MONSTA X RELEASE NEW SONG "LOVE U" & WILL.I.AM REMIX OF HIT SINGLE "WHO DO U LOVE?"
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(September 20, 2019) – In the midst of making history and breaking records, K-pop super group and worldwide phenomenon Monsta X share a new song entitled “LOVE U” and a powerhouse remix of their recent international hit “WHO DO U LOVE?” featuring French Montana by none other than the legendary will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. Get both HERE via Columbia Records.
“LOVE U” highlights the inimitable vocal interplay between the group’s members as hypnotic harmonies bounce over buoyant production. Everything builds towards the cheeky, clever, and catchy chorus, “I really wanna love you, but I can’t say the word I want to, because they won’t play it on the radio, but I know you know.” Meanwhile, will.i.am adds a new dimension altogether to “WHO DO U LOVE?” Not only does he flip the beat, but he provides his own slick and swaggering verse. In addition to clocking a cumulative total of 22 million streams, the original has been rising the chart at Top 40 Radio heading towards Top 25. This achievement cemented Monsta X as “only the second K-Pop group ever to enter the Top 40 Airplay Chart.”
Alongside the two new tracks, Monsta X has a monumental weekend ahead as they become “the first male K-Pop group to perform at a major music festival in the United States,” gracing the Fremont Stage of Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, September 21. They will also be the first K-pop group ever at Life Is Beautiful and will also be the first K-pop group in history to hit the stage at iHeartRadio Music Festival the same day. On September 25, they perform on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
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After emerging as a phenomenon around the world, Monsta X formally landed in America and translated this momentum stateside throughout a massive 2019. Right out of the gate, they joined forces with Steve Aoki for the English-language collaboration “Play It Cool,” which tallied 30 million-plus total streams, held a prominent spot on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart, and earned critical praise as Idolator proclaimed, “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 red-hot single preceded the release of Take.2 ‘We Are Here.’ The record not only bowed at #5 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, but it also received acclaim from Complex, Idolator, Billboard, Cosmopolitan and NME who stated the album “features some giant leaps forward for the band.” On its heels, they signed to Epic Records in the US for English recordings and worldwide distribution ex. Korea and ramped up an incredible crossover campaign. The single “WHO DO U LOVE?” [feat. French Montana] clocked upwards of 22 million-plus total streams as they made history multiple times. At radio, they became the 2nd K-pop group ever to enter the Top 40 Airplay Chart while, in the wake of a sold out North American arena tour culminating at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the band became the “first K-pop group to perform on the Teen Choice Awards” and will be the “first K-pop group to perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival and Life is Beautiful Festival” Additionally, they made their United States television debut on Good Morning America, followed by an electric performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Not to mention, Monsta X charted on the Billboard Social 50 for over a year, remaining one of the biggest social media bands in the world.
With more music and touring on the horizon, the Monsta X phenomenon continues to grow globally.
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September 20, 2019 6:34am ET by Satellite 414