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Kep1er becomes the fastest rookie K-pop girl group to achieve two music show wins

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Girls Planet 999's rookie K-pop girl group (Image via Instagram/@official.kep1er)
Girls Planet 999's rookie K-pop girl group (Image via Instagram/@official.kep1er)

Kep1er is taking K-pop to a whole new level. On January 14, 2022, the group performed their debut song WA DA DA on a TV series Music Bank which aired on KBS2. The song stood in first place alongside IU's Winter Sleep. The group eventually won by 3,678 points over IU's 3,570 points.

This achievement marks their second win on a TV show with WA DA DA. Previously, the girls won first place on Mnet's M Countdown.

The rookie K-pop girl group is already smashing records. The nonet entered the music industry on January 3, 2022 and is setting the bar high for other groups.


Kep1er's supersonic win

The group performed their supersonic debut song WA DA DA on the TV series Music Bank which broadcasts on KBS2. Their performance stood in first place and won 3,678 points over IU's 3,570 points. This marks Kep1ers second win on a TV series with their debut song WA DA DA. Before this, the girls won first place on Mnet's M Countdown.

Netizens congratulated the group for winning and setting new records. They took to Twitter and started trending #WADADA2ndWin #Kep1er2ndWin.

@KshowAnalysis @official_kep1er Congratulations, KEP1ERThat was amazing performance and song Good job, girls I hope you girls will going to the next music show So congratulations again ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Additionally, the group is now tied with ITZY as the fastest K-pop girl group to win first place on KBS2's Music Bank in history (11 days). The nonet started trending and peaked at number six and three on the worldwide trends.


FIRST IMPACT Ranks No. 1 on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart

In other news, the group has debuted on the Gaon Chart with their first EP FIRST IMPACT and its title song WA DA DA. It also entered at number one on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart. The EP also debuted at number one on the weekly retail album chart after selling 121,812 total copies.

On the Gaon Weekly Download Chart, the song WA DA DA landed at number 21, the highest ranking among songs by new K-pop artists that debuted in 2021-22.

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On MelOn, the largest streaming platform in South Korea, WA DA DA surpassed one million streams. The music video is close to reaching 35 million views on YouTube. It is also trending at number 5 in the music category.

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Edited by Mason J. Schneider
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