- Title: K-pop supergroup SuperM set to make Hollywood debut
- Date: 2nd October 2019
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (FROM LEFT) MEMBERS OF SUPERM, TEN, BAEKHYUN, LUCAS, TAEMIN, TAEYONG, KAI, MARK, POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS KAI (LEFT) AND MARK (RIGHT) POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS (FROM LEFT) TEN, BAEKHYUN, LUCAS AND TAEMIN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SUPERM MEMBERS POSING (FROM LEFT) TAEMIN, TAEYONG AND KAI POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS MEMBERS OF SUPERM BOWING AND INTRODUCING THEMSELVES BAEKHYUN SPEAKING MARK LOOKING ON NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS JOURNALISTS AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) MEMBER OF SUPERM FROM SHINEE, TAEMIN, SAYING: "During my rare performance in the United States, the fact that Western people were listening to my music and enjoying our culture, it felt like a dream. Now, we get to enter the U.S. market and it feels like a dream, especially because it's with these members. We've been praised as the 'Avengers', so I hope we can deliver great performances." LUCAS LOOKING ON MEMBERS OF SUPERM SITTING ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) LEADER OF SUPERM FROM EXO, BAEKHYUN, SAYING: "When we add up all the experience we've had as individuals, it's a lot of combined experience. If you want to talk about what makes us unique, I think it would be these experiences we've gathered as individuals and unique styles." TAEYONG LOOKING ON (FROM LEFT) LUCAS, TAEMIN, AND TAEYONG SITTING AND TALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) MEMBER OF SUPERM FROM EXO, KAI, SAYING: "The song is mixed with pop song which is currently popular in the U.S. As you can see, the song contains a very oriental sound but also a cool beat that plays well with it. Since our strong point is performance, we are now ready for great performance with this song." TEN LOOKING ON (FROM LEFT) TEN, BAEKHYUN, LUCAS, TAEMIN, TAEYONG, KAI, AND MARK SITTING NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS SUPERM MEMBERS WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 16th October 2019 10:42
- Keywords: NCT 127 Capitol Music Group news conference SHINee WayV K-pop SM Entertainment EXO South Korea Hollywood SuperM
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA/ VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA/ VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA002AZEK099
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: K-pop supergroup SuperM, formed by seven members of different South Korean boy bands, will make their Hollywood debut this week, group members said on Wednesday.
"It feels like a dream, especially because it's with these members," one of the group, who goes by the name Taemin, told a news conference in Seoul on Wednesday (October 2), referring to the upcoming visit to Los Angeles.
Taemin is a member of the group SHINee. The other six members of SuperM are from the bands EXO, NCT 127, and WayV.
They are due to make their debut at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles on Saturday (October 5).
"When we add up all the experience we've had as individuals, it's a lot of combined experience," said a member of the group EXO, who goes by the name Baekhyun.
"If you want to talk about what makes us unique, I think it would be these experiences we've gathered as individuals."
South Korean pop groups and television soap operas have in recent years become hugely popular across Asia, and, increasingly, beyond.
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