In 2019, Korean culture became more globally accessible than ever before. Twitter Korea released “#ThisHappened2019,” recapping some of the most memorable moments on the platform in the past year.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter’s No. 1 top global user of 2019 was BTS (@BTS_twt). BTS uses the platform to communicate with fans, and with the sheer number of fans they have, it’s no wonder the group’s official Twitter account is the most mentioned account for the third straight year.
In particular, one video of BTS member Jungkook dancing to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” accumulated over 25.7 million cumulative views, 950,000 retweets, and 2.2 million likes, making it one of the most liked tweets in the world. Last year’s Golden Tweet, or most retweeted tweet, was also a BTS tweet, with Jungkook singing a cover of Park Won’s “All of My Life.”
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 9, 2019
This year, instead of just focusing on trends in Korea, Twitter Korea released their report on the worldwide trending statistics, with two categories specifically relating to K-pop. Notably, the only girl group to make the top 10 most mentioned K-pop accounts globally was BLACKPINK.
The Global Top 10 Most Mentioned K-pop accounts are as follows:
- MONSTA X
- EXO’s Baekhyun
- NCT 127
- GOT7’s BamBam
Twitter also ranked the fastest-rising K-pop hashtags. Many of the top hashtags were related to voting, including votes for the Billboard Music Awards, the Mnet Asian Music Awards, and the M2 X Genie Music Awards. Check out the top 10 Kpop hashtags below.
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