SM Entertainment’s annual SMTOWN Live event is often a will have to-check out for K-pop admirers during the vacations, with unique performances and reveals from the South Korean administration company’s roster of artists, but this year’s edition gave enthusiasts an additional surprise with the unveiling of a new “supergroup” dubbed Women on Major.
Girls on Prime (or “GOT” for shorter) will feature rotating units that incorporate major woman artists from SM’s star-studded roster. The initially unit, dubbed Acquired the Conquer, options BoA, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Crimson Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, and Aespa’s Karina and Winter.
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The group debuted their very first single, “Step Back,” during SMTOWN Reside 2022, with a performance video that has presently amassed nearly 10 million views on YouTube in less than two days.
The bass-large keep track of incorporates factors of dubstep, hip-hop, and electro dwelling with the seven members alternating in between singing, rapping, and a cheerleader chant-design and style chorus. The song was penned and created by SM’s Yoo Younger Jin, and American producer Dem Jointz, who most just lately labored with Kanye on his Donda album.
At 35, BoA is the veteran of Girls on Prime. The singer and songwriter created her debut in 2000 at the age of 13 and has considering the fact that absent on to turn out to be a person of the major Asian functions in the world (Weezer even coated BoA’s Japanese vacation hit, “Meri Kuri,” on the Japanese version of their Pink Album).
Girls’ Era, meantime, debuted under SM in 2007, and both equally Taeyeon and Hyoyeon have discovered solo success outdoors of the team as effectively. The lineup for Purple Velvet was unveiled in 2014 (with the existing lineup such as Yeri finalized a year later on) and the group’s most recent EP, Queendom, was a person of the very best-reviewed K-pop albums of 2021. And then there’s Aespa, who debuted in November 2020 with a futuristic-influenced image and audio. Aespa was SM Entertainment’s initially new lady group due to the fact Purple Velvet debuted 6 decades before.
“Step Back” is the 1st release from Acquired the Defeat, and is now readily available digitally to obtain and stream. SM suggests to assume other sub-models underneath the Girls on Leading umbrella, to be made from other artists and about unique themes and genres.
The new act arrives on the heels of “SuperM,” the all-male “supergroup” that was fashioned by SM in 2019. Frequently referred to as “the Avengers of K-pop,” SuperM has because unveiled a debut EP as properly as one particular complete-duration album.