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aespa is a 4 member South Korean girl group under SM Entertainment. aespa, a combination of “ae”, which stands for “Avatar and Experience” and “aspect” meaning “two-sidedness”, symbolizes “meeting of another self and experiencing a new world” and consists of four real members Karina, Winter, Giselle, and NingNing along with avatar members of each.

The group made their highly-anticipated debut in November 2020 with single ‘Black Mamba’, which gained traction worldwide within just days of its release. The music video surpassed 21 million views in the first 24 hours of its release, and became the fastest debut music video to surpass 100 million views in the history of K-pop.

In February, aespa released Forever, a remake of the popular Korean 2000s song of the same title, followed by a new single Next Level in May, which received enthusiastic response immediately upon release. The music video surpassed 50 million views in just 3 days, breaking self-record they set with Black Mamba. Next Level also debuted at No. 1 on Korean and international music charts in addition to reaching No. 3 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart.

aespa continues to receive global attention for their unique worldview of “meeting avatars, the alter ego of themselves, and experiencing a new world”, a story that’s told through their music. Their just-released single ‘Next Level’ is about going on an adventure to ‘KWANGYA’ to find Black Mamba, a villain that is disturbing the SYNK between aespa and ‘ae’ members, throwing the world into chaos.

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