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Monsta X to make Japanese debut next month

All Headlines 09:56 April 03, 2017

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boy band Monsta X will make its debut in Japan next month in partnership with Universal Music Japan, the group's agency said Monday.

The seven-member act has signed a contract with Universal Music Japan's new label Mercury Tokyo to drop its Japanese debuting single "Hero" on May 17, Starship Entertainment said.

The single will have the Japanese version of two hit songs "Hero" and "Stuck." The music video for the original Korean version of "Hero" has drawn 30 million YouTube views.

Ahead of the release, Monsta X will hold a showcase in Osaka on May 1.

The band has been engaging in promotional activities for "Beautiful," the title track of its first studio album "The Clan Part 2.5: The Final Chapter," out March 21.

The album topped the U.S. Billboard's World Albums' Chart, as well as the K-pop chart on the Japanese iTunes, upon its release.

This file photo, taken on Sept. 30, 2016, shows Monsta X. (Yonhap)

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