aespa fly to New York to perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The performance at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC will be aespa's first-ever live international performance, after debuting just a year ago

                            aespa fly to New York to perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Aespa leave for the US to attend 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' for the year 2021 (@aespa_official/Twitter; @macys/Instagram)

With their latest album topping charts, selling out more copies than anyone could imagine, and bagging multiple music shows wins, the K-pop group Aespa (stylized as aespa) is ready to take over the world. Back at the beginning of November, aespa announced that they are the first girl group from K-pop to be invited to the Thanksgiving Day Parade also known as the ‘Macy’s Living Day Parade’ in New York City on November 25 in a live show.

SM Entertainment, the group's label also confirmed that aespa will perform at the event, making it the group's first-ever live international performance. With Aespa members leaving for America on November 21 to attend the event, fans have been excited to see the girls take over the world just like they have taken over South Korea. The ‘Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade’ celebrates its 95th anniversary this year — the large-scale Thanksgiving festival is hosted by the famous US department store brand Macy's.


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Every year, it offers a wealth of attractions and becomes a grand event that many people attend to enjoy the various floats that make their way through the city during the parade. NCT127 was the last K-pop act that performed and participated in the 2019 event held by Macy’s. Since Macy’s has partnered with various brands to advertise the event. aespa is participating with Olay and will be performing on the company’s float.

The brand Olay celebrates STEM education for girls and women this year and the girl group aespa will be a symbol of hope for many young women. While talking about aespa’s performance at the event, Macy’s noted: “It is the most daring K-pop rookie girl group consisting of 4 members: Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ning Ning who debuted with the sci-fi concept of each member having an avatar living in a virtual world. The music video for their song ‘Black Mamba’ has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.”

Macy’s also noted how aespa made their Billboard 200 entry with ‘Savage’ saying, “Their debut album ‘Savage’ entered #20 on the Billboard 200 chart, recording the highest ranking ever for the first K-pop girl group album.” The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Festival will also see attendees like world-famous stars such as Darren Chris of the popular American drama ‘Glee’ and Jon Batiste, the composer of the OST for Disney’s animation ‘Soul’ among many many other artists.


aespa leave for the US

The four-member girl group's "airport look" was photographed as they left Seoul on November 21. Before this, the girl group had made their US television debut on October 15 on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'. The girls were seen dressed in casual attire made of loose clothing and hooded jackets, sunglasses, and dust masks to sheath their faces. Mixed reactions folowed with some wondering why the girls were not making a standout appearance and had instead chosen to dress more casually for the trip as they headed to their first live performance in the US.

The 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' is huge parade event that is covered on live television by NBC. The parade starts at Central Park in Manhattan to stretches to Herald Square. Colorfully decorated parade cars with multiple floats make their way through the streets and are broadcast live.

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