When a K-pop group gets off to an amazing start right from debut, garnering lots of attention and praise, they are often referred to as “super rookies.” ADOR-label group NewJeans were surely the definition of super rookies at their debut, showcasing a refreshing retro sound and visual style that captured the excitement of fans both in South Korea and internationally. If you are wondering when exactly did NewJeans debut and with what music, here is the full answer, including the date and first song / MV.
NewJeans Debuted on July 22, 2022 with the Song “Attention”
NewJeans arrived on the K-pop scene in July 2022, and the timing of their arrival actually came as something of a surprise. ADOR did not follow the conventional K-pop formula of releasing lots of pronounced teasers and announcing a schedule for debut. Instead, on June 30, 2022, ADOR teased on social media that a group would be debuting on July 22, and it did not even say the name of the group! In fact, would-be fans were left to guess how many members would even be in the group.
However, once the date of July 22 arrived, NewJeans was revealed to the world with their debut song, “Attention,” and fans had the opportunity to fall in love with Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein. “Attention” was the lead single for their debut EP, New Jeans, which released digitally on August 1, 2022 and physically on August 8, 2022. New Jeans contained four songs in total: “Attention,” “Hype Boy,” “Cookie,” and “Hurt,” with Danielle contributing to the lyrics on “Attention” and Hanni contributing to the lyrics on “Hype Boy.”
On August 1, 2022 in Korea, to promote the release of New Jeans, NewJeans recorded a “Countdown Live” video to introduce themselves to fans and discuss the EP. Then on August 4, 2022, they made their performance debut with “Attention,” “Hype Boy,” and “Cookie” on M Countdown. Since then, NewJeans’ popularity has only continued to snowball.
So to summarize, NewJeans made their debut on the date of July 22, 2022, when they released the MV single “Attention.” Their debut EP arrived just a bit later on August 1, 2022. For more about the group, check out how old the members of NewJeans are right now, or check out our archive of all of the NewJeans music videos and performance videos ever released.