SB19 lang malakas!
Five-piece P-Pop group SB19 — which landed on the sixth spot of Billboard’s Social 50 charts for 2020 — is the only Filipino act that made it to the year-end list.
Billboard announced on Twitter the list dominated by K-Pop acts such as BTS (1st), EXO (2nd), NCT 127 (3rd), and SEVENTEEN (5th). Other Korean acts included in the list are TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) (7th), ATEEZ (8th), and BLACKPINK (9th). Meanwhile, American artists Ariana Grande (4th) and Billie Eilish (10) also made it to the list.
As the first Southeast Asian act to make it to the list, the group wrote: “#SB19 ranked at the 6th spot of the Billboard’s top Social 50 artists of 2020 — making them the first Southeast Asian act to enter the chart!”
BTS — which consistently topped the list from 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 — is now on their fourth year at number one on the annual list.
Billboard said its year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, dated Nov. 23, 2019 through Nov. 14, 2020 with data compiled by Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
Meanwhile, SB19 marked another milestone after the song “Tilaluha” debuted at number one on the list of LyricFind Global chart.
“Namamayagpag pa rin! SB19's 'Tilaluha' debuts at #1 on Billboard LyricFind Global and 'Hanggang Sa Huli' peaks at #3 on its 4th week! #8 naman tayo this week sa Billboard Social 50 on its 50th week! Maraming maraming salamat po sa pagmamahal sa musikang Pilipino at sa aming grupo,” SB19 wrote.
SB19 — trained by a Korean entertainment company — was introduced to the public in September 2018. The group is composed of members Josh, Sejun, Stell, Ken, and Justin. In just two years, SB19 released numerous hits such as “Alab,” “Go Up,” and “Tilaluha.”