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Indian K-pop Idol Aria Says BTS Inspired Her To Debut In The Genre

Aria reacted to the debate on if she is the first or the second Indian K-pop idol. She also spoke about how BTS music videos inspired her to debut in the genre.

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Anjali Negi
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Indian K-pop idol Aria recently opened up on her journey from a common girl in Kerala to becoming a K-pop idol in South Korea. The rapper revealed she first got to know about K-pop after watching a music video of the global boy band BTS. She was afterwards intrigued by the new musical style she had been exposed to and eventually went on to become a K-pop star herself. 

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Aria said, after viewing a music video of the South Korean sensation BTS, she got to know about the genre of K-pop. The unique style of the group intrigued her. Later, she dived deep into the genre and eventually succeeded to debut in a K-pop group. 

Weighing in on the debate of if she is the first or the second Indian K-pop idol to debut. The Who Am I singer urged people to quit attempting to stir up conflict between two dedicated people who are achieving their ambitions. The other Indian Korean artist is Sriya from BLACKSWAN. 


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Aria hails from Kerala and belongs to a South-Indian family. Before making her debut in the K-pop industry, she worked as a child actor in the Malayalam-language film titled Melvilasom (The Address). She played the role of Ammu in the movie. In 2022, she joined GBK Entertainment as a trainee to become a Korean artist.

Later, the agency revealed Aria as one of the five selected members of an upcoming girl group named MEP-C. They also unveiled that she is of Indian origin, but due to some reasons, she decided to quit the group in 2023. However, she was introduced to the girl group X:IN on March 8, 2023, as the final member. Soon after, she went viral for her looks and received a warm welcome from her Korean fans. 

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