Continuing a banner year marked by sold out arena shows, tens of millions of streams, and widespread critical acclaim, K-pop supergroup and worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, sign to Epic Records for their English language recordings and worldwide distribution ex Korea.
“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 Epic Records Chairman and C.E.O. Sylvia Rhone.
“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.
Currently on the cusp of their seventeen-date “we are here” would tour, Monsta X will only catapult further in the U.S. market with this prestigious partnership. Kicking off on June 1st in Bangkok, the tour will weave through places such as Sydney, London, Mexico City, closing out with a bang in 6 cities throughout the U.S.
2019 has already been a phenomenal year for the band, with the release of their Steve Aoki English language collaboration “Play It Cool” making its presence known on the Billboard HotDance/Electronic Chart [watch the video here]. Aoki composed, arranged, and produced this track, alongside co-writer and Monsta X rapper, I.M.; and he stated “their [Monsta X] voices dive into your soul.” With Idolator further elaborating “It’s a feast for the eyes and ears, and a reminder why Monsta X is one of the hottest acts on the planet right now”
The band’s latest album, Take.2 ‘We Are Here,’ debuted at #5 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart for the week of March 2, 2019; and has been causing an unstoppable wave of interest with notable mentions in Complex, Idolator, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, and NME stating that the album “features some giant leaps forward for the band.” On top of that, the band is currently set to perform as the first K-pop group at the iHeartRadio Music Festival out in Las Vegas on September 21st, 2019.