K-pop song by boy band EXO added to the Dubai Fountain’s playlist

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Exo members posing for pictures infront of the Dubai Fountain. (AN photo by Nouf Al-Himiary)
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Exo members watching the Dubai Fountain show of their song Power. (AN photo by Nouf Al-Himiary)
Updated 17 January 2018
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K-pop song by boy band EXO added to the Dubai Fountain’s playlist

DUBAI: The Dubai Fountain, the tallest performing fountain in the world, has added a song of K-pop boy band EXO to its playlist which premiered today with the Korean boy band members in attendance.
The song chosen is “Power,” and it marks the first time that the Dubai Fountain has added a K-pop artist to its hugely popular repertoire.
EXO made their debut on the K-pop scene in 2012 and have enjoyed phenomenal success as a boy band in Korea as well as across Asia, selling millions of records. The song “Power” is EXO’s newest hit, released in September 2017.
The event was attended by EXO members, and it witnessed by a huge international turnout that included key media representatives from the UAE, GCC, China, and South Korea, and influencers and fans coming together for these artists.
K-pop is a growing genre of music around the world, especially in the Middle East, but the artists were caught off guard by their own fame in the region.
EXO members told Arab News: “We were surprised by the number of fans that came to receive us at the airport, and we’re more surprised to hear that our music is popular in the region. We definitely would like to plan out performances and concerts in Dubai and other cities in the region.”
Ahmad Al Falasi, executive director of group operations at Emaar Properties, said: “Dubai is home to over 200 nationalities and serves as a vibrant business and leisure hub. Our goal with the Dubai Fountain, one of the most-visited attractions, is to engage every visitor and offer them a memorable time through spectacular performances set to world-famous songs. Given the popularity of K-pop, ‘Power’ served as a perfect fit.”
The fountain show commenced at 5:30 p.m., and fans cheered at the top of their lungs to the beats of “Power” with the rhythmic swaying of the fountain delighted all in attendance.
One of the young fans holding cutouts of the band members told Arab News: “I feel crazy, I never thought I’d see EXO members in Dubai. I memorized all fan chants before coming.”


Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

Updated 21 July 2019
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Ali called Marvel about ‘Blade’ after ‘Green Book’ win

  • After winning his second Academy Award for “Green Book” earlier this year, Ali set up a meeting with the superhero studio
  • Within 10 minutes, Ali asked what was happening with “Blade” and said he wanted to play him

SAN DIEGO: Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and “Blade.” Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says right after winning his second Academy Award for “Green Book” earlier this year, Ali set up a meeting with the superhero studio.
Within 10 minutes, Ali asked what was happening with “Blade” and said he wanted to play him.
Wesley Snipes played the half-vampire in three films for New Line Cinema and in a recent cameo in “What We Do in the Shadows.”
Although there were rumors that Snipes would return over the years, nothing had officially progressed with the property on the big screen since the rights reverted to Marvel Studios in 2012.