A community of K-pop artists and those who love this genre of music, #KPopTwitter constitutes people who often engage in extremely passionate conversations about their interests. In fact, between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, 7.5 billion tweets were recorded about K-pop. In terms of tweet volume, India stands 10th while Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea make up for top positions.
It was a record-breaking number for the platform, which is constantly trying to evolve in a manner that supports the fandom. This includes Twitter Blueroom, which facilitates live conversations between artists and fans. K-pop artists have been using this feature to participate in exclusive interviews and Q&A sessions as well as doing a live-stream showcase for a global audience.
Here are the top 10 most discussed K-pop artists in the world that bring alive #KPopTwitter.
BTS: Known as the Bangtan Boys, this seven-member band is one of the most popular K-pop bands across the virtual world with high rankings on Twitter and Spotify.
NCT: Divided into multiple sub-units, NCT is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment. It stands for Neo Culture Technology.
BLACKPINK: Formed by YG Entertainment, Blackpink is a South Korean girl group that includes Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.
EXO: A South Korean-Chinese band, EXO is made up of nine people: Suho, Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun.
TREASURE: A boy band formed in 2019, Treasure is comparatively new in the K-pop world. It has 12 members: Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Mashiho, Yoon Jaehyuk, Asahi, Bang Yedam, Haruto, Doyoung, Jeongwoo, and Junghwan.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER: Commonly known as TXT, this five-member South Korean band formed in 2019 includes Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai.
ENHYPEN: Comprising of Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and Ni-ki, this South Korean boy band has been formed by Belift Lab.
GOT7: Formed by JYP Entertainment back in 2014, Got7 includes Jay B, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.
TWICE: A girl group formed by JYP Entertainment, TWICE includes nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.
SEVENTEEN: Formed in 2015 by Pledis Entertainment, the group includes S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.