James Reid's trip to South Korea sparks speculation about K-pop collabs

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James Reid met GOT7 member BamBam and singer Chancellor in South Korea in July 2022, as well as turned up at the office of Korean music label Starship Entertainment with actress Liza Soberano.
James Reid met GOT7 member BamBam and singer Chancellor in South Korea in July 2022, as well as turned up at the office of Korean music label Starship Entertainment with actress Liza Soberano.

James Reid is currently travelling in South Korea, amid rumors that he might be collaborating with artists in the country.

It appears that the Filipino-Australian actor-singer is there not merely for a vacation, as he's been seen with GOT7 member BamBam and singer Chancellor, as well as turned up at the office of Korean music label Starship Entertainment.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: James Reid attends Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
James Reid at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

A video was posted on Instagram by 천우 MARK (@porksterr), in which both BamBam and James Reid's hands are seen.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 23: BamBam of GOT7 attends a press conference for GOT7's New Mini Album 'GOT7' at VOCO Hotel Seoul on May 23, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
Is James Reid collaborating with BamBam? (Photo: The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)

It's not the first time Reid has been linked to boy band GOT7 – he had previously worn Mark Tuan's merchandise and collaborated with Jay B and ØZI for the song “Hello 2.0 (Legends Only)”.

In this Dec. 1, 2017, photo, members of South Korean boyband GOT7, from left, JB, BamBam and Mark speak during an interview before the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
GOT7 members (from left) Jay B, BamBam and Mark. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 23: GOT7 attends a press conference for GOT7's New Mini Album 'GOT7' at VOCO Hotel Seoul on May 23, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
GOT7's Mark, Jay B, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom at a press conference for GOT7's Mini Album 'GOT7' in Seoul on May 23, 2022. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)

As you know, Reid co-founded record label Careless Music. There was also excitement when Jeffrey Oh, CEO of Careless Music Philippines, shared a group photo featuring Reid and Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano at Korean music label Starship Entertainment.

Starship is home to K-pop groups MONSTA X and IVE.

Fans therefore speculated that Careless Music and Starship might embark on a collaboration.

Last but not least, Reid met Korean-American singer-songwriter Chancellor at his studio.

Chancellor is managed by Konnect Entertainment, which was founded by K-pop star Kang Daniel. Fans also anticipated the likelihood of a collab between Reid and Konnect.

Yahoo Philippines has reached out to Careless Music for comment.

Which of these potential collabs do you think are most likely, or most look forward to?

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