee Dae-hwi appeared on the K-pop audition show Produce 101 and joined the highly successful K-pop boy band project Wanna One. Kim Donghyun debuted in the duo group MXM, releasing two EP albums and a full album over the two years. Jeong Woong has been known as a “Super Trainee” in the K-pop scene.
Born in Colorado and raised in New Jersey, Korean-American singer-songwriter Ailee has been a staple in the Kpop scene since moving to South Korea in 2010. Following her debut in 2012, with the single “Heaven,” the powerhouse vocalist has been on top of the charts and amassing numerous awards since. Her 2017 original soundtrack, “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow,” became the most streamed Kpop song of the year and the highest selling soundtrack in South Korea of all time. In 2019, after eight years with her former label, she started a new company called Rocket3 Entertainment. The singer recently released her 6th EP, Lovin’.
The daughter of a Korean adoptee, AleXa, grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A lifelong dancer, AleXa competed and won the talent competition Rising Legends. Afterward, AleXa signed to ZB Label and competed on the South Korean audition show Produce 48. In 2019, she made her multilingual debut with “Bomb.” In addition to her Kpop prowess, AleXa continues to expand her entertainment empire as the co-host of the People’s Choice Award-winning podcast “How Did I Get Here?” with Jae of Day6, a Youtube channel titled AleXa 360, and a forthcoming acting debut.
Born in South Korea and moving to the United States as a child, 26-year-old hip-hop artist Bloo is undoubtedly influenced by American hip-hop. He co-founded the hip-hop label MKIT Rain with fellow rappers Nafla and Loopy. The trio moved back to Korea in 2015, and in 2016, Bloo debuted with the single “Drive-Thru.” Right out of the gate, his distinctive vocals and jazzy styles made him an artist-to-watch. The rapper has released three EPs since then. His 2017 single “Downtown Baby” reached the top of the South Korean charts in 2020 after singer Lee Hyori performed it on a variety show.
As the first boy group to debut under Starship Entertainment since Kpop powerhouses Monsta X, Cravity (also standing for Center of Gravity), have been destined to make a splash on the Kpop scene. In 2020, they released their debut EP Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are. The album debuted at the top of the South Korean album charts and made them one of the best-selling rookie groups of the year. At the 2020 Soribada Awards, Cravity won the New Artist Award.
South Korean DJ Soda embarked on her journey to become a world star DJ in 2013. Her background in musical acting has led to her signature stage move, the viral “Flute Dance.” She also has a presence in the modeling world and the face of a variety of global brands. Heavily influenced by hip-hop and fashion, DJ Soda is capable of captivating audiences worldwide, complete with her charming and enigmatic personality. This has led to her playing some of Asia’s top music festivals.
10-piece Kpop boy band Golden Child debuted in 2016 with their EP Gol-cha! and funky single “Dam Da Di.” This marked the first boy group to debut under Woollim Entertainment in seven years since Kpop legends Infinite. Known for their EDM and bass-heavy musical style and complex choreography, the band has amassed a loyal following since its debut, releasing four more EPs and one full-length album.
Also known as Girls in the Park, GWSN is a South Korean multinational girl group formed in 2018 with consists of seven members: Miya, Seokyoung, Seoryoung, Anne, Minju, Soso, and Lena. The group debuted on September 5, 2018, with the title track “Puzzle Moon” from their extended play The Park in the Night Part One. The group’s name, ‘GWSN contains different meanings. ‘Park’ is the place where people can heal themselves and grow their dreams. Like this, GWSN aims to heal people with their music, and they also wish to give hope and dream to people thru their music.
Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Korean-American singer and rapper Jessi wasn’t made overnight. In 2015, Jessi starred on the reality show Unpretty Rapstar which catapulted her to superstardom. Since then, she’s released a slew of singles and established herself as one of Kpop’s most exciting artists. In 2019, Jessi became one of the first artists signed to P Nation, an entertainment company created by Psy. In 2020, she released her first album, Nuna under P Nation, which spawned the hit single “Nunu Nana.”
Formed in 2014 by Woollim Entertainment, the eight-member girl group Lovelyz is your quintessential Kpop girl group. Living up to their name, the group curates cute and fresh concepts that make for the most infectious music. Since their debut album Girls’ Invasion, the band has released two studio albums and seven EPs. The group competed on the 2019 reality series Queendom and released their single “Obliviate” off their seventh EP Unforgettable in September 2020.
Under MLD Entertainment, the Kpop girl group Momoland formed on the 2016 reality show Finding Momoland. They released their debut album Welcome to Momoland later that year. The six-member piece has released a total of six EPs since then. In 2018, the group released the wildly successful “Bboom Bboom,” peaking at number two on the South Korean song charts. The group is set for a breakthrough in the American market after signing with ICM Partners in 2020. They most recently released their single album Ready or Not.
Legendary South Korean pop star Rain released his debut album, Bad Guy, in 2002 under JYP Entertainment. In the next few years, he became one of the biggest and most influential stars in Asia and around the world. In 2015, he created his own agency called RAIN Company. He recently reunited with his mentor Park Jin-young on the collaboration “Switch to Me” off his third EP Pieces by Rain.
11-member K-pop group The Boyz was formed in 2017 under Cre.ker Entertainment. Later that year, they released their debut EP, The First, and lead single, “Boy.” In 2018, the rookie group then released their second and third EPs, leading to their winning of numerous awards. In 2020, they released their first studio album Reveal and single of the same name. In another milestone, the group won the South Korean reality show Road to Kingdom, securing a spot in its sequel Kingdom: Legendary War. They released their 5th EP fifth EP Chase and its lead single “The Stealer” in September 2020.
A South Korean girl group launched by NV Entertainment currently consists of the five Gen-Z members Nana, Wooyeon, Sora, Lucy, and Minseo. The group debuted on May 13, 2020. The girl group has been active for just over a year, with three singles (plus a number of B-sides) and their tracks flaunt a positive, youthful style that helps the group relay a trove of music worth savoring. They just released their new LP “Wish” in May.
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