We love how the Hallyu wave has also taken over the sports world lately. It wasn’t too long ago that BTS’ Jung Kook rocked the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a spectacular performance from Dreamers. Now another K-pop band, BLACKSWAN, has done the same. On January 11, 2023, BLACKSWAN performed in India at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Hockey World Cup, entertaining over 40,000 spectators at Barabati Stadium.
Hockey World Cup 2023 is witness to BLACKSWAN’s electric achievements
The girl group consists of four members: Fatou, Gabi, Sriya and new member NVee. The K-pop group performed some of their most popular songs, including “Tonight,” “Over & OVer,” and “Close To Me.” Their performance marked the first time K-pop band BLACKSWAN performed in India.
BLACKSWAN performed again at the 2023 Rourkela City Festival
After performing at the opening ceremony, BLACKSWAN performed again on the 14th at the 2023 Rourkela City Festival which took place alongside the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup. This festival will be held from January 14 to January 22 as part of this year’s hockey game . celebrations in Odisha.
BLACKSWAN’s India connection
For the inexperienced, the presence of Sriya, who hails from Odisha’s Jharsuguda, makes this K-pop band all the more special for Indians. Sriya, the first Indian to play in a k-pop band, is said to be a fan of Bollywood actress Disha Patani.
Earlier in the opening ceremony, Sriya had also expressed her excitement to be in India.
Sriya Lenka was selected by DR Music last year after an existing member of BLACKSWAN left the group. Sriya took the k-pop band from 4000 applications. This K-pop band recently had a new member named Alena Smith with the stage name NVee. She had previously acted in the movie Avatar: The Last of the Airbenders Part 1 as Liu.
The band was called Rania before being renamed BLACKSWAN in 2020. In 2021 they released their first single album as BLACKSWAN called Close To Me.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Question: Who are the members of the K-pop band BLACKSWAN?
Answer: Currently BLACKSWAN has four members: Sriya, Gabi, Fatou and NVee.
Q: Is Sriya from India?
Answer: Yes, Sriya Lenka is from Odisha, India.
Q: Who is the current leader of BLACKSWAN?
Answer: The current leader of BLACKSWAN is Fatou, who has been a member of the band since 2020.