K-pop Newcomers NewJeans Burst Into The US and UK Song Charts With “Ditto”


Six months after their debut, K-pop newcomers NewJeans broke into the song charts in both the US and the UK with their song “Ditto”.

On January 18, the quintet’s song “Ditto” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 96 (after becoming their first entry in the top ten in the Billboard Global 200). Other K-pop artists who also hit the Hot 100 chart are BTS, Wonder Girls, BLACKPINK and TWICE.

A week before, the official UK charts released the official singles chart for the week of January 13-19, in which the NewJeans song “Ditto” debuted at number 95. Other K-pop artists who have made it onto the official singles chart include BTS, BLACKPINK and TWICE.

NewJeans, who entered the NME 100 of 2023, released “Ditto” for the first time as a preview single on December 19. It was later included on the NewJeans’ single album “OMG” on January 2.

In a four-star review of “OMG”, Rian Daly of NME praised Ditto’s “simultaneously hazy, ethereal and energetically exciting” sound, adding that the record is “a steady step forward for a band that seems to be already on the way to being a K-pop superstar.”

Last year, NME named two of NewJeans’ three debut singles, namely “Attention” and “Hype Boy”, among the top 25 K-pop songs of 2022. The last track topped the list, where it was praised for its ability to “bring joy anytime and anywhere — just a flawless victory in the nomination for the best k-pop song of the year.”


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