What was previously considered an ~uncool~ and totally niche music genre, K-pop has blown up in recent years to become an unstoppable global phenomenon. Pinoys, of course, have been long-time lovers of ~all things Korean~, that's why it's no surprise that K-pop fans dominated social media, specifically Twitter (where all the stans lurk, FYI), for their fangirling.
2019 was definitely a career HIGH for BTS! In April, they released their sixth EP Map Of The Soul: Persona which was received with massive commercial and critical success worldwide. They also recently concluded their record-breaking Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour and are reportedly gearing up for a comeback in early 2020.
Two EXO members, Xiumin and D.O., enlisted in the military this year, but that didn't stop the rest of the boys from touring EXO Planet #5 – ExplOration all over Asia, including a two-day stop in Manila. EXO also successfully released their comeback album Obsession in November.
BLACKPINK made two stops in the PH this year: the first in February for their world tour and another in June for a fan meet. BLINKs also got super excited with the recent news that the girls are reportedly making a comeback in 2020. But an undeniable highlight of their year: In April, BLACKPINK was the first female K-pop group to perform at Coachella!
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