18-year-old Odisha girl Shreya Lenka becomes first K-Pop star from India

New Delhi: 

Youth today is crazy about K-Pop and K-Drama. The Korean industry is definitely winning millions of hearts and almost everyone goes gaga over it. Now, one of the most exciting and proud news is coming up for the ‘K’ fans from Odisha. 18-year-old pop artiste, Sherya Lenka has brought glory to Odisha as well as India by making it to ‘Blackswan’, an immensely popular South Korean K-pop girl group.

Having Lenka in its band, ‘Blackswan’, the heartthrob among youngsters, has its first-ever India star. Lenka and Gabriela Dalcin are the 5th and 6th members of the K-pop girl group, announced DR Music, the promoter of Blackswan on Thursday. 

Blackswan held global auditions starting May 2021 to select a new member after Hyemi’s exit from the group left one spot open. 

“Sriya and Gabi were finally selected as members of Blackswan after participating in the global audition program for the last 6 months. With their debut, we will be back with the new Blackswan,” the label announced. Gabriela Dalcin and Shreya Lenka moved to South Korea after reaching the final round of auditions. Over a period of several weeks, they reportedly underwent rigorous training in standard vocal, dance and rap, as well as musical instruments.

Formed in 2020 by DR Music, Blackswan consists of Youngheun, Fatou, Judy, Leia. Lenka and Dalcin will join as the group’s fifth and sixth members.


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