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In a remarkable achievement for a rookie group, NewJeans’ debut album “NWJNS” has officially become the most streamed girl group album in the history of Melon, South Korea’s largest music streaming platform. This milestone, reached on July 8, 2024, cements NewJeans’ status as one of the most successful and influential K-pop acts to emerge in recent years.The album “NWJNS” has amassed an impressive 555.2 million streams on Melon, surpassing the previous record held by BLACKPINK’s “The Album,” which currently sits at 555.1 million streams

This achievement is particularly noteworthy considering NewJeans only debuted in July 2022, demonstrating their rapid rise to prominence in the highly competitive K-pop industry.Breaking down the album’s success, the standout tracks that contributed significantly to this record-breaking feat include:

  • “Attention” with 188.5 million streams
  • “Hype Boy” with an astounding 247.6 million streams
  • “Cookie” with 88.1 million streams
  • “Hurt” with 30.8 million streams

The group’s fresh sound and captivating performances have resonated strongly with listeners, allowing them to quickly establish a dedicated fanbase and achieve widespread popularity. This streaming milestone is just one of many impressive accomplishments NewJeans has achieved in their relatively short career.

NewJeans’ impact extends beyond just this single album. The group has demonstrated consistent chart dominance and streaming power across multiple platforms. They became the first female group to surpass 500 million streams on Melon in a single year this decade, accumulating a staggering 758.2 million streams in 2023 alone

Their track “Hype Boy” made history as the first and only debut song to accumulate 1 billion points on the Circle Chart.The group’s success isn’t limited to domestic charts. Internationally, NewJeans has set several records:

  • They are the first girl group to chart five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same calendar year in K-pop history.
  • NewJeans set a Guinness World Record for the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify and became the fastest Korean act to reach 3 billion streams on the platform.
  • They registered the second-biggest streaming year by a girl group in Spotify history with 2.9 billion streams.

Their physical album sales have been equally impressive. NewJeans has sold 5 million copies on the Circle Chart with only three albums, becoming the fastest to reach this milestone. Their album “Get Up” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making them only the second girl group ever to achieve this feat.

The group’s success has not gone unnoticed by fans and industry observers. Korean netizens have expressed their admiration and support for NewJeans, with comments praising the quality and longevity of their music. Many have noted the timeless appeal of tracks like “Attention” and “Hype Boy,” which continue to resonate with listeners long after their initial release.

NewJeans (뉴진스) ‘Attention’ Official MV

NewJeans’ achievement on Melon is particularly significant given the platform’s importance in the Korean music industry. Melon is widely regarded as a key indicator of domestic popularity and success, making this streaming record a clear testament to NewJeans’ impact on the Korean music scene.

As NewJeans continues to break records and set new standards in the K-pop industry, their success story serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists and a reminder of the global appeal of K-pop. With their unique sound, strong performances, and growing list of achievements, NewJeans has firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the world of pop music.

NewJeans (뉴진스) ‘Hype Boy’ Official MV (Performance ver.1)

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