It seems like GOT7 just cannot be stopped! Following news of the their long-awaited 2018 comeback in late February/early March, the seven-member K-pop outfit just made the huge announcement that they’ll be embarking on a world tour this year. The tour is set to kick off in May and the group will be hitting major cities in Europe, South America and North America, as well as stops in Bangkok, Macau, Taipei, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Singapore.
On 4 February, GOT7’s official YouTube account initially put up a video revealing the confirmed tour dates, only to take it down shortly after and uploaded a brand new trailer sans the dates. We’re not sure if it was a technical mishap, but we’ll let it slip right here…
Mark down your calendars for 4 August 2018!
No further details are revealed so far, but keep a lookout for updates from the folks at One Production. Meanwhile, check out the cinematic trailer above.
If there’s anyone who knows how to put on a good show, it’s Super Junior. Despite being four members down, it didn’t stop the K-pop veteran powerhouses from commanding a 7,500-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With explosive stage performances, cosplay mayhem and fan service at its maximum, there was hardly a dull moment during the three-hour show. Ahead, we pick out seven highlights of Super Show 7 in Singapore.
#1 When they gave us the ultimate princess treatment
“This is not a concert,” Leeteuk announced. “Tonight, it’s a reunion between the seven princes and all the princesses here.” Just hearing the last line made a few of us (and even Leeteuk himself) cringe a lil’, but we’d be lying to say we didn’t enjoy being treated like royalty throughout the show. The entire concert revolved around a rather The Great Gatsby-esque concept, peppered with interval VCRs that showcased the SJ boys looking dashing in their fine suits as they went on romantic escapades with their ‘princess’ – aka their beloved ELFs. Call us self-indulgent if you will, but we couldn’t help but feel like we were the leading lady in question at times (who wouldn’t?).
To make their fans feel even more adored, they even went the extra mile of preparing an extended stage that was able to reach the first row of the seating section. It’s not everyday that you get to be so upclose and personal with your favourite stars at such a huge venue, but SJ did just that. Who needs binoculars when you have oppa right in front you, amirite?
Super Junior knew exactly what fans want, and they delivered. All decked out in their sparkly jackets, they rolled through the first three songs of ‘Black Suit’, ‘Scene Stealer’ and ‘Mamacita’ effortlessly. Pausing to greet the crowd, the boys did their usual introductions as they slowly started taking off their jackets with a knowing grin. “Isn’t this too sexy?!” exclaimed the other members as Siwon not-so-unintentionally revealed his chiselled physique through his sweat-soaked shirt, much to the delight of all the fervent fangirls.
As much as we love Super Junior’s recent hits, there’s still a special spot in our hearts for the old-but-gold tracks of yesteryears. As if entering a K-pop time capsule, they launched into a string of unavoidable old-school throwbacks such as ‘It’s You’, ‘Mr. Simple’ and ‘Bonamana’. But what really stole the show for us was when they performed a rock version of their 2009 breakthrough smash ‘Sorry Sorry’, turning the concert into an all-out dance party.
When it comes to crazy cosplay action, nobody does it better than Super Junior. Avengers? Been there. Frozen? Done that. Just when we thought they’ve exhausted every fictional character imaginable, they took to the stage in full Power Rangers garb as they performed a comedic rendition of ‘Rokuko’. We couldn’t stop cracking up!
#5 When they appeared in Produce 101 uniforms
To say that we were surprised when the members came out donning school uniforms starkly similar to Produce 101 Season 2’s would be an understatement. Although we half-expected them to parody ‘Nayana’ (spoiler alert: they didn’t), they still gave us plenty of laughs with an entertaining performance of ‘Runaway’. “How many of you are students?” they asked, eliciting a chorus of screams as everyone – both the young and well… young at heart – raised their hands in response. To which the boys hilariously called ’em out for deceiving them.
#6 When the backup dancers took the spotlight
Backup dancers hardly ever get the opportunity to shine especially when it comes to big-scale concerts, but not for Super Junior’s dance team. Not only did they manage to fill the presence of the missing members with their charismatic moves, they were also given the chance to perform a dance medley of ‘U’, ‘Oppa Oppa’ and ‘Can You Feel It?’. After which, the group came out to show appreciation for the hard work of their dedicated crew.
“I can never forget 13 March 2010, the day I first met Singapore ELFS,” Leeteuk read out a heartfelt letter written for the fans with the instrumental for ‘Marry U’ aptly playing in the background. “Time has passed, but you guys are still by our side. We are forever grateful for your relentless support. We may not be perfect for you, but would you accept our proposal?” It wasn’t even a heartbeat later that Leeteuk’s ‘proposal’ was met with a resounding ‘yes’, before the rest of the members joined the leader onstage for ‘I Do’.
SS7 was no doubt, a super show indeed.
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Another day, another new meme taking over the Internet. The latest social media sensation that’s all the rage now is inspired by the iconic liner (“Oh well, karma’s a b***h”) on the TV series Riverdale, spawning a viral craze that sees netizens going from drab to fab in seconds with the Cryptex mashup of ‘Antique Gucci’ on blast. Talk about a glo-up!
Hello it is Friday and I am here with the latest Chinese meme: “karma’s a bitch”
While we patiently await for the actual Riverdale cast to jump on the bandwagon, we found a whole whack of other equally hilarious memes on the popular Dou Yin app (think of it as China’s answer to Musical.ly and Vine) that deserve the viral treatment just as much – compiled by Twitter user @mel_it_hing. Check out a handful of our favourites:
This runs a similar vein to the karma meme, featuring a bunch of guys playing around with a filter that distorts their facial features to make them appear ‘ugly’ while lip-syncing to a dialogue that translates to “as long as you’re handsome, you’ll have no problems wooing a girl”. Said man then transforms into a downright attractive dude in the blink of an eye. Voila!
Short people problems, anybody? This meme is a play on the height difference between someone with “short legs” and those with “long legs”, in which they compete in stretching out their legs on a flight of stairs. How adorable is this?
We’re pretty sure you’ve seen this one floating around your Facebook feed at some point of time. It starts off with the girls posing and flaunting their lustrous locks, before tucking them behind their ears to reveal their adorable chubby cheeks. We think they still look totally gorgeous though!
#4 Give and take
The “Give and Take Food” Meme I love this one so much cause I always love the different reactions of the people LOL pic.twitter.com/zYxA1RHKb5
We just can’t get enough of this hilarious meme, which involves someone giving a spoonful of their own food to the person across the table then scooping up an even bigger portion off the latter’s plate. Don’t you just enjoy watching all the different reactions?
Take a cue from this aww-inducing meme – walk up to a stranger and ask for a favour, get them to stretch out their arms and clasp their hands together, and off you go swooping into their embrace. Smooth or what?
Give these memes a try and show us how you fare by tagging us on Instagram!
Oh, Harry Styles. There are plenty of reasons why we love the Brit heartthrob – from his raspy yet powerful vocals, to his swoon-worthy good looks, right down to his impeccable style and love for Gucci suits. It doesn’t even matter if he’s having a moment with millennial pink or rocking obnoxious polka dots, there’s really nothing the ‘Sign Of The Times’ singer can’t pull off. So what better way to celebrate his 24th birthday than looking back at 24 of his most memorable style moments?
Who can resist Harry Styles in his now-signature floral suit? We loved his get-up during his last show here, but this just makes us even more curious what he’d be donning come 3 May 2018! Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out, but meanwhile, don’t forget to get your tickets to his upcoming gig at the Singapore Indoor Stadium – we’re predicting a solid lineup of performances and of course, more outfit changes for your visual pleasure.
Hundreds of our favourite artistes gathered in New York City’s prestigious Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammys this year. It was a night filled with jaw-dropping performances, moving speeches and shade-throwing moments. If you’ve missed it, check out our top 2018 Grammys highlights!
Kendrick Lamar Sets The Stage
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The night kicked off with an electrifying performance by Kendrick Lamar. Featuring special guests U2 and Dave Chappelle, Kendrick delivered a powerful, politically-charged performance of a multi-faceted medley that included some of his hit tracks from DAMN.
With explosive fireworks, thundering drums and uniformed dancers surrounding him, this performance stood out as, arguably, the best 2018 Grammy performance despite the uber-talented set list for the night. The rapper went on to win five Grammys: Best Rap Performance for ‘Humble’, Best Rap/Sung Performance for ‘Loyalty’ with Rihanna, Best Music Video for ‘Humble’, Best Rap Album for DAMN and Best Rap Song for ‘Humble’.
Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s Show-Stopping Collaboration
The fabulous duo delivered a phenomenal performance of their groovy hit ‘Finesse’, staying true to the vibrant aesthetic of their hit music video and leaving the audience wanting more.
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Bruno Mars eventually emerged as the man of the night as he brought home a slew of trophies. The talented hitmaker won all six awards for which he was nominated, even snatching the three most sought-after: Record of the Year for ’24K Magic’, Song of the Year for ‘That’s What I Like’ and Album of the Year for 24K Magic.
Kesha’s Passionate Performance
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The Grammys was a fantastic platform for musicians to show their support for the Time’s Up movement and Kesha seized this golden opportunity to raise awareness on the matter. The songstress, joined by notable singers such as Bebe Rexha, Cindi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and Camila Cabello, sang a soulful rendition of her chilling anthem ‘Praying’. Introducing the powerful performance, Janelle Monáe urged people to work together to end pay inequality, discrimination, harassment and abuse of power in a well-delivered speech.
Blue Ivy Wasn’t Impressed
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Despite all the excitement and talent on stage, Blue Ivy ended up being the talk of the town as she gestured to stop her folks Beyonce and Jay-Z from clapping during Camila Cabello’s speech. Girl knows some real tea!
The Barbados diva wowed the audience when she did the famous South African dance move ‘Gwara Gwara’, while heating up the stage with her smash hit, ‘Wild Thoughts’.
Alessia Cara’s Heartfelt Speech
The ‘Stay’ singer gave a touching speech after being awarded the coveted title of Best New Artist. “I’ve been pretending to win the Grammys since I was a kid in my shower,” she quipped, before adding on that “there are some incredible artistes out there making incredible music that deserve to be acknowledged”. The equally incredible singer then went on to encourage the audience to “support real music and real artistes because everyone deserves the same shot”.
Being up against notable artistes such as Sza and Khalid, however, had its drawbacks. Many took to social media to express their dismay on the chosen Grammys winners and Alessia was unfortunately targeted. The talented singer, however, didn’t succumb to the negativity and posted a strong statement defending herself against the haters. You go, girl!
The Sza Snub
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To everyone’s dismay, the soulful songbird was unable to secure any awards in spite of her spectacular performance of ‘Broken Clocks’ and her unofficial title as most-nominated artiste. Here’s hoping she’ll get the recognition she deserves for the 2019 Grammys…