• 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! The #TwitterBestFandom 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.

#KPopTwitter sets new record for #TwitterBestFandom category during 14th Annual Soompi Awards 1

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.

#KPopTwitter sets new record for #TwitterBestFandom category during 14th Annual Soompi Awards 2

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.

#KPopTwitter sets new record for #TwitterBestFandom category during 14th Annual Soompi Awards 3

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:

  1. #TeamEXO
  2. #TeamBTS
  3. #TeamGOT7
  4. #TeamWannaOne
  5. #TeamNCT
  7. #TeamiKON
  8. #TeamStrayKids
  9. #TeamSeventeen
  10. #TeamSuperJunior

Top 10 Twitter Rising Fandoms ranked by growth in total vote Tweets compared to 2018:

  1. #TeamNCT
  2. #TeamiKON
  3. #TeamRedVelvet
  4. #TeamWannaOne
  6. #TeamTWICE
  7. #TeamEXO
  8. #TeamBTS
  9. #TeamSF9
  10. #TeamACE


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 Tweets:

Want to join in on the hottest conversations about KPop and Korean entertainment? Follow @soompi and use the #KPopTwitter hashtag on Twitter for real-time updates on your favourite KPop artists!

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