Singer Peder Elias Finally Addresses Viral “Shipping” Video Of IVE’s Jang Wonyoung And Him

He clarified what really happened.

Norwegian singer-songwriter Peder Elias has addressed a video of him and IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung.

Peder Elias | Columbia Records
IVE’s Jang Wonyoung

Peder Elias is well-known in the K-Pop community. Several idols are fans of his, including BTS‘s Jungkook, who sang Elias’ “Loving You Girl” during a live broadcast.

Jung Kook actually did a shout-out to me last year, playing my song ‘Loving You Girl’ on his Instagram Live. I really appreciate him for doing it, because I definitely gained a lot of attention from that.

— Peder Elias

Elias has also worked with some of the hottest K-Pop idols. He featured on SEVENTEEN sub-unit BSS‘s song “7PM.”

This collaboration was so much fun. The guys were so warm and welcoming, and from the minute I stepped into HYBE, they just made me feel like an extra member of the group. It was a week with lots of laughs, and the start of a genuine friendship.

— Peder Elias

Last year at the 2022 Genie Music Awards, Peder Elias collaborated with (G)I-DLE‘s Yuqi for a performance of “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys.

I did a collaboration stage at the Genie Awards with Yuqi. She’s super talented, very chill and easy to work with.

— Peder Elias

Peder Elias is even friends with ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo. They did both a cover of Elias’ “Bonfire” and an interview for Eunwoo’s YouTube channel.

I first connected with Eun-woo through Instagram DMs. Actually, I missed his message and left him hanging for months — which I still feel so bad about. Luckily, my manager knows him and his team well and made sure I saw the message. We’ve done a cover of my song ‘Bonfire’ for YouTube, and still keep in touch often.

— Peder Elias

These are just a few examples of his many K-Pop connections, as he’s also written with idols (namely GOT7‘s Jay B and PENTAGON‘s Wooseok).

PENTAGON’s Wooseok
GOT7’s Jay B

With Peder Elias’ connection to the K-Pop industry, it’s no surprise that he would have been shipped with an idol too.

Recently, a video of an alleged interaction between the Norwegian singer and IVE’s Jang Wonyoung at the 2022 Genie Music Awards was posted on the video-sharing app TikTok. It claimed Peder Elias “found her so attractive” that he kept looking over at her, and the two even made eye contact.


can’t blame him, shes wonyoung #kpopfyp #kpop #ive #wonyoung #fypシ #fyp #xyzbca

♬ clouds.s0ftt on SoundCloud – ajaksolos

This video went viral with 3.5M views at the time of writing. Netizens didn’t blame Peder Elias. Instead, they wondered who wouldn’t continually look at Wonyoung since she was so pretty.

| @ziiya.z/TikTok

Since the video went so viral, naturally, Peder Elias saw it himself since he is active on TikTok. He duetted the video, commenting that it is “so much fun seeing these videos” and agreed that Wonyoung is “really beautiful.” 

Yet, Peder Elias clarified what really happened in the video. He was not looking at Wonyoung but at the stage where artists were performing. He added, “much love to IVE, wonyoung, and you guys though.”

but i was actually looking towards the stage beside us where groups were performing

— Peder Elias

In just a couple of hours, he garnered over 20K views. Netizens appreciated Peder for his clarification, as there are frequent misunderstandings due to camera angles.

| @pedereliaas/TikTok

Watch his TikTok below.


#duett med @Zii #kpopfyp #ive #wonyoung

♬ clouds.s0ftt on SoundCloud – ajaksolos

Source: Tidal, pedereliaas and ziiya.z

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