aespa Became the 1st K-pop Girl Group to Perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The members of aespa pose during rehearsal for the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®

On Nov. 25, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City. During the famous parade, GISELLE, WINTER, KARINA, and NINGNING of the K-pop group aespa performed. This made aespa the second K-pop group and the first K-pop girl group to ever perform in the popular Thanksgiving event.

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aespa performed ‘Savage’ during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in NYC on Thanksgiving. The parade is televised and features floats, balloons, and performances.

For the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, aespa, Carrie Underwood, Jon Batiste, Kristin Chenoweth, Kim Petras, Jordan Fisher, Andy Grammer, Nelly, Mickey Guyton, Foreigner, Jimmie Allen, Tauren Wells, Girls5eva, Darren Criss, Chris Lane, Rob Thomas, Kelly Rowland, Zoe Wees, and Tai Verdes performed.

The parade also featured the cast of Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues hosts Steve, Joe, and Josh.

aespa here in Times Square, NYC!
 
Share your favorite lyrics from aespa’s songs on @Spotify !
 
https://t.co/9OOIJcVqjm
 #aespa #Savage#SpotifyLyrics@SpotifyKR @noteable @spotifyartists pic.twitter.com/PeiLc26x8i

— aespa (@aespa_official) November 24, 2021

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aespa performed ‘Savage’ in the Thanksgiving parade

On Oct. 5, aespa released their first EP, Savage. The EP features six tracks: “Aenergy,” “Savage,” “I’ll Make You Cry,” “Yeppi Yeppi,” “Iconic,” and “Lucid Dream.” The EP reached No. 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“Savage” is the EP’s lead single, and the K-pop group performed the song at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For the event, GISELLE, WINTER, KARINA, and NINGNING appeared on Olay’s “Her Future is STEM-sational” float.

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According to Macy’s, the float “celebrates & inspires” women of all ages “to shoot for the stars in pursuing opportunities, studies & careers in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM).”

With their performance of “Savage,” aespa became the first K-pop girl group to ever perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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In 2019, NCT 127 performed “Highway to Heaven” during the parade, making history as the first K-pop group to ever perform at the event.

Both NCT 127 and aespa debuted with the entertainment company SM Entertainment.

The K-pop group debuted in 2020

GISELLE, WINTER, KARINA, and NINGNING debuted with SM Entertainment as aespa in 2020. The band’s name combines “ae” (Avatar and Experience) with

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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