TWICE wins the ‘Billboard Women in Music’ awards... the first K-pop female artist


Her 12th mini album ‘READY TO BE’ will be released on the 10th at 2pm




Reporter Park Dong-jae of Break News = On the 3rd, the agency JYP Entertainment said, "TWICE (Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Tzuyu) is the first female K-pop artist to win the US 'Billboard Women in Music' awards. I was honored to receive the award,” he said.


Twice won the 'Breakthrough Artist' category of the '2023 Billboard Women In Music' awards held at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, USA on the 2nd and continued K-pop history. wrote anew


'Billboard Women in Music' is a large-scale awards ceremony hosted by Billboard, and awards are given to the best female artists, creators, producers, executives, etc. who have had the greatest impact on the music industry during the year.


The 'Breakthrough Artist', which Twice was selected as the winner, is an award given to a singer who has achieved a meaningful challenge and stood out in the music market. They are the first K-pop female artists to win the award, inheriting the glory of Idina Menzel, Tori Kelly, Maren Morris, and Camila Cabello, the previous winners in the category. raised the


Twice attended the awards ceremony and said, "We started the year in the most magical way by receiving the 'Breakthrough Artist' award from 'Billboard Women in Music.' This moment is all the more precious as all nine members are standing together in front of the fans who made our dreams come true. '. With this achievement as motivation, we will try to break more walls in the future. Because ONCE (fandom name: Once) is by our side, Twice can continue to break through. Thank you for being with us on our journey. I express my gratitude to all of you," he said in his acceptance speech.


On this day, every time Twice's name was called at the awards ceremony, cheers like deterioration from the crowd poured out, and the news of the award recorded # 1 on Twitter's real-time trending worldwide, realizing the group's overwhelming global popularity.


In particular, TWICE raised the heat by decorating the ending stage with the pre-released English single "MOONLIGHT SUNRISE", which succeeded in entering the Billboard main chart "Hot 100" for the second time in its career. Through a fantastic performance with 9 people and 9 colors of overwhelming visuals on top of a mysterious sound, they proved their status as a 'K-pop representative girl group', captivating global K-pop fans with their eyes and ears.


TWICE has steadily built up global achievements and established itself as the top worldwide girl group. The first mini-album 'IM NAYEON' released by Nayeon, the first solo runner, in June of last year, became the first K-pop solo artist to reach the top 10 on the 'Billboard 200', and the full album 'BETWEEN 1&2' released in August. 1N2) climbed to No. 3 on the chart and became the top 10 of the Billboard 200 for the 3rd time.


In addition, according to the result of summing up CD sales and digital downloads in the US last year compiled by Luminate, an American music data aggregation company, 'BETWEEN 1&2' ranked 5th in sales in the US region in 2022 based on group albums, and 'IM NAYEON' Based on female solo artist albums, they were ranked 9th in sales in the U.S. in 2022.


In addition, a total of 21 songs, including all active songs from the debut song 'Like OOH-AHH' to the latest song 'Talk that Talk', 3 songs released in Japan, and the first English single 'The Feels' (The Fields). They put their music videos on the list of billion views and are maintaining a record of 'the most music videos with over 100 million views' among female groups in the world.


Starting in April, they will take a powerful leap forward as 'stadium artists' through the new world tour 'TWICE 5TH WORLD TOUR 'READY TO BE''.


According to the recently released 1st plan, it will start in Seoul on April 15th and 16th, followed by Sydney on May 3rd (local time), Melbourne on May 6th, Osaka on May 13th and 14th, and Tokyo on May 20th and 21st. , Los Angeles, USA on June 10th, Auckland on 13th, Seattle on 16th, Dallas on 21st, Houston on 24th, Chicago on 28th, Toronto, Canada on July 2nd, New York, USA on 6th, and Atlanta on 9th in 14 cities around the world 17 tours will be held.


In addition, through this tour, 'the first Japanese stadium performance in the history of a K-pop girl group' was held at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka, Japan, and Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. unfold


Meanwhile, Twice will release the 12th mini album 'READY TO BE' and the title song 'SET ME FREE' on the 10th at 2:00 pm (00:00 Eastern time in the US) and make a comeback.

ParkJun Ha