This aespa video shows that they are indeed a rookie group that is on the “next level”.
K-Pop is currently welcoming many impressive rookie groups, however, the most “on the next level” name must be aespa. In 2021, the girls have set many new records for the 4th gen in terms of both digital and physical sales which many couldn’t even dare to imagine that a group debuted in 2020 could do.
At the end of 2021, as people are looking back to admire how far has aespa come, an old video has gone viral because all of aespa’s wishes had come true. the girls have predicted their own success.
Specifically, on Christmas in 2020, aespa has uploaded a series of short video called “MerrY MerrY aespa” where they sat down together to play games, talk and answer questions about them. Among the questions, there was one about their wishes for 2021, “2021 is coming, do you guys have any New Year wish?” The members then took turns to answer, which now surprised everyone as all of their wishes have come true.
Winter’s wishes – To travel abroad
Winter has wished that all 4 aespa members could go on a trip abroad together. In 2021, the girls had had their 1st abroad schedule in the U.S to perform at the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” on Nov 25th, becoming the 1st K-Pop girl group to perform at the big event. Aside from the performance, aespa also has time to walk around, go shopping and interact with their fans in New York.
Karina’s wish – To have a song that reaches no.1
Karina said she wanted a #1 position, but didn’t specify it to be on weekly music shows or digital music charts. However, it doesn’t matter which one, aespa has done it all as both “Next Level” and “Savage” has received the highest place on digital charts. “Savage” even got the winning cup on weekly music shows. They even went against themselves on “Music Bank”.
Ningning’s wish – To be a great artist
Ningning said, “In 2021, I won’t be underage anymore. I’ll be a good vocalist for the team. Also, I want to be a great artist.” As a result, aespa is indeed a great artist now as they swept many awards at music awards ceremonies at the end of 2021. Typically at the Melon Music Awards, the group won 4 Bonsang along with Female Rookie of the Year, Best Female Group and Daesang Record of the Year.
Giselle’s wish – A hit song that people must sing in karaoke
Finally, Giselle wished that aespa would be able to have a hit. She explained, “You know the songs that are legendary, right? The songs that people must sing in karaoke. I wish we could make a song like that.” As a result, in 2021, aespa had the explosive hit “Next Level” that everyone sang and danced to.
Watching this video again, many netizens got goosebumps because of its “prophecy”. Accordingly, aespa’s wishes are also other K-pop groups’ common wishes, especially rookie groups. It usually takes them a long time to achieve each one, but aespa who just wished in 2020 has already reaped success in 2021. This proves that this group is truly beyond our imaginations.
Some comments from K-netizens:
- aespa is awesome!!
- aespa, congrats on winning MMA’s Daesang Record of the Year!!
- If we say our wishes out loud like aespa, can they also come true?
- Wow, all 4 wishes came true!!
- Congratulations aespa, great job!!
- What will aespa wish for this year? They almost had it all in 2021!!