2019 was a huge year for #KpopTwitter, as Kpop remains an undisputable force that continues to make waves across the world. With an amazing record of 6.1 billion Tweets in 2019, which was 15% higher than in 2018, Twitter shows that it is the best place to find out what’s happening with all things Kpop, and to join in the conversations with like-minded Kpop fans around the world!
While Kpop gained popularity in South Korea 25 years ago, it is only in recent times through the power of millennial fans worldwide that Kpop-related conversations have gained traction across the world on Twitter. Here are the top 10 countries that Tweeted the most about Kpop in 2019:
Additionally, countries such as Canada, France, Great Britain, India and Turkey were also
amongst the top 20 countries that were Tweeting the most about Kpop.
Topping the charts: BTS (@bts_twt) holds the worldwide Golden Tweet for 2019
Once again, the BTS Army demonstrated their power by propelling BTS (@bts_twt) member
Jungkook’s video Tweet of him dancing to Billie Eilish’s (@billieeilish) “Bad Guy” to become the
most Retweeted Tweet (aka the Golden Tweet) worldwide in 2019.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) June 9, 2019
Kpop Buzz: Most discussed Kpop accounts worldwide
Popular Kpop bands BTS (@BTS_twt), EXO (@weareoneEXO) and GOT7 (@GOT7Official)
continued to lead our global list for most discussed #KpopTwitter accounts, but we also saw a
trend of individual team member accounts rising above the crowd such as Baekhyun
(@B_hundred_Hyun) and BamBam (@BamBam1a).
Fastest Growing Kpop Groups in 2019
What were the fastest rising Kpop accounts worldwide? With new Kpop groups joining Twitter in 2019, and some that had a surge of Tweet volumes in comparison to the year before, we take a look at the Top 10 fastest rising Kpop accounts worldwide.
#TwitterBlueroom LIVE Q&A Sessions
In 2019, Twitter Korea hosted a total of 67 #TwitterBlueroom sessions with various Kpop bands
and artists, connecting fans globally to their favourite Kpop stars by bringing exclusive interviews
and Q&A sessions for them to get closer to their idols. Kpop stars that joined us in the Blueroom
this year included ASTRO (@offclASTRO), Eric Nam (@ericnamofficial), IZONE (@official_izone),
ONEUS (@official_ONEUS), just to name a few. Fans could participate by Tweeting their
questions to their idols, and using the hashtag #WhosNext4TwitterBlueroom to nominate who
they would like to see in the next #TwitterBlueroom.
Amongst the #TwitterBlueroom sessions that took place this year, SuperM (@SuperM), the super
group that consists of representative Kpop idol members, broke the record for the most watched
#KpopTwitter Blueroom with over two million total viewers.
— SuperM (@superm) October 6, 2019
Co-founders of Twitter, Jack Dorsey (@Jack) and Biz Stone (@biz), made a stop in South Korea to join globally acclaimed Kpop band GOT7 (@GOT7Official) for a #TwitterBlueroom session, recording over 1.1 million views! During the live broadcast, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, Jack, Biz and GOT7 members answered fan questions posted through the hashtag #JACKmeetsGOT7 – their discussion included Jack and Biz’s experiences in Korea, how Twitter is a great platform for GOT7 to engage their fans on a more personal level, and what would each one of them do if they had two weeks to do anything they want.
— GOT7 (@GOT7Official) March 22, 2019
Beyond music, fashion also plays an instrumental role in Kpop and Kpop stars have been stealing the spotlight at major fashion events. Kpop idols Sandara Park (@krungy21) and ITZY (@ITZYofficial) have partnered with Twitter to bring exclusive content for their fans by hosting live #KpopTwitter Blueroom and Q&A sessions direct from Paris Fashion Week (#PFW).
— Sandara Park (@krungy21) September 30, 2019