Seoul Names Subway Station After K-Pop Giant, SM Entertainment
The company is home to aespa, NCT, Red Velvet, EXO and more.
Seoul Forest station, located in Seongdong-gu, has now been renamed Seoul Forest (SM Town) due to SM’s newly opened headquarters located near Exit 5 of the station. The new name was officially announced despite all residents of the area having voted against the change.
For those unfamiliar, SM Entertainment is home to some of K-pop’s buzziest names including aespa, NCT, Red Velvet and EXO. Founded by Lee Soo-man in 1995, the company has been one of the key pioneers of the K-pop industry with notable acts such as Girls’ Generation, TVXQ and Super Junior.
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