NewJeans’ 'Attention' gets 2 music show wins against Girls' Generation, fans say 'even prouder'

NewJeans’ 'Attention' gets 2 music show wins against Girls' Generation, fans say 'even prouder'
NewJeans get their first 2 music show wins back-to-back on 'Mcountdown' and 'Music Bank' (@NewJeans_ADOR/Twitter)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Summer 2022 is seeing strong competition from Seventeen and Ateez’s rising popularity to iconic groups like Girls’ Generation and Blackpink making a comeback after a long hiatus. But ‘monster rookies’ NewJeans are living up to their title as they won not once but twice against Girls’ Generation aka SNSD. With two music show wins, we had NewJeans’ ‘Attention’ first winning against ‘Girls’ Generation’s ‘Forever 1’ on Mnet’s music show ‘Mcountdown’ on August 18.

The win felt extra special as ‘Attention’ is co-written by NewJeans member Danielle. And it looks like the new girl group is on a roll as they got their second music show win the very next day. On August 19, we once again had ‘Attention’ and ‘Forever 1’ nominated for first place on KBS’ ‘Music Bank’ with NewJeans winning. They also happen to be the second girl group and fourth K-pop group, in general, to score the highest points on ‘Music Bank’ in 2022 with over 11.1k points. Their digital score, broadcast score and physical album score were higher than that of Girls’ Generation.

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NewJeans for their debut concept photo (ADOR/Naver)
NewJeans top charts with debut album (ADOR/Naver)

NewJeans win against Girls’ Generation

NewJeans’ is HYBE’s new girl group that debuted on August 1. They shook K-pop by releasing four title tracks and saw instant success. They became the girl group with the highest pre-orders, first-day sales and first-week sales for a debut album. On the day of their debut, they were invited by Chanel for an event and a few weeks later bagged their first magazine cover with Super ELLE. Their music also seems to be well-loved as they achieved the perfect all-kill by topping all South Korean music charts with the single ‘Attention’.

NewJeans also became the first girl group to top Spotify Korea’s Daily Top Artist Chart. The internet was also impressed that they had two of their songs occupying the first two places on charts with ‘Hype Boy’ ranking at #2 on MelOn Top 100, Bugs, FLO and Genie. The album ‘New Jeans’ also topped Circle’s Weekly Album Chart and Global K-Pop Chart.

'Not called monster rookies for nothing'

Fans were proud as they took to making tweets like, “CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2ND WIN GIRLS!!! I’m so proud of you 🥳 and I’m so curious what their encore stage is cuz hyein suddenly brought out a big broom.” Another fan posted, “MINJI WAS SO HYPER, OH MY GOD CONGRATS BABIES THEY ARE SO CUTE.” One added, “1st and 2nd win in just 48 hours, i’m so proud of you girls.” Another fan flexed, “NEWJEANS ARE NOT CALLED MONSTER ROOKIES FOR NOTHING THEY ALRDY PROVED IT.” With Girls’ Generation scoring 4k points, fans were impressed, “The gap though. Newjeans are so cool for this.”






Another fan added, “They deserve all of this! I hope that Danielle will continue to produce coz she definitely has talent! look at her, 18 yrs old already winning. The girls were amazing even if they were a bit nervous for their debut, im so proud.” One commented, “Congratulations girls! They're really doing well and the negative hit tweets by international Kpop stans doesn't reflect in real life and it won't affect them. Korea GP is loving their music and so many celebrities are also showing support to their group.” Another wrote, “Not to be rude and I LOVE SNSD so much, NewJeans won against a really big group aka the nation's group, so I'm even prouder of them to win this.”





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