Block B and AOA to join Super Junior at KCON 2015 in Los Angeles
BBCs and Elvis across the US can now join SONEs in releasing their feelz. After Girls' Generation was announced to headline KCON 2015 New York this morning, #KCONLiveChat has announced Block B and AOA as the next artists to take part in KCON 2015 Los Angeles, joining Super Junior on the Staples Center stage!
Block B is a seven-member group consisting of B-Bomb, Zico, Jaehyo, Kyung, Taeil, U-Kwon, and P.O (as pictured above). They debuted in 2011 with their single “Freeze,” which was banned from Korean television programming before 10 PM for content deemed “too sexy.” However, with mentorship under such Korean rap luminaries as Verbal Jint, the group shined when their 2013 release "Very Good" topped the charts in Korea and rose to #6 on Billboard’s “World Albums Chart.” Their music is a unique blend of energetic rap and a booming, catchy dance beats that has since become the group’s trademark. Last year, 2014, proved to be the defining year for Block B with the release of the singles “Jackpot,” which topped the charts in Korea, and the H.E.R. mini album, which rose to #6 on Billboard’s “World Albums Chart.” The group has also been busy into 2015, with the solo activities of Zico and Taeil as well as a sub group, BASTARZ, whose album Conduct Zero premiered at #3 on Korea’s Gaon Music Chart. Enjoy the video for H.E.R below!
AOA is a seven-member girl group consisting of Chanmi, Choa, Hyejeong, Jimin, Seolhyun, Mina, and Yuna (as pictured above). They debuted in 2012 with the single album Angels’ Story, but rose to fame with the single “Miniskirt” in 2014. The single rose to 8th place on the “Billboard K-Pop Hot 100” and made AOA the new sexy girl group to watch. Their most recent album, Like A Cat, and its incredibly catchy title track garnered attention for its novel “sexy cat burglar” concept and brought them the “Hot Performance Award” at Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. KCON is proud to feature this Korean rookie girl group, who are sure to light up the stage with their brand of sultry, sexy K-Pop. Watch the "Like A Cat" video below!
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Will you be attending either KCON2015 in LA or NY? Are you a fan of Block B or AOA? What do you think of Super Junior as the LA headliner? Were you excited to hear Girls' Generation will be headlining the New York stage? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
Tanya, also known as HallyuTanya, is owner of K-pop/K-drama blog HallyuKnow. Check out her current article "Beyond An Acting Idol: Lee Joon" on KCON's blog by clicking HERE. You can also follow her crazy adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!