For a K-Pop idol group’s debut music video to reach 100 million views is actually a big deal, mainly because often times such music videos do not receive a lot of attention when the group first promotes as a rookie.
The only groups whose debut track music videos that have passed 100M views are BLACKPINK, (g)i-dle, TWICE, ITZY, and Wanna One.
This has been the case for NU’EST as well, when the boys debuted 7 years ago in 2012, and their debut track “FACE” also didn’t receive too many views immediately. The video was uploaded on March 14, 2012 by the K-Pop channel “1theK” and began accumulating views slowly, but steadily.
By April 28, 2019, the music video for “FACE” ended up breaking 100 million views, after 7 years since its release. NU’EST’s official social media account shared this news with the fans by posting a celebratory tweet and image!
— NU'EST (@NUESTNEWS) April 28, 2019
This record breaking event has been celebrated by the South Korean news as well. YTN channel covered NU’EST’s new YouTube record as one of their main cover stories. Fans are celebrating by capturing the moment of the story being shared on the news!
Twitter is now trending with fans using the hashtag “#NUEST_FACE_100MViews” to show their excitement over the new record!
OMMMMG I'M SCREAAAAAMING!!!
YES YES YES! CONGRATULATIONS NU'EST FOR REACHING 100M VIEWS!! WHO IS READY FOR THEIR COMEBACK TOMORROW? OMG I'M SO PROUD OF MY FANDOM😭 LOVE YOU ㄴㅇㅅㅌ's 😭❤❤❤❤#NUEST_FACE_100MViews #NUEST pic.twitter.com/Dk1YJiZVS5
— ㄴㅇㅅㅌ💛 GOT7 (@GOTnuest7) April 28, 2019
I just want to send out my congratulations to all the L.O./.E.'s out there for all your hard work 🎉. And don't worry this message goes out to NU'EST as well 😄#뉴이스트_JR_Aron_백호_민현_렌 #뉴이스트 #NUEST#NUEST_FACE_100MViews https://t.co/PxPYEAmtm1
— Ḟïöṅä ♡ ʷⁱᵗʰ ˡᵘᵛ (@fiona_de_) April 28, 2019
i like to think that we weren't able to achieve the 100M before the year ended or before their 7th anni for a reason. which is to do it right on the day before their official comeback as 5. funny how things work sometimes #NUEST #뉴이스트_언제나_해피엔딩#NUEST_FACE_100MViews pic.twitter.com/t82BCMhfuF
— looppy (@looppyy88) April 28, 2019
Fans are even more excited by this record breaking news because NU’EST is scheduled to make their return to the K-Pop scene as a whole, five-member group again on April 29, 2019. It’s truly a time of celebration for NU’EST fans! Fans are looking forward to breaking more records with NU’EST’s brand new track “Happily Ever After”.
Watch the “FACE” music video here: