NewJeans (Korean: 뉴진스) is a South Korean girl group formed by ADOR, a subsidiary of HYBE Corporation. The group is composed of five members: Minji (민지), Hanni (하니), Danielle (다니엘), Haerin (해린) and Hyein (혜인). The group released their debut single "Attention" on July 22, 2022, preceding their debut extended play 'New Jeans', which was released on August 1, 2022. On October 18, 2022, ADOR announced that NewJeans was preparing for their first-ever comeback. A month later, on November 10, it was announced that the group will release their first single album, "OMG", on January 2. On December 19, NewJeans released a pre-release single, "Ditto", prior to their first single album, "NewJeans 'OMG'", released on January 2, 2023.
The group's name, NewJeans, has two meanings. It alludes to the idea that jeans are a timeless fashion item and the group's intention to carve a timeless image for themselves. The name is also a word play on the phrase "new genes", referring to the group ushering a new generation of pop music.
Their EP Get Up controversially was projected to debut.at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 upon it's release due to a chart delay. This has led to allegations of Billboard fixing the chart so that the soundtrack to the film Barbie would debut at number one instead. Despite this, the EP still went to number one.