aespa Joins the Lineup for This Year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

aespa Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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aespa will be performing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York this coming 25th as the first K-pop girl group to be named on this list.

Marking its 95th anniversary this year, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the biggest Thanksgiving festivals in the world, presented by the U.S.-based department store chain Macy’s.


On November 1st, Macy’s posted an official performance lineup for its 2021 Thanksgiving festival. They introduced the group to the public, saying, “One of South Korea’s most daring new K-pop acts, this all-female foursome is made up of Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning, who each have avatar counterparts that live in a virtual world. It’s a sci-fi concept that has helped them rack up 100 million YouTube views for their debut video, “Black Mamba.” The song also topped charts in 95 countries when it launched in November 2020. Plus, their debut EP, Savage, has made a big splash stateside, entering at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, which is the highest-ranking ever for a K-pop girl group’s debut on the U.S. album chart.”

This year’s event will feature talents such as American actor Darren Criss, best known for his work on the TV series Glee, and American musician Jon Batiste who wrote the original soundtrack for the Pixar film Soul.

The parade will be aired live on NBC.

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