aespa’s “Black Mamba” has topped the chart of SBS’ Inkigayo.
In an episode aired on the 17th, Rain’s “Switch to Me”(duet with JYP), KyoungSeo’s “Shiny Star”, and aespa’s “Black Mamba” competed as top candidates.
Rain has made a comeback in three years with his former mentor, Park Jin Young. The song “Switch to Me” received great attention even before its release. The addictive melody and the dance the duo’s dance are something to watch out for. They incorporated some of the most popular dance moves from the 90s, including the ‘Running Man’ dance.
Rookie singer KyoungSeo’s “Shiny Star (2020)” is a remake of the song which Yang Jung Seung sang back in 2010. Born in 1999, the singer is planning to graduate from Seoul National University of Arts with a degree in practical music. He was a runner-up from the audition program Vocal Play: Campus Music Olympiad and is a rookie who made his debut after releasing a single album in November last year. He already has been nominated for the top spots with high music scores, even without special promotional activities.
aespa is a four-member girl group composed of Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning. As the new group of SM Entertainment four years after NCT, the group’s name aespa is a combination of ‘ae of Avatar x Experience’ and the word ‘aspect’. Their debut song “Black Mamba” is a song with a catchy chorus that sounds like a spell chant. They illustrated a universe in which the Black Mamba is blocking aespa from connecting to their avatars.
Their music video surpassed 100 million views in the shortest period amongst K-Pop Debut Music Videos, and the group won their first rookie award at the Gaon Chart Music Awards.
The No. 1 trophy of Inkigayo went to aespa, as the MCs announced that they will deliver the trophy to them.