NCT 127 at the red carpet event for the 2019 Global Citizen Festival

NCT 127 has become the first K-pop act to perform at the Global Citizen Festival, a global music festival that is held annually for charity. 

The Global Citizen Festival is an annual event that has been put on since 2012 and is organized by the Global Poverty Project, which raises awareness to eradicate extreme poverty. In addition to NCT 127, this year’s concert, which was held on September 28 at Central Park in New York City, featured appearances by a slew of international stars such as Queen, Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Hugh Jackman. 

Introduced by the concert’s hosts as “the supergroup who swept the K-pop market and was chosen by Billboard as the top emerging artists,” NCT 127 gave high-energy performances of “Superhuman” and “Highway to Heaven,” winning them an explosive response from the 60,000-plus spectators in attendance.

“It’s a huge honor to be working today with Global Citizen in the movement to eradicate poverty. Our label, SM Entertainment, and our executive producer, Lee Soo Man, will bring Global Goal Live 2020 to Asia next year. Along with us, they will be continuing to support this movement, and we hope that many people around the world join us,” NCT 127 said.

The Global Citizen Festival will be expanding next year into a massive charity concert called 2020 Global Goal Live: The Impossible Dream, which will feature simultaneous events across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa). With SM Entertainment and Lee Soo Man bringing the event to Asia, and with the event being executive produced by Lee Soo Man, it is expected that a meaningful concert will be shown to people all around the globe.