‘K-pop Evolution’: BoA, NCT's Taeyong, SuperM's Taemin will reveal secrets behind K-pop success in YouTube docu
'K-pop Evolution', a new documentary series by YouTube originals, is dropping on March 31. It aims to focus on the real stories of K-pop stars and the genre and the global phenomenon which forms a $10-billion industry. The docu-series will see K-pop artists of present and past who will talk about what it takes to 'make it' in the South Korean entertainment industry. The series will feature a number of popular SM Entertainment artists along with special appearances from various South Korean stars. From EXO Baekhyun to SHINee’s Taemin, NCT’s Taeyong, Doyoung to Super Junior’s Leeteuk, queen of K-pop BoA to Sandara Park, the documentary series will feature A-listers of K-pop phenomenon.
'K-pop Evolution' will also reflect the journey of K-pop from being known as just a sensation for mainstream media to solidifying its place with global influence with its innate uniqueness; Releasing on March 31, the series will "feature never-before-seen personal struggles dealing with the pressure of being an idol from some of K-Pops biggest stars and unprecedented access behind the scenes into the making of a group."
Who will feature in the docu?
Taemin of SHINee, SuperM
Initially known as the 'maknae' or youngest vocalist of the super-popular K-pop group SHINee, Taemin made a name for himself outside the uber success of his group. With nuanced dance moves and magnetic vocals, there is no concept that Taemin can't embody. Deemed as 'Idol's Idol', the 27-yer-old K-pop artist has released three solo albums (the latest being 'Never Gonna Dance Again') along with his iconic group efforts in SuperM and SHINee.
Taeyong of NCT, SuperM
NCT's Taeyong who is also a part of SM Entertainment's K-pop hybrid group SuperM will also be seen in the docuseries. Taeyong debuted with SM Entertainment's NCT U in 2016 and later went to become the leader of the subunit NCT 127. The globally popular K-pop star known for his magnetic visuals and out-of-the-world dancing skills is also a rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Seulgi of Red Velvet
Red Velvet's globally popular singer Seulgi will also be seen in the documentary to speak of her journey in K-pop and Korean entertainment industry. The 27-year-old singer debuted officially with Red Velvet in 2014 and has made a name for herself being one of the most diverse members of Red Velvet.
BoA has been dubbed as the queen of K-pop. Her contribution in K-pop is legendary as she was the first person to break the language barrier in Japan with her debut Japanese album ‘Listen to my Heart’. Reportedly, she is also the only foreign artist to have three albums sell more than one million copies in Japan and is one of only three artists to have six consecutive number-one studio albums on Japan’s Oricon charts since her debut, the others being Ayumi Hamasaki and Utada Hikaru.
Sandara Park of 2NE1
Sandara Park, also known by her stage name Dara is a member of one of the super successful girl group 2NE1. She debuted with 2NE1 in 2009 and since then ventured into acting, hosting and more along with her singing career.
The docu will also see:
Ha:tfelt (Wonder Girls)
Where to watch and how to live stream
The documentary in seven parts will be released by YouTube originals starting on March 31. Check here to watch the documentary after it releases on every Wednesday.
Catch the teaser here: