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MONSTA X to release ‘Fatal Love’ in November

K-pop boy group MONSTA X has announced that it is releasing its third full album, called "Fatal Love", on Nov. 2. Image credit: Starship Entertainment
Image credit: Starship Entertainment

K-pop boy group MONSTA X has announced that it is releasing its third full album, called “Fatal Love”, on Nov. 2.

Prior to this, the boy band had a comeback on May 26 with “FANTASIA X”. “FANTASIA X” was their eighth extended play and their first comeback without former member, Wonho.

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South Korean entertainment company Starship Entertainment formed MONSTA X through its reality survival show, “NO.MERCY”. The six members of MONSTA X are Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. Their fans are called Monbebe.

Earlier this year, MONSTA X released its first English-language album “All About Luv” and also debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. This made MONSTA X the third K-pop group to chart within the Top 10. The album garnered rave reviews from NPR, ET, Variety, Access, AP, Forbes, Consequence Of Sound, Billboard, and Time. They have sold out shows in Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater, and Staples Arena in the United States.

On Aug. 9, the boy band held its online concert called “From Seoul with Luv” on the streaming site LiveXLive.

They also performed on May 25 at “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” together with other K-pop artists. This was the first of two free K-pop concerts from TikTok.

MONSTA X was also one of the more than 30 K-pop acts that performed at KCON:TACT 2020 Summer, which was held from June 20-26. KCON, the world’s largest Korean culture festival, went online for the first time. K-pop fans in Southeast Asia and Taiwan were able to watch the KCON:TACT 2020 Summer concert for free via Shopee Live.

Meanwhile, one of the boy band’s members, Joohoney, will release his second mixtape, “Psyche”, on October 9. The rapper wrote and composed all of the seven tracks on the mixtape, which includes featuring artists such as KEEMBO, Kim Boa, and TEM.