“Ditto”, a song of NewJeans, surpassed BTS’ “Dynamite” to become the Kpop song with the most PAKs on Korean music charts.
With 6 songs after 5 months of debut, HYBE’s “monster rookie” NewJeans have set a series of unprecedented records in Korea. In particular, the girl group not only went viral with “Attention” and “Hype Boy”, but also attracted huge attention with “Ditto”. The pre-release single quickly took over Korean music charts, achieved its first PAK (Perfect All-Kill) on Korea’s iChart within 6 days of release, and has continued its streak even after months of release.
As of the moment, “Ditto” has achieved its 611th PAK, effectively becoming the Kpop song with the most PAKs in history, surpassing BTS’ “Dynamite” (with 610 PAKs). It is no exaggeration to say that HYBE Labels is filled with “digital monsters”.
In addition, NewJeans is also the first idol group to take up all 3 highest positions on the MelOn Monthly Chart, with “Ditto”, “OMG”, and “Hype Boy” in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, respectively.
However, amid NewJeans’ outstanding successes, many netizens still have mixed opinions about the girl group’s achievements. In particular, many netizens complained that while NewJeans is indeed popular in Korea, their ranking on “Billboard Hot 100” is questionable.
Below are some comments from netizens:
- Even now I’m listening to “Ditto”, it’s just a seriously good song
- NewJeans is a true “monster” in Korea, but Min Hee Jin’s manipulation on Spotify seems jarring to me
- They have the most PAKs indeed, but the number of Unique Listeners is still lower than BTS, so media outlets need to stop comparing the two groups.