K-Pop group B.I.G release song in Arabic about the coronavirus pandemic

The upbeat and anthemic 'Corona Song' aims to empower and give hope to those grappling with the outbreak.

BIG performed at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi in November. Courtesy Korean Cultural Center
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K-pop group B.I.G have released a song about the coronavirus pandemic; and it's in Arabic.

The lyrics of the upbeat and anthemic Corona Song tell people to stay strong and have faith that a world without Covid-19 will return.

A 35-second excerpt on YouTube shows the group writing and recording the tune.

In addition to B.I.G, GH Entertainment’s other artists participated in the project and have sung the song in a total of six different languages.

Girl group 3YE released English and Spanish versions of the Corona Song, while soloists Soya, Kang Tae-kang, and Louis Choi covered it in Japanese, Chinese and German.

All the artists got together to sing a Korean version as well.

This isn’t the first time B.I.G, which is an acronym for Boys in Groove, have brought the Arabic language to the popular genre.

Before the band performed in Abu Dhabi in November, they released two versions of their song Illusion, one in Korean and the other in Arabic.

The move made them the first group to sing a K-pop song in Arabic.

Their covers of Arabic songs, which includes Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi's Boshret Kheir, have become immensely popular, raking in close to a million views. They've also taken on hits such as La Bezzaf by former Arab boy band The5, and Lm3allem by Saad Lamjarred.