KUALA LUMPUR: The K-Pop wave continues to make an impact globally and has apparently dominated the “Twittersphere” for the past year.
According to Twitter, #KpopTwitter took top spot with a whopping 6.1 billion related Tweets in 2019, a 15 per cent increase from 2018.
The microblogging and social networking service also revealed that the Top 10 countries that tweeted the most about K-Pop last year were Thailand at No. 1, followed by South Korea, Indonesia, the US, and the Philippines.
Brazil took the sixth place while Malaysia came in at the seventh spot.
The rest in ascending order were taken up by Japan, Mexico and Argentina.
Fans of international K-Pop sensation BTS, dubbed Army, once again demonstrated their power on the platform.
It was reported that they had propelled BTS member Jungkook’s video tweet of him dancing to young American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy track, to become the most retweeted item worldwide in 2019.
This means that BTS’ official account (@bts_twt) holds the worldwide “Golden Tweet” (as the most retweeted tweet is known) for 2019.
No surprise then that the uber successful seven-member music group also had the most discussed K-Pop account globally for the past year.
BTS’ No. 1 spot was followed by the official Twitter accounts for Exo, Got7, Monsta X and BlackPink.
The sixth to tenth places were taken by Seventeen, Baekhyun (of Exo), NCT 127, TXT and BamBam (of Got7), respectively.
Hot girl group BlackPink took the No.1 spot for having the fastest growing K-Pop account worldwide in 2019.
This category takes into account new K-Pop groups joining Twitter in 2019, as well as others that had a surge of tweet volumes in comparison to the year before.
In ascending order from second place to fifth place were SuperM, TXT, Stray Kids and WayV.
They were followed by Ateez, X1, Itzy, Ab6ix and (G)i-dle, who took the sixth spot to the tenth spot, respectively.