- Over 95 million Tweets were recorded across two 24-hour periods as
fans around the world voted for their favorite KPop artists
- EXO wins the Twitter Best Fandom category for the first time and
NCT honored with inaugural Twitter Rising Fandom Achievement
SEOUL, KOREA - Media OutReach - 31 May 2019 - Twitter is the place to see what's happening and join in the
global conversations related to KPop. It was no different for the 14th Annual
Soompi Awards (#SoompiAwards),
as KPop fans kept themselves updated through a flurry of Tweets expressing
their love for their favourite artistes and idols. In an incredible feat,
Kpop fans worldwide have set a new #KPopTwitter
record with over 95 million #TwitterBestFandom
Tweets over two separate 24-hour voting periods, more than double from 2018!
category is the only Soompi Awards this year to be voted on social media, held
exclusively on Twitter. See the global heatmap below for the worldwide #TwitterBestFandom
conversation on Twitter this year.
In a fresh turn of events, #TeamEXO (@weareoneEXO) emerged as the new winner for the #TwitterBestFandom category as they received the most vote Tweets
this year! This is the first time that EXO has won this annual popularity
award, showcasing the power of their global fan base on Twitter.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/soompi/status/1134319623803817987
In addition, #TeamNCT (@NCTsmtown) received the distinction of being the first KPop group to
receive the brand new Twitter Rising Fandom Achievement, having
seen their total vote Tweets increase by over 5,000% since 2018! This distinction
recognises the KPop fandom that has grown the most on Twitter by comparing the
total vote Tweets for each KPop artist this year to the total vote Tweets for
each KPop artist last year. 2018 has indeed been a breakthrough year for NCT,
and the growing number of NCTzens responded by showering them with love
through their Tweets.
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/soompi/status/1134338153072848896
Here are the top and fastest-rising Twitter KPop
Fandoms based on the volume and growth of #TwitterBestFandom Tweets during the 14th annual Soompi Awards:
Top 10 Twitter Best Fandoms ranked by total vote Tweets in 2019:
Top 10 Twitter Rising Fandoms ranked by growth in total vote Tweets compared
With Twitter as the only social media platform
to be used to vote for this year's #SoompiAwards, we have seen fandoms going beyond to express
their support for their beloved idols. Conversations also took place, as fans
discussed hot favourites to win the Twitter awards. Here are some top fan
Want to join in on the hottest conversations
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