Pinoy fans’ passion on hallyu resulted in the Philippines ranking fifth in the top 10 most engaged countries when it comes to K-pop.
Twitter said there were 6.1 billion tweets about K-pop in 2019, an increase of 15 percent from 5.3 billion K-pop related posts in 2018.
It also released the top 10 countries tweeting most about K-pop in 2019. Ranking first to fifth are Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, US and the Philippines. Placing sixth to tenth are Brazil, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico and Argentina.
BTS @BTS_twt achieved Twitter’s global Golden Tweet plum for 2019 through a tweet on June 10, 2019 that showed Jungkook dancing to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.” It has earned 28.1 million views, 1.1 million retweets and 2.4 million likes as of writing.
BTS also came first as the most discussed K-pop account on Twitter worldwide in 2019. EXO came second followed by GOT7, Monsta X, BLACKPINK, Seventeen, EXO’s Baekhyun, NCT 127, TXT and GOT7’s BamBam.
BLACKPINK topped the list of the fastest rising K-pop accounts on Twitter worldwide in 2019. They were followed by SuperM, TXT, Stray Kids, WayV, ATEEZ, X1, ITZY, AB6IX and (G)I-IDLE.
Twitter also held 67 #TwitterBlueroom live sessions with various K-pop bands and artists wherein fans asked them questions. SuperM topped the Blue Room sessions in 2019 with over 2 million viewers.