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4 Facts About NewJeans: A Newly Risen KPOP Group

4 Facts About NewJeans: A Newly Risen KPOP Group

Due to its enticing songs, polished choreography, and production value, K-pop has become a truly worldwide phenomenon. With this, the K-pop industry continuously produces new and emerging groups to cater to the public’s wishes. One of these is the newest girl group that created big noise in the industry, NewJeans.

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Facts about NewJeans:

1. Group’s Name

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The group’s name, NewJeans, is creatively crafted by associating a figure speech double entendre. It suggests that jeans are an iconic and never-ending piece of clothing. Utilizing this idea, the group wants to establish an enduring image for themselves. Moreover, the phrase new genes is a play on words in the group’s name. This alludes to the K-pop group ushering in a new age of pop music.

2. NewJeans’ Members

The group consists of five members, making the group a quintet. This includes Minji, Danielle, Haerin, Hanni, and Hyein.

Minji

Kim Minji is one of the vocalists and dancers of NewJeans. She was born in 2004 in Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea. Moreover, this singer made a cameo in BTS’ Permission To Dance music video.

Danielle

Danielle Marsh is also one of the vocalists and dancers of the group. She was born and raised in Australia. In addition, this young girl is fluent in both English and Korean.

Haerin

Haerin, a 16-year-old, is also a dancer and vocalist of NewJeans. She was born in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Moreover, she made her first debut with NewJeans.

Hanni

Reared in Australia but born in Vietnam, Hanni is an 18-year-old vocalist and dancer of the group. Moreover, just like Minji, she appeared in the music video for BTS‘ song Permission To Dance.

Hyein

Hyein is the group’s youngest member. She is also one of the vocalists and dancers of NewJeans. Additionally, she was part of the children’s group USSO.GIRL, but she left the group in 2018.

3. History of NewJeans

Under the guidance of Min Hee-jin, the preparations for a new female group to debut under Big Hit Entertainment started as early as 2019. The group was supposed to debut in 2021 as a joint venture between Big Hit and Source Music. However, it was later delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the project was transferred to Hybe’s recently launched independent label ADOR in late 2021. There, Min Hee-jin was named the company’s CEO. Consequently, between December 2021 and January 2022, the second round of international auditions pushed through. By March 2022, the group’s lineup was finally decided.

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ADOR teased the debut of their new girl group on July 1, 2022. They published three animated films with the numbers 22, 7, and 22 on their social media platforms. Consequently, this stoked rumors that new material would be released on July 22.

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On July 22, 2022, the group unexpectedly dropped the music video for their first single, Attention, without any advertising or lineup details.

4. Record Breaking

On August 1, the newly formed K-Pop girl group NewJeans released their self-titled mini-album. According to Hanteo (2022), NewJeans sold 262,815 copies on its first release day. Considering that they just debuted, this is an impressive number for any artist. 

Furthermore, NewJeans surpassed the previous record-holder for the best-selling debut album released on its first day. The previous record generated 176,861 album sales on its first day. By comparing the numbers, it is clear that NewJeans has created a new record.

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Additionally, NewJeans became the first debut album by a K-Pop girl group to sell more than 200,000 copies on its first day. Moreover, they also had the title of being the third debut album by a girl group with the most first-week sales on Hanteo. 

The KPop industry is constantly perpetuating on the worldwide stage. With its continuous dominance in music, dance, fashion, etc., the industry is way out of the league. Evidently, some of the highlights of this success are the KPop Group and Idols. However, these idols underwent extensive training and preparation before getting into the limelight.

These Kpop groups work hard to keep up on the track. They went into different training to provide people with the entertainment they deserve. With all their sacrifices, they genuinely are deserving for all the recognition that they received. 

The newly formed KPop group NewJeans can be the living testimony of this. Despite being the newest group, they already did their utmost best to shine. The results of all their hard work are the record-breaking figures they achieved. 

Surely, all of the Kpop groups put their best effort into everything. Therefore, as viewers and consumers of these media, the little thing we can do is appreciate them. Spreading love will not cost you anything; be kind and humane. 

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