Supernovae, which will celebrate its first anniversary this September, continues to gain momentum.
The global boy group “&TEAM” consists of nine members with roots in Japan, Korea, and Germany. Their discography, including their debut song, has been ranked No. 1 on Oricon for two consecutive releases, and their total number of registered users on SNS has exceeded 1.3 million in less than a year.
The audition program “&AUDITION – The Howling -” was held in September 2010 with Pan Si-hyuk, the creator of the globally popular group “BTS,” as a special advisor, and nine members were chosen. In December, the first single was released and the group made a spectacular debut. Due to their popularity and momentum, some are already expecting them to become the “next BTS.
This magazine has discovered a precious off-shot of the group in the early days after their formation. In mid-October of last year, a large number of female fans had gathered in the arrival lobby of the airport to wait for the band members coming to Japan from Korea.
As soon as the members arrived, they were greeted with yellow cheers. As soon as they started walking, the fans moved to the arrival lobby, shaking hands and handing out letters. The members also lifted their caps, smiled, and waved to the fans. It was impressive to see them politely giving fan service until they were about to get into the elevator.
In Korea, where they made their debut, they have gained popularity by appearing on major music programs and variety shows. Even the most discerning Korean fans appreciate her high singing ability and performance. Some of the members originally participated in “I-LAND,” a very popular audition program in Korea, and their popularity there is quite high.
Although they are still not well known outside of Japan and Korea, it has only been less than a year since their formation. It took seven years for their senior group, BTS, to record the worldwide hit single “Dynamite,” and I hope that they will continue to develop themselves without being in a hurry.
The Shinsei-dai group has nothing but growth potential. Will they be able to catch up with their great predecessors?