K-pop related tweets reached a new high in 2020; 6.7 billion tweets, says Twitter
Tweets related to K-pop reached a new record high last year with 6.7 billion, Twitter said on Thursday. The figure represents a jump of 600 million from 6.1 billion K-pop tweets in 2019.
The social media company said that Indonesia ranked as the top market tweeting about K-pop by volume, followed by Thailand and South Korea.
In terms of unique users tweeting about K-pop, Japan topped the list, followed by the United States and Indonesia, reports Yonhap news agency.
Global superstar BTS was the most mentioned K-pop artist last year, while NCT, EXO and Blackpink were next on the list.
BTS' songs grabbed six spots on the list of ten most-mentioned K-pop songs, with "Dynamite," "ON," "Black Swan" and "Life Goes On" topping the list.
Twitter also highlighted K-pop fans' active participation in social causes last year.
"The #KpopTwitter community's involvement in the #BlackLivesMatter movement gave fans another way to stay connected and express their views on broader issues in society," Twitter said in a blog post.
Last June, BTS expressed support for the movement on Twitter, and the tweet has since been retweeted nearly a million times.
A BTS fan group raised over US$1 million in donations for the cause, matching a sum donated by the K-pop group.
*Edited from an IANS report