“Moonlight Sunrise” garnered attention twice for the show advertisement boardThe 2023 Girls Concert was held at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday (March 1).
As the show began, images of each member flashed on giant screens amid scenes of beautiful sunrises. As the curtains lifted to reveal the K-pop group in matching black outfits, Twice stunned the audience — which once filled with screams — with spot-on choreography throughout the sweet set.
Song — from the upcoming mini-album ready to be — is the K-pop group’s second English-language single; The first is “The Feels,” which arrived in October 2021. “Moonlight Sunrise” was released in January and peaked at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart dated February 4. The lead-in “The Feels” came up one spot — at No. 83 on the chart dated October 16, 2021 — and became the group’s first song to top the Hot 100.
Earlier in the evening, TWICE — consisting of Seyoung, Nayeon, Tsuyu, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Taehyun and Jeongyeon — was presented with the Billboard 2023 Women in Music Breakthrough Award, which was presented to K-pop stars Sabrina Carpenter.
“I was really happy that they recognized me because I’m a big stan,” the “Nonsense” singer admitted to the audience. “They are so talented, and now I consider myself, once in a while, that’s half of this room! I hope this award exposes them to a wider American audience.
After the group took the stage to accept the honor, Chaeong spoke first about the award. “Having a breakthrough artist on Billboard Women in Music is the most magical way to start our year,” she began. “Ever since we became TWICE, we believed in always being together when we take a step towards our future. This moment is very meaningful because all nine of us are standing together in front of our fans who have made our dreams come true. If you follow your dream with confidence, your supporters will always be your team. , this breakthrough artist title proves that you will break through.
Tzuyu added: “This achievement will always inspire us to challenge ourselves to break more barriers.”
In an interview advertisement board Ahead of the event, TWICE shared their thoughts on global success despite language differences. “I think our songs have twice as much color as the language they’re sung in,” Jihyo said at the time. “I don’t think the language is appropriate in implementing the two methods [identity].”
Seyong said that their songwriters are familiar with each girl’s personalities and strengths, so they can create the best music for the group. “They really express our personalities really well, so I think it really establishes our style,” she shared. “That’s why it has different languages.”
With them now named Billboard’s Breakthrough Artist and starting to make their way onto the Hot 100, TWICE is aiming for the future. Seong previously told Billboard: “”My personal goal is to move forward [Hot 100].”