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6.1bn tweets in 2019: The year K-pop dominated Twitter in the UAE

The popular South Korean music genre came second after the world record egg for the world's most retweeted tweet

6.1bn tweets in 2019: The year K-pop dominated Twitter in the UAE

The UAE loves its K-pop, the popular South Korean music genre which saw a whopping 6.1 billion tweets on the emirates’ Twitter in 2019, according to figures shared by the platform.

The country’s most popular K-pop handles on Twitter (excluding fan accounts) are BTW boy band @BTS_twt, EXO boy band @weareoneEXO, BigHit Entertainment’s BTS account @bts_bighit, BigHit Entertainment, the company that manages BTS @BigHitEnt, Seventeen boy band @pledis_17, Tomorrow X Together boy band @TXT_members, GOT7 boy band @GOT7Official, Byun Baek-hyun – EXO member @B_hundred_Hyun, and Blackpink girl group @ygofficialblink respectively.

The most used K-pop hashtags in the UAE are #bts, #exo, #방탄소년단 (BTS in Korean), #jimin (BTS member, Park Ji-min), #soompiawards (A Kpop award that includes ‘Twitter best fandom’ voting on Twitter), while the most retweeted K-pop Tweets in the UAE include BTS member Jungkook’s “Duh” cover of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy”. It was also the world’s most retweeted after the world record egg tweet by @egg_rt_record.

The most liked K-pop tweet in the UAE is of BTS thanking fans for celebrating Jimin’s birthday, while other popular tweets include the band’s V and RM members sharing a video of themselves, the band sharing a black screened video of Jungkook’s song Decalcomania, V sharing a video revealing his look of the day, V sharing an image of himself on vacation, Jungkook sharing a video of himself lip-syncing to bandmate Jimin’s song Promise, J-Jope sharing a video saying good morning to New York and Jungkook sharing an image of himself thanking fans for making him happy.

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