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Bow down, mga kapwa slapsoil dahil SB19 has proven once again why they are the undisputed P-POP kings of the Philippines! Our boys have been nominated for the Top Social Artist category of the Billboard Music Awards—big deal yan kasi pang-international ang labanan na ito!
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Kumusta naman ang mga feelings natin, A’TIN? The nomination hits differently considering that the category refers to an artist’s social media influence. Kasi naman, alam natin na SB19 fandom lang ang sakalam sa mga online na kaganapan. Iba talaga ang powers ng A’TIN! To witness A’TIN at its most powerful, look no further than the regular Kuharili events and the support given to music videos—umabot pa ng 1 million ang “What?” video in less than a day!
To gain such a massive following who are all about good vibes and mutual support, there must be something truly special about SB19.
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You can see from some of their posts that the SB19 members are down-to-earth and authentic kaya naman ang lakas ng kamandag nila sa fandom. Kahit gaano kataas ang achievement ng band, humble pa rin sila kausap and forever thankful pa sa mga fans nila.
SB19 as people have not given in to the idol hype and see themselves more like ambassadors of our culture. Nakita natin ito when they launched the “Ikalawang Yugto” teaser trailer.
Although their band has strong K-POP influences (after all, they were trained by a Korean entertainment company), their whole vibe is 100% Pinoy, flexing Filipino talent and culture every chance they get.
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Yes, para sa A’TIN ito but the impact of SB19’s monumental nomination ay hindi lamang nagtatapos sa A’TIN. This achievement transcends the fandom and positively impacts the Filipino music industry as a whole. Kaya isang mahigpit na socially distanced yakap para sa mga sumusuporta sa SB19 because you are helping put our country’s music on the global stage. Tagumpay nating lahat ito bilang sambayanang Pilipino!
The Billboard Music Awards is happening on May 24 so don’t forget to mark your calendar and cheer them on.
Ngayon na nakilala na ang SB19 sa buong mundo, ano sa tingin mo ang susunod na hakbang ng ating mga hari?