Rookie girl group NewJeans, which is causing a syndrome, proved their overwhelming popularity in Japan as well.
Organizers of Japan’s representative summer music festival “Summer Sonic” praised the audience mobilization power of NewJeans, which appeared at this year’s festival.
Naoki Shimizu, CEO of Creativeman Productions, which hosts Summer Sonic, recently appeared on the Japanese radio program J-WAVE “STEP ONE” and mentioned NewJeans while giving a general review of this year’s festival.
Shimizu confirmed NewJeans’ overwhelming popularity in Japan, “For the first time in Marine Stadium’s history, the entry restriction was applied the fastest for the noon (12:00 PM) stage.”
The radio host responded, “Because it was an early time slot, there were spectators from children to adults, transcending generations. In the past, there hasn’t been a scale like this during this time slot. Many people seemed to think, ‘We must watch this stage.’“
They praised, “It was the most challenging time slot, yet NewJeans did their best even under such circumstances. It seems that the members wanted to repay the audience’s expectations. I was impressed by their professional performance.”
Meanwhile, NewJeans appeared on the Summer Sonic stage at ZOZO Marine Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on August 19th. Even though NewJeans’ performance began at 12 o’clock in the heat wave, about 30,000 spectators gathered to see them. The organizer restricted the audience’s entry for safety.
NewJeans, which proved their top-class popularity in Japan, ranked 80th on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart released on August 29th (local time) with the track “Super Shy” from their 2nd mini album “Get Up”. With this, “Super Shy” succeeded in entering the Hot 100 chart for 7 consecutive weeks, breaking their own longest entry record held by the title song “OMG” of the same name with their 1st single album.