Twice named most-streamed female K-pop girl group in US Spotify history

Group has accumulated nearly 300 million streams in 2022 with cumulative streams of over 5.5 billion to date

Critically acclaimed, global superstars, Twice have closed 2022 as the most streamed female K-pop group on Spotify in the US. The group featuring Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu, accumulated nearly 300 million streams on the platform in 2022 alone, which brings their cumulative number to over 5.5 billion streams to date. The news comes on the heels of the group’s recent announcement on social media this week that they will release a new single in January 2023, followed by a highly anticipated EP, releasing this coming March.

Additional wins for the group in 2022 include high marks for their 11th mini album, Between 1&2 which has accumulated millions of streams. Entering the Billboard 200 Album Chart at No. 3 upon its August release, the EP has ranked in at No. 21 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales, and No. 16 on Top Current Album Sales Year-End charts. To date, the release currently holds the biggest pure sales week for an album by a female K-Pop act in the US. With an impressive 100,000 total units sold in the US alone in its first week, the release extended Twice’s record for the most top 10 debuts on the chart among all K-Pop female acts.

Other notable Billboard Year-End chart moments include a No. 94 ranking on the Top 200 Artist List, making Twice among the only two K-pop artists to make this year’s list. The group’s 2021 release Formula Of Love: O+T=<3 made several appearances as well, including Top Album Sales where it ranked in at No. 26, and Top Current Album Sales where it ranked at No. 22.

Nayeon’s critically praised solo debut Im Nayeon, made chart history upon its summer 2022 release, making her the first K-pop soloist to ever debut in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. That release garnered several placements on Billboard’s Year-End lists including World Albums, where it ranked in at No. 15, Top Album Sales where it ranked in at No. 55, and Top Current Album Sales, where it landed at No. 36.

Twice kicked off 2022 with their 4th World Tour Ⅲ where they played five US cities including two shows in both Los Angeles at The Forum and New York at UBS Arena due to popular demand. All seven shows sold out just hours after on sale and made Twice the first female K-Pop group to sell out two North American arena tours. Shortly after, the group returned to the US for back-to-back shows at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium – encore performances of the 4th World Tour Ⅲ – selling out 45,000 seats. These performances made Twice the first female K-Pop group to play a US stadium.

The group was also nominated for three major music awards this year – an MTV Video Music Award for Best K-Pop, an American Music Award for Favorite K-Pop Artist, and an MTV Europe Music Award for Best K-Pop.

Buddy Iahn
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