The Accomplishments Of 4 Top Fourth Generation K-Pop Girl Groups In 2023 Prove It’s The Era For Female Idols

It’s a long list!

There’s no denying that the last couple of years have been great for K-Pop girl groups, especially those of the fourth generation. Girl group songs have been charting at record highs and periods of time, and album sales for some of them have never been higher! Recently, a post was made on an online forum sharing the accomplishments that four of these top girl groups — aespaIVELE SSERAFIM, and NewJeans — made in 2023, and here’s that impressive list that show that this really is the era for girl groups in K-Pop.

aespa | SM Entertainment

2023 Gallup Artists of the Year

1. NewJeans (25.7%)

2. IVE (17%)

3. aespa (5.5%)

IVE | Starship Entertainment

2023 Gallup Song of the Year

1. “Super Shy” by NewJeans (#1)

2. “I Am” by IVE (#4)

3. “Hype Boy” by NewJeans (#5)

4. “ETA” by NewJeans (#6)

5. “Love Dive” by IVE (#7)

LE SSERAFIM | Source Music

2023 MelOn #1 Ranking

1. NewJeans (“Ditto” for 86 days, “Super Shy” for 52 days, totaling 138 days)

2. IVE (“I Am” for 35 days, “Kitsch” for 19 days, “Baddie” for 16 days, totaling 70 days)

3. LE SSERAFIM (“Perfect Night” for 33 days)

4. aespa (“Spicy” for 6 days)

2023 MelOn Yearly Chart’s Ranking

1. “Ditto” by NewJeans (#1)

2. “Hype Boy” by NewJeans (#2)

3. “I Am” by IVE (#3)

4. “Attention” by NewJeans (#4)

5. “Kitsch” by IVE (#6)

6. “Attention” by NewJeans (#8)

7. “After LIKE” by IVE (#10)

8. “Spicy” by aespa (#12)

9. “ANTIFRAGILE” by LE SSERAFIM (#13)

10. “Love Dive” by IVE (#14)

11. “Super Shy” by NewJeans (#15)

12. “UNFORGIVEN” by LE SSERAFIM (#17)

13. “Eve, Psyche & the Bluebeard’s Wife” by LE SSERAFIM (#26)

14. “ETA” by NewJeans (#28)

15. “Eleven” by IVE (#61)

16. “FEARLESS” by LE SSERAFIM (#63)

17. “Cookie” by NewJeans (#67)

18. “New Jeans” by NewJeans (#86)

NewJeans | ADOR

2023 Circle Chart Album Sales

1. NewJeans (4.34 million total album sales, 2 albums)

2. IVE (3.73 million total album sales, 2 albums)

3. aespa (3.44 million total album sales, 2 albums)

4. LE SSERAFIM (1.96 million total album sales, 1 album)

aespa | SM Entertainment

2023 World Tour Attendance

1. aespa (330k people)

2. IVE (150k people)

3. LE SSERAFIM (100k people)

IVE | Starship Entertainment

2023 Billboard HOT 100

1. “Super Shy” by NewJeans (#48)

2. “OMG” by NewJeans (#74)

3. “ETA” by NewJeans (#81)

4. “Ditto” by NewJeans (#82)

5. “Cool With You” by NewJeans (#93)

LE SSERAFIM | Source Music

Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart

1. “New Jeans” by NewJeans (#105)

2. “ASAP” by NewJeans (#116)

3. “GODS” by NewJeans (#119)

4. “Perfect Night” by LE SSERAFIM (#119)

5. “Get Up” by NewJeans (#122)

NewJeans | ADOR

2023 Billboard 200

1. Get Up by NewJeans (500,000 units, 22 weeks, peaked at #1)

2. UNFORGIVEN by LE SSERAFIM (90,000 units, 8 weeks, peaked at #6)

3. My World by aespa (70,000 units, 3 weeks, peaked at #9)

4. Drama by aespa (21,000 units, 1 week, peaked at #33)

aespa | SM Entertainment

2023 Global Spotify

1. “Super Shy” by NewJeans (#1)

2. “Ditto” by NewJeans (#9)

3. “OMG” by NewJeans (#11)

4. “Cool With You” by NewJeans (#21)

5. “New Jeans” by NewJeans (#22)

6. “ETA” by NewJeans (#25)

7. “ASAP” by NewJeans (#26)

8. “GODS” by NewJeans (#41)

9. “Get Up” by NewJeans (#41)

10. “UNFORGIVEN” by LE SSERAFIM (#48)

11. “Perfect Night” by LE SSERAFIM (#53)

12. “Drama” by aespa (#60)

13. “I Am” by IVE (#61)

14. “Spicy” by aespa (#176)

IVE | Starship Entertainment

2023 U.S. Spotify Chart

1. “Super Shy” by NewJeans (#9)

2. “Cool With You” by NewJeans (#16)

3. “New Jeans” by NewJeans (#20)

4. “ETA” by NewJeans (#22)

5. “ASAP” by NewJeans (#25)

6. “OMG” by NewJeans (#27)

7. “Ditto” by NewJeans (#29)

8. “Get Up” by NewJeans (#32)

9. “GODS” by NewJeans (#76)

10. “Perfect Night” by LE SSERAFIM (#106)

11. “UNFORGIVEN” by LE SSERAFIM (#123)

LE SSERAFIM | Source Music

2023 Global Spotify Yearly Stream

1. NewJeans

2. LE SSERAFIM

3. IVE

4. aespa

NewJeans | ADOR

2023 Global Apple Music Yearly Chart

1. “Ditto” by NewJeans (#19)

2. “OMG” by NewJeans (#37)

3. “Hype Boy” by NewJeans (#64)

4. “ANTIFRAGILE” by LE SSERAFIM (#79)

aespa | SM Entertainment

2023 Japanese Sales

1. LE SSERAFIM (“UNFORGIVEN”, 118k sales)

2. IVE (“I Am”, 40k sales; “Baddie”, 69k sales)

3. NewJeans (“OMG”, 36k sales; “Get Up”, 69k sales)

4. aespa (“My World”, 56k sales; “Drama”, 26k sales)

IVE | Starship Entertainment

2023 Oricon Streaming

1. “Ditto” by NewJeans (#15)

2. “OMG” by NewJeans (#25)

3. “ANTIFRAGILE” by LE SSERAFIM (#41)

4. “Hype Boy” by NewJeans (#51)

5. “I Am” by IVE (#71)

6. “UNFORGIVEN” by LE SSERAFIM (#84)

7. “Super Shy” by NewJeans (#95)

LE SSERAFIM | Source Music

2023 Oricon Yearly Album Chart

1. WAVE by IVE (#39)

2. UNFORGIVEN by LE SSERAFIM (#44)

3. Get Up by NewJeans (#64)

4. I’ve Mine by IVE (#65)

5. My World by aespa (#73)

5. I’ve IVE by IVE (#91)

NewJeans | ADOR

2022 – 2023 YouTube Subscribers

1. NewJeans (1.8 million to 6.3 million)

2. aespa (4.2 million to 5.1 million)

3. LE SSERAFIM (1.9 million to 4.3 million)

4. IVE (2.2 million to 3.2 million)

aespa | SM Entertainment

2022 – 2023 TikTok Subscribers

1. NewJeans (3.95 million to 13.6 million)

2. aespa (6.15 million to 8.98 million)

3. LE SSERAFIM (4.17 million to 8.59 million)

4. IVE (3.85 million to 6.19 million)

IVE | Starship Entertainment

2023 Global Spotify Monthly Listeners

1. NewJeans

2. LE SSERAFIM

3. aespa

4. IVE

2023 U.S. Spotify Monthly Listeners

1. NewJeans

2. LE SSERAFIM

3. IVE

4. aespa

Here’s what netizens have to say about these rankings!

We can’t wait to see what other accomplishments these artists make in 2024!

Source: Pann Choa