NewJeans Selected as ‘2023’s Greatest Pop Stars’ by Billboard, Dominating ‘Song and Album of the Year’ Lists

NewJeans, a rising K-pop group, has made a remarkable impact in the music industry, securing high rankings and first-time inclusions in over 20 media outlets’ ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ lists for 2023. On December 8, Billboard named NewJeans (consisting of members Minji, Hani, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein) as one of the ‘Greatest Pop Stars of 2023,’ a list featuring notable artists like Troye Sivan, Travis Scott, and Jungkook. Billboard praised NewJeans as one of the most respected and influential groups in the pop scene.

Their second EP ‘Get Up’ and its title track ‘Super Shy’ have received widespread acclaim. ‘Super Shy’ ranked 38th in Billboard’s ‘100 Best Songs of 2023: Staff Picks,’ the highest for a K-pop track on the list. It also secured the 2nd spot in NME’s ’50 Best Songs of 2023,’ the highest ranking for a K-pop song in the magazine’s history. NME described ‘Super Shy’ as a perfect blend of confidence and shyness, delivering a thrilling pop experience in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

‘Super Shy’ also featured prominently in lists by The Guardian and Pitchfork, ranking 3rd and 7th respectively in their ‘Best Songs of 2023.’ It was the first K-pop song to be included in Pitchfork’s year-end list. Additionally, the song was recognized in various other media outlets, including i-D (2nd), Rolling Stone (6th), Vulture (10th), Crack (17th), and Exclaim! (21st).

The EP ‘Get Up’ itself was selected as one of the ‘Best Albums of 2023’ by several prestigious publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Yardbarker, Paste, PopMatters, and GQ UK, receiving accolades for being a strong contender against any pop release this year.

Other tracks from ‘Get Up’ such as ‘ETA’ and ‘Cool With You,’ and songs from their single album ‘OMG,’ like ‘OMG,’ were also recognized in the ‘Best Songs of the Year’ lists by ELLE, Timeout, Treble, and the Associated Press.

NewJeans’ achievements in 2023, marked by high rankings and unprecedented entries in global media lists, highlight their brilliant conclusion to the year, solidifying their status as leading figures in the K-pop industry.



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