NEWJEANS Wins #1 on Inkigayo + Performances from RIIZE, AKMU, EVERGLOW, and More

The latest episode of SBS’s Inkigayo featured a variety of performances from popular K-pop idols. NEWJEANS took home the win for their latest hit, Super Shy, beating out other nominees like STAYC. The episode also marked the debut of SM Entertainment’s new boy group, RIIZE, and the group TIOT. This makes it the 6th win for the catchy and upbeat Super Shy so far.

Established acts like AKMU and EVERGLOW made their comebacks with the songs Love Lee and SLAY respectively. THE BOYZ was also on hand to perform their song Passion Fruit.

The NEWJEANS fandom has been buzzing about the win celebrating NEWJEANS’ win on 𝕏 (formerly Twitter) with congratulatory messages.

Watch NEWJEANS perform Super Shy on INKIGAYO:

NEWJEANS performing their Number 1 winning song, Super Shy on the August 27, 2023 episode of Inkigayo.

NEWJEANS may not be able to perform in Vietnam

Meanwhile, Allkpop reported that the group may not be given permission to perform in Vietnam. NEWJEANS member Hanni has been the subject of public criticism in Vietnam since February 2023, owing to her family’s alleged political ties to South Vietnam. Reports suggest that the ruling Vietnamese Communist Party is suppressing NEWJEANS-related content. Although there’s no formal prohibition, the societal climate discourages open endorsement of the group in Vietnam. An industry insider has indicated that the likelihood of NEWJEANS receiving government approval for a performance in Vietnam appears slim.

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