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Chung Ha, Wanna One Announced As First 2018 KCON LA Performers
On May 31 KCON USA announced additions to the anticipated KCON 2018 NY lineup from June 23–24 and let out their first lineup news for KCON 2018 LA to be held Aug. 10–12. Mnet television stars from "Produce 101" Chung Ha and Wanna One will headline Los Angeles and Chung Ha has also been confirmed for the New York event.
Chung Ha broke through in 2017, building on her television competition experience and time in the band I.O.I to emerge with solo hits such as "Why Don't You Know" and her 2018 hit "Roller Coaster." Before pursuing music in her native South Korea she spent many of her young years in Texas and acquired English in Dallas.
Wanna One had already been announced for KCON New York and were the first lineup artist announcement for KCON 2018 LA. They formed during the 2017 season of "Produce 101," a year after Chung Ha. Their hit that year "Beautiful" caught on tremendously, with millions of hits across several video versions. The teaser preview released on May 28 for their anticipated drop "Light" is pushing toward 1 million views. While in the U.S., Wanna One will also perform several solo concerts.
This year's KCON USA events are a lot to look forward to and we can all expect the fan responses to be electrifying. Here's to a wonderful K-summer.