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K-Pop SuperFest: What you need to know about the world’s biggest virtual K-pop festival

Hailed as the biggest K-pop virtual festival in the Western world, K-Pop SuperFest will livestream from the Yes24 Live Hall in Seoul on June 19, showcasing some of the biggest names on the burgeoning K-pop music scene.

The line-up for the event, a collaboration between Asian music festival organiser Joy Ruckus Club and the music streaming platform Sessions, includes 11-member K-pop group The Boyz, legendary South Korean pop star Rain, powerhouse vocalist and chart topping singer/songwriter Ailee, and upcoming K-pop rapper and Jessi.

They will be joined by boy band AB6IX, American girl group Momoland, singer and rapper Heize, boy bands Cravity and Golden Child, girl group Lovelyz, dancer and singer AleXa, rapper Bloo, and DJ Soda. 

Available in 194 countries and 18 languages , the one day virtual festival will be hosted by AleXa and Kevin (The Boyz).

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 the Sessions Live app.

The K-pop SuperFest will be available in 194 countries, showcasing some of the biggest names on the burgeoning K-pop scene…

Instant expert guide: Who’s who at K-Pop SuperFest…

AB6IX
Four-member K-pop boy band AB6IX made their debut in 2019. Park Woo Jin and Lee Daehwi 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. The quartet recently released their fourth EP ‘Mo’ Complete: Have a Dream’. 

Ailee
Born in Colorado and raised in New Jersey, Korean-American singer-songwriter Ailee has been a staple in the K-pop scene since moving to South Korea in 2010. Following her debut in 2012, with the single ‘Heaven’, the vocalist has been a chart fixture. Her 2017 original soundtrack, ‘I Will Go to You Like the First Snow,’ became the most streamed K-pop song of the year and the highest selling soundtrack in South Korea. 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.’

AleXa
The daughter of a Korean adoptee, AleXa grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. AleXa competed and won the talent competition Rising Legends. Afterwards, 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 K-pop prowess, AleXa co-hosts of the Award winning podcast How Did I Get Here?, with Jae of Day6. 

Bloo
Born in South Korea and moving to the United States as a child, 26-year-old hip-hop artist Bloo co-founded the 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, establishing is distinctive jazzy style. Three EPs have followed. His 2017 single Downtown Baby reached the top of the South Korean charts. 

Cravity
Following in the footsteps of Monsta X, boy band Cravity, released their debut EP ‘Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are’ in 2020. 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.

DJ Soda
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 for a variety of global brands. 

Golden Child
10-piece K-pop boy band Golden Child debuted in 2016 with their EP Gol-cha! and funky single ‘Dam Da Di’. Known for their EDM and bass-heavy musical style and complex choreography, the band has released four more EPs and one full-length album. 

Heize
South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and rapper Heize blends R&B, soul, hip-hop and delicate vocals. and crisp songwriting to craft the most comforting of music. She came to prominence after competing on the reality competition Unpretty Rapstar in 2014, and signed with P Nation, an entertainment company founded by Psy. She recently released her seventh EP, ‘Happen’ under the new label. 

Jessi
Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Korean-American singer and rapper Jessi starred on the reality show Unpretty Rapstar which catapulted her to superstardom. She’s released a slew of singles since then and established herself as one of K-pop’s most exciting artists. After signing with Psy’s P Nation, she released her first album Nuna under P Nation which spawned the hit single Nunu Nana. 

Lovelyz
The eight-member girl group is the quintessential K-pop girl group. The band has released two studio albums and seven EPs, and competed on the 2019 reality series Queendom.

Momoland
K-pop 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, including the hit ‘Bboom Bboom’.

Rain
Perennially popular South Korean pop star Rain recently reunited with his mentor Park Jin-young on the collaboration ‘Switch to Me’ off his third EP Pieces by Rain. 

The Boyz
11-member K-pop group The Boyz was formed in 2017 and released a trio of EPs before their first studio album ‘Reveal’. The group also won the South Korean reality show Road to Kingdom.

Want to join the party? Tickets for the K-Pop SuperFest livestream are available at sessionslive.com.

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