Malaysia one of top countries contributing to 6.7 billion K-pop tweets in 2020


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BTS' songs grabbed six spots on the list of 10 most-mentioned K-pop songs. Photo: Reuters

K-pop related tweets remained in full force last year, reaching a new record of 6.7 billion, Twitter Inc. said Thursday (Feb 4).

The figure represents a jump of 600 million from 6.1 billion K-pop tweets in 2019.

The social media company said 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.

Global superstar BTS was the most mentioned K-pop artiste last year, while NCT, EXO and Blackpink were next on the list.

BTS' songs grabbed six spots on the list of 10 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$1mil (RM4.05mil) in donations for the cause, matching a sum donated by the K-pop group. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

This image shows the top 20 markets by volume of K-pop related tweets last year. Photo: TwitterThis image shows the top 20 markets by volume of K-pop related tweets last year. Photo: Twitter

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