10.15.18

Tiffany Young Chats About Her "Teach You" Single

By teaming up with Tiffany Young, H&M continues its commitment to supporting and empowering emerging music talent. After ten years with Girls’ Generation – one of the most successful K-pop groups ever – the Korean-American singer/songwriter is now making her mark as a solo artist in the US and beyond. She joined BUILD to talk about her partnership with H&M and her new single, "Teach You."

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>>> WHAT'S GOING ON. WELCOME TO A BRAND-NEW EPISODE OF THE BUILD SERIES LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY. I’M KEVAN KENNEY. YOU MAY HAVE FIRST MET OUR GUEST TODAY AS A MEMBER OF THE BIGGEST K-POP GIRL GROUP OF ALL TIME, GIRLS GENERATION. SHE'S NOW A SOLO ARTIST RELEASING AMAZING MUSIC LIKE THE MUSIC FOR "TEACH YOU" WHICH IN TWO WEEKS HAS OVER 4.5 MILLION VIEWS SO FAR. I'M LOOKING AT SOME BIG FANS HERE. PLEASE LET'S GIVE A WARM BUILD WELCOME TO TIFFANY YOUNG. [ APPLAUSE ] BEFORE WE GET TIFFANY OUT ON STAGE, LET'S LOOK AT THAT MUSIC VIDEO I TOLD YOU ABOUT, "TEACH YOU.”

>> HI, EVERYONE. HI, BUILD, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. HI, KEVAN. I'M TIFFANY YOUNG FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO KNOW.

>> I THINK THEY KNOW, JUST JUDGING BY THAT REACTION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR STOPPING BY WHAT A COUPLE WEEKS FOR YOU. BETWEEN EVERYTHING YOU DID IN L.A. FROM THE RADIO INTERVIEWS, THE AMA ON THE RED CARPET, YOU WERE THE FIRST EVER K-POP FEMALE ARTIST TO WALK THAT CARPET.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I KNEW YOU WOULD BE ON THE SHOW TODAY. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A WARM WELCOME AND MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND DO SOMETHING FOR YOU THAT I KNEW YOU WOULD ENJOY. I HEARD YOU LIKE GUMMY BEARS.

>> OH, MY GOODNESS. MY FACE LIT UP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> DID YOU SEE THIS? YEAH. YEAH.

>> YOU WANT TO OPEN THAT?

>> YES. THIS MORNING I WAS DEBATING ON BRINGING GUMMY BEARS. I DIDN'T HAVE POCKETS IN THIS OUTFIT. I WAS LIKE SHOULD I BRING GUMMY BEARS OR HAVE M&Ms TODAY, SO I HAVE M&Ms IN MY BAG. I WAS HAVING SOME ON THE WAY. THANK YOU. NOW MY FANS GET TO HAVE SOME.

>> WHAT IS THE STORY WITH THE GUMMY BEARS?

>> I'M BIG ON SWEETS. IT'S JUST EASIER TO EAT. DOESN'T RUIN YOUR MAKEUP, IF ANYBODY WANTS ME TO BE REAL SPECIFIC. YES, I LIKE THE RED ONES. I EAT ALL THE RED ONES FIRST. I HAVE MY BAND MATES WHO HATE ME FOR THAT.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW THEY HAVE DIFFERENT FLAVORS.

>> TELL ME THEY'RE DIFFERENT.

>> THEY ARE.

>> ANY FLAVORS YOU GUYS LIKE?

>> CLEAR ONES.

>> THERE'S A SMOOTHIE WITH THAT FLAVOR THAT I LIKE, TOO.

>> REALLY GOOD.

>> IF YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW.

>> THANK YOU. THIS IS GIVING ME --

>> YOU HAVE HAD QUITE THE WEEKEND. WE'LL GET INTO THAT.

>> I WAS SHARING WHAT I DID OVER THE WEEKEND. NOW I HAVE TO SHARE.

>> THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TELL THE HOST.

>> IS IT LIKE AN ASMR DAY, WE'LL JUST CHEW ON GUMMY BEARS THE WHOLE INTERVIEW. YES. THE "TEACH YOU" PRESS RUN HAS BEEN AMAZING. I'M NOW IN NEW YORK WITH YOU. IT'S BEEN A CRAZY THREE MONTHS. IT'S ONLY BEEN TWO SINGLES. AND A MONTH SINCE THIS ONE HAS BEEN OUT FROM THE H&M CAMPAIGN TO HANGING OUT WITH MY FANS IN THAILAND, TAIWAN, SEOUL, AND THEN IN L.A. I SEE SOME FAMILIAR FACES AND HERE IN NEW YORK.

>> YOU SEE FAMILIAR FACES FROM L.A.?

>> YEAH, THEY CAME TO THE H&M EVENT, TOO.

>> YOU WERE IN L.A., AND NOW YOU WERE HERE.

>> I WAS IN L.A. AND I CAME BACK.

>> JUST FOR THE H&M EVENT?

>> YEAH.

>> WOW.

>> HE WAS LIKE CAN YOU HURRY UP, I HAVE TO CATCH THE PLANE. THAT IS SO SWEET. IT'S BEEN AMAZING. I FEEL LIKE -- I'M SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH AMAZING FANS. THANK YOU GUYS FOR COMING OUT THIS MORNING. I KNOWS THERE A BUNCH OF FANS TUNING IN IN ASIA. THEY'RE LIKE I THINK IT'S GOING TO START AT 2:00 A.M., 1:00 A.M.

>> YOU ALSO HAVE FANS IN THE RAIN THAT YOU CAN'T SEE.

>> THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

>> OUT THERE.

>> IT'S BEEN AMAZING. I'M STILL PINCHING MYSELF. I STEPPED OUTSIDE OF THE HOTEL LAST NIGHT TO SEE THE H&M BILLBOARD ON TIMES SQUARE. IT'S UNREAL. AND DO IT FOR THIS SINGLE, I'M SO BLESSED.

>> WHAT HAVE THE PAST FEW MONTHS FELT LIKE? YOU HAVE HAD SO MANY EXPERIENCES. HAS ANY THREE-MONTH PERIOD OF TIME COMPARED TO WHAT YOU EXPERIENCED IN THE LAST THREE?

>> IT'S DEFINITELY NEW. IT'S DEFINITELY NEW IN THE SENSE THAT I LIVE IN L.A. NOW. IT IS BEING PUT TOGETHER PIECE BY PIECE WITH ME AND A BUNCH OF AMAZING CREATORS, MY MANAGEMENT AND TEAM OVER HERE. IT FEELS LIKE I'M BUILDING SO APPROPRIATE FOR HERE. I'M NOT TRYING TO BE CHEESY. IT'S AMAZING. I FEEL LIKE I'M BUILDING A NEW STORY WITH MY FANS HERE. COMING BACK HOME WITH THE AMAZING STUFF I DID IN KOREA AS WELL. TAKING IT IN MOMENT BY MOMENT.

>> AS YOU HAVE TO. IT'S HARD TO DO. WE PROBABLY HAVE CASUAL VIEWERS AT HOME THAT ARE NEW TO YOU. THEY MAY HEAR ABOUT K-POP AND GIRLS GENERATION, YOU WERE ORIGINALLY FROM CALIFORNIA.

>> YES, I AM.

>> THIS RETURN TO L.A. IS A RETURN TO YOUR ROOTS. AT 15 YEARS OLD YOU ENTERED INTO A COMPETITION, YOU ARE PICKED TO BE PART OF A MASSIVE GROUP, YOU LEAVE HOME AT 15.

>> YOU SOUND LIKE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HARRY POTTER.

>> IT'S NOT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT.

>> IT WAS LIKE MAYBE SINGING CAN BE MY MAGICAL POWERS. MUSIC FOR ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, BEING HOW EVER OLD YOU ARE, BEING A TEEN, WANTING TO BE A REBEL. WANTING TO GET INTO COOLER THINGS, FOR ME IT WAS MUSIC. MUSIC MADE ME FEEL BETTER, I HOPE I CAN MAKE OTHERS FEEL BETTER. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER. GOT SCOUTED, WENT TO KOREA. HERE I AM IN FULL CIRCLE DOING IT BACK HOME IN FRONT OF ALL MY FANS HERE, TOO. IT'S NICE I GET TO SEE ALL THE FANS HERE, TOO. WE DIDN'T GET TO HANG OUT A LOT. NOW WE CAN.

>> IS THERE ANY NOSTALGIC FEELINGS NOW? IT MUST REMIND YOU OF THOSE FIRST FEW MONTHS LEAVING HOME. EVERYTHING FEELS SO NEW.

>> IT FEELS EXACTLY LIKE THAT. WHEN I LEFT AT 15, IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST. I HAD A GOOD YEAR. I HAD THIS YEAR OF, LIKE, REALLY GOING TO SCHOOL, GOING TO THE STUDIO, CHOOSING AND PICKING SPECIFIC THINGS THAT I WANT TO KIND OF LAY OUT FOR THIS NEW MUSICAL JOURNEY. BUT COMING BACK AND DRIVING PAST MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, TIMES SQUARE, IT IS VERY NOSTALGIC IN THE SENSE. YEAH. IT'S STRANGE. IT'S LIKE A MAGICAL STRANGE FEELING.

>> MAGICAL IS PROBABLY A GOOD WORD. LOOKING BACK ON THAT TIME, YOU HAD UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, COLLEGE YEARS, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU LOOK BACK ON A NORMAL THING THAT WE DID AS TEENS THAT YOU MISSED OUT ON THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE DONE?

>> DEFINITELY THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE. BUT I HAD A PRETTY FUN TIME ON TOUR DURING THOSE YEARS. LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED, I'M STILL -- ONE OF MY FRIENDS THAT I KEPT IN TOUCH WITH SINCE WE WERE NINE, SHE'S GETTING MARRIED. I WENT ON HER BACHELORETTE PARTY BEFORE I CAME HERE.

>> YOU ARE TELLING US THE STORY NOW.

>> I WAS SEEING MY FRIENDS THERE TOGETHER. THEY'RE LIKE, YEAH, YOU MISSED OUT ON COLLEGE. THAT'S SOMETHING I MISSED OUT ON, BUT I'M MAKING UP ON IT WITH BACHELORETTE TIME. THAT MAKES UP FOR EVERYTHING IN TWO DAYS.

>> TAKE US THROUGH THE HIGHLIGHTS. YOU HAVE SOME INCREDIBLE STATISTICS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS WITH GIRLS GENERATION. THE CASUAL VIEWER MAY JUST BE LEARNING ABOUT YOU, BUT PUT THE SUCCESS OF THAT GROUP IN CONTEXT.

>> GIRLS GENERATION STARTED IN 2007. WE WERE ONE OF THE FEW GIRL BANDS THAT HAD STARTED OUT AT THE TIME. WE REALLY WANTED TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION. GIRLS GENERATION, THE NAME WAS MADE IN THE CHINESE KOREAN CHARACTERS. WE WANTED TO CREATE A GIRLS GENERATION. THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHANCES ARE CREATED BY YOU. ONE THING WENT INTO ANOTHER. AS WE STARTED TO GO GROW INTO OURSELVES AS LADIES, IT WAS ABOUT BEING CREATIVE AND REALLY CHALLENGING OURSELVES WITH MUSIC AND AS A HUMAN BEING EVERY YEAR. AND IT LASTED A GOOD TEN YEARS. WE WENT FROM SELLING A MILLION ALBUMS TO GOING TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, WINNING THE YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS WITH OUR FANS, WITH SOME AMAZING NOMINEES THAT YEAR. HERE I AM IN NEW YORK JUST FINISHING FROM THE AMA's. IT'S ME. IT'S PART OF ME. IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WILL FOREVER BE PROUD OF. IF YOU'RE INTO K-POP, OR IF YOU'RE INTO GIRL BANS, I HOPE YOU LOOK INTO IT. THOSE ARE SOME YEARS THAT I CHERISH AND TREASURE AND WILL FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

>> OH I CAN IMAGINE. YOU SPEAK OF THE YOUTUBE AWARDS. I GET TO TALK TO A LOT OF K-POP FANS IN AMERICA. YOUTUBE TO ME IS AN UNSUNG HERO OR UNDER APPRECIATED HERO.

>> I AGREE.

>> SO MANY FANS LEARN ABOUT THE SUGGESTIVE THREAT OF VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE. YOU ARE IN POSITION TO TELL THAT STORY. BECAUSE GIRLS GENERATION STARTED BEFORE THE EXPLOSION OF YOUTUBE AND YOU WERE THERE FOR IT HOW BIG WAS YOUTUBE FOR YOU AS A GROUP?

>> I SAID IT AT THE AWARD. YOUTUBE IS MY BEST FRIEND. I'M ON YOUTUBE ALL THE TIME. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I'M WATCHING FROM, LIKE, PERFORMANCES TO TUTORIALS TO TRANSLATIONS. BECAUSE I NEED TRANSLATIONS SOMETIMES. AND I DIDN'T SAY IT BECAUSE IT MIGHT MAKE US SOUND OLD, BUT, YES, WE STARTED WHEN YOUTUBE AND WE WERE STILL ON MODEMS. INTERNET WASN'T AS AMAZING AS RIGHT NOW. YEAH. YOUTUBE DID REALLY REACH FANS IN ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD. THAT YOU GOT IT ON REALTIME. I REMEMBER I HAD TO WAIT FOR A POP CD IN L.A. MONTHS AFTER. OR I WAS IN KOREA AND WAITING FOR THE MARIAH CAREY "EMANCIPATION OF ME" ALBUM FOR WEEKS. BUT NOW WE COULD SHARE IT ALTOGETHER AT ONCE. WE WERE COUNTING DOWN TOGETHER. IT REALLY DID BRING THE FANS AND JUST EVERYBODY INTO BEING ONE. I'M SO THANKFUL THAT WE WERE KIND OF EARLY ON INTO THE GAME. WE'RE STILL HERE. AND IT'S AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MUSIC ON THAT REALTIME.

>> YEAH. THE GENRE, THE INDUSTRY OF K-POP CHANGED SO MUCH SINCE YOU GUYS BEGAN. YOU ALSO HAVE BEEN HONEST AND TRANSPARENT WITH YOUR FANS ABOUT SOME CHANGES MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN WITHIN THE INDUSTRY. WHAT SPECIFICALLY NOW LOOKING BACK WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGED OR ALTERED OR IMPROVED UPON?

>> I MEAN, IT'S SLOW, BUT IT IS HAPPENING. I THINK WHEN WE FIRST STARTED WE WERE PRESSURED INTO KEEPING OR MAINTAINING AN IMAGE OR CERTAIN CONCEPTS FOR AN ALBUM THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD OF THE PROMOTION. AND THAT WE COULDN'T BE AS VULNERABLE OR REAL OR AS MUCH AS WE CAN RIGHT NOW. IT WASN'T AS MUCH AS ABOUT BEING EXPRESSIVE AND OPINIONATED. IT'S MORE THAN EVER. IT'S SO NECESSARY. I'M SO GLAD I CAN SAY IT TO OTHER K-POP ARTISTS OR FANS IN GENERAL. IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING PERFECT. IT'S ABOUT BEING REAL, HONEST, ENJOYING THE MOMENT THAT IS. I DON'T TRY TO CHANGE, FABRICATE OR LIVE UP TO SOMETHING THAT IS NOT YOU OR TRUE. IT IS CHANGING SLOWLY WHERE A LOT OF THE K-POP ARTISTS ARE WRITING AND PRODUCING AND GETTING MORE HANDS ON. BUT THE EARLIER YEARS, YES, IT WAS A LITTLE MANUFACTURED, YOU COULD SAY.

>> THAT IDEA OF AN IDOL.

>> YEAH.

>> BUT NOW I LOOK BACK ON IT, THAT WAS THE TRUTH AT THE TIME FOR ME AS A 17-YEAR-OLD, 18-YEAR-OLD, I WAS LIKE, NO, AS LONG AS I THINK THIS IS WHAT IT IS, I'LL BE HAPPY AND PUSH THROUGH IT. WE'RE AT A TIME WHERE IT'S ABOUT EXPRESSION. ALL FEELINGS AND ALL EMOTIONS ARE WELCOMED. IT'S TOTALLY NATURAL. IT'S NEVER THERE FOREVER. ENJOY ALL THE THINGS THAT COME.

>> YOU TALK ABOUT FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS THERE. LET'S GET INTO "TEACH YOU.” HAVE YOU HEARD "TEACH YOU"? HAVE YOU BEEN ENJOYING TEACH TEACHER? THESE ARE RESPECTFUL FANS HERE. USUALLY IT'S AHH!

>> VERY SLEEPY, RIGHT?

>> NO, NEVER. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS CHOCK FULL OF FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS. I HEARD YOU SAY ON THESE RED CARPET INTERVIEWS IT'S SORT OF INSPIRED BY GETTING BURNED IN THE PAST, MAYBE SOME BAD RELATIONSHIPS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO OPEN UP ABOUT THAT?

>> YEAH. WHO HASN'T. THE SONG ULTIMATELY IS ABOUT BEING BURNED AND TELLING THAT PERSON OR THE WORLD THAT YOU'LL NEVER BE BURNED AGAIN. YOU'LL NEVER BE HURT AGAIN. ULTIMATELY IT IS ABOUT BEING HURT AND SAD. BUT ALSO KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE CREATIVE OUTLETS TO EXPRESS IT OUT ON. AND, YEAH. I THINK IT'S THE FIRST TIME I EVER GOT TO SAY I REACT BADLY TO HEART BREAK OR I'VE BEEN HURT AND I HAVE EMOTIONS. I'M GLAD SOME OF MY FANS ARE GOING THROUGH THE LYRICS AND ARE LIKE ISN'T THIS SONG SAD NOW? SHE'S BASICALLY SAYING SHE'S BEEN THROUGH THINGS. AND IT'S NICE THAT I'M AT THIS PLACE WHERE IT'S LIKE I GET TO SHARE THAT AND IT'S -- EVERYBODY IS OPENED AND TAKING ME WITH OPEN ARMS. IT'S NOT LIKE, OH, MY GOD, GOSSIP. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. IT'S NICE.

>> IT MAKES ME THINK, DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS, IT MUST BE SO DIFFICULT FOR SOMEONE IN YOUR CAREER. NO?

>> YEAH. THAT'S THE TOPIC. YEAH. I MEAN, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE STARTED. WE WERE THE FIRST OF ANYBODY BOTH IN THE BOY OR GIRL BAND CATEGORY TO GO FULL PUBLIC WITH RELATIONSHIPS. WILLINGLY AND UNWILLINGLY. BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE PAPARAZZI AND PHOTOGRAPHS STARTED HAPPENING. NO MATTER HOW RESPONSIBLE AND PERSONAL WE WANTED TO STAY, IT WAS INEVITABLE. BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT WAS A CHANGE THAT HAPPENED SLOWLY. IT WAS NOT WELCOMING AT THE TIME. THEN I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, I WAS LIKE I'M 23. LIKE IT'S GOOD. COME ON. WOULD I NOT HAVE A BOYFRIEND AT 23? I WAS SAYING THAT EVENTUALLY. EVERYONE IS LIKE, YEAH. IT'S WEIRD THAT I WOULDN'T HAVE A BOYFRIEND. MY FRIENDS THAT I WAS AT THE BACHELORETTE PARTY WITH SAID YOU DON'T RIGHT NOW. I SAID I WILL GET THERE. I'M WORKING. NOW THAT I CAN TALK OPENLY ABOUT IT. YEAH. IT'S HAPPENED WITH US. I THINK MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE WELCOMING THAT ARTISTS ARE HUMAN BEINGS AS WELL. NO MATTER HOW YOUNG THEY START, WE ARE ALL HUMAN, WE ALL HAVE FEELINGS. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING IN LOVE. LOVE IS LOVE.

>> WELL SAID. I WANT YOUR THREE STEPS TO GETTING OVER SOMEONE. I LISTENED TO THIS, THIS IS SUCH A GREAT ANTHEM. YOU JUST GOT BROKEN UP WITH. YOU'RE IN SPLITSVILLE, YOU'RE MOVING ON. WHAT'S TIFFANY'S GO TO ONE, TWO THREE-STEP PROCESS FOR GETTING OVER SOMEBODY.

>> ONE, BE REAL.

>> OKAY.

>> ALCOHOL.

>> I THOUGHT ONE WAS BE REAL. YEAH. BE REAL.

>> WHY DID THAT GET THE LOUDEST APPLAUSE OF THE SHOW?

>> EVERYONE IS LIKE, OKAY, SHE'S BEING REAL. YEAH. ALCOHOL FOR SURE.

>> OKAY.

>> CLEAR OR DARK.

>> I MESSED UP WITH THE GUMMY BEARS. I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT SHOTS.

>> I WAS GOING TO SAY ICE CREAM. THAT'S A GIVEN. THAT'S THE NICE ANSWER. WHEN I'M ON THIS PROPER PRESS RUN IN KOREA OR SOMETHING. HI, YES. ALCOHOL. I'LL SAY THAT IN ASIA NOW, TOO. WHEN I'M ON A PRESS RUN. CLEAR OR DARK OR BUBBLY. AND BINGE WATCHING SAD ROMANTIC DRAMATIC MOVIES. I DON'T KNOW, "NOTEBOOK" BEING ONE OF THEM.

>> YEAH.

>> AND THE LAST ONE, BEING WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS. THAT'S WHAT THIS MUSIC VIDEO IS ABOUT. YOU HAVE YOUR GIRLFRIENDS SPILL THE TEA, YOU GET OVER IT, YOU BECOME A BAD -- BAD THROUGH THAT. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU GOT IT OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM, YOU MOVE ON. THAT'S IT.

>> YOU BUY SOME GASOLINE AT LOCAL GAS STATION.

>> THIS MUSIC VIDEO GOT DARK REAL QUICK. MY MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR WAS LIKE I DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT TOO FAR.

>> I WANTED TO CALL UP EVERY EX, THAT THING I WAS TALKING ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, I WAS KIDDING.

>> A GOOD NIGHT OUT TO DANCE AND DRINK, ICE CREAM, AND MOVIES, AND THEN YOUR GIRLFRIENDS WOULD DEFINITELY BE MY REMEDY.

>> AKA MONTREAL.

>> I KNOW. MONTREAL WAS A TRIP. I WENT TO MONTREAL FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT WAS FOR A BACHELORETTE PARTY. I'M LIVING LIFE. LIVING MY BEST LIFE.

>> WELL, TIFFANY, YOU HAVE FANS AROUND THE WORLD, DID YOU KNOW THAT? A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE YOUR MUSIC.

>> DID I? I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST NEW YORK.

>> I TOOK SOME OF THEIR QUESTIONS OFF TWITTER AND SUCH. AND I THOUGHT I COULD ASK YOU. KIND OF RAPID FIRE.

>> RAPID FIRES ARE ALWAYS THE MOST NERVE-RACKING.

>> THERE'S NO REAL HARD ONES HERE.

>> OKAY.

>> ACTUALLY, THIS IS A HARD ONE. YOU WILL RELEASE A NEW SONG BEFORE THE YEAR ENDS?

>> I WASN'T, BUT I'M THINKING ABOUT IT.

>> OH.

>> WHAT SONG ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT PUTTING OUT?

>> I LOVE HOLIDAYS, SO THAT'S THE THEME. I JUST SAID IT. I'M THINKING ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS. I LOVE -- I LOVE CHRISTMAS SONGS, WINTER-THEMED THINGS, EVERYTHING. MY FANS LOVE, LIKE, THE CHRISTMAS ALBUMS THAT I WILL HAVE OUT. WHY NOT. SO, I MEAN, IT'S NOT FOR SURE. EVERYBODY IS -- MY TEAM IS LIKE, WE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING YET. I HOPE TO. I'M JUST SAYING THIS NOW SO YOU GUYS KNOW I'M CONSTANTLY WANTING TO RELEASE MORE THINGS FOR YOU. HOPEFULLY. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED.

>> THAT CAME FROM MITCH BY THE WAY ON TWITTER.

>> THANK YOU.

>> JADE'S TOUCH ON TWITTER, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE BEST MOMENTS FROM YOUR RECENT FAN MEETINGS? SOMETHING YOU WILL NEVER FORGET FROM A RECENT FAN MEETING?

>> I THINK BEING ON STAGE AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF, JUST HAVING NEW MUSIC OUT, SEEING THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT'S ALWAYS VERY, VERY MEMORABLE FOR ME IN EACH CITY. JUST TO SEE AND HEAR WHAT EVERYBODY LIKES ABOUT THE SONG. BECAUSE IT'S DIFFERENT. YES. SEEING THAT NEW MUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR MY FANS WOULD BE THE SPECIAL PART FOR ME.

>> ANOTHER COUPLE. HAVE YOU READ BOOKS LATELY THAT YOU REALLY LOVE?

>> THE LAST BOOK I READ WAS ACTUALLY "CRAZY RICH ASIANS.” IT WAS SO GOOD. I LOVE IT. I WANT TO GO TO THE NEXT BOOK, BUT I ALSO WANT TO WAIT FOR THE FILM. "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" WAS A WONDERFUL MOVIE AND A BOOK. AND LOTS OF ACTING BOOKS. LIKE TECHNIQUE BOOKS. INTENT LIVING. LOTS OF ACTING.

>> AND A FINAL ONE HERE. HALLOWEEN IS COMING UP. ARE YOU INTO HORROR MOVIES? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN?

>> I'M NOT INTO HORROR MOVIES.

>> I’M NOT EITHER.

>> WHY WOULD I PAY TO GET SCARED LIKE THAT?

>> THERE'S ONE TIME I WAS EATING IN THE LIVING ROOM WHILE I WAS STILL LIVING WITH MY BAND MATES. THEY WERE WATCHING "THE CONJURING.” THEY'RE LIKE IS IT OKAY WE'RE WATCHING? WHAT AM I GOING TO SAY? NO? YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOOK. I'M REALLY NOT INTO SCARY MOVIES. THOUGH IT WAS WELL WRITTEN. I ENJOYED IT. YES, I'M DRESSING UP. I CAN'T PICK OUT WHICH ONE. MAYBE I'LL HAVE A HANDFUL.

>> YOU KNOW ANY IN THE MIX NOW?

>> EDNA FROM "THE INCREDIBLES” THAT'S SOMETHING FANS WANT ME TO BE. THAT COULD BE COOL. I WANT TO TRY DIFFERENT THINGS. I LOVED "BLACK PANTHER.” WHEN YOU LIKE SOMETHING, YOU END UP MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF IT. I'M JUST PULLING OUT CATEGORIES AND MOVIES THAT I LIKED.

>> BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO THE FANS, YOU SPOKE ABOUT GOING TO TIMES SQUARE AND SEEING YOUR BOARD FOR THE H&M ACTIVATION. YOU ARE THE FIRST EVER ASIAN AMERICAN AMERICAN AMBASSADOR FOR THE BRAND. ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THAT. HISTORIC. TRAIL BLAZING. I MEAN TRULY THOUGH. IN YOUR OWN WORDS, WHY IS THAT SO POWERFUL?

>> REPRESENTATION IS SO IMPORTANT. STORIES AND STORY TELLING IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM ARE WHAT CHANGES OUR VIEWS AND HOW WE LIVE, HOW WE SEE OTHERS, HOW WE SEE OURSELVES AND HOW WE SEE THE WORLD. MEDIA PLAYS A BIG ROLE AND INFLUENCE INTO HOW WE THINK THE WORLD IS OR OUR ROLE IN SOCIETY. BUT REPRESENTING ON VISUAL MEDIA OR ON A BILLBOARD OR ANYTHING, OR ANY WAY YOU CAN, IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR ME AND GROWING UP TO SEE A K-POP ARTIST OR AN AMERICAN ARTIST OR ANYBODY THAT YOU CAN RELATE TO, AND INSPIRE YOU, THAT'S SUCH A PRIVILEGE THAT I HOLD DEARLY TO MYSELF AND IT WILL OPEN UP MORE OPPORTUNITIES, NOT JUST FOR ME BUT FOR EVERYBODY AROUND THE WORLD. IT WILL INSPIRE FANS TO DO ANYTHING THEY WANT FROM BEING A MUSICIAN TO A WRITER OR TO A DIRECTOR. I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO ME. ME JUST WATCHING A FILM WITH AN AMAZING ALL-ASIAN CAST INSPIRES ME TO WANT TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES. I HOPE -- I'M HAPPY THAT I CAN BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING TIME RIGHT NOW.

>> YEAH. WELL SAID. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE TIME FOR A COUPLE QUESTIONS. FIRST ONE FROM OVER HERE.

>> HI.

>> HI TIFFANY.

>> I'M JERRY. WELCOME BACK TO NEW YORK.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MY QUESTION IS -- YOU PROBABLY GET THIS A LOT -- HOW HAVE THE EXPERIENCES OR SUCCESSES OF PREVIOUS ASIAN POP MUSIC ARTISTS SPECIFICALLY WOMEN, FOR EXAMPLE, BOA, HOW HAVE THEIR EXPERIENCES SHAPED YOUR PERCEPTION OR PERSPECTIVE ON ENTERING THE AMERICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY?

>> SHE HAS BEEN SUCH AN IMPORTANT ROLE MODEL IN MY LIFE. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I CONNECTED TO HER IN THE SENSE OF HER STARTING OUT IN KOREA, THEN TAKING OVER ASIA, AND COMING BACK TO KOREA AND ALSO PURSUING THE AMERICAN INDUSTRY AND JUST REALLY TRYING EVERYTHING SHE POSSIBLY CAN DREAM OF, BEING AMAZING AT IT. THAT DEFINITELY INSPIRED ME TO GO THROUGH THAT SAME ROADMAP. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS LEAVING, I WAS TELLING HER GOOD-BYE. I SAID I'M GOING BACK HOME. SHE SAID ARE YOU COPYING ME ON THAT ONE, TOO? I SAID, YEAH, I'LL THANK YOU FOR SETTING SUCH AN EXAMPLE AND HOPEFULLY MORE FEMALE ARTISTS WILL LOOK TO OTHER FEMALE ARTISTS. YOU CAN'T FORGET THE WONDER GIRLS. THE WONDER GIRLS AND OUR GROUP STARTED OUT TOGETHER. I REMEMBER WATCHING THEIR EVERY SINGLE PROMOTION. I LOVED -- I STILL LOVE ALL OF THEM. AND, YOU KNOW, THEY INFLUENCED ME AND I HOPE WHAT I'M DOING INSPIRES SO MANY OTHER FEMALE ARTISTS. I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE AND YOU'RE RIGHT, I'M JUST STARTING OUT. SO HOPEFULLY I WILL BE A GOOD EXAMPLE TO OTHER FEMALE ARTISTS.

>> GOOD QUESTION. YOU WANT A GUMMY BEAR?

>> YEAH.

>> YOU CAN TAKE, LIKE, FIVE.

>> I HEARD THE RED ONES ARE THE BEST.

>> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GREAT QUESTION. THAT MADE ME WANT TO ASK YOU REAL QUICK, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU THINK AMERICAN POP MUSIC, WHETHER IT'S AN INDUSTRY OR SONICALLY CAN LEARN FROM KOREAN POP MUSIC?

>> I THINK -- I'M RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BOTH OF THEM. IT'S LIKE I GOT A GOOD YEAR AND A HALF TO KIND OF EXPERIENCE WHAT IT IS IN THE STUDIO HERE. I THINK IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND. ACTUALLY -- NO, THEY CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER. WE CAN SPEED THINGS UP IN THE U.S. AND IN KOREA THEY CAN TAKE THEIR TIME. I FEEL LIKE IN THE U.S., I'M JUST LIKE I WANT TO PUT MUSIC OUT. IN KOREA IT'S JUST LIKE YOU NEED MUSIC. I'M LIKE I'M NOT READY. IF THERE'S A MIDDLE OF THE PACING OF WHAT THE U.S. POP MARKET COULD BE LIKE AND THE KOREAN -- EVERYBODY IS NODDING HERE. YEAH. I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT BOTH SIDES CAN LEARN FROM. I'M LEARNING.

>> TIME FOR A FEW MORE. OUR SECOND QUESTION. RIGHT UP HERE.

>> HI TIFFANY, I'M ERIC. I KNOW YOU JUST STARTED YOUR THING WITH H&M. I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME OF YOUR OWN CLOTHING, TOO.

>> CUTE. YOU GOT IT.

>> I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WERE GOING TO DO MORE DESIGN-WISE?

>> YEAH. I'M ACTUALLY WORKING ON A FEW THINGS FOR THE "TEACH YOU” PIECES. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER OPPORTUNITIES COMING ON THE WAY IN TERMS OF FASHION. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE FASHION. I LOVE THAT YOU'RE WEARING THAT SWEATER. IT SAYS WOMAN, WOMAN, WOMAN, WOMAN ON HIS BACK.

>> CAN WE GET A SHOT OF THAT? THAT'S YOUR LINE?

>> YEAH THAT WAS MADE FOR MY FANS WHEN I FIRST RELEASED "OVER MY SKIN.”

>> SHOW THIS CAMERA HERE.

>> I'M SO ENCOURAGED TO HAVE MORE PIECES OUT. IF YOU WANT. I DIDN'T MEAN TO BARGE IN THERE.

>> DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT SPECIFICALLY? COLOR PALETTE-WISE?

>> BLACK AND RED IS GOOD. WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THIS SWEATSHIRT. MY FRIENDS LIKED THE FRONT, THEY'RE LIKE WHY DOES IT SAY WOMAN, WOMAN, WOMAN. I’M LIKE IT’S TIFFANY!

>> IF YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON'T --

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I WILL MAKE IT SO IT MAKES MORE SENSE TO OTHER PEOPLE. I TRY TO BE COOL WHERE IT'S LIKE ALL OF US UNDERSTAND. ONLY WE UNDERSTAND. OKAY.

>> I WAS CONSIDERING THIS ONE OR THE OTHER ONE. I LIKE THIS ONE MORE.

>> OKAY.

>> TOUGH DECISIONS.

>> I WILL DRAW MORE SMILEY FACES.

>> DO YOU WANT A GUMMY BEAR?

>> YES.

>> NICE. COOL. ALL RIGHT. TIME FOR ONE FINAL QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU, TIFFANY. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> FROM YOUR POSITION IN THE INDUSTRY, WHAT'S THE BIGGEST EFFECT OF THIS CONVERGENCE OF K-POP AND GLOBALIZATION?

>> WOW. YOU GUYS HAVE SOME GREAT QUESTIONS.

>> I THINK IT'S NICE TO SEE THAT MUSIC IS MUSIC, LOVE IS LOVE. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS. WE ALL -- IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT LANGUAGE YOU'RE SPEAKING. AND THAT IT BRINGS US TOGETHER ALL OVER THE WORLD AS ONE, WHETHER THAT IS LIKE ON DIFFERENT TIME ZONES OR IN A SPECIFIC VENUE. YEAH. IT'S KIND OF AMAZING WHERE I HAD TO THINK IT WAS ALL SEPARATE, BUT NOW THAT I'M HERE AND I'M STILL HERE WITH FANS, I REMEMBER FROM YEARS BACK, IT'S SPECIAL THAT IT TRULY DOES BRING US ALL TOGETHER. NO MATTER WHAT THE TIME OR AGE OR WHENEVER IT IS, THAT MUSIC IS MUSIC, AND THAT IT INSPIRES ME TO MAKE MORE TIMELESS THINGS AND INSPIRES ME TO BE MORE OF A TIMELESS ARTIST SO I CAN COME BACK WHENEVER YOU NEED ME OR BE THERE FOR YOU WHENEVER YOU NEED ME IN ANY CATEGORY. SO THE GLOBALIZATION, I THINK, IS INSPIRING FOR ME TO HAVE A STRONGER VOICE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. CAN I TAKE THE BAG?

>> YOU WANT THE BAG?

>> YES, PLEASE.

>> OKAY.

>> WE CAN HAVE MORE. THAT WAS A GREAT QUESTION. I'M GOING TO THINK MORE ABOUT IT.

>> IT'S GOING TO BE ON eBAY IN AN HOUR.

>> TIFFANY OPENED THEM.

>> EXACTLY.

>> TIFFANY YOUNG OPENED THESE. SCREEN SHOT OF THAT.

>> AFTER THIS INTENSE, SERIOUS QUESTION.

>> IT’S BALANCE. TIFFANY, WE ARE OUT OF TIME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT AGAIN. "TEACH YOU" IS OUT AND AVAILABLE. YOU'RE OFF TO A GREAT START. I THINK IF EVERYBODY PUTS A HOLIDAY SINGLE ON THEIR WISH LIST, I THINK WE MIGHT USHER THAT INTO EXISTENCE.

>> YEAH. IF YOU DO IT'S GOING TO PRESSURE EVERYBODY -- NOT ME. I WILL BE READY. I WILL TELL MY TEAM THAT I WANT THIS, TOO. I WON'T BE SAD OR TIRED OR CRANKY. I PROMISE. AND, YEAH, WE'LL HAVE MORE MUSIC OUT FOR YOU. THE EP IS SET FOR EARLY NEXT YEAR.

>> VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT AS WELL. TIFFANY YOUNG, EVERYBODY.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME. [APPLAUSE]

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