By Lubna Hamdan
The popular South Korean music genre came second after the world record egg for the world's most retweeted tweet
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.For all the latest art news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.