MAMAMOO held successful first solo concert

Angela Jung, Aug. 15, 2016, 9:55 a.m.

K-pop group Mamamoo held its first solo concert at the Olympic Park in Seoul over the weekend. Entitled “2016 Mamamoo Concert-Moosical,” the concert ran for three hours and had approximately 7,000 attendees. “Since our debut, the answer to the question, ‘What is your dream?’ was to have a solo concert and now our dream has come true,” said Mamamoo.

The group opened its concert with its debut track “Mr. Ambiguous” and further heated up the stage with 27 of its hit songs including “Peppermint Chocolate,” “Piano Man,” “Taller Than You,” “I Miss You,” and “You’re The Best.”

Mamamoo members also divided up to put up smaller-scale acts. Its main vocalists Solar and Wheein sang a ballad song “Angel,” while rappers Moonbyul and Hwasa showcased the hip-hop track “DABDAB.” Each of the group’s member also gave solo performances. 

Moonbyul flaunted her rap and vocal skills with K-pop group Crush’s “Don‘t Forget,” and Hwasa proved her musical versatility by singing Rihanna’s “Stay” and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love Bad Name.” Meanwhile, vocalist Solar sang Whitney Houston’s all-time classic “I will always love you” and Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back.”

Lastly, Wheein performed “Moderato,” the first song she had written, for the first time on stage.

Fans prepared a surprise event for Mamamoo, in which they said, “(We) will never let go of your hand,” moving Mamamoo’s members to tears.

“Mamamoo was primarily made to become ‘performing idols.’ We had planned for the solo concert since November 2015, and started preparations since March,” said the agency.

“We put so much work into the stage management, sound, choreography and stage outfits, all in order to make an outstanding show,” the agency added. 

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