Kiray Celis couldn’t help but feel proud for the boys of SB19 whom she revealed used to serve as backup dancers at a show where she made a guest appearance in the past.
[#SB19_JUSTIN] Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat! Sobrang overwhelming po ng araw na ito. Imagine after ilang months na hindi namin pagkikita ng mga kuya ko, ngayong Birthday ko pa kami nagkita ulit. Hindi pa po talaga nagsi-sink in sakin lahat. Maybe bukas mas marami pa akong masabi 'pag nakapag-pahinga na at nag-sink in na lahat. Sorry po if hirap ako ipakita talaga yung feelings ko pero I am very thankful sa lahat. Syempre, sa #SB19 kuyas ko, sobrang naappreciate ko yung pa-cake at messages niyo, 'di ko lang talaga alam pano magre-react. I love you all! A'TIN and SB19 forever! Mag-ingat po kayo palagi. Good night po! 💙 #JAHppyBirthday
The former Goin’ Bulilit star, in a tweet, praised the five-piece group — composed of Sejun, Josh, Justin, Stell, and Ken — for how far they have come in terms of local and international success.
But what particularly fascinates Kiray is the kind of talent SB19 has when it comes to pulling off a great sing and dance number live.
She wrote: “Kakaproud yung SB19. Backup dancers lang sila noon sa pinag guestingan ko na show. Tignan mo naman sila ngayon. Huhusay! Gagaling kumanta. Gagaling sumayaw! LIVE PA!”
Kaka proud yung SB19. Back up dancers lang sila noon sa pinag guestingan ko na show. Tignan mo naman sila ngayon. Huhusay! Gagaling kumanta. Gagaling sumayaw! LIVE PA! 👍👏— Johanna Kiray Celis (@kiraycelis) August 3, 2020
SB19 — which first broke into mainstream success back in 2019 — has gone through years of rigorous training under a management company owned by a South Korean.
Since then, SB19 has gained international acclaim with a Billboard feature saying the group is the next big thing to watch out for, thanks to having been “able to garner consistent and growing social attention.”
Last July 31, the group released their debut album called “Get In The Zone!” under Sony Music Philippines.
SB19 1ST ALBUM 'Get In The Zone!' is NOW AVAILABLE on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Deezer, Melon and more music platforms! ✅PLAY THE ALBUM✅ https://VA.lnk.to/SB19-GetInTheZone #️⃣ #SB19AlbumRelease #SB19_JUSTIN #SB19_KEN #SB19_SEJUN #SB19_STELL #SB19_JOSH #SB19
Just recently, SB19 also made it to Top 3 of Billboard’s Social 50 charts — just two spots behind K-Pop powerhouse groups BTS and EXO.