Monsta X is the hottest band in the world of K-Pop and they just embarked on a U.S. tour! The seven-piece K-POP group landed on three of Billboard’s Major Charts (Heatseekers at #8, World Albums at #2) and spent 31 Weeks on the Top Social 50 (Above Rihanna and Cardi B.). Their EP: The Connect: Dejavu sold 2,000 traditional albums in the week ending March 29 landing them squarely on the US Billboard Charts (a rare feat for K-pop acts).
The members of Monsta X (Hyungwon, Shownu, I.M., Minhyuk, Jooheon, Kihyun, Wonho) were kind enough to join me for an interview this week to discuss their incredible accomplishments! They dished on their new album “The Connect” and their title track Jealousy. The chatted about their devoted fans “Monbebes” and what they are looking forward to most on their World Tour which includes stops in the U.S. Be sure to watch the video below to see the interview in its entirety! I transcribed as much as I could and shared it below! Enjoy.
Watch Monsta X Members Talk Album, U.S. Tour, Monbebes (Video)
Hyungwon, Shownu, I.M., Minhyuk, Jooheon, Kihyun, Wonho of Monsta X joined Candace Rose Anderson of the website Candie Anderson for an interview to dish on their new album “The Connect” and their U.S. Tour. Please be sure to watch the video below to see them chat for nearly 10 minutes during our Q&A! It was so much fun. They created the Candie Anderson theme song I have always wanted for the website!
Monsta X On Their Incredible Accomplishment
Candie Anderson: How does it feel to land on three of Billboard’s major charts?
Monsta X: “It was amazing. An honor. Unbelievable. I get goosebumps”
Monsta X Members Introduce New Album The Connect
Candie Anderson: “Please introduce your new album The Connect, as well as your title track “Jealousy”.
Monsta X: “The album name is The Connect and inside of the album, the title song is “Jealousy.” You’re going to love it.”
Monsta X Talk Growing Popularity Of The K-POP Genre
Candie Anderson: For those who are not familiar with the genre of K-POP, please explain the genre and tell us why you think it’s receiving so much love?
Monsta X: “Music is one and makes one. The biggest different point between K-POP and pop is language.”
Monsta X Members Discuss Choreography
Candie Anderson: Talk a bit about the choreography. How intense is the rehearsal?
Monsta X: “It is hard.”
How Their Music Resonates With Fans “Monbebes”
Candie Anderson: You’ve traveled the world performing for audiences in every language. Why do you think your music resonates with your fans?
Monsta X: “Because our song has a message to our fans who heard that song. Almost all of them are energetic and powerful. The music connects to our fans.”
How The Audience Reaction Affects Their Performance
Candie Anderson: How does the audience reaction affect the performance of the group?
Monsta X: “It affects 100%. Their reaction is crazy. If they are happy, we are happy. It’s like a reflection.
Candie Anderson: You have the best fans. They love you!
Monsta X: “Thanks! We love you.” (Monbebes, make sure you watch the video to see their special message!)
Monsta X On Their U.S. Tour
Candie Anderson: Are you excited about performing again for North American audiences?
Monsta X: “Of course, definitely.”
Monsta X Members Talk Performance Rituals
Candie Anderson: Do you have any performance rituals that you all do as a group?
Monsta X: “We’ll show you.” * Be sure to watch the video! They created my new theme song 🙂
What They Want Their Audience To Take Away From The Show
Candie Anderson: What do you want the audience to take away from the show?
Monsta X: “My nickname is Vitamin, so I want to give them energy.
What They Are Looking Forward To On Their U.S. Tour
Candie Anderson: Are there any particular places or things you want to visit while you’re in the USA?
Monsta X: Grand Canyon.
When I was young I lived in Boston for three or four years, but there’s no opportunity to be back these days. I want to go back to Boston and see some squirrels because my village name was Chestnut Hill.”
Monsta X Members Talk Life On The Road
Candie Anderson: What does each of you bring to the mix, and what is life like on the road?
Monsta X: “It’s still hard but fun. We enjoy the tour. We’re always in hotels. This is an important thing about our dream.
This is our job and work, but we don’t think this is business and work. This is our duty and we are singers in the entertaining business. We don’t think this is a big thing. It’s not a big work for us. It’s important to meet our fans.”
Monsta X Members Send A Message To Their Fans
Candie Anderson: What do you want to say to your fans in the United States?
Monsta X: “We love you! We’re going to meet you as soon as possible.”
Monsta X Talk Future Plans
Candie Anderson: What are your future plans?
Monsta X: “We always prepare lots of things for the future, so you should keep tuning into us.”
Monsta X Members Talk U.S. Tour
Candie Anderson: Where can people go to purchase your album and see you on tour?
Monsta X: “We had a concert in Chicago; and yesterday, in New York. Our next destination is going to be Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, L.A.
After that, we have concerts in South America -Brazil, Chile, Argentina.”
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