Who are NEWJEANS’ Members and Why Are They a Big Deal Right Now? 

The rising KPop girl group NEWJEANS is a force to be reckoned with. Their iconic KPop group name NEWJEANS is derived from the idea that jeans are just a classic fashion essential, and much like the group aims to be themselves, they want to embody a timeless image for their branding. This can be seen in their style and music video inspiration that takes a lot of inspiration from vintage and old-school types of settings. Many fans who watch their videos often comment about the nostalgia they’ve been able to invoke from the uses of old-school camcorders, 90s fashion, and the like. In addition to this meaning, the NEWJEANS Kpop group name is also a play on the word set “new genes” which implies a new generation of Kpop music. 

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This five-member KPop girl group consists of Hanni, Haerin, Danielle, Minji, and Hyein, all managed under the entertainment label ADOR and HYBE. It is important to note that several of the members were already quite active in the Korean entertainment industry before they came together as a band as many were in previous groups, appeared in a variety of shows, and even appeared in cameos from BTS’ music video Permission to Dance (Hanni and Minji to precise). The group was supposed to be set to launch in 2021 but was heavily delayed due to the global pandemic. The KPop girl group NEWJEANS officially finalized their line-up in March of 2022 and they released their highly-anticipated debut song ‘Attention’ on the 22nd of July 2022 and received excellent feedback. As it is right now, NEWJEANS Attention music video now sits at over 36 million views on youtube alone. Today they are known for their hit singles Hype Boy, Cookie, Hurt and their most recent release, Ditto. With accomplishments like receiving the Best New Artist at the 2022 Melon Music Awards, there is no doubt they’re a force to be reckoned with. 

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The first KPop member we are introducing from NEWJEANS is Hanni. She was born on October 6, 2004, which makes her a Libra. She’s 5’3” in height and INFP personality type. Something many people might not know about her is that she is Vietnamese-Australian (her birth name is Phạm Ngọc Hân). She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and can is trilingual, speaking English, Korean, and Vietnamese. In fact, NEWJEANS Hanni is actually HYBE’s first Vietnamese KPop idol. 


Secondly, we have the next KPop girl group member Haerin. She was born on May 15, 2006, which makes her a Taurus. She is 5’5” in height and ISTP personality type. NEWJEANS Haerin nationality is Korean, as she was born in Pyeongchon, South Korea. With that being said, she can speak both English and Korean. 


Third on the list of the Kpop girl group members of NEWJEANS’ is Danielle. Her birth name is actually Danielle Marsh but she also goes by Mo Jihye. She was born on April 11, 2005, which makes her an Aries. She is 5’5” in height and ENFP personality type. NEWJEANS Danielle was born in Munsan, South Korea to a Korean mother and an Australian father. She can also speak both English and Korean. A fun fact about Danielle from NEWJEANS is that she is an amazing swimmer and has been swimming since she was a very young girl, her dream is to actually start a surfing club as she and her group mate Hanni both love surfing. 


The fourth member of the KPop group NEWJEANS is Minji, otherwise known by her birthname Kim Minji. She was born on May 7, 2004, which makes her a Taurus like Haerin who shares the same birth month. She is 5’6” in height, and is an ESTJ-T personality type. NEWJEANS Minji was born in Chuncheon, South Korea, and was actually a former trainee at source Music, which she joined during her 2nd year in middle school. 


The final member of NEWJEANS is Hyein. She is both the youngest and tallest member of NEWJEANS standing at 5’7” and was born on April 21, 2008, making her a Taurus much like her groupmates Minji and Haerin. She is an INFP personality type but was actually previously ENFP. She is of Korean nationality as she was born in Incheon, South Korea. She can speak both English and Korean. Some fun facts about NEWJEANS Hyein is that she also has an older brother and she is a massive fan of BTS (although who isn’t these days?). 

Tell us who is your favorite member of the KPop girl group NEWJEANS and what is your favorite single that they released since they debuted? Let us know what you think! For more KPop news on KPop debut profiles such as our take on The Rise of Kpop Girl Group Aespa, Who is JYPN, and All You Need to Know About IVE.

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February 18, 2023
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