In a fan assembly, aespa sparked dialogue amongst MYs after they revealed the stage names that they nearly had earlier than their present ones.
Did they make the appropriate choice to vary it?
On November 17, aespa celebrated its third debut anniversary via an offline fan assembly, “MY DRAMA,” held on the Peace Corridor at Kyung Hee College in Seoul. In addition they met world followers because the occasion was broadcast on-line via the platform, Past LIVE.
Through the occasion, aespa did not solely give spectacular stage, however the members additionally took their time to speak with MYs (fandom) and recalled their journey since their debut.
(Picture : Twitter: @aespa_official)
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One subject they mentioned that drew a whole lot of consideration from followers was after they unveiled the stage names that they thought-about earlier than selecting the present ones.
Particularly, aespa is among the teams the place all members use stage names. At the moment, Karina, whose actual title is Jimin selected it as a reference to her baptism title, Katarina. Giselle, who’s initially Aeri in beginning opted for the title after a trainee identified her elegant look that resembles British schoolgirls.
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As for Winter (initially Kim Minjeong), her title was chosen since she was born through the chilly season in February. Lastly, NingNing was named after her final title, Ning Yizhuo.
Their present stage names sound good for the members, however they revealed that they had been nearly named in a different way!
카리나 예명중에 “Z-on(지온)” 있었대… pic.twitter.com/5aJ4DG67Hz
— 일일. (@11Wlals4) November 17, 2023
Through the dialogue with the corporate, Karina nearly turned Z-On, written and pronounced as “Ji On.” It sounds distinctive however on the similar time regular in Hangul, so to match aespa’s futuristic idea, it was stylized as Z-On.
aespa’s supposed names
🌙: Alex or Alexis
⭐️: Snow White (and so on) pic.twitter.com/cc0Jp62WJf
— Jazz (@mjkmwntr) November 17, 2023
Giselle then nearly turned Alexis, or Alex for brief.
As for Winter, resulting from her honest complicated, she was nearly named “Baek Seol,” the Korean of Snow White. Another selections embody Milly, Younger Gained (Without end) and Moa.
Whereas the aforementioned had been nonetheless comprehensible, NingNing was probably the most baffled after the corporate advised she be referred to as “RingRing”!
231117 에스파 팬미팅 #닝닝
링링아니고 닝닝이지만 실제론 링링이가 될뻔한 썰
— 땅 (@nxngyxzhuo) November 17, 2023
Fortuitously, each members and the corporate reconsidered these names as their present ones undoubtedly sound higher!
aespa Turns into 1st Week Million-Vendor for 3 Consecutive Occasions
In the meantime, aespa, who simply returned with a brand new album on November 10 solidified their place as a top-tier fourth-gen group after recording a first-week million vendor three consecutive instances!
(Picture : Instagram: @aespa_official)
After promoting 1.13 million preliminary gross sales (the primary week of gross sales since its launch) with its fourth mini-album, “Drama,” aespa achieved one other million-selling album primarily based on the Hanteo Chart. That is their third time following “Ladies” launched in July 2022 and “My World” dropped in Might 2023.
On high of this achievement, “Drama” is recording varied different information, resembling sitting atop the digital album gross sales charts of China’s largest music platform QQ Music and Kugou Music the place they obtained the “double platinum album” certification given to albums with gross sales of two million yuan ($277, 250).
(Picture : aespa (Instagram)
The album additionally topped the general/Korean music video chart and obtained favorable evaluations from main overseas media such because the Related Press (AP), the biggest information company in america, and CLASH, a British music and vogue journal.
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Written by Eunice Dawson.