After dominating the Billboard World Album Chart with their “The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter,” MONSTA X is set to make a new milestone in their career as they gear for a Japanese debut. MONSTA X has signed with Mercury Tokyo for their much-anticipated debut.
According to a report by All Kpop, MONSTA X will debut under Mercury Tokyo Records, a label created Universal Music especially for the group’s Japanese debut. The name Mercury Tokyo came from Mercury Records, a Chicago-based label that has been around since 1945.
Based on a report by Soompi, MONSTA X’s Japanese debut will kick off with the release of their song “Hero,” one of the tracks in their second mini album “The Clan Pt. 2: Guilty.” They will also release the Japanese version of their song “Stuck” at the same time as “Hero.”
“MONSTA X has signed with Universal Music’s new label Mercury Tokyo and will make their official debut in Japan,” their label, Starship Records announced. Starship also announced that MONSTA X’s debut date in Japan will be on May 17. To solidify their presence in Japan, they will also be performing at a showcase event in ZEPP Namba in Osaka on June 1.
After making it to the top of the list in the Billboard World Album Chart last week, MONSTA X has remained strong in the chart, ranking #3 this week. They are joined by three other K-pop groups on the list. Girl’s Generation’s “Everyday#5”, GOT7’s “Flight Log: Arrival” and BTS’ “Wings: You Never Walk Alone” also made it to the Top 10, Billboard reported.
MONSTA X came out with their comeback album last March with the title track “Beautiful” which boasted of heartfelt lyrics, a visually stunning video and excellent choreography intersped with the boys’ signature style. The lyrics depict the feelings of a man who is willing to go through hardships in order to be with the one he loves.