DJ Chen is a New Jersey-based artist that has shared the stages with various artists including British-Norwegian DJ Alan Walker and Cheat Codes, an American electronic music DJ trio. The 24-year-old artist with more than eight years of DJing experience has mainly performed in eastern states such as Philadelphia and Baltimore. Currently, he is performing at clubs in New York City once or twice a month.
The Korean Cultural Center New York, a state-run institute under South Korea's culture ministry, said DJ CHEN will showcase his talents on May 5. The event designed to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month will take place at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. "DJ CHEN will curate a set of songs performed by Korea's amazing groups with members from various AAPI backgrounds including NCT, SEVENTEEN, and Stray Kids," the cultural center said in a statement. Other K-pop dance groups such as KNESIS and KBS Dance Team will also take part in the event.
South Korea's music album exports have consistently increased since exceeding $40 million for the first time in 2017, surpassing $100 million in 2020, and $200 million in 2021. In 2022, more than 80 million copies of K-pop albums were sold, up 21.4 million copies from a year ago. The most popular albums were BTS' album called Proof and MAXIDENT by Stray Kids, an eight-member band from JYP Entertainment. The two albums sold more than 3 million copies each.
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