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KCON

Hello Asia! Interview: Roy Kim (South Korea) talk KCON experience, new album and more!

Recently, K-Pop singer/songwriter Roy Kim chatted with Hello Asia's editor Johnny Au backstage at KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. Roy opens up about the KCON experience, being an Ambassador for Girls' Education Campaign, plans on his new album and more. Check out the full interview below.

Hello Asia! Interview: Zion. T & Crush (South Korea) talk KCON LA and the track 'Just'

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au sat down with breakthrough Korean hip hop artists Zion. T & Crush backstage at KCON 2015 LA. The duo was performing for the first time at one of Korean Pop culture's biggest events and we ask Zion. T & Crush what their KCON experience has been like and about Holocoin, and VV:D.

Hello Asia! Live Review: KCON LA 2015 M! Countdown Day 2 - Staples Center (02.08.15)

Another August in Los Angeles, another KCON and MCountdown concert bonanza! Now in its fourth year, the All Things Hallyu event ballooned once again in size, scope, and attendance. This year’s mantra was “Ignite Your Feelz” and the double concerts indeed ignited all kinds of feelz for the 90,000 attendees who took over the Staples Center on August 1st and 2nd. Here’s a brief rundown of the second of the 2-night conflagration of fan emotions.

Hello Asia! Live Review: KCON 2015 LA M! Countdown Day 1 - Staples Center (01.08.15)

Another August in Los Angeles, another KCON and M! Countdown concert bonanza! Now in its fourth year, the All Things Hallyu event ballooned once again in size, scope, and attendance. This year’s mantra was “Ignite Your Feelz” and the double concerts indeed ignited all kinds of feelz for the 90,000 attendees who took over the Staples Center on August 1st and 2nd. Here’s a brief rundown of the first of the 2-night conflagration of fan emotions.

KCON 2015 USA Announces Complete K-Pop Artist Lineup

The full lineup for KCON 2015 USA has been announced, and it’s a doozy. Besides the K-Pop artists, a number of celebrity guests are expected to join, with names to be announced soon.

KCON 2015 LA lineup all set and tickets go on sale

The full line up for KCON 2015 LA has been finalised with superstar K-Pop group Super Junior headlining the Saturday concert and veteran K-Pop act SHINWA headlining the Sunday concert. The full ticketing details for LA and New York is below.

K-Pop Star 5 Audition to be held in four US cities

Popular Korean reality survival show K-Pop Star 5 will hold its US auditions in four US cities during the month of August. If you think you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Katie Kim and Akdong Musician we have all the details below.

Girls' Generation to perform at New York's first KCON

CJ E&M and Mnet has announced that superstar K-Pop girl gorup Girls' Generation has been confirmed as the first artist to perform at the first ever KCON 2015 in New York.

Super Junior revealed as 1st performer for KCON 2015 Los Angeles

K-Pop boy group veterans Super Junior has been announced as the 1st performer for this year's KCON 2015 in Los Angeles. More artists will be announced in the coming month before tickets go on sale in June. Easily one of the most colossal groups to come out of Korean pop music over the past ten years, Super Junior is expected to draw a huge crowd to KCON 2015 in Los Angeles.

KCON 2015 USA expands to New York after three day festival in LA

CJ E&M has announce that KCON 2015 USA will expand in terms of the number of days and location, making the largest Korean entertainment fan convention in North America a bi-coastal event. A KCON 2015 USA will be held in New York for the first time ever making it easier for fans in the US east coast to attend one of the biggest Korean based events in the USA.

KCON releases dates for 2015 conference with new venue and possible additional city

The biggest Korean "Hallyu" festival in the US KCON 2015 in Los Angeles has announced an additional day to this year's conference plus a teaser to a possible additional city.

KCON 2015 Japan unveil star studded lineup for M Countdown

KCON 2015 Japan has released the lineup to its M COUNTDOWN section, which includes 10 solo artists and groups, in alphabetical order - Block B, BOYFRIEND, GOT7, INFINITE, Jun. K, KangNam, Lovelyz, Nicole (former member of KARA), SISTAR and Supernova. KCON 2015 Japan is set to take place at Saitama Super Arena, north of Tokyo, on Wednesday 22nd April, 2015.

KCON coming to Japan in April

Korean company CJ E&M has announced that KCON, one of the largest K-culture conventions celebrating all things Hallyu (or Korean wave in English), is coming to Japan this April.

Hello Asia! Interview: Billboard's Jeff Benjamin (USA) talks about his KCON Experience and more

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au caught up with Billboard's chief K-Pop writer Jeff Benjamin at KCON in Los Angeles. Jeff is a renowned expert on K-Pop and the Hallyu wave. Jeff was in KCON to participate in two panels and interview artists.

Hello Asia! Interview: Jung Joon Young (South Korea) reflects on "Teenager" and craves In-N-Out burgers

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au sat down with musician and M! Countdown host Jung Joon Young in Seoul. Jung Joon Young talks about visiting the USA again, his craving for In-N-Out Burgers and his latest mini album "Teenager". TURN ON YOUR CAPTIONS FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES.