Vietnamese singer creates buzz in South Korea

By Tan Cao   September 21, 2023 | 02:41 am PT
Singer Hanbin received acclaim for his performance at his K-pop boy group TEMPEST’s comeback showcase in Seoul, presenting the group’s new single.
Vietnamese singer Hanbin. Photo from TEMPESTs Twitter

Vietnamese singer Hanbin. Photo from TEMPEST's Twitter

The Vietnamese artist and his six bandmates held their showcase Wednesday to present their new single "Into the Storm."

Footage of his performance has garnered tens of thousands of interactions from the public audience on various South Korean news outlets and social media platforms.

Hanbin said during the Q&A section that he wanted to hold more tours with his bandmates in the future, and wanted his home country Vietnam to be one of the stops of the tours.

"I can go everywhere as long as you [fans] are there," he said.

The group also promised to bring the fans more interesting experiences in the future.

Born Ngo Ngoc Hung in the northern Yen Bai province, Hanbin gained attention with his attendance in the South Korean reality show "I-Land," produced by boy group BTS’ management agency Big Hit Entertainment, in 2020.

He then signed a contract with Yuehua Entertainment and debuted in the K-pop idol group TEMPEST in 2022.

Prior to his debut in South Korean, Hanbin was active as a dancer in Vietnam and well-known for his skills. His dance group C.A.C won the Vietnam K-pop Random Dance competition in 2018.

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