Billboard has released its annual “21 under 21” list and this year’s choices feature popular girl group TWICE!
This year’s title is “21 under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation” and the list highlights some of the world’s most powerful young voices across various musical genres, taking into consideration their popularity, creativity, and social media impact. Shawn Mendes topped the list this year, followed by musicians like Lorde, Khalid, and Lil Yachty.
Appearing in 18th place was TWICE and Billboard describes them as “this robust collective delivers a combination of catchy hooks, kooky concepts, and choreography that nabs it consistent No. 1’s in Korea, while its 2017 EP ‘Signal’ landed at No. 3 on the World Albums chart.” The members’ ages range between 18 and 22, but the rules state that if the majority of members in a group are under 21, that group is still considered eligible for the list.
TWICE has been releasing hits since their debut song “Like OOH-AHH,” which made YouTube history in November 2016 when it became the first K-pop debut song to reach 100 million views on YouTube. Their latest Korean release “Signal” became their fifth music video to reach 100 million views and the girl group recently won the Digital Daesang at the 1st Soribada Best K-pop Music Awards.
TWICE has announced their plans to make a comeback in October, and it will be interesting to see what they have hidden up their sleeves.
Congratulations to TWICE for making Billboard’s “21 under 21” list this year!