SM confirms debut of Super M’s female version with BoA and members of SNSD, Red Velvet and aespa (ft. K-netizens’ reaction)

SM Entertainment is ready to launch a new project known as ‘female version of SuperM’, but will this time be different?

SM Entertainment is famous for new exciting ideas in forming new subunits with idols under the company. One of the most outstanding collaboration projects is the debut of SuperM – the group that is labeled ‘Avengers of Kpop’ by SM. In August 2019, SuperM was formed with Taemin (SHINee), Baekhyun and Kai (EXO), and Taeyong, Mark, Ten and Lucas (NCT).

Super M
Super M

After SuperM debuted, netizens have always expected SM to create a female version of the group by selecting top female Kpop idols in the company to form the most excellent lineup. After a while without any plan announced, this idea was thought to be scratched by SM. However, earlier today, SM officially teased the formation of a SuperM style group, this time with the company’s most outstanding female idols.

Specifically, at 0:00 KST on December 27, SM confirmed to form a girl group called GOT the beat – (GOT stands for Girls on Top), and posted a teaser image of the lineup including BoA, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon (SNSD), Seulgi and Wendy (Red Velvet), and Karina and Winter (aespa).

 GOT the beat's first teaser image
GOT the beat’s first teaser image

According to the schedule announced by SM, GOT the beat will have a special stage on January 1, 2022 – likely at SMTOWN’s upcoming free concert ‘SMTOWN LIVE 2022 SMCU’  EXPRESS@KWANGYA’. The special girl group will also release their first song at 6 pm on January 3, 2022 (KST).

By selecting top female idols from the available girl groups, it is clear that GOT the beat has a lot of similarities with SuperM.  However, today (December 27), SM continues to surprise when revealing more about this project. Accordingly, Girls on Top (GOT) is a project with the participation of SM female idols in the form of many subunits and they will deliver attractive combinations in the future.

 The company also created SNS accounts ready to launch this project
The company also created SNS accounts ready to launch this project

Thus, GOT the beat is just the first subgroup to debut from this project, with the orientation to focus on dance songs.  In the future we will see more subgroups.  This proves that SM still keeps the SuperM concept but doesn’t fix the lineup.  The company is trying to create opportunities for fans to see various special combinations.

When SuperM first debuted, the group faced a lot of objections not only from netizens but also from fans of each member.  They thought that this project was just a trick of Lee Soo Man to hold on to the US market and that SM was taking advantage of the reputation of each male idol instead of pushing EXO or SHINee.  Many people even held a grudge against the company trying to make ‘Avengers of Kpop’.

SuperM’s debut MV – ‘Jopping’

When it comes to GOT the Beat or the Girls on Top project, however, netizens and fans are much more open to it, even looking forward to it. Perhaps because, this time, SM did not annoy fans with its promotion strategy and dream of conquering the US market. Furthermore, the lineup will not be fixed, but many other subgroups will be released, piqueing fans’ curiosity.

When it came to GOT the beat, many Knetizens were ecstatic because they thought it was the best Kpop lineup ever because it included legendary singer BoA. Furthermore, the remaining members of the group are all main vocalists and dancers from SNSD, Red Velvet, and aespa. Everyone got goosebumps just thinking about these female stars performing the same song.

 Another image of GOT the beat being used as the profile picture of the group's SNS accounts
Another image of GOT the beat being used as the profile picture of the group’s SNS accounts

Netizens’ comments:

  • My heart almost stopped beating as soon as I saw their teaser photos!
  • Huh?! BoA? So crazy!!!
  • Hul I’m getting goosebumps;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Seriously, isn’t this crazy? For real?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • Crazy, have they lost their minds. SM-ah, I like this
  • Crazy, my heart is beating so fast
  • Are they crazy? F*ck, Winter-yah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • So they really had a female Super M
  • Sooman father ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
  • So this is the female Super M, the composition is crazy
  • Crazy, BoA in a girl group? Daebak
  • Yah, this is it… I’m a fan of another group but my heart is beating f*cking fast
  • Wow this is not a drill?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ The lineup is crazy ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • Wow… A girl group with all main vocals and main dancers!!
  • Crazy….  Can’t believe Taeyeon, Wendy and Winter are in the same group!!!
 Are you looking forward to the first stage of GOT the beat?
Are you looking forward to the first stage of GOT the beat?
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