TWICE become the first K-pop artist to be on the list of winners of the Billboard Women In Music Awards.
According to Billboard on January 30th, TWICE will be awarded in the Breakthrough Artist category at the Billboard Women in Music Awards to be held at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, USA on March 1st.
‘Billboard Women in Music’ is an awards ceremony where Billboard presents awards to the best female artists, creators, producers, and executives who have had the greatest impact on the music industry during the year.
The award received by TWICE was previously received by Idina Menzel, Tori Kelly, Maren Morris, and Camila Cabello.
TWICE is reaffirming their influence in North America with their recently released English single ‘MOONLIGHT SUNRISE.’ The song released on January 20th debuted at number 84 on the Billboard main single chart ‘Hot 100’ on February 4th.
This is the second time TWICE entered the ‘Hot 100’. Previously, they first entered the chart at No. 83 with their first English single, ‘The Feels,’ released in October 2021.
With this result, TWICE became the third K-pop girl group to have more than two songs on the ‘Hot 100’. Previously, BLACKPINK and NewJeans recorded more than two songs on the chart. Other than these, the only K-pop girl group to have more than one song on the chart is Wonder Girls.
TWICE is the fourth K-pop group to enter the chart with two or more songs, including boy groups, in addition to BTS, BLACKPINK, and NewJeans. K-pop solo singers who entered the ‘Hot 100’ include all seven members of BTS, BLACKPINK’s Rosé and Lisa, PSY, and CL from 2NE1.
Also, TWICE, who first entered the Spotify Daily Top Artist US chart on November 12, 2021, put their name on this chart as of January 23rd and achieved a cumulative chart of 96 days. This is a record for the longest period on the chart among K-pop girl groups. It was still ranked on the chart on the 25th, extending this record to a total of 98 days and breaking the record.
Along with this, on the 25th, a total of three remix versions of ‘MOONLIGHT SUNRISE’, ‘House Remix’, ‘Club Remix’, and ‘R&B Remix’ were released. TWICE will release a new mini-album in March.