13–19 April: 6 Pop Culture Moments You May Have Missed This Week

Nanon and NCT’s Ten in Singapore, and the major moments from Coachella 2024
Nanon at the Coach Play Shophouse in Singapore. Photo: Coach

Each week, GRAZIA Singapore brings you the latest happenings in pop culture. This week, we share more about the key performances from Weekend One from Coachella 2024, and the top Thai celebrities that have paid visits to our sunny shores. A local singer-songwriter and GRAZIA Girl also dropped a brand single this morning.

Ahead, your weekly roundup of the top five pop culture moments this week. 

Coachella Weekend 1

In case you’ve been completely removed from the internet for the last week, the first weekend of Coachella took place from 12–14 April. Beyond the runway of the Coachella desert with over-the-top outfits and elaborate makeup looks, this year’s stages provided some pretty unforgettable moments. No Doubt, the rock band formed in Anaheim in the ‘90s, reunited on the Coachella stage, delivering what some netizens are calling the “best set” from this year’s festival (so far).

On the other end of the spectrum though, was K-pop girl group Le Sserafim. The quintet, who steadily gained a global presence in and outside of the music world—the group are global ambassadors for Louis Vuitton—, performed some of their top hits, including ‘Antifragile’ and ‘Unforgiven’. However, festivalgoers and netizens alike were unimpressed by their performance, which did not showcase the girls’s vocal talents. The HYBE girl group’s Instagram account has since been flooded with comments from their fans, aka Fearnots, encouraging the idols to improve on their vocal skills and techniques.

Ten At Saint Laurent’s Paragon Store Opening

Just yesterday, Singapore saw the store opening of a new Saint Laurent retail space. Located in Paragon Shopping Centre in Orchard, the opening event was graced by the presence of NCT’s Ten. The Thai singer, who made his debut in the K-pop scene at age 20, recently released his eponymous first solo album this year. Prior to arriving in Singapore, the star was spotted at Incheon International Airport in a full Saint Laurent look, as well as the Rive Gauche Bowling Tote. At Paragon, fans lined up to catch a peek of Ten, as he explored the new store in a sleek, full-black look.

Nanon At The Coach Play Shophouse In Singapore

From left: Sonia Chew, Glenn Yong, Nanon, Chen Yixin and Mae Tan at the Coach Play Shophouse in Singapore. Photo: Coach

This week was also the first anniversary of the Coach Play Shophouse on Keong Saik Road. To commemorate this occasion and celebrate the launch of the Coach Tabby Shop was Nanon Korapat. The model, actor and singer, hailing from Bangkok, arrived in Singapore, and he even played a round of ‘This or That’ with GRAZIA Singapore. Nanon’s ties with Coach have only grown in recent months, having been invited to the opening of Coach’s concept store at The Exchange (TRX) in Kuala Lumpur earlier in February. Of course, the Coach Play Shophouse event was also attended by many local celebrities, including Glenn Yong, Sonia Chew and Mae Tan.

Iman Fandi’s New Single ‘Leave You On Read’

Iman Fandi’s ‘Leave You On Read’. Photo: Universal Music Singapore

Singapore’s very own Iman Fandi , the pop princess and GRAZIA Girl from our November 2023 issue already recognised for her work as an actress and model is taking her singing career to greater heights. The 23-year-old star, who made her music debut back in 2021, released her latest single ‘Leave You On Read’ today ahead of her upcoming album release. A message to herself (and other lovelorn folks out there), ‘Leave You On Read’ is a pop anthem of self-empowerment and strength; a reminder that sometimes the best thing to do for love is to prioritise and love yourself, first. Channelling the energy of a “princess off-duty” in the song’s visualiser, Iman’s full pink, hyper-feminine outfit is one of her best, yet.

Eric Nam’s New Role in Aang: The Last Airbender

American singer and TV personality Eric Nam has landed a major movie gig! The South Korea-based star will be the voice of Aang, the leading character in the upcoming Aang: The Last Airbender film that is set to be released late 2025. The animated movie will follow the original characters from the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, as adults. In addition to Eric’s role as the titular character, Dave Bautista from the Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise will voice a villain, though many other details regarding the film remain shrouded in mystery.

Super Junior Is Coming To Singapore

Veteran K-pop boy group Super Junior is coming to Singapore for their 2024 Super Junior Super Show Spin-off: Halftime Asia Tour. The group, currently comprised of nine active members, will take the stage at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 14 July. Aside from Singapore, Super Junior will be making seven other stops in Asia, including Seoul, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Though ticket prices and booking details remain unknown, the group, which made its debut almost two decades ago, is still set to draw a large crowd to its one-night show in Singapore.

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