Girl group NewJeans won 3 crowns at the 20th Korean Popular Music Awards.
On the afternoon of the 5th, the ‘Korean Popular Music Awards selection committee announced and awarded winners in 26 categories through the official YouTube channel.
This awards ceremony selected the New Jeans (Minji, Hani, Daniel, Harin, Hyein) as ‘Rookie of the Year.’ In addition, in the genre category, ‘Best K-Pop Album (‘New Jeans’)’ and ‘Best K-Pop Song (‘Attention’)’ were selected and received three awards.
A selection committee member, Lee Jae-Eun, said, “It’s not unreasonable to call 2022 the year of New Jeans. From the day the music video was released without prior information, their footprints in the popular music world are significant in many ways.”
“With the advent of New Jeans, the K-pop industry was finally awakened,” he said. “The aesthetics of relief, the pursuit of naturalness, lightness, and above all, good-to-listen and good-looking music, contents, and visuals have captured the eyes and ears of many people.” added.
New Jeans, which debuted in July of last year, debuted with the triple title songs ‘Attention,’ ‘Hype boy’ and ‘Cookie,’ followed by the debut album ‘New Jeans’ with the single album ‘OMG’ and the title song of the same name and the b-side song ‘Ditto.’ He proved his popularity by ruling the top ranks for a long time.