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Exo big fans of Taiwanese pop diva A-Mei: TTV

Exo big fans of Taiwanese pop diva A-Mei: TTV

Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) One fact about the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo is that it chased stars while being chased by local fans in Taiwan, according to the band's local host. Taiwanese pop diva A-Mei was one of the stars the members of Exo took a fancy to, rushing to her personal lounge at Taipei Arena right after a recording there Jan. 5 for a Lunar New Year TV show, in a desire to meet her, according to Taiwan Television Enterprise Ltd. (TTV). The 12 South Korean and Chinese band members, who range in age from 19-23, presented A-Mei with autographed copies of their albums and asked for a group picture with her, TTV said. Exo member Kris said he was thrilled to be able to meet A-Mei as he had been listening to her songs since he was small. "I like her very much," he said. At Taipei Arena, the 12 young men also focused their attention on popular TV host Chang Hsiao-yen, complimenting her on her excellent work, according to the TTV, which had invited Exo to visit Taiwan Jan. 5-6. Meanwhile, Taiwanese fans went wild over Exo, screaming at the top of their lungs at Taipei Arena during a pre-recording Jan. 5 for TTV's "Super Star" show. The fans' screams were loud enough almost to blow the roof off Taipei Arena, according to TTV. Formed in 2011, the South Korea-based band has released albums in both Korean and Chinese. The band's debut studio album "XOXO" became South Korea's best-selling album in more than a decade, selling over a million copies. TTV said its "Super Star" Lunar New Year special, produced at a cost of close to NT$40 million (US$1.33 million), will feature 29 groups and solo entertainers, including pop singers A-Mei and Jam Hsiao. The members of Exo are the only South Koreans to take part in this year's show. Now in its fifth year, the program will be aired Jan. 30 on TTV channel in Taiwan and in more 200 other places across the globe. (By Hsu Hui and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-03-06 10:39 GMT+08:00