K-pop group NewJeans made their American awards show debut last night at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards. This year's show was aired on Billboard's social media channels rather than traditional broadcast networks and featured pre-recorded acceptance speeches and performances.
For theirs, NewJeans performed their breakout hits "Super Shy" and "OMG," complete with some Dance Dance Revolution-coded stage designs. It's a good performance, but it has a slightly uncanny quality thanks to the mixing of the crowd's cheering, which sounds fake even though it's (probably) real. Unfortunate flashbacks to COVID-era bubble times aside, it's worth watching, and you can check it out above.
NewJeans received five nominations at the ceremony: Top Global K-Pop Artist, Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.), Top K-Pop Album (Get Up EP), and Top Global K-Pop Song ("Ditto" and "OMG.") They won for Top Global K-Pop Artist; watch their speech below.