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K-Pop Group Aespa Glam Up For Their First Ever Appearance at Cannes Film Festival

The ladies of Aespa just made their Cannes Film Festival debut!

Karina, Giselle, NingNing and Winter were spotted walking the red carpet together for the La Passion De Dodin Bouffant premiere on Wednesday (May 24) in Cannes, France.

The quartet of singers showed off their gorgeous style on the red carpet, and posed for pictures together and apart, just after launching their individual Instagram accounts.

The night before the premiere, Karina, Winter, Giselle, and NingNing, were seen out at Chopard’s ART Evening event held at the Martinez Hotel.

The group is one of Chopard‘s many ambassadors.

Aespa are gearing up to launch their world tour in North America, which kicks off in August in Los Angeles.

FYI: Giselle wore Cristina Savulescu and Ningning wore Versace for the red carpet.

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aespa Is Taking Over the World & Creating Their Own (Interview)

aespa is everywhere. But why stop in the physical realm?

The massively successful SM Entertainment South Korean K-pop girl group has steadily gone from strength to strength globally ever since their November 2020 debut with their futuristic visuals and catchy, wonderfully erratic hit singles like “Black Mamba” and “Next Level,” but they’ve also taken on an even more ambitious territory: the metaverse.

The group’s members – KARINA, WINTER, NINGNING and GISELLE – have four virtual counterparts (or “æ”), as well as an entire virtual world (“KWANGYA”) being built before our very eyes in a digital realm, with an action-packed narrative explored in mini-episodes that rival the the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With their latest mini-album GIRLS released earlier this month, following a headline-making main stage set at this year’s Coachella, the troupe is only continuing to shatter their own records: the collection debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, becoming their first Top 10 album stateside.

With their MYs – the name of their loyal fanbase – by their side, aespa is only continuing to assert themselves as one of the most exciting, impactful new girl groups in the music industry.

We had a chat with aespa about their virtual world, their new music and their impact on the industry.

Read the interview…

aespa Debuts New English Track 'Life's Too Short' at Coachella 2022

aespa is taking over!

The South Korean girl group performed on the main stage during the 88rising set on Saturday night (April 23) at 2022 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif.

During their electrifying set, the group performed hits like “Black Mamba,” “Savage” and Next Level,” and also premiered an unreleased track in English, called “Life’s Too Short.”

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Most Viewed K-Pop Music Videos of 2021, Ranked Lowest to Highest

There was no shortage of K-Pop excellence in 2021, especially when it came to supplying visual spectacles.

Our favorite South Korean superstar acts, including boy bands, girl groups and breakout solo stars, provided unforgettable music videos all year long to accompany their hit singles, featuring intricate choreography, futuristic landscapes and plenty of high fashion.

Some of the videos managed to break records with their view counts in just a matter of days, if not hours, racking up millions upon millions of views.

We’ve rounded up the 10 most viewed K-pop videos of 2021. Did your favorite acts make the cut?

Scroll through to see the most viewed K-pop music videos of the year, ranked lowest to highest…

Get to Know 'Black Mamba' K-Pop Girl Group aespa With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

aespa is one of the most exciting new acts to debut on the K-pop scene, and we’re so excited to give Just Jared readers a chance to exclusively get to know the group a little better.

The SM Entertainment troupe debuted on the music scene back in November of 2020 with their debut single “Black Mamba.”

They’ve already racked up a ton of views and streams globally, as well as building up an enthusiastic fanbase (called “MY”) with their bold first release.

The group – made up of KARINA, GISELLE, WINTER and NINGNING – also has a very unique twist: each member has their own digital counterpart, meaning that there are technically eight members of aespa!

Watch the music video for the group’s debut smash “Black Mamba,” and learn 10 Fun Facts about the group…

1. They’ve already broken multiple records. Their debut music video for recent single “Black Mamba” racked up 21 million views in its first 24 hours, earning the most views on a debut music video by a K-pop group in that short amount of time. It soon broke another record: the fastest debut music video to surpass 100 million views in K-pop history.

2. “aespa” is more than their band name. The “ae” is derived from the words “avatar and experience” and combined with the word “aspect” (meaning two sides) to get “aespa.” This symbolizes “meeting another self and experiencing the new world.”

3. They have 4 or 8 members. The girls all have their own digital avatars, called “ae,” that were created from each member’s personal data in a virtual world and that can be “rekalled” into the real world. The group consists of four members: KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE and NINGNING, and their four respective avatars (referred to as ae-KARINA, ae-WINTER, ae-GISELLE and ae-NINGNING.)

4. In fact, they even have their own “world.” The band’s avatars are said to “live” in ‘FLAT’, a virtual world in KWANGYA.

5. Members of the fandom refer to themselves at “MY.” “MY” means “the most precious friend” in FLAT.

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