5:32 pm - 05/28/2019

Monsta X signs with Epic Records

K-pop boy band Monsta X has entered a new era by signing with Epic Records, the act announced today. The Korean septet signed with the Los Angeles-based label for their English language recordings and worldwide distribution, excluding South Korea.

“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 [fandom] Monbebe enough for their endless support and for making everything possible,” said Monsta X in a statement.

The news follows the start of the group’s 2019 We Are Here world tour, which began in Seoul last month and will see them perform in 17 more cities throughout Asia, Europe, North and South Americas, and Australia.

"K-pop has indelibly impacted the global conversation and influenced culture everywhere," said Epic Records Chairman and CEO Sylvia Rhone in a statement. "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."

Epic also represents DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, Camila Cabello, and many other prominent artists.

Monsta X most recently peaked at No. 4 on the World Albums chart in April with the release of their Take.2 We Are Here album. Their single "Play It Cool" with Steve Aoki peaked at No. 20 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart the same month.

source: billboard
hallyujah 29th-May-2019 02:00 am (UTC)
We Bare Bears really launched them!
hellicoptajuuce 29th-May-2019 02:18 am (UTC)
I hoesntly dont know the level of popularity that monsta x has tbh. In korea it seems like theyre still somewhat nugu. Overseas they seen to be populr enough to sell out staple center so ???
belintuchiha 29th-May-2019 02:53 am (UTC)
They certainly are nugu for like- common people lol but in kpop as a group they are pretty big. I didn't know until they were used as one of the "kpop leadering groups" in Produce X 101 recently lol
vintage_boom 29th-May-2019 05:53 pm (UTC)
they're in the same league as Got 7 (above them), NUEST/W (on par), and VIXX (just below) sitting right in between what would be considered top tier and mid tier boy groups. Solid spot to be imo their fandom is die hard and sustainable without having the immense pressures of the top tier groups.
scribblyness_x 29th-May-2019 02:19 am (UTC)
i have no idea how distribution/record labels work but they seem to have a fairly substantial australian fanbase so all the best to them.

also sidenote, i impulse bought MX tickets since they were only AUD$50 but i don't really know any of their songs except shoot out and trespass lmao 😅

they were great during kcon sydney a few years ago tho and i'm hoping selling a good amount of tickets would mean that starship would bring wjsn down under again 🤞
4walls 29th-May-2019 03:52 am (UTC)
lmao hope you have fun sis! i'll see you there!!
pinkosa 29th-May-2019 04:38 am (UTC)
i'm sure you'll have fun! their concerts are honestly amazing. if you have a chance you can check the playlists for the concerts on spotify.
dropthecrates 29th-May-2019 11:13 am (UTC)
oh god i really want to go :( i'm sure you'll enjoy!
baekpedaling 29th-May-2019 03:31 am (UTC)
Go boys, go!!!
Sad that, at the time, I decided not to get tickets for their concerts. I wanna go now
4walls 29th-May-2019 03:52 am (UTC)
yay! can't wait to see them next week omg. need some goodness in my life rn
lil_poisonfrog 29th-May-2019 11:37 am (UTC)
Congrats to them! Choosing to believe the We Bare Bears spot sealed the deal lol

[Btw the ep is on YT before it gets taken down prob lol]

The number of references they shoved into 11 minutes is honestly amazing, I feet like I learned so much about the group. Also Panda's struggles as a Kpop fan are so relatable....your fave group is finally in the U.S. but it's sold out and you have no one to go with anyway LOL

Edited at 2019-05-29 12:11 pm (UTC)
jaelissi 29th-May-2019 02:24 pm (UTC)
Ha! I love it! The first part with panda stanning was so relatable. Lol at the laptop hooked up to the tv

Edited at 2019-05-29 02:25 pm (UTC)
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