With the constant push to go viral, the world has made itself a breeding ground for new celebrities and influencers. People now have to be more fresh, creative, and appealing to really reach that “celebrity status.” Fortunately, that’s exactly what the new global pop group Now United is!
Made up of 14 members from 14 different countries around the world, Now United is a group that’s changing the worldwide entertainment industry. Haven’t heard of them yet? We have got you covered! Below are 6 facts about Now United that are sure to turn you into instant fans.
6 Facts about Global Pop Group ‘Now United’ that Will Turn You into a Fan
6. The Philippines’ very own Bailey May is one of the 14 members!
Have you ever wondered where this PBB-singer-dancer half Brit-half Pinoy starlet disappeared to? Well, he was recruited to becoming a part of this international group. Unfortunately for his local fans, this means that Bailey will continue to be in and out of the country as he continues to perform with and promote Now United all over the world.
Oh, and if you haven’t heard yet, BaiLona (Bailey’s love team with Ylona Garcia) has long been over! Bailey shared that they’ve gone their separate ways career-wise, with him being in Now United and Ylona working on various local projects. Rest in peace, our BaiLona hearts! </3
5. They’re all still so young!
Now United is such a fresh idea that it’s no surprise that all of the members are young and fresh-faced, as well. Ranging from 15 to 21 years old, Now United is really living the teenage popstar dream of getting to travel the world and meet new people while doing what they love– performing.
4. They’re from all around the world.
We mentioned that they’re a global pop group, but what does that really mean? Other than having fans in many countries all over the world, each member of Now United actually comes from a different country! There’s Sofya from Russia, Bailey from the Philippines, Any from Brazil, Sina from Germany, Josh from Canada, Noah from the USA, Hina from Japan, Krystian from China, Heyoon from Korea, and the list goes on! This means that the group is full of different personalities, cultures, and physical features. Yay for diversity and representation! :-)
3. They had to go through a boot camp before being selected for the group.
That sounds like a talent reality show, doesn’t it? A few representatives from various countries were sent to LA, where they all “competed” for a spot in Now United through a week-long boot camp where everyone trained in dancing and singing. After the delegates completed the boot camp, one person from each country was selected to be a part of Now United.
Additional fun fact: the Philippines originally sent Star Magic stars Ylona Garcia, AC Bonifacio, and Jane de Leon in addition to Bailey May to the boot camp in LA.
2. Not all of them started out famous before joining Now United.
Our Philippine delegates already had blossoming careers back home, but the same wasn’t true for all the delegates in the Now United boot camp. Some members may have loved dancing and performing before, but were just regular students prior to joining the group. Isn’t that cool?
1. They are managed by Simon Fuller, who has managed global stars like the Spice Girls!
If you think the name “Simon Fuller” sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it in the beginning credits of shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance?. He created the Idol franchise and is the executive producer of similar shows to that! He has also managed stars like the Spice Girls, Steven Taylor, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, and more. He first came up with the idea of Now United because he wanted to find a pop group that would be able to reach people from all around the world.
Now United is a group that aims to spread love and acceptance all over the world. Being a multi-nationality group, they’ve been trying to incorporate various elements of their local music into Now United’s songs. With their pop-y and dance-y music, you’ll soon find yourself grooving along with the rest of the “Uniters.” Did you get to catch any of their gigs when they were here in Manila? Let us know in the comments below!