K-pop sensations release “If Only”, ahead of their forthcoming second album.
by Christopher Smith
South Korean boy band Monsta X are back with a brand new music video called “If Only”. The gentle love song hails from the group’s seven-track EP “The Connect: Dejavu” which dropped back in March of this year. Monsta X are set to drop their 2nd album, “Are You There?” on Monday October 22nd.
K-pop sensations Monsta X make history as the first K-Pop group set to perform on the Jingle Ball main stage for 102.7 KIIS FM Los Angeles, Wild 94.9 San Francisco, 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, Kiss 108 FM Boston, Q102 Philadelphia. Monsta X will be performing alongside household names such as Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Alessia Cara, Bazzi, 5 Seconds Of Summer and more. Ahead of their Jingle Ball performances.
102.7 KIIS FM Los Angeles
Friday November 30th at 7:30 p.m→ The Forum
Wild 94.9 San Francisco
Saturday December 1st at 7:30 p.m→ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
101.3 KDWB Minneapolis
Monday December 3rd at 7:30 p.m→ Xcel Energy Centre
Kiss 108 FM Boston
Tuesday December 4th at 7:30 p.m→ TD Garden
Wednesday December 5th at 7:30 p.m → Wells Fargo Centre
Every year, KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity for KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2018 is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation – $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
Monsta X have been on an fast-paced upward trajectory in the US with OC Weekly calling them “power players in the K-pop game,” and Metro UK comparing their fandom to the likes of One Direction stating “…the Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday night looked like the intense sort of fan dedication not seen since One Direction were a thing.” They finished up their 7-stop stateside tour in August, where they captured the attention of notable press all over the U.S including Forbes, Access Hollywood, E!, iHeart, Mario Lopez, Buzzfeed, Allure and performances on both Good Day NY and Good Day LA.
The group have spent 44 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Social 50 chart above U.S artists such as Post Malone, Kanye West and more. “The Connect: Dejavu”, their latest album, also found itself atop 2 of Billboard’s major charts; Heatseekers at #8, World Albums at #2. Billboard noted, “…This was enough to land the guys at No. 2 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and a No. 8 debut on Heatseekers Albums — a new peak for the band on the chart that sees far fewer K-pop acts land entries”.
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