Aespa thanks fans for their support with notes and videos on band's first anniversary
Each of the four aespa members — Karina, Winter, Giselle and NingNing — shared personal video messages with fans
SM Entertainment’s rookie monster Aespa (stylized as aespa) just completed its first year in the music industry, and what a journey it has been! The group made its official debut on November 17, 2020, as a breakout project from the label following a unique concept of a metaverse where the four members of the group introduced their fans to a whole new universe filled with supernatural elements. It looks like the concept is sticking as fans are not being able to get over girl power as the band becomes one of the best-selling rookie female groups in K-pop history.
Ever since aespa released their debut single, ‘Black Mamba’, there has been no looking back for them as the craze for their “metaverse” concept kept bringing in more and more fans. With ‘Black Mamba’ that released one year from now, aespa made their entry into the K-pop industry as a representative of the fourth generation girl groups. The song was not only a huge hit but also broke the record for an extremely successful debut by entering four Billboard charts within three days of release. Aespa kept delivering as they released their next single ‘Next Level’ which was an even bigger success. With the release of their first mini-album, ‘Savage’, aespa has now become the standard for upcoming rookie debuts.
Aespa’s message to fans
On November 17, celebrating one year since they debuted, aespa members shared a special message with fans who have been the group’s constant support in their journey. The group told fans that they feel that they are receiving a lot of undeserved love which they did not expect so soon in their career. They emotionally said, “So we are so confused. ㅠㅠ”, adding the Korean expression for crying.
The members thanked the many people that helped them since their debut but made a special mention for fans who stood by them since the time of their debut with “kind words of support.” The group followed the message with, “Let's make more good memories in the future!” with two photos of all four members together.
Not only that, all four members of aespa shared personal handwritten notes to fans, thanking them. Each of the four members, Karina, Winter, Giselle and NingNing also shared personal video messages with fans in the form of short vlogs that documented the group's journey.
Aespa’s recent success
Aespa released their first mini-album, ‘Savage’ on October 5 this year which broke more records for the group as they were declared as ‘half-million’ sellers within 15 days of the release of the album as the group sold 510,000 copies for their first album. Aespa also proved that they are their own competition by releasing ‘Savage’ only five months after the release of their second single ‘Next Level’ as both songs were the Top 2 contenders for the winning title at a music show making the group's first ‘self-clash’ so early on in their careers.
This year and their unbeatable success also had Forbes magazine paying attention towards aespa calling them 2021’s ‘Rising Stars’.