NewJeans sweeps all the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the Melon Monthly Chart Top 100. The song ‘Ditto’ took the top spot, followed by ‘OMG’ and the debut album’s title song ‘Hype boy’.
The Melon monthly chart is a chart that reflects 40% of streaming and 60% of downloads out of monthly service usage. It is a remarkable achievement in many ways to sweep the top spots because it is possible to enter the top 100 only when it receives continuous and steady attention.
MC Mong is an artist who succeeded in making the top 3 of Melon’s monthly chart before NewJeans. His 5th regular album ‘MISS ME OR DISS ME’, ‘Did you miss me (Feat. Truth of Mad Soul Child)’, ‘The happiest time of my life (Feat. Huh Gak)’, ‘It hurts enough to die Part 2’ (Feat. Swedish Laundry), which dominated the monthly charts in November 2014, about 9 years ago.
Busker Busker, who had a short period of activity but left a strong impact, also set a record. Their first regular album ‘Cherry Blossom Ending’ was honored with first place on the monthly chart in April 2012, and ‘First Love’ and ‘Yeosu Night Sea’ were ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
What makes NewJeans’ performance stand out more than these is that it is the first record set by idols as well as female artists.
With only two albums, New Jeans has achieved humongous popularity by creating meaningful records such as becoming the first artist with a million-seller within 6 months of their debut and winning 15 trophies on music shows.
New Jeans ranked 79th on the US Billboard’s main single chart Hot 100 with ‘OMG’. The b-side song ‘Dito’ also ranked 89th. BTS and BLACKPINK are the only K-pop artists to have two songs on the Hot 100 at the same time.