SM Entertainment has launched a new female supergroup called Girls On Top, made up of members from the agency’s roster.
The new band is the sixth project group to be formed in the label’s history, an endeavour that began with SM The Ballad in 2010. That group featured members of TVXQ, Girls’ Generation and EXO.
K-POP Girls on Top Members
Girls On Top was announced December 26 and features soloist BoA, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, Red Velvet’s Seulgi and Wendy, and aespa’s Winter and Karina.
They will debut with a special stage on January 1 2022 – likely at SM’s online concert SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS@KWANGYA, which will take place on the same day.
A tweet from the supergroup’s new Twitter account also announced that they would release a new song at 6pm KST (9am GMT) on January 3. No further details about the track have been revealed at present.
“Girls, bring it on,” reads their official Twitter bio, while their only tweet so far suggests the group’s name might be shortened to GOT. “GOT the beat,” it read. “(GOT: Girls On Top).”
The ‘female SuperM’, K-pop group Girls on Top to feature Aespa pair, BoA, Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation
Girls on Top, supergroup formed by SM Entertainment, the label behind the boy-band equivalent SuperM, features seven of K-pop’s biggest female stars
K-pop fans rejoice: Girls on Top is coming, a group featuring some of the biggest names of the past two decades.
Each of the singers and their respective groups have, at various times over the past two decades, fronted K-pop’s rise to global popularity.
BoA 보아 ‘Girls On Top’ MV
Girls On Top shares a name with BoA’s 2005 single and album of the same name. Active since 2000, the now 35-year-old singer is considered one of the leading icons of K-pop.
Girls’ Generation, meanwhile, was formed in 2007, and became known as one of the biggest names in K-pop in the years that followed, with viral hits like Gee in 2009 and I Got A Boy in 2013 shaping the music industry’s growth.
Red Velvet, active since 2014, and Aespa, who made their debut in 2020, are the newest SM Entertainment girl groups, but both have had hits and have heavily influenced the music industry’s direction. This year, Aespa solidified their place in K-pop history with the release of their experimental, but addictive, hit singles Next Level and Savage.
Most of SM Entertainment’s biggest K-pop female acts since 2000 are represented in Girls On Top’s line-up, although there is no one from f(X), who launched in 2009 but are currently inactive.
This is the second supergroup SM Entertainment has launched in recent years following the 2019 unveiling of SuperM. The boy band, which released the album Super One last year, has seven members: Taemin of Shinee, Baekhyun and Kai of Exo and Taeyong, Mark, Ten and Lucas of NCT and its associated subgroups (NCT 127, NCT Dream and WayV.
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What is Girls on Top Album?
Girls on Top is the fifth Korean studio album by South Korean singer BoA, released on June 24, 2005 by her native label SM Entertainment.
Under the repackaged title Moto, the album was re-released on August 25, 2005 to promote the titular track, while including a previous unreleased track, and later on March 26, 2008 in Japan as a special edition (along with her previous Korean release My Name).
Peaking at number three on the monthly domestic Music Industry Association of Korea ranking list, Girls on Top was a commercial success, having sold a total of 115,000 copies in 2005.
It was, at the time, the singer’s last release in her native country for over five years, until the release of Hurricane Venus in August 2010.
To promote the album, “Girls on Top” and “Moto” were released as singles from the album. Similar to her previous Korean release, the album also received an oversea version, including a Mandarin version of the eponymous lead single, “Girls on Top”.
An English version of the title track is on BoA’s debut English studio album, BoA (2009).
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Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by SM Entertainment.
(Korean: 소녀시대; RR: Sonyeo Sidae)
The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. Originally a nine-piece ensemble, Jessica departed from the group in September 2014.
Among the prominent South Korean figures and most popular K-pop groups worldwide, Girls’ Generation has earned numerous accolades and the honorific nickname “The Nation’s Girl Group” in their home country.
Red Velvet is a South Korean girl group formed and managed by SM Entertainment.
(Korean: 레드벨벳; RR: Redeubelbet)
They originally debuted on August 1, 2014, with the single “Happiness” with the four-member line-up of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy and Joy. A fifth member, Yeri, joined the group in March 2015, following the release of their first mini album, Ice Cream Cake.
Musically, the work of Red Velvet reflects their own group name: their predominantly-pop “red” side experiments occasionally with electronic, funk and hip hop, while their “velvet” side focuses on ’90s-influenced R&B with elements of ballad and jazz. Their genre versatility and hooks have garnered critical praise.
who is BoA?
Kwon Bo-ah , known professionally as BoA, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and actress.
(Korean: 권보아, born November 5, 1986)
One of the most successful and influential Korean entertainers, she has been dubbed the “Queen of K-pop.”
Born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, BoA was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother, music video director, to a talent search in 1998. She was trained for two years and made her debut in August 2000. BoA has released twenty studio albums, including ten in Korean, nine in Japanese, and one in English.
On television, she appeared as a judge on the reality competition show K-pop Star (2011–2013), as an actress on the television drama Listen to Love (2016), as a host for the second season of Produce 101 (2017), and as a coach for the third season of The Voice of Korea (2020).
Who is Winter?
Kim Min-jeong, also known by her stage name Winter , is a member of the South Korean girl group aespa.
On October 26, 2020, S.M. Entertainment revealed Winter as the first member of aespa.
Who is Karina?
Yu Ji-min , also known by her stage name Karina (Hangul: 카리나), is a member of the South Korean girl group aespa.
Karina was active on Social Media and was a former ulzzang recruited by an SM casting manager and she became an SM trainee in 2016. In February 2019, Karina appeared in Taemin’s “Want” music video and also acted as dancer for the song’s promotional stages.
On November 1, 2020, she performed alongside EXO’s Kai for the virtual showcase held by Hyundai Motors and appeared with him in ‘Beyond DRIVE – The all-new TUCSON’, a collaboration virtual showcase between Hyundai Motor Company and SM Entertainment.