16–22 March: Pop Culture Moments You Missed This Week

From Aespa's performance at the MLB Seoul Series to Bright's surprise footage of the Calvin Klein campaign, here's what you need to know
From Aespa's MLB Seoul Series performance to Bright's BTS footage of the Calvin Klein campaign, here are the pop culture moments of the week
Photo: Instagram / @aespa_official

Let’s be real: no one has enough time in the world to catch all the news that flies by these days. And while social media is great at keeping us connected, it can sometimes get a little overwhelming. After all, most of us are already swamped with work, scheduling meet-ups with friends and spending quality time with our family and loved ones. 

So here, GRAZIA Singapore offers a selection of the top pop culture updates we gathered from the week, so you don’t have to. From upcoming performances in town to the must-know news from our favourite Asian celebrities, keep reading to see what you missed this week.

Stray Kids And IVE To Take Over Lollapalooza 

Chicago-based music festival Lollapalooza just announced its lineup for its 2024 edition, running this year from August 1–4. This year, not one but two K-pop acts will be performing at one of the US’s longest running music festivals. Stray Kids and IVE will take the stage in Illinois, alongside other major players in the music industry—yet another indicator that the Hallyu Wave is still going strong. Festival goers can expect to see SZA, Tyla (cue Tiktok-viral Water), The Killers and Tyler, The Creator. It’s time to start preparing your festival wardrobe, stat.

BabyMonster In Singapore

It’s been a great year for K-pop fans. With so many acts—IVE, ITZY, Cha Eun-woo and SHINee, just to name a few—visiting Singapore to perform here, we can almost hear our wallets’s screams. But wait, there’s another group that will be gracing our sunny shores. YG’s rookie girl group BabyMonster, who just made their debut in 2023 with Batter Up, will be going on their first fanmeet tour this year. Just this week, the seven-member group announced that they will be taking their See You There fanmeet to five cities in Asia, with our little island being the third stop. While the timeline for the event is still unclear, fans can look forward to the group’s first mini album, with the upcoming title track ‘Sheesh’.

Baifern’s First Loewe Appearance At Crafted World

@loewe #BaifernBah & #TayTawan attending the opening event of our #LOEWE ♬ original sound – LOEWE

On 17 March, Loewe just welcomed a new global brand ambassador to the house. The celebrity in question was none other than Thai actress and model Baifern, aka Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul, the star of The Tale of Ylang Ylang and The Con-Heartist. And to celebrate the opening of the Spanish label’s Crafted World exhibition in Shanghai, the 31-year-old made her first official appearance with Loewe, alongside Thai actor Tay Tawan.

Aespa Performs At MLB World Tour Seoul Series 2024

The start of the baseball season has been full of drama. The K-pop world’s favourite metaverse quintet Aespa performed on 20 March at the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Tour Seoul Series 2024. Karina, Winter, Ningning and Giselle performed a special rendition of their hits ‘Next Level’ and ‘Drama’, complete with new dance formations and a drum line to match the occasion. The MLB World Tour, which was originally established to bring greater global attention to the riveting world of baseball, is set to continue in Mexico City, London and the Dominican Republic this year.

Bright Drops Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Calvin Klein Campaign

Just in case you hadn’t heard, Bright Vachirawit (along with GOT7’s Mark Tuan, and Thai actress Davika Hoorne) starred in Calvin Klein’s Spring 2024 campaign that was released last week. Decked out in classic denim pieces from the brand, Bright channelled youthful modernity in the campaign images. But the F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers star knew we wanted more. Flaunting his striking good looks (as he should), he took to his Instagram account to post an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the campaign shoot.