India’s trailblazing K-pop artist, Sriya Lenka has recently shared her exhilaration upon joining the multi-ethnic K-pop girl group, Blackswan. The group, comprised of talented members from diverse backgrounds, is currently enjoying the success of its new single album, ‘That Karma.’
Sriya Lenka expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to finally share ‘That Karma’ and make our comeback. This album signifies our growth as a group, and we have poured our hearts and souls into creating something fresh and unique for our dedicated fans. We cannot wait for everyone to listen to it and witness what we have in store.”
Blackswan showcases a captivating lineup featuring Sriya Lenka, Gabi (Gabriela Strassburger Dalcin) hailing from Germany and Brazil, who mesmerized audiences with her beauty and stage presence during performances in India earlier this year, and NVee (Florence Alena Smith) from the US, renowned as the group’s main vocalist who astounded with her exceptional vocal skills at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Odisha Hockey World Cup. Additionally, Fatou (Samba Fatou Diouf) from Belgium, the group’s main rapper, released her solo hip-hop album in August 2022.
This comeback marks Blackswan’s return after a year and a half since their last album, ‘Close to Me,’ released in October 2021. Sriya Lenka takes on the role of the group’s lead vocalist and main dancer, injecting a fresh and dynamic energy into Blackswan. Her incredible talent and recognition from prestigious global brands such as Google India, Coke Studio, and Skybags add a new dimension to the group, further elevating their artistic prowess.
Who is Sriya Lenka?
Sriya Lenka is an Indian singer and dancer who is best known for being the fifth member of the South Korean girl group Blackswan. She was born in 2003 in Rourkela, Odisha, India. She has been interested in music and dance since she was a child. She started learning classical dance at the age of 4 and hip-hop dance at the age of 12. She also participated in various dance competitions and won several awards.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdown, Lenka decided to pursue her dream of becoming a K-pop star. She started learning Korean and practicing her singing and dancing skills. She also started uploading dance covers on YouTube. In December 2021, she was selected to join Blackswan through a global audition program. She made her debut with the group in February 2022.
Lenka is the first Indian K-pop star. She is an inspiration to many young people in India who dream of pursuing a career in music and dance. She is also a role model for young women who want to break stereotypes and achieve their dreams.