Ellen Dances The ‘Jop’ With New K-Pop Boy Band SuperM

K-pop group SuperM are making their world television debut today (Oct. 9) on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The seven-member group performed their new single “Jopping”, but before they hit the stage, they had some important business to take care of.

The Korean pop singers — Baekhyun, Kai, Taemin, Taeyong, Mark, Ten and Lucas — had to teach Ellen how to “jop.”

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“You have to tell me what ‘jopping’ means,” Ellen asked the group. Kai then got up to demonstrate the “jumping and popping” dance move.

Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

The group mates convinced the TV host to try the move herself. “You have to try it once,” they begged. Ellen cracked a joke about popping something else.

“I’m gonna pull a muscle,” Ellen joked before joining SuperM as they all “jopped” together.

During the interview, the popular boy band talked about being referred to as the “Avengers of K-pop.”

Mark explained, “There was a time where we were called the ‘Avengers of K-pop’ and so we wanted to kind of like bring the fans together and use the word from the actual movie and we actually came up with: ‘If I say ‘Super M’ they all say ‘Super M assemble.'”

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The guys once tested it out in front of their fans but “it didn’t look like they quite liked it,” said Mark.

Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Ellen switched gears and made sure she asked one very important question: “I need to know for the world: Are you all single?” Mark responded, “Wait, why are you always curious about this?” to which Ellen explained, “It’s my job.”

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To conclude their appearance on the show, SuperM brought Ellen a very special gift.

“We know that you’re a great supporter for gorillas in Africa and so we actually brought you a little something,” said Mark. Out came Andy Zenor, a producer on the “Ellen Show”, with a $50,000 donation cheque for the Ellen Fund to support global conservation efforts for endangered species.

Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

SuperM is the newest K-pop group to enter the North American music industry. They were created by SM Entertainment, a Korean management company contributing to the K-pop movement, by assembling the members from other, well-established K-pop boy bands.

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