NewJeans has entered the UK’s Official Singles Top 100, one of the world’s two major pop charts along with the US’s Billboard.
“Ditto” from New Jeans‘ latest single album “OMG” ranked 95th on the UK’s Official Singles Top 100 chart on January 13th (local time). This is a remarkable achievement for a rookie group that debuted only six months ago.
“Ditto” also ranked 11th in the Spotify Global’s Weekly Top Songs updated on the same day. “Ditto” first entered this chart at No. 81 (December 23) four days after its release, and climbed up the chart every week, from 48th place (December 30) and 21st place (January 6).
The title song “OMG” released on January 2nd also jumped 65 places to 30th from the 95th spot on Spotify Global’s “Weekly Top Songs” last week. This rise is remarkable in the US, the world’s largest pop market. In fact, New Jeans’ “OMG” entered Spotify’s “Weekly Top Songs” for the first time at No. 48, adding momentum to their global popularity.
It is more noteworthy that this was achieved by New Jeans without local activities or promotions overseas. New Jeans’ “Ditto” ranked No. 8 on the US’s Billboard “Bubbling Under Hot 100” (January 14). Attention is focusing on whether New Jeans, which made it into the chart in the shortest period of K-pop group (No. 17 in 156 days since their debut), will write a new history of entering Billboard’s “Hot 100” following the UK’s Official Single Top 100.
New Jeans has already dominated the Japanese and Chinese music charts. New Jeans topped Oricon’s weekly combined singles rankings (as of January 16) with”’OMG”. “Ditto” and “OMG” have consistently ranked first and second side by side on China’s largest music site, QQ Music’s “New Song Chart.”
In Korea, “Ditto” topped weekly charts such as Melon, Genie, and Bugs for three consecutive weeks, while collecting trophies from various music shows such as MBC’s ‘Show! Music Core’, SBS’ ‘Inkigayo’, and KBS2’s ‘Music Bank’.