If it still isn't obvious just by peeping at some of your friends' Hallyu-inspired Spotify playlists, Filipinos are among the craziest Kpop consumers. Twitter on September 22 cemented this fact with a comprehensive summary culled from a year's worth of online conversations about the K-razy genre.
The popular social media app, launched in 2006 first as a "microblogging" platform, uncovered this recent project as a way to celebrate the Kpop-loving community worldwide. It collaborated with Kpop "fandom data observing platform" Kpop Radar to come up with the insights, then serving as "a glimpse into the powerful global #KpopTwitter conversation."
Twitter's report emerged from July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 data.
The Philippines apparently ranks fifth across the world with the most "Kpop unique (Twitter) users," Twitter reported on its thread. The country only trails behind the States, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia, respectively.
"Stanning" is also huge among Filipinos, Twitter added, as the Philippines ranks fourth across the world with the highest volume of Kpop tweets. It follows Thailand, South Korea, and Indonesia, respectively.
The report also showed other interesting roundups—from the most mentioned songs (EXO's Obsession; BTS' On, Boy With Luv, and Black Swan; Black Pink's How You Like That stood out) to the most mentioned artist names (Well, EXO, BTS, and Black Pink plus TWICE still ruled).
The report also predicted Kpop's bright(er) future through its list of fastest rising K-Pop artists whom Pinoys have conversed about in the past year. On the list: TXT, Stray Kids, IZ*ONE, ITZY, and ATEEZ.
Beyond insights from last year's data, Twitter also reported 6.1 billion Kpop tweets that have come about just the past decade.
Is it the head-sticking lyrics, the electrifying melodies, or the show-stopping steps? Or is it how these South Koreans would look inconceivably attractive while performing in huge, out-of-this-world productions? No one seems as sure about Kpop's global takeover, as the Filipinos who have professed their addiction to their music the past years.