In 2017, the world of K-pop is more exciting than ever with no telling who might take over and conquer the scene at any minute. Billboard is now looking to give a spotlight to acts and different kinds of K-pop artists to learn more about their ambitions, what makes them tick and why they deserve your attention.
Above, get to know ASTRO, the rising boy band under Fantiago Entertainment (home to HelloVenus and 5urprise, a slew of famous actors, and I.O.I members Yoojung and Doyeon) who already have three entries on Billboard‘s World Albums chart. We identified the sextet as one of the best rookie acts of 2016 and now it’s time to get to know them a little better. Billboard up with ASTRO shortly before the last stop of their Asia showcase in Singapore with MyMusicTaste.
Watch as ASTRO tell us about their goals for 2017, concepts they’re dying to show fans, what advice they’d give their former selves and more in our intimate video interview above.
As a bonus, watch ASTRO play a game of “How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?” to find out if the guys know JinJin’s favorite drama or what girl group dance Sanha pulls off the best.
Additional reporting by Stacy Nam