WayV Makes Waves With a No. four Debut On Social 50 Chart


The new C-pop boyband is an affiliate of Ok-pop’s NCT.

Newly shaped C-pop group WayV is already making waves on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, debuting at No. four on the Jan. 26-dated tally.

The seven-piece boyband, a Chinese affiliate of Ok-pop’s NCT, was launched in August 2018 below the working identify NCT China. On New Year’s Eve 2018, the identify WayV was revealed, adopted by its debut EP, The Vision, on Jan. 17 (led by a Mandarin-language model of NCT 127’s “Regular”).

WayV added 40,000 new followers to its Twitter account amid the discharge, alongside 93,000 mentions and 784,000 retweets on the service, based on Next Big Sound.

In addition to its Social 50 debut, the act reaches Emerging Artists (No. 16), and three of its songs dot World Digital Song Sales, led by the No. three bow of “Regular” (1,000 downloads, based on Nielsen Music).

WayV snags the highest debut on the Social 50 since XXXTentacion began at No. 2 on the rating dated June 30, 2018 following his June 18 demise.

The Social 50 is powered by information tracked by music analytics firm Next Big Sound and ranks the most well-liked artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of associates/followers/followers with artist web page views and engagement. The chart's newest monitoring week ended Jan. 17.