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Fangirl guide: Get to know SB19, BINI, BGYO, MNL48, and P-pop groups who will make history in the PPOP Convention

By Hannah Mallorca Published Mar 04, 2022 9:00 pm

P-pop history is about to be made as the biggest and up-and-coming local acts will meet their fans at the PPOP Convention.

The two-day PPOP Convention is a celebration of the growing P-pop industry as it showcases the best of what the local music scene is about to offer. Aside from the exciting fan-dedicated events, groups like SB19, BINI, BGYO, MNL48, and more will finally meet their fans at the Big Dome on the second day. 

Want to get into the P-pop groups who will perform in the event? Don’t worry, this fangirl guide has got you covered.


Dubbed as the “P-pop Kings,” SB19 has made history not only in the P-pop scene but also in the global music industry. The boy group debuted as a quintet with Josh, Pablo, Stell, Ken, and Justin in 2018. 

The five-member group is the first local and Southeast Asian act to be nominated in the Top Social Artist category of the Billboard Music Awards. They are also the first Southeast Asian act to climb at the top of the Billboard’s Hot Trending chart. With a slew of achievements under their belt, there’s no way for them to go but up. 

God-tier tracks: What?, Mapa, Ligaya, Bazinga, Ikako


This is your sign to get into the “BINIverse” with the eight-member BINI. The girl group has been on every P-pop stan’s radar since their debut in June 2021.

Composed of members Aiah, Colet, Maloi, Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, Jhoanna, and Sheena, BINI declared they’re “born to win” in their fabulous debut. Since then, the girl group has been gaining more fans with their electrifying vocal and dance abilities, feminine charms, and all-around talents. This is a group with eight ace members after all. 

God-tier tracks: Born to Win, Kinikilig, Golden Arrow


Nope, the quintet’s group name is not a shortened form of “bagyo.” Instead, BGYO means: Becoming the change, Going further, You and I, Originally Filipino.

BGYO, composed of Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate is about empowering the youth with their songs focusing on social issues, self-love, and hope. Even if the quintet only made their debut in 2021, they made a strong statement in the local and global music scene as the first Filipino artist to chart at number one on the weekly Billboard Next Big Sound charts

God-tier tracks: When I’m With You, The Light, Kulay, The Baddest


Just to make it clear: MNL48 is not a mere copy of the Japanese idol group AKB48. They are the J-pop group’s sister—but with their charms.

The 48-member song and dance group is divided into three sub-groups, namely, Team M, Team N, and Team L with the members having more opportunities to showcase their talents to the public. The girl group is about interacting with their fans as well with exciting theater performances, handshake events, local and international events, and more. 

God-tier tracks: Ikaw ang Melody, High Tension, River, 365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel


Wondering why 1st.One looks familiar to K-pop fans? Well, they’re the first Pinoy boy group to perform at the Seoul Music Awards in January 2020. The group is composed of seven members, namely, Ace, Max, Alpha, Joker, J, Jayson, and Gift.

Throughout their career, 1st.One has always paid homage to Filipino culture—which can be seen in their latest release Shout Out

God-tier tracks: You Are the One, Shout Out

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Press Hit Play does more than release songs—they aim to tell stories with their music in hopes of comforting listeners. Even if the sextet debuted in August 2021, the six members have already been active in their careers before coming together as one. For newbie fans, the group is composed of members Chris, Yukito, Yuuki, JP, Zi.O, and Sev.

God-tier tracks: Yuno, Adlaw, Win


If you’re a fan of survival shows, you might have stumbled on 4th Impact’s breathtaking The X Factor performances at least once. The girl group, composed of sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene, and Celina Cercado, are known for their jaw-dropping vocal abilities that suit every genre.

4TH IMPACT has gone on to showcase their vocal prowess in local and international competitions, gaining new fans along the way. Can you believe they have been around for more than 10 years? Unbelievable!

God-tier tracks: Leave the Door Open (cover), Unleash the Diva, K(no)w More



Since their debut in February 2021, the boy group ALAMAT is about showcasing the “diversity and uniqueness” of Filipino culture. A report from The Manila Times described the group that takes inspiration from the country’s “heritage and languages” in their music and identity.

ALAMAT was originally formed as a nine-member unit, however, Kin left the group a month after their debut. The boy group currently consists of Mo, Taneo, Tomas, R-Ji, Jao, Valfer, Alas, and Gami.

God-tier tracks: porque, kasmala, ABKD


A P-pop monster rookie in the making, KAIA sent a powerful message to fans with their pre-release single Kaya in November 2021. The girl group is yet to release their official debut EP, yet the electro-pop song is an exciting glance at what Charlotte, Angela, Sophia, Alexa, and Charice can offer to fans. 

Sadly, Joanna departed from KAIA in 2022

Must-listen track: KAYA 


Say hello to the future hitmakers! VXON has caught the attention of P-pop stans since the release of their debut track The Beast in January 2022. Composed of members C13, Sam, Patrick, Vince, and Franz, we’re excited to see the next stage of their careers. 

Must-listen track: The Beast