Social media is a wizard’s wand that K-pop groups wave and flick to reach their fandoms. From promoting their latest works to revealing their candid personalities, idols are making the most of their social media platforms.
One such platform, Twitter, is extremely popular among internet users around the world. Not only has its exponential growth helped attract like-minded people, but it has also bridged the gap between artists and their fandoms. Detailed updates on their diet, favorite games, and favorite clothes fostered a beautiful connection.
Ten Most Followed K-pop Groups On Twitter: BTS, TWICE, And More
10) Stray Kids (8.3 million)
Stray Kids debuted with mix tape in January 2018. Subsequently, they officially debuted on March 25, 2018, with the EP I’m not. Currently, the band has over 8.3 million Twitter followers. Initially, a nine-member group, Woojin, the group’s lead singer, left the group in October 2019. The group’s most recent work is Free timea mixtape released on August 1, 2022.
9) NCT DREAM (8.6 million)
The third sub-unit of globally acclaimed K-pop group NCT, NCT DREAM, has over 8.6 million Twitter followers as of August 2022. The group debuted in 2016 under SM Entertainment and cemented their reputation amazing artists. The seven-member lineup consists of Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung.
8) ENHYPEN (9.1 million)
The seven-member boy band ENHYPEN is a joint venture between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation and was formed as a survival contest. I-Earth. This fourth-generation group had 9.1 million subscribers as of August 2022, and with their growing popularity, they are sure to reach new heights. They debuted on November 30, 2020, with the extended play (EP) Border: first day.
7) GOT 7 (9.5 million)
Highly acclaimed boy group GOT7 debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first extended play, I understood?. They achieved immediate recognition when their EP peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
The seven-member group disbanded on January 19, 2021, but still manages to sway fans today, and the number of 9.5 million subscribers is testament to that.
6) NCT (9.8 million)
The new group NCT (Neo Culture Technology) surprised everyone with its formation of 23 members. The group is divided into four subunits, NCT DREAM, NCT 127, NCT U and WayV. The first three units debuted in 2016, while WayV, NCT’s first overseas unit, debuted in 2019.
With a follower count of 9.8 million on Twitter, the group is slowly gaining popularity with their thoughtful concepts and spectacular performances.
5) SEVENTEEN (10.1 million)
Known as the self-producer group, SEVENTEEN debuted on May 26, 2015, with the extended play 17 karat. The spectacular acts of the thirteen-member boy group have earned them various titles such as “Theater Kids of K-Pop”, “Performance Kings” and “K-Pop Performance Powerhouse”.
The group’s ongoing world tour “BE THE SUN” has won praise around the world. From endearing fan interactions to stunning dance performances, they lived up to fandom expectations.
4) TWICE (10.7 million)
Formed through the television program Sixteen, TWICE debuted on October 20, 2015 with their extended play (EP) The story begins. The popularity of the nine-member group is not hidden from fans, and the number of 10.7 million subscribers reflects this.
They are one of the most admired groups in the industry and the only girl group to cement their name on this list of the most followed K-pop groups on Twitter. Breaking the mark of the seven-year curse, they released their 11th mini-album Between 1&2 on August 26, 2022, with Speak this speak as the first single.
3) TXT (13 million)
Tomorrow X Together (TXT) debuted on March 4, 2019, with extended play The Dream Chapter: Star. The five-member boy band is the only fourth-generation group to rank in the Top 5 most followed K-pop groups on Twitter in August 2022.
With a solid number of 13 million subscribers, the Crown The singers showed off their prowess as one of K-pop’s leading groups. Compared to their senior BTS BIGHIT, TXT is in the spotlight for the right reasons.
2) EXO (13.1 million)
EXO made their official debut in 2012 under SM Entertainment. Initially a twelve-member lineup, members Kris, Luhan, and Tao left the group individually amid legal battles with the agency.
Often labeled as the “kings of K-pop”, EXO has 13.1 million followers on Twitter. With Baekhyun and Chanyeol’s military enlistment, only seven members, namely Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Chen, DO, Kai, and Sehun, are currently active.
1) BTS (47.1 million)
Global sensations and international idols of the South Korean music industry, BTS, need no introduction. Marking their debut in June 2013, the hugely acclaimed K-pop group are credited with making K-pop a global phenomenon. The seven-member boy band has left no stone unturned with countless accolades to their name.
From visiting the White House to raise awareness about hate crimes against Asians to being named the “president’s special envoy” to the UN, BTS is currently the biggest group in K-pop. The impressive number of 47.1 million followers on Twitter is only a feather in their immense crown.
The positive reception that K-pop groups are getting from their fandoms is a growing trend that reflects the importance of social media. With the debut of more recent groups, the importance has increased several times.