Kep1er’s Kim Chae-hyun says aespa reached out to celebrate her debut

"They’re so busy that I haven’t been able to see them recently"

Girls On Top officially release first-ever single ‘Step Back’

The song is now available on all major streaming platforms

NCT, IU and aespa are the most popular K-pop acts among Korean youth

IU's 'Celebrity' is also the most popular song of 2021 across all demographics

aespa reflect on their “unreal” 2021: “It takes a little time for everything to start kicking in”

The K-pop sensations look back at a wildly successful year, with two viral singles, a hit mini-album and accolades aplenty

SM Entertainment launches new female supergroup Girls On Top

Featuring BoA and members of Girls’ Generations, Red Velvet and aespa

The 25 best Asian albums of 2021

Political pop, meditative folk, apocalyptic experimentation, playful hip-hop – here are the releases we loved this year

Spotify names aespa’s ‘Next Level’ as the best K-pop song of 2021

The list also included hits by ITZY, TWICE, NCT Dream and more

Listen to aespa’s electrifying remake of S.E.S.’s ‘Dreams Come True’

The quartet breathe new life into the hit 1998 track

The 25 best K-pop songs of 2021

This year, K-pop continued to bring their A-game – and even took things to the next level

BTS, IU, aespa and ENHYPEN lead winners at 2021 MAMA

BTS took home nine awards and became the first act to win every top prize for a third time