K-pop Invade Twitter, the Center of Popularity is BTS

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  • 2021-02-04

K-pop werre tweeted around the world last year as well. In 2020, there were 6.7 billion K-pop related tweets, an increase of more than 600 million from the previous year. In particular, the group BTS became the most mentioned artists in the world and stood at the center of K-pop popularity.
On the 4th, Twitter analyzed tweet data from January 1st to December 31st, 2020, and analyzed 'Top 20 countries with the most K-pop-related tweets','Top 20 countries with the most K-pop fans', and'most mentioned. Various rankings such as'Top 10 K-Pop Artists','Top 10 Rising K-Pop Artists', and'Top 10 most mentioned songs' were released.
Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, the United States, Brazil, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, and India were ranked in the top 10 among the countries with the most tweets related to K-pop during 2020.
BTS (@BTS_twt) ranked first in the world's most mentioned K-pop artists. BTS also ranked as'#1 most mentioned account in the world' for the fourth consecutive year in the annual keyword announcement on Twitter. Following BTS, NCT (@NCTsmtown), EXO (@weareoneEXO), Black Pink (@BLACKPINK), GOT7 Official), Treasure (@treasuremembers), Seventeen (@pledis_17), Tomorrow by Together (@TXT_members), Twice (@JYPETWICE) and ATEEZ (@ATEEZofficial) were selected as Top 10. In particular, the progress of NCT, which ranked 2nd and Black Pink, which took 4th place, stand out.

Written by Gong MinaTranslated by Lee So Yun
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