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With 10 years of standpoint, one can confidentially say that the timing for launching The us’s greatest Okay-pop competition couldn’t had been higher.

In the summertime of 2012, Okay-pop was once breaking into the American vernacular because of the vastly viral luck of PSY‘s “Gangnam Taste.” The inescapable horsey-dance hit entered the Billboard Sizzling 100 for the primary time in September. It might spend seven consecutive weeks on the No. 2 place, coinciding with performances on the MTV Video Tune Awards, the Ellen DeGeneres DisplaySaturday Evening Reside and the American Tune Awards.

Whilst “Gangnam Taste” was once rocketing up the charts, KCON was once introduced as a first-of-its-kind conference/competition hybrid that seemed to honor all issues Korean-pop tradition. Going down on the now-shuttered Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 13, 2012, KCON introduced six Okay-pop acts to U.S. audiences (boy bands NU’EST, B.A.P, EXO-M and VIXX, solo big name G.NA and headlining woman crew 4Minute).

Dubbed through Billboard as “the mecca of Okay-pop” in 2012, the primary KCON introduced a reported 10,000 fanatics and activate what turned into an annual, ever-growing and evolving custom within the California space. Because the competition moved to a couple of days and larger venues in Los Angeles, Okay-pop itself endured to develop and broaden in important tactics within the States. Chart-topping artists like BTS, Ladies’ Technology, Monsta X, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, LOONA, NCT 127, ITZY and dozens extra have all carried out on the competition at quite a lot of issues of their careers — making the KCON level a close to proper of passage for Okay-pop promotions within the U.S.

This weekend will see greater than 16 artists carry out on the Crypto.com Enviornment, together with Stray Children, ATEEZ, ENHYPEN, NCT DREAM, Kep1er, STAYC, TO1 and extra for KCON 2022 Los Angeles. Earlier than any other set of sure-to-be ancient moments go back to the KCON level, take a second to mirror at the first decade of the competition in California with the ten biggest moments from its historical past to this point.