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NMIXX Hits No. 1 on Emerging Artists Chart Thanks to ‘Fe3O4: Break’ EP

NMIXX is officially the top up-and-coming artist in the United States as the group re-enters Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart (dated Feb. 3) at No. 1, thanks to its new EP, Fe3O4: Break.

The project, released Jan. 15 via JYP Entertainment/Imperial/Republic Records, debuts at No. 2 on the World Albums chart and No. 171 on the Billboard 200 with 8,000 equivalent album units earned in in the U.S. in its opening week (Jan. 19-25), according to Luminate.

Emerging Artists marks the first currently active Billboard chart that NMIXX has topped. (The group hit No. 1 on the since-discontinued Hot Trending Songs chart in March 2023 with “Young, Dumb, Stupid.” The group charted five other songs on the ranking during its run.)

NMIXX is the first K-pop group to lead Emerging Artists in 2024. Nine K-pop acts reigned in 2023: BOYNEXTDOOR, (G)I-DLE, IU, NCT Dream, NewJeans, P1Harmony, The Rose, V and xikers.

NMIXX is also the first JYP act to hit No. 1 on Emerging Artists. The company’s other signees to reach the chart include Day6, Itzy, Stray Kids and Xdinary Heroes.

NMIXX previously charted on Billboard’s album rankings with its EP Expérgo. The set reached No. 5 on World Albums and No. 122 on the Billboard 200 in April 2023.

NMIXX, from South Korea, has been active since 2021. The group is comprised of members Bae, Haewon, Jiwoo, Kyujin, Lily and Sullyoon. Last April, Billboard named NMIXX a K-pop group to watch.

The Emerging Artists chart ranks the most popular developing artists of the week, using the same formula as the all-encompassing Billboard Artist 100, which measures artist activity across multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. (The Artist 100 lists the most popular acts, overall, each week.) However, the Emerging Artists chart excludes acts that have notched a top 25 entry on either the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, as well as artists that have achieved two or more top 10s on Billboard’s “Hot” song genre charts and/or consumption-based “Top” album genre rankings.

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