At the 2024 Billboard Women In Music Awards, NewJeans, consisting of Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein, clinched the coveted ‘Group of the Year Award.’ On January 24, Billboard, a global authority in the music industry, revealed the winners, recognizing exceptional female artists, creators, producers, and executives who have made a lasting impact on the musical landscape in the past year.
First K-Pop Female Group to Win ‘Group of the Year’ at 2024
NewJeans notches a historic win, marking the first time a K-pop female artist claims the ‘Group of the Year’ title, signifying a significant milestone for the group. This achievement highlights the growing influence and global recognition of K-pop in the mainstream music scene.
The awards ceremony, set for March 6 at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, USA, will see NewJeans joining an illustrious lineup of honorees and performers. Established in 2007, the event serves as a beacon for recognizing and applauding women’s contributions to the music industry, celebrating their achievements and impact. In the dynamic landscape of 2023, NewJeans made waves in the global music market. Their second EP, ‘Get Up,’ soared to the top of Billboard’s prestigious Billboard 200 chart in the week of August 5, 2023, marking the fastest ascent for any artist since their debut just one prior.
NewJeans Sets Records and Makes History at the Billboard Music Awards
The album maintained its chart presence for an impressive 26 consecutive weeks, setting a new record for the longest charting period by a K-pop girl group.
The group’s dominance continued with an extraordinary feat on Billboard’s main song chart, the ‘Hot 100’, where five of their tracks – ‘OMG’, ‘Ditto’, ‘Super Shy’, ‘ETA’, ‘Cool With You’ – found a place in just the past year. Such remarkable achievements led to NewJeans receiving the ‘Global K-pop Artist’ award at the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), one of the most prestigious music ceremonies in the United States.
They also became the first K-pop girl group to grace the stage with a performance at the BBMAs, solidifying their status as trailblazers in the industry. NewJeans’ success not only brings them well-deserved recognition but also contributes to the elevation of K-pop’s global presence, breaking barriers and opening new horizons for future generations of artists.