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Meet Kpop’s Newest Mega Group Girls on Top

Korean girl group Girls on Top, also known as GOT the beat, is SM Entertainment’s newest attempt at creating a star powered group. The group consists of BoA, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon of Girl’s Generation, Seulgi and Wendy of Red Velvet, and Karina and Winter of AESPA. If you’re not a Kpop fan just know that these girls are some of the best of the best in the industry. While these seven women were chosen to debut the group first, SM Entertainment plans to have this group rotate idols in and out of the group.

SM Entertainment is no stranger to supergroups as in 2019 the company debuted SuperM, a group of the same concept but features the company’s biggest male idols. SuperM had an incredibly successful debut and attempted to break into the American market by appearing on American television and promoting in the states. However, Girls on Top debuted in a world now in a global pandemic, and most of touring and promotions being stopped or held virtually. However, the group has been able to combine dedicated and new fans to create a fiery debut.

Girls on Top debuted with “Step Back” and as of February 2, 2022, it has gained 51 million views on Youtube. The track is bass-heavy and features one of the most catchiest pre-choruses in music. However, the group has seen a bit of scrutiny for the lyrics. The song is about a woman defending her man and telling this other woman to, quite literally, step back. Honestly, as a fan I am a bit disappointed in the message. A company has gathered these incredibly women and you make them sing about a man who can’t defend himself? The individual groups have futuristic sounds, feminist and huge anthems and this is what you give them to debut.

However, I will be keeping up with Girls on Top as I am a huge fan of Seulgi and Red Velvet. I truly hope SM gives these women more meaningful songs and does not waste their potential. If SuperM can have powerful anthems so can Girls on Top.

Hi everyone! I'm Alysa and I am the Campus Correspondent for HC Pace NYC. I am majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Sociology & Anthropology and Arts & Entertainment Management. Within my articles you can find everything I love to write including, pop culture, sports, politics, and my personal NYC experiences! Feel free to connect with me on my socials!
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