SM Entertainment’s once-a-year SMTOWN Stay occasion is usually a have to-enjoy for K-pop fans through the holiday seasons, with unique performances and reveals from the South Korean administration company’s roster of artists, but this year’s version gave followers an excess shock with the unveiling of a new “supergroup” dubbed Ladies on Major.
Women on Prime (or “GOT” for brief) will characteristic rotating models that incorporate prime feminine artists from SM’s star-studded roster. The 1st unit, dubbed Obtained the Defeat, attributes BoA, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Crimson Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, and Aespa’s Karina and Wintertime.
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The group debuted their first solitary, “Step Again,” during SMTOWN Stay 2022, with a general performance video that has by now amassed practically 10 million sights on YouTube in a lot less than two times.
The bass-heavy monitor incorporates factors of dubstep, hip-hop, and electro household with the 7 users alternating between singing, rapping, and a cheerleader chant-model chorus. The song was penned and made by SM’s Yoo Young Jin, and American producer Dem Jointz, who most just lately worked with Kanye on his Donda album.
At 35, BoA is the veteran of Women on Prime. The singer and songwriter created her debut in 2000 at the age of 13 and has because long gone on to become one particular of the greatest Asian functions in the planet (Weezer even covered BoA’s Japanese getaway hit, “Meri Kuri,” on the Japanese version of their Pink Album).
Girls’ Generation, meantime, debuted below SM in 2007, and both of those Taeyeon and Hyoyeon have identified solo good results outside the house of the group as effectively. The lineup for Red Velvet was unveiled in 2014 (with the latest lineup together with Yeri finalized a 12 months afterwards) and the group’s latest EP, Queendom, was a single of the best-reviewed K-pop albums of 2021. And then there’s Aespa, who debuted in November 2020 with a futuristic-impressed impression and seem. Aespa was SM Entertainment’s to start with new woman team due to the fact Purple Velvet debuted 6 decades earlier.
“Step Back” is the very first launch from Acquired the Conquer, and is now readily available digitally to invest in and stream. SM says to count on other sub-units beneath the Girls on Leading umbrella, to be produced from other artists and around distinct themes and genres.
The new act arrives on the heels of “SuperM,” the all-male “supergroup” that was fashioned by SM in 2019. Generally referred to as “the Avengers of K-pop,” SuperM has given that introduced a debut EP as nicely as a single total-duration album.